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-- coverage now the White House is full plate of controversies.
And Gaza terror attack the Justice Department going after -- during today's White House news briefing reporters asked the spokesman -- Jay -- about whether trust in government may take a hit now.
Jay Carney said that there are failures.
And the president will act.
But one of the president's strongest allies that your democratic congressman Charlie Rangel said today that President Obama needs to give more answers.
Congressman Rangel appeared on MSNBC.
When talking about the Associated Press story he said and I quote the president has come forward and share why he did not alert the press that they were going to do this.
Eddie you just can't use national defense is a shield.
Congressman Rangel went on to say the president should not be doubted.
But some other Democrats facing election next year are talking tough about the administration.
When the vote was at today's news briefing in his outside the White House now we know what and Jay Carney said about the president's response to the CP controversy.
What we have the -- president could not have alerted the press because he didn't know about it Jay Carney said it is entirely appropriate.
That criminal investigations.
Be independent of any White House -- of the president.
Attorney general holder talk about policy but not investigations.
Which is why the president says he found out about the eight.
In the case like this -- according against the attorney general that this an investigation that.
Has to do with an egregious leak of classified information.
It would be -- inappropriate for.
Other components of the administration.
Two to cross that line and to communicate with the -- -- about that ongoing investigation.
Obama's been been accused the failure of leadership for finding out from news reports.
About a number of issues not just the eight.
And even the fast and furious gun walking Jeffords.
When -- the president has not said whether the Justice Department crossed the line here right.
No he -- and unlike -- -- targeting of of -- -- Tea Party groups which president feels did cross the line and about which he says people should be held accountable.
Jay -- says the president is a strong defender of the First Amendment.
And believes the press should be able to conduct investigative reporting but he also has other responsibilities.
He also has to as commander in chief and as a citizen be mindful of the necessity of protecting our national security information classified information.
And that is a balanced -- he believes we can find and must.
Case as part of the balance is a strong reporter shield law -- the White House has persuaded New York senator Chuck Schumer to reintroduce -- the senate.
-- Carney says that was not as a result of the eight people story timing is so hard to square with that -- if it really is thanks very much Wendell.
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