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Thanks journalism O'Reilly in the personal story segment tonight perhaps president Obama's biggest nightmares Republican congressman -- -- -- chairman of the house oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Congressman has been involved with Ben -- -- a furious gun scandal and mr.
Obama's liberal appointments.
Congressman joins us now from Washington.
So I think tonight we want to try to advance the stories -- all know the factor audience knows.
What does happen President Obama says -- gonna fix it and the -- -- is not gonna fix has been -- that that's still.
Very murky but is gonna fix the IRS we're gonna get to the bottom of the AP thing -- -- must be justified might be justified.
How do you see this thing going forward does mr.
Obama can you link him to anything that's gonna be troublesome for him.
We'll certainly build the the first thing you have to remember is with fast and furious after congress was lied to the American people were -- -- for ten months he asserted executive privilege it is not willing to turn over.
The actual records of those lies.
That certainly would advance transparency even before we get but he got away with it -- -- I mean is nothing more you can do.
On his own Justice Department isn't -- -- investigated so it's a state he wins.
Well perhaps although a federal judge has a case before them may he may defy a federal judge -- we don't think so.
Bill that the real problem here is there's a pattern there's a broad pattern that agency after agency of this government you know.
NLRB with -- you can go throughout a litany of different entities who if they get to court are essentially slammed for for exceeding their jurisdiction.
In the short run this is an -- this this organization is -- executive orders lousy at actually getting legislation through.
Or even complying with the existing laws.
And when it comes to transparency.
The American people -- the losers.
-- In fact even the last knows it because what they're writing is while the president is a big ideas guy he's not involved with the might -- he doesn't really.
-- manage that way so yeah -- the iris is out of control on Cincinnati would knowing about that.
I knew -- had they doing being -- thing well was screw up from top to bottom but that's Hillary Clinton's flaw is -- Michael match Hillary Clinton.
This is what -- even the last is now saying that he's a big ideas -- not a micro manager.
One person calling me bystander.
Where is his story -- always that's true I mean and you can have -- hearings and you can bring these guys in.
You gonna find at morale at the CIA is probably be guided screwed up debating Ozzy stuff.
And you know some State Department purchase at -- more security.
You do you'll find that.
In the IRS thing is going to be here the IRS pin heads and -- with these guys run wild but why would Obama know anything about a Cincinnati -- So it doesn't seem to me.
It's just gonna go on and on and on its illegals out of office -- we get into.
Well bill I'm gonna look past this president for a moment and realize that for example with Ben Ghazi.
We have three questions that have to be answered.
One how we going to keep future state departments from failing to provide sufficient security and facilities and people.
Four men and women in harm's way.
To how we gonna have answers when they do get attacked so that there's an immediate attempt at least to rescue them.
Three when there's a report a credible report from the -- the ambassador before he was killed and the number two immediately that this is a terrorist attack.
How to we see that the best information.
Gets the American people or it.
Isn't -- TJ legislate that congressman I don't know why is it all comes down to with the you have good people.
In positions of responsibility and -- my next question do you use saying that President Obama.
And his guys and gals appoint bad people is that the problem.
Well I mean here's an example Tom Perez.
-- -- up to be secretary of labor.
He made false statements to congress violated the federal records act.
Went ahead and told us he had no private emails then we found out he had won then too.
Then 34 now 35.
And the Justice Department won't turn those documents over so it's quite frankly Eric Holder and other people but the president knows are basically covering for him covering denying delay.
Why would day -- why would they want Peres to be labor secretary in your opinion.
If he's got all of these wise as you sign on a sheet why would they want him in there.
Well because he'll be controlling an awful lot of labor policy in union activities remember this is somebody who went to Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Cut a deal to stop the Supreme Court from having that case that in his opinion might have changed civil rights law in some way that he didn't approve -- he's very effective in getting done what he wants to get done.
-- ideologically driven.
Build -- -- committee is called the government oversight and reform committee there're areas and I'll give -- the one that's most on the on the taxpayers' minds today.
The -- -- is essentially not a political organization has only roughly three political appointees and they are not at low levels where this is being done.
So the question is will we provide reforms are the committees of congress.
That create a level of transparency.
That keeps the data -- -- people from essentially falling back I don't know I don't know who controls my -- you know -- don't have people following him around.
It it just looks to me like -- -- -- Of that was created.
Here was a climate -- do whatever you want if you're on the team.
About an oversimplifying.
But if you are on that the ideological liberal team it could do whatever you want to give -- the last.
The last word is there -- 121000 men and women to work for 74 inspectors general.
And they have done a phenomenal job when called out and allowed to see information so there's hope for the American people that we can empower the IG's as they're known.
To do more of this criminal investigation to look for -- more waste fraud and abuse and be given access to data and that's one of the changes we want to make sure happens.
During this -- are doing more oversight by the inspector general -- -- good idea congress and we appreciate you coming on program thanks bill ms.
Laura hang on.
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