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-- is continuing to rock the Obama administration has some wondering where is the president.
Pat Buchanan a former senior advisor to presidents Nixon Ford and rating is joining us now on he tells us why he thinks the president needs to step up his leadership.
Let's talk for a moment about your concerns right now because people are wondering you know for example of the IRS can't -- -- Cisco.
How far it.
A -- food chain you know in terms of the White House involvement or not.
And you obviously served for many different presidents give us a sense on the inside what's going on as.
That this kind of scandal he's -- -- brewing.
And on the outside and they're trying to contain it and what -- do you think the president needs to have when these types of scandals erupt.
-- all of them much take the scandal I think where the Fox News Washington correspondent is declared basically a co conspirator and espionage.
This is done by the attorney general without alerting the president of the United States and that in the AP.
Full court press bishops severely damage the president of the United States relation with the press corps which is when issues.
And he knew nothing about it.
Until it broke in the news.
The shame of the RF she found out about this three year old full court press from the Tea Party people from Cincinnati and all the way up to Washington.
Three years after it began at the same time you -- not found out about it.
I think the president -- -- is going to be.
Enraged that he's been so badly served by his own staff and by his administration.
And he's been kept out of the loop on -- one more example.
-- ambassador was murdered.
One -- September 11.
His embassy the American Embassy was burned down -- the consulate was burned down.
Are -- hey guys were in a firefight within 24 hours and she okay.
Was out of there we all knew what they all knew at the agency everywhere this was a terrorist attack.
Two weeks later.
President of United States is up there clueless.
Talking about -- the UN talking about six times about some video protests which never occurred.
And he's the president United States I mean it -- looks like an absentee landlord someone who's not clued in on what is going on in his administration.
And yet the polls the president have remained fairly steady up until recently see a little bit of dip it in favorability.
How -- is playing out with the public do you think that as this goes on drags on that it will have more impact from his popularity.
I really do I think the IRS for example if as you've been reporting -- the people out there that office.
We're working on the Tea Party and working on conservative groups.
And you're telling me that didn't reach the IRS senior leadership per year.
It didn't reach the Treasury Department leadership for two years it didn't reach the White House for three years.
Mean is this some rogue agency completely out of control.
I think what's gonna happen with the president is not so much hostility cured but people are gonna ask if -- in charge.
What is going just you know what's going on because it appeared she knew nothing at all about the origins of the street scandals or until they've broken the public.
He had not been alerted by.
His White House apparently was alerted to some degree but he didn't go into the Oval Office and say Mr.
President we got a problem government.
Here so the damage is going to be felt either way whether it ends today or whether it ends.
-- -- -- -- I mean you -- this -- think this is gonna go -- -- longer -- you know hypothetically here whether today -- months from -- the damage has -- that.
It's going to be slow bleeding of the president's support and have regard for the president as chief executive -- -- -- And rightly so because she has been derelict in his duties as president it may not be his fault it may be of staffs falters cabinets fault.
But he has been terribly -- served in this whole episode -- -- great to see you as always thank you sir and thanks for being here.
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