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A lot about these scandals three specific -- rocking the Obama administration today and there's been a lot of comparisons root root for sure that you heard some of them.
-- to the troubled presidency of Richard Nixon sometimes the word Watergate comes up these conversations as well -- the Kelly is live in Washington with a closer look at.
At these comparisons died tell us a little bit about what.
What you have uncovered.
Well it's really I think too early to say whether these scandals rise to the level of Watergate into the Nixon administration it was only yesterday after -- That attorney general Eric Holder announced a criminal probe into the IRS is handling of Tea Party groups.
Watergate from the actual break in to president Nixon's resignation evolved over more than two years.
That's -- perception in politics counts for a lot in the Nixon analogies are sprouting up like dandy lines in the springtime.
Let me just say this that.
I've never seen anything quite like this except in the past -- during the Nixon years.
And it's not just Orrin hatch reversing the IRS's scandal Democrats in the president's loyalists are also troubled by it.
And by the Associated Press scandal was in the senate majority leader Harry Reid on the Justice Department's monitoring of the Associated Press telephones.
I don't know who didn't -- was done but it's inexcusable there's no we've just to bring this.
Watergate really gain a lot of steam when Republicans sort of deserting President Nixon.
The Obama administration is also hearing really for the first time -- intense criticism from a lot of its supporters in the media from.
That Chris Matthews this morning Maureen Dowd in a colony in New York Times the Politico had a nationally scathing piece this morning.
On the damage done to the White House by these scandals and.
Crashed in -- be speaking with senator hatch coming up.
And just little bit of lastly about the comparison because he's been in his office and office for so long to be interesting to hear what he thinks about that stud.
-- the president hasn't been linked directly to the -- scandal.
-- to the AP scandal and that's that's -- that's very much key in all of this isn't it.
Yeah infected he expressed outrage at the -- scandal but.
Dennehy has been linked to the Ben Ghazi -- remember as it is they say it that is is the cover up which can be most damaging is certainly was in the Nixon administration.
Even the Washington Post fact check after.
Just yesterday gave the president four -- -- for his claim that he called Ben Ghazi a terrorist attack -- that Rose Garden ceremony on September 12.
Listen to author Ron Kessler on the president's defense.
Of that -- I saw the face -- Richard Nixon.
I saw the same.
Anger of the same contorted.
In the same arrogance you know.
Everybody knows what.
Obama said or didn't say and yet he's claiming.
That he says something -- in -- So we're just beginning these investigative process is we'll find out much more in the weeks and months to come.
But there is no doubt that incalculable damage has been -- -- the White House's ability to carry out -- second term agenda.
Whether or not it's irrevocable.
Remains to be seen just -- -- where they go from here intact thank you.
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