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Turning back to Washington now in the three growing scandals rocking the Obama administration -- -- -- The IRS targeting conservatives and other groups and now the Justice Department's seizure of phone records from the Associated Press so much going on.
And while we still don't know all of the facts what could the ultimate political political fallout be for the White House.
Joker his former campaign manager for Howard Dean also Fox News contributor so if you were advising this White House -- What would you tell him to do.
-- job like they can't they can't be happy that they're talking about that this is what they're spending all their time talking about this week.
Particularly the IRS and and this new AP report.
Where they're -- you know bipartisan.
Support for looking into -- into them although frankly with the IRS it's not clear to me at all that.
That they -- it really is an independent agency -- only two political appointees from the Obama administration and it's so.
I I think we we need to.
Wait and see where these -- investigate those where those two investigations go because it's far too early with the internal revenue.
Servicing in the AP.
But again it's it's distracting the president's.
In the administration from the things they really -- -- get done right but let's look down the road the IRS is the same agency that the president is going to Entrust with your health -- information because it's going to be in charge of enforcing obamacare.
Are out of look there's no doubt about it you're CEO the senator Leahy and Vermont.
Has come out and 61 well that that was on the other -- -- -- -- the AP story -- I mean that's the whole problem here there's two of these right now where there is bipartisan support.
-- Gaza is a different thing it's just become so politicized.
Both sides are are throwing political barbs at each other.
Edit in in that one eye on all of them I think we'll get to the bottom of them over time.
But we're not gonna get quick answers on any of the three I don't think and that is gonna -- the administration down.
Where it doesn't want to be.
Defense instead of proactively getting its agenda that.
It is hard to sometimes so I keep these three pot boilers.
Separate but of friends since in the in the the -- scandal.
The attorney general himself Eric Holder on President Obama -- a right hand man in the nation's top law enforcement officer.
He had to approve personally.
The collecting of these phone records not only from -- but also from private citizens for journalists from journalists working for the AP.
That's true -- that one of things it's going on here is the left.
A lot of Democrats have questioned the Patriot Act from the beginning and end.
The wiretapping of both citizens.
You eat -- to sort of the -- wants -- this happened under bush and Obama.
And now for the first time you're seeing I think again.
Liberals and white.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont.
It's the question what's going on here with the Justice Department in with First Amendment -- Looking at at.
What was -- national security issue here but that's where all these with these issues of the Patriot Act can't come from.
It's we've given up a lot of rights or.
Or sort of opened up some things that we wouldn't have in the name of fighting terrorism.
And did the administration go too far here there will be bipartisan support for trying to find that out in and did Eric Holder go too far.
There's going to be support from the left and the right to look at this issue.
-- what I've read too cynical though in in constructing it this way the AP story apparently stands.
From the disclosure of a CIA operation in Yemen.
The White House was widely accused of letting that information get out there to burnish its anti terrorism credentials in advance of the election.
Would I be too cynical in saying that by then investigating this -- the White House says see it wasn't costs.
I that that's what I think that did the investigation Aminu when you start looking at this that will out if that's what happened.
That will come out out John I don't think we're gonna get a fast and easy answer the question though.
-- in the meantime the election is over that's for sure.
Joseph Trippi Joseph thank you.
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