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Well the White House and Justice Department are facing a legal and political firestorm right now a series of explosive scandals putting intense pressure on the administration.
To answer a growing list of tough questions.
We are waiting to hear live from White House spokesman Jay Carney at the bottom of the hour.
Shortly after that from attorney general Eric Holder who will testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Let's talk about it with -- Williams a Fox News political analyst -- Jay Carney is not getting particularly high were high.
As to the way this is all being handled in Washington is it his fault.
Now I don't think it's.
Is it I think is agitated especially over the AP's story.
But you know the question is what.
Does he have that would satisfy them -- you know when you hear all of the analogies to Nixon in terms of the IRS investigation when you hear that.
Acrimony that's coming from the press all of a sudden and you know you can't help but remember that.
So many people have viewed the press as too kind to President Obama.
But when you hear at that level I don't know that there's anybody.
Who could be the White House spokesman who would be anything at this point but at target or lack AFLAC catch John it is at the AP story that really tipped this thing.
Over the edge I mean you know that the -- -- story Fox News was reporting on it for a long time not getting a lot of of our.
Brother and in the media.
To follow and and then all of a sudden when the -- he gets targeted apparently by the Justice Department.
That's what all hell broke loose.
Well you know you know the old joke it's when your cow get -- that all of a sudden you you realize there's a problem.
And I think that's right I think that you have -- now a sense of a band of Brothers there at the reporters all joining together.
Although as you just heard in Catherine's report there's real questions.
To be had about the extent of the threat that was being -- I mean there.
The one point I would make there -- is that the Justice Department has made clear to the AP.
That their source was leaking at that time I'll win in fact they're CIA Covert investigation.
-- was stopping this airliner.
Bomb threat coming from al-Qaeda so the fact that the -- be -- this story.
You know that's an afterthought in terms of the leak but.
-- reporters the idea is it's a chill on the interaction between source and reporter which is key.
To a free democratic government where reporters are able to report on the activities of the powerful and our society the government.
But that it -- Like there are other shoes yet to drop here -- I mean USA today were is reporting today that not only did the IRS sort of target conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
It sort of helped Greece this the wheels of four liberal and progressive groups to get them their tax exempt status.
You've got president Obama's half brother.
IRS approval for our tax free.
You know charity that he supposedly started -- getting it from that same -- -- who is -- the look at the heart of all this you've got Austan Goolsbee.
Telling people about the Coke Brothers and there there how there -- billion dollar corporation paid no taxes back in 2010.
He wasn't supposed to have that information.
Is the IRS a political -- here.
Well we don't know exactly vote the look good links between the IRS and the White House so far there's no clear -- cannot.
But what you have just listed that accumulation of stories is creating a narrative that makes it seem -- there.
Gee there's something here there's smoke here there must be a fire we don't have the fire as yet.
That thing about you know looking at someone like -- Lerner at the IRS.
She doesn't have any history of political involvement there's no clear partisan bands -- -- that's just not.
Her history it's not what reporters we hear watch have been able to determine is yet.
The question about Goolsbee is is a -- -- has authored -- he's clearly a political player.
Well all that smoke is going to suck a lot of the oxygen out of whatever the Obama administration tries to do from here on out at least in the near future.
One think the agenda gets hurt in -- note no question in congress Juan Williams -- talkies thanks.
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