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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight the president of the United States under siege that is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
The Obama administration has trouble on three fronts as you may now.
The IRS illegally investigating conservatives the assassination of Libyan ambassador Christopher -- still not the fine after eight months.
And the Justice Department secretly obtain the phone records of some journalists.
Today the president met with the Turkish Prime Minister looked a little confused.
And then -- answered questions about the three controversies.
We begin with the IRS.
-- I'm outraged by this in part because.
Look I'm I'm a public figure it'd be if if a future administration.
Is starting to use the tax laws to favor.
One party over another or one political view over another obviously.
We're all vulnerable.
OKMR Obama fire the IRS acting director last night and replaced him today -- -- -- bureaucrat.
But there is deep suspicion in some circles.
That the liberal Obama administration created an atmosphere.
Where far left zealots in the IRS we're basically -- -- -- they get it would they want.
That's a hard charged approved but.
There's no question that mr.
Obama's administration it is ideological.
Thus suspicions run.
Obama pledged a big IRS cleanup.
We will be.
Putting in new leadership there will be able to make sure that.
Following up on me.
I -- audit that we gather up all the facts that we hold accountable those who have taken.
These outrageous actions.
Question president had to say that was his -- -- do anything I'm not gonna fix it out there if he had said.
But again there is suspicion.
Because after eight months of big guys -- deal still has not been fixed.
And today president fell back on an old canard.
I'm calling on congress to work -- us.
To support and fully fund our budget request to improve the security of our embassies around the world.
I may remember that senator Barbara Boxer and some other Democrats blame named -- on the fact that Republicans want to cut spending.
The Washington Post looked at that charge and found it completely bogus.
The security screw up in Libya was solely.
The fault of bad management.
Obama would want to revisit the spending bill is a mystery tonight.
Present some more strong solid ground I should say when he speaks about the Associated Press controversy.
There about twenty phone lines are secretly scrutinized by the Justice Department not tacked right they just got the phone line records why did they do that.
Here's what mr.
We expressed concern about weeks at a time when I've still got 60000 plus troops in Afghanistan.
And I've still got.
A whole bunch of intelligence officers around the world.
Who are in risky situations.
In some cases or is it dangerous says the outpost in -- Gaza.
That part of my job is to make sure that.
Were protecting what made him.
But Doug points believes that's a legitimate concern that the war on terror Covert operations have to be protected to some extent.
If the press prints everything some of our people will die.
But there's always the abuse of power question didn't just want to go too far.
With the Associated Press will get an answer from the attorney general he says he doesn't know okay about it he has recused himself.
The assistant attorney general still has not enforced by President Obama to say what he knows and therein lies the problem.
The president should be a problem solve her he has the authority to make -- people -- get him out there stand next to them.
If there is a legitimate reason to pull a phone records -- reporters -- in a general sense.
Tell us what representatives.
Stories all over.
If there is a legitimate reason not to provided added security in Libya.
Tell us the reason.
On the IRS front please explain.
Why the -- director lied to the country in November.
And how that department could get so out of control.
To -- -- -- the politics almost always intrudes on leadership instead of really solving problems pres Obama and most every other modern president.
Try to deflect them.
Obama did that again today when he put a happy face on the AP matter saying there should be new laws.
It's that protect reports.
To be -- this case has prompted renewed interest.
About how do we strike -- balanced properly.
That I think.
Now it's time for us to -- didn't revisit that legislation.
-- -- -- So the president now once more protections -- reporters even has his administration rifles through their phone records this is great you know.
There's been a tough week for the Obama administration of things we're getting tougher more whistle blowers summer's big mistakes -- it on many fronts.
-- -- credibility mr.
Obama must be very aggressive in explaining it.
Do the American public exactly what happened -- -- and a half.
And so far he has done.
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