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If that segments and -- your right to move political analyst Charles Krauthammer joins us from Washington.
So ought to make any mistakes in the talking points straws leave anything out that's import.
No I thought it was a deadly and -- -- brilliant presentation.
And the intonation was excellent.
Look I I think I think the what's going on -- -- you've got a president.
Who came allies -- and say users change Washington.
Change the essence of politics itself.
And -- was reduced to trying to explain why his whole bureaucracy is out of control.
Now he's best answer it makes him look ridiculous but it's the best he can do the most protective.
Is to take the position I'm just a bystander.
United -- is happening in Cincinnati with the IRS.
The attorney general said I don't even know how the AP story came about I recuse myself I don't even remember when -- recuse myself.
Did you get on -- guys you get his secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton at the time saying I never saw the memo the desperate memo that came from.
They've got -- from the ambassador.
In Libya saying this is a -- was a death trap he got help -- everybody.
Is unable to track what's going on so I think their best defenses.
Sheer incompetence at running the government.
And that's where it started how did in your opinion.
That the Obama administration put to get.
Unravel I mean what is little weak.
Point what are they doing wrong.
In so many places.
I'm not sure -- you've got a theme.
That would explain everything but let me tell you the one that is the most dangerous.
To the president and to the presidency.
Is the IRS scale.
First of all that's what everybody.
Really is upset about.
Bad guys -- complicated.
Story about eight.
But everybody understands the -- of the IRS.
When you -- a letter from the IRS you know it's not happy news you didn't win the lottery it's bad news and you know that they have the power.
And everybody feels that for the IRS to so -- Abuse its power is really bad news.
Now they want us to believe.
That a bunch of -- bureaucrats in Cincinnati.
A hotbed of radical left -- got together and decided they would target the right.
That's not a plausible story and we now know he came in -- Washington Obama was asked this morning.
At the press conference did you not know about any of this.
Before you heard about it on Friday did anybody in the White House not know about this so he's asked about anybody and he says well I personally.
Hadn't heard about the IG report let's let's run a wide and I say yeah why -- -- say AIG regret let's run a sound bite and you but I want an answer your question I want you to answer your own question I would speculate that we go.
Can you reassure the American people that nobody in the White House.
Knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on April 22.
I can assure you.
Bad I certainly did not know anything.
About the IG report before the IG.
Report had been leaked through press.
Through the press.
-- -- that's the big controversial sound -- tonight now you are gonna speculate we have the speculation warning up on the screen here.
But yeah I really why do you think the president worded it that way.
Well let -- do what he was asked.
He was asked who would did you -- as anybody in the White House -- know anything about the IRS actions.
So first of he says I didn't know about the IG report.
Only -- he doesn't speak about the White House.
And the IG -- he wasn't asked about that right he was asked about any what if he didn't know anything about anything.
Why did he say I didn't know anything about anything I don't know why -- may barely -- -- he's fiery lawyer related.
Yeah but he's giving himself wiggle room and he refused to answer anybody in the White House he doesn't have to go to him.
If it goes to somebody in the White House when someone taking direction from the White House that could be a fatal problem.
Remember the second article of impeachment for Nixon was about -- here is a serious business but why didn't he say no -- in the White House only minutes.
That question tonight I mean he.
If file or Barack Obama and I was answering honestly today OK I would say I don't -- know somebody in the White House meanwhile I don't read it wasn't brought to my attention I don't know what they're doing.
24/7 I can't possibly know that and the second thing is.
Why did he referenced the IG report because it's in the news that's what broke the story and he said I didn't know anything about this IG report.
You know look he did the same thing on being Ghazi when he used the word terrorism.
Very early on in describing.
What happened to the ambassador and -- three other Americans but he didn't say terrorists.
Okay and that's cause all -- so he does parts wars.
Now the question for you shall -- as an observer the man for five years.
Does he do it on purpose or is he just speaking shooting from the lip as they -- Now when you've got his scandal in the IRS.
That could be a fatal one.
You are extremely careful you prepare -- -- involved so you don't go all of this stuff this you don't go off the -- he's a professional he's been in the business.
He's a very good politician he chose his words in the question is why did he give a broad answer I didn't know anything.
But here's the rub if it's shown that he did know about the IRS abuses are he's not going to be able hide behind that sound like he's through.
Salina it when I just if if he didn't know what I'm thinking she's lie he wants to keep the united and if he if he didn't always -- -- had no value.
Look -- is General Counsel.
Learn about this April 22.
You want us to believe that for three weeks.
The General Counsel knew about this and doesn't tell the present all yes -- was -- on April 22 when -- came into our.
-- I'm just saying there are a lot of implausible elements in this.
-- you and I heard about the IRS deal within a second we knew this isn't really bad deal that's -- the united sanity is Janet if he's council hears that.
He knows instantly this could be a really bad deal and does he hold it and not tell anybody else in the White House for three weeks.
That's implausible if he did.
Why does it what we're not doing anybody thinks they didn't tell anybody -- relaxed when they knew what was gonna come out.
Because the inspector general is an issue the report so why didn't they tell anybody what I got that we know about.
I don't have an answer on this -- while I know is when you hear the partially in other words and you have these implausible elements you know.
There's something else behind -- we don't know what it is a mystery find out the mystery deepens I don't find out enough I hope we let down.
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