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I -- all right believe thanks for watching us tonight President Obama trying to re assert his authority.
That is the subject of this evening's talking points -- the major foreign policy speech today at the national defense university.
In Washington DC.
The president put forth that his administration is winning the war on terror although of course mr.
Obama does not use that phrase the war on terror.
In the address the president explain how the drone attacks are legal and effective talking points agrees.
He once again call for the closing of the prison -- one animal bay.
People it's about to see exactly where and how the terrorists would be tried to USA before agreeing with that.
Also the president talked about increasing security for American diplomats abroad this off the bag Nazi story.
Obama's promise to protect the rights of journalists.
Off the AT and James -- situations.
It's clear mr.
Obama is doing damage control and it was also done in the Washington Post this morning.
Article in the paper about the -- scandal clearly planted by the White House it said the president was not in the -- That his top advisors kept -- information from him.
For a variety of racists.
Fascinating footnote is -- David -- a fervent supporter of the president.
Attack Lanny Davis for saying this about White House counsel -- rambler would that she knew well in advance about the IRS abuse.
-- -- -- But they don't think about anything more than -- legal issues well it's -- an investigation we're not gonna share the conclusions.
You don't have to just give a heads up and do crisis management planning.
-- Davis gets.
Hammered by Obama acolytes are saying that.
I don't get it.
So White House strategy is clear the president did not know anything.
About the IRS targeting conservative groups even though his top advisors -- Also new information from the daily polar website it says mr.
rob -- met with Christopher -- Chief counsel for the Treasury Department which oversees the virus three times last fall.
The two had never met one on one before.
-- is a long time left wing activists who apparently knew about the IRS investigation a year ago.
-- from -- mr.
-- must testify in front of congress.
And White House chief staff Denis McDonough must -- -- as well country needs there sworn.
Especially after lowest Lerner who oversaw the iris abuse took the fifth yesterday the -- story just beginning.
That's -- -- now the top story tonight to opposing views of the -- situation first up from Los Angeles Ben Stein.
And you say.
Well I say that something's clearly wrong here we don't have a top -- as a result taking a Fifth Amendment if there's no light that a crime is committed.
And why bother.
To -- dug a brilliant self incrimination and Lester Simpson stuff and given -- Possibility here also the idea.
That the president is not responsible.
For his top aides and is not responsible for the Department of the Treasury is just ridiculous an idea that all -- all -- all this to his firing is going on and so -- now he has kept out of -- live look I've been down this road before I worked for mr.
Nixon I've -- out of words this this is estimated some -- -- -- minus all the foreign policy achievements cargo what you.
You know about.
And government because you worked in both as you pointed out and the deny ability sector aren't in this is very important for people to understand.
It's not beyond comprehension.
That -- -- blur -- Don and all the president's men and women in the White House.
Decided you know we're not gonna -- anything because we think this could be very serious we're gonna protect them.
By not telling him that's not beyond comprehension.
Is it about what is beyond comprehension sir is the ideas they would -- -- that was more important than stopping it right down in there and protecting the American people on the American taxpayers.
-- But maybe that it may -- they did take action to stop it we have to get them under oath and ask that question -- -- I think to be fair on this.
We have to say a few things definitely that President Obama is not holding anyone accountable -- absolutely true.
And he should be scolded for that because lowest -- should have been suspended immediately you agree with me on that.
A lot of solutions he took the Fifth Amendment she's out.
-- dollars you're suspended your guy until we figure out what the hell you did lady.
You're not going to be operating in our government anymore and mr.
Obama didn't do it.
Clearly he's responsible for that.
All so if it's true.
That he's chief counsel.
Romney Lehrer and his chief guy in a White House mr.
-- -- vital information.
From the president got every fired that happily go.
Absolutely what kind of a function and why does it isn't where an incredibly important he -- -- Kept -- the president can't keep them in office so it's crunch time.
Obama you got three people.
In the headlights with no all other side to the story even know we're gonna get.
Somebody who disagrees with you -- -- -- any other side.
Lerner took the fifth she's gone.
-- Morris says.
Admits she knew about it and didn't tell a president she's gone -- done I don't agree it's -- now he all he knew and didn't sound he's gone.
That's why didn't they gallon well because -- the deny ability thing in mind now that exist.
He had done the right thing -- told me and said look that you guys are all fired for doing has that is never gonna happen again he would -- come out of this locker rose.
If they -- liability thing is not out of the range of possibility don't want to get it's not that it's just not very long stretch -- very odd arguably coincidence those all right.
Now today the president gave his speech and it was a good speech yeah it's really I thought it was.
He's obviously now trying to reassert his authority.
As a commander in chief of the armed forces and the leader of the United States because he knows he's in trouble and this is a good way to do it.
And the planted story in the Washington Post which is very humorous -- everybody should go to the Washington Post -- What -- read it because is directly planted by the White House that's rule.
-- are under the bus today a Bailey said look they Intel and its their fault.
And I'm wondering whether the president he has to fire these people after the Memorial Day week and have to go next week.
And I think maybe they -- but I want to get your feeling on.
I think they will do as in -- later but in the meantime.
Why are we not seeing -- appear before congress.
Are they they good and believe me they well they'll call them I think next wave and -- -- also what does that elves are dignitaries do.
That -- -- does this thing you know it doesn't just stop at a field dollars and got children.
Deep it's huge -- it it's a huge story if if Madonna and -- are walking hand in front of the correctional committees.
-- on both the senate and the house have their own committees and and take the fifth.
I mean that's -- it Haldeman and Ehrlichman.
That does -- -- I'm glad Gerald and -- did think that yes they probably know what I'm saying they got I fired finally fired they got caught and -- and they got put imprisonment.
And this is this is this thing happening all over again only with no shame.
All right this time thanks very much -- -- on the rundown Markel.
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