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-- Fox News alert we are -- a joint news conference now the White House.
In just a few minutes President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister -- -- will take questions in the Rose Garden.
But just he is news conference -- British prime minister David Cameron was overshadowed by scandal.
Well same thing could happen here President Obama.
Likely to field questions on being Ghazi the iris profiling controversy.
The snooping in the eight.
Bob Cusack is the managing editor of the hill Geoff -- is Washington bureau chief for the New York Post you know -- Bob to what extent do you think this.
Is really hampering the president's agenda.
A lot I think a -- I mean that the president's second term has gotten off to a rocky start gun control is basically dead.
Immigration reform also teetering and now the White House has to play defense.
On these issues I think they picked up their game yesterday but for awhile over the weekend.
It -- just really deferring to other agencies and and Jay Carney was taken heat from reporters.
And now the president is is doing.
Something he really wasn't doing over the weekend and that and that's leading and taking charge and I think the president is gonna have to say the buck stops with me.
And and there will be more heads that roll probably in the IRS scandal.
But you know Jeff there are a lot of question as to remain about the emails.
That were released yesterday.
Many people are -- raising questions about what those emails did not contain for example there was no reference at all.
Two or mention of the YouTube video that would become key in the talking points that -- put out by this White House.
And that's right and you know another thing the Eagles don't show is they don't show.
A lot of push back from the white house on the state department's.
You know real desire to wipe away talk of terrorism and al-Qaeda in -- talking points so.
Well while technically might be you know somewhat accurate to say.
-- the White House wasn't wasn't driving this train had all kinds of opportunities to really shape this so -- I think these emails show.
Just an incredible amount of input from all agencies across the government.
And somebody could have spoken up to change this.
You know Bob I was watching last Friday when Jay Carney was fielding questions from the -- press corps and he took quite a beating.
Has the president and through his spokesperson lost some credibility here.
You know I think so I mean -- -- there's no doubt about it that the press has gotten into it into it with with Jay Carney and this white hats especially.
On need the eight.
There was no written record of him recusing yourself as the bad guys -- also raised questions and there's definitely been more volatile relationship between the press and the White House -- because some of these these stories have changed and and whether it's Gregory hicks said -- five testifying on the State Department.
-- these talking points.
You know the press is really just trying to get that that does the whole story and Republicans are saying okay release that only these emails on bank -- -- but.
But everything so I think it is these probes are gonna go on for months and where they -- we don't know what it's gonna cause the White House to play defense and that hurts.
The president's agenda.
You know -- there are a lot of folks are also saying there are there's a big gap still that remains ours that have not have been accounted for in terms of emails that -- And we're still waiting to hear in terms of what transpired.
In those days following the attack.
What are you what's your biggest concern at this point as the president tries to.
Well this scandal continues to surround this White House.
Well what what are we looking for this afternoon is how commodity and combative as the president because it is his last press conference.
He really came out you know punching on -- -- even at the time when you know when that we talk with the IRS -- much more willing.
On that -- as much were willing to sort of -- to criticize members of his own administration -- who acted improperly.
I think he's got to make and I think with the release the email shows is some kind of a new direction.
And we don't know how this is gonna go yet -- -- they have not released every email that's Republicans want to see there's thousands out there.
And those first 48 hours -- accounted for so let's see if the show's sort of a new strategy engagement.
Giving -- -- what it needs to try to hope that eventually his pants down or whether they're gonna you know still fight.
-- down and thank you very much you know what we're going to be standing by for that news conference hoping for some more answers.
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