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Tonight right here on Hannity we will expose the Obama administration's path of obstruction.
When it comes to three major scandals that are paralyzing Washington -- when -- are pulling in for Sean tonight.
We begin with some breaking developments regarding the targeting of conservatives by the IRS Fox News has confirmed through sources on the hill.
That -- Lerner the head of the tax agencies exempt organizations office has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
This afternoon -- informed her colleagues via email and cited only quote the events of recent days.
But that's not the only bad news for -- and -- team Obama.
According to the chairman of the house oversight committee ms.
Lerner may soon be required to return to Capitol Hill.
To testify congressman Darrell Issa says he believes Lerner waited for Fifth Amendment right yesterday.
When she delivered an opening statement.
In other words thanks to that monument -- legal -- that.
She still under subpoena and she may be forced to answer questions in the coming days but -- Lerner is merely the latest in the long line.
And administration officials who have attempted to avoid accountability recently.
Make no mistake this path of obstruction begins at the top with President Obama.
Well let me particularly -- us in the situation first.
I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people.
And learned about this I think it was on Friday.
See that the buck doesn't stop at his desk he didn't know the IRS was working behind the scenes to help him win reelection.
Right so what about -- -- Remember his agency has been caught spying.
On reporters here at Fox News Channel and elsewhere so will he take responsibility.
I was not the person who was involved in that decision.
I was were accused in that matter I don't know what happened there about with the interaction between.
The EP and the Justice Department I was recused from.
Case I don't have a factual basis to answer the questions that you would ask because I was refused I just I don't know what has happened in this matter.
Just like his -- -- -- can't be blamed.
He's kept in the dark about his own department's actions how convenience but.
When playing dumb isn't enough you have to flee the scene of the crime.
And that's exactly what former secretary of state Hillary Clinton did to avoid answering questions about Ben Ghazi.
So whether it's the president member of his members of his cabinet or what was -- it's time to find out what they're so afraid -- after all.
What could be so dangerous about the truth.
Turning now with reaction RJ secular from the American center for law and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams I have to go where -- one boy oh boy.
Live bullets -- -- let's start with BI arrested seems to be the one with the waves right now get the bank does he is second but.
-- come -- you can't excuse this pres Obama tells us he found out about it on TV.
You believe that.
And I think that's a good thing it's a good thing that he had nothing to do it -- you wouldn't want the president of the United States bringing politics.
Into the RS and any form so -- I'm absolutely pleased there's a question as to whether or not his.
Council should have informed him earlier given him some warning but when you stop and think about it.
You don't want these political people getting involved telling the IRS what to do what not to do -- potentially using the -- arrest as a weapon against political opponents the.
Jake the president -- what what what he told us that he found out about a TV say you know.
He said no one around him knew Jay Carney agreed with them.
Then since that day about a week and a half ago we've learned that his chief of staff actually knew about it we also learned that his White House counsel knew about what was going on at the iris.
Do you believe -- Obama had no -- And no I can't believe that in fact the White House was well informed look we know a couple of things.
That are important to point out factually you've got to from my -- reverend wants a number one.
We know that the white house -- informed by the deputy secretary of the treasury.
Now that's the president's lawyer.
And -- from the president's lawyer didn't bother to tell the president of the United States that's number one number two we also know.
That the chief of staff -- the deputy chief of staff met with the lowest -- -- the former now former gets on leave.
Had a tax exempt.
About how to get the information out about the inspector general's report before that report was released and let me say something else Eric I release this information today.
How Headley 47 of the conservative cases.
In fifteen of those cases letters from -- -- to my clients including the letters asking for membership lists donor information.
The inappropriate inquiry.
Came out in March and April of last year which is nine months after what was -- said she put in an end to that part of the program and of course she was dismissed.
About four hours after those letters became public myself and I'm sure her name is on those letters that went out and lowest -- was meeting with White House counsel that tells me a lot now I can do a whole show on.
Each one of these scandals we have to move on to the next and make sure we get a mall in their department justice looking -- To the phone records at both -- -- and now we've learned fox -- could be as many as several hundred young minds want.
You can't think this is OK I think I've heard you say this is not okay this is an overreach.
Oh yeah gosh I think in the case James Rosen here at fox.
The idea that he is just asking for information -- in the you know they cite him -- for trying to persuade.
A source Steve -- at the State Department to give me information black tea I think I'd be in the who's got they -- a whole bunch of people who think journalism are -- legitimate craft would be in jail that was the case.
The -- stories a little different.
I think at eight.
And you know I think -- New York Washington.
Capitol Hill -- They went too far in trying to get information I think they could have better target although I've yet to hear -- their side of that story.
Is that an -- -- I think it was a complete coverage and I grew one completely on both of these points on the James Rosen case in particular type weather particularly troubling to me as a First Amendment -- It's one thing if you've got -- put in the State Department that's putting -- classified information go after that -- within the State Department but to target the reporter.
I -- the First Amendment freedom of the press is -- the hallmarks of liberty.
And the idea that the Department of Justice is targeted James Rosen.
Asked for information or assault with subpoenas.
Access to his parents emails and phone records so this is absurd all right if -- -- a little bit different because from the national security implications there but again I think it's in both cases an overreach but the James -- -- case unbelievable squeezing a -- to Isaiah locked away Hawaii President Obama today delivered an hour long speech -- terror.
For the timing of it kind of stinks to me.
There are a lot of things that we want to hear -- -- -- -- 300 million of us are -- be the backyard this weekend barbecuing probably talking about the three scandals this President Obama to agree to chase this rabbit.
Down a hole and not talk about these three scandals this week and.
Well I mean he he -- I don't know what he thinks there but I tell you this the polls indicate most Americans aren't following it.
Especially not the Ben got the story the IRS -- the when the a fox poll this week had about a third of Americans aware of it concerned about it.
And the -- -- the key issue there is both Democrats and Republicans don't like abuse.
Of IRS powers because you know what no matter which side you're on you think hey buddy I could be next I don't like this stopping -- -- It was democratic senator came out for those that -- the IRS to do it can certain democratic senators asked the IRS to investigate these conservative group let me -- -- something else -- really quickly here.
And that is today were received for the first time.
Of another series of letters from the Internal Revenue Service now asking for compliance audits of groups that are already.
501 C boards that's just happening now another scandal about take place guy's -- out there take a listen do -- Holmes Norton.
Asking the inspector general about this IRS can.
-- listen to what she had to say listen what he had to say.
Did you find any evidence.
That anyone in the White House in particular.
That the IRS.
What -- they played any role whatsoever.
In selecting the criteria.
-- congresswoman but in all honesty we didn't look.
At the white we didn't question anyone as to whether or not they've received any direction from the White House and that specific question.
Was -- asked that's corrupt.
-- half minute for each -- you go first scratching my head why not -- had asked that question yeah well why not of course because it was an -- not an investigation we need to realize inspector general's report was -- -- it is certainly damaging.
To be IRS but -- fact of the matter is he never asked that the White House -- -- so that his statements about what the White House knew or did not know absolutely irrelevant meaningless under law.
-- what do you think why do you think.
Why do that question wasn't asked what it was a deal -- be the appointment by the the administration that -- that specific inspector general.
-- I think Erica I think -- would agree you know that what the inspector general mr.
Jordan is looking for was exactly who was in charge who made this decision he wasn't looking at influence.
So they're attracted to deal bore down and trying to find exactly who's responsible.
Now what I will say this that when you have this kind of investigation going on.
You don't want everybody sticking their hands in the -- and I think that's one of the realities here so when you ask about partisan influence you've got to remember -- -- he was out there yesterday he was they -- he is a Republican and that was -- is that Republicans won what do you leave it there.
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