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Of the top story tonight reaction joining us from DC Bob Woodward -- along with Carl Bernstein.
Drove the Watergate story for the Washington Post comparisons to the iris right now mr.
Woodward are there any.
Certainly it's part of the government that this fiction that somehow it's totally an independent agency.
Is -- When George Shultz was that Treasury Secretary for Nixon in the IRS commissioner at the time Johnny Walters came.
To see Schultz and said the White House wants me.
To audit this list of Democrats.
You know what George Shultz did he said if they want me did do that.
They can get a new Treasury Secretary he refused to do it.
Clearly in the pipeline.
Lots of people knew some of this or should know it.
And I agree this needs to be investigated.
But you know who should lead the investigation.
President Obama in the White House put out his version of all of these things.
I have found in recent weeks they still respond to questions you say they are they answering this question about the 157.
By the IRS this commissioner.
They should they should get on top of this sure.
Very I mean we all know that that would go a long way.
To stop wasting taxpayer time and government money I should say -- government time we got serious things to talk about here we got.
The economy Obama care immigration reform and yet now everybody is locked in on this and it doesn't take a long time as you well know everybody goes in the White House is logged in.
And we'll talk to Karl Rove about this coming -- They all are logged -- they all are written down who they talk to how much time they spend there so that President Obama could easily come out.
Through a spokesperson.
And say this is where mr.
Here the dates here's who we met with this is what was discussed that simple.
The fact that the president doesn't do it should raise.
The curiosity of every reporter mr.
Woodward every reporter.
Yet as I said the major network news on television ignored the story last week in its totality it's -- Well I'm -- -- I'll put in their request on had been I have found the responsive to these things it is it is I said they're not yet in the bunker that the answers are forthcoming sometimes it it takes a long time and here's why they're not doing it in my opinion although Jack because -- -- pressure on him do it.
This is a totally different environment than when you when Bernstein will run around when you -- -- black you got flack.
And -- that laugh -- you guys got pressure.
But the journalistic community was behind you.
That's one of the reasons I'm sitting here today was because of what you did with Watergate I wanted to be an investigative reporter and indeed did -- -- do a lot that.
Because everybody and what that did.
-- him in fact bill -- -- who has lived through this.
People did not believe what we wrote for a long time the Nixon won a massive.
Re election in 1972.
And everyone was kind of saying Watergate is over but not a journalist -- of the community.
The journal yesterday journalistic community always tell you -- -- -- well.
All you know that only to people and attack the other people.
What you're kicked him in New York Times -- spots that they were playing catch up.
But when you had a revelation it got half now I don't know if there's -- desired and now I really don't on a -- There's so much there is because because much hangs in the the Bayless here not just the reputation of the news media for aggressiveness and in some form of neutrality.
But the whole.
That the White House and the government -- with the public about trust -- you know there is deep.
About this White House in many quarters and it isn't just from your network core.
The right wing or the conservatives lots of people are risking question that I think I think Obama.
Can get ahead of this.
And really answer some of these critical competitive but if he takes that position no this is all politics in this is a side show is he.
None of it is another element in there if he tape if he gets ahead of it as you're encouraging him to do and Saul -- he's got to fire a few people in -- that.
Well well -- and I both know there were people inside out White House they knew exactly what the IRS would do.
And I'm glad I -- I -- don't know that and but I've been suspected in I think we've we should get answers on this but.
You know this this is that one of the things you -- doing this for forty years is.
And I agree this is not Watergate it all but the road to Watergate.
Is not coming clean and just say -- well we won't have to.
Release that memo we won't have to let so and so testify let's call executive privilege.
Let's Stonewall and if they do that they will dig themselves in a hole and I think they have that.
Moral and intellectual capacity to stop that note we'll say we will see you know are we got to talking pretty fast got to -- -- pretty fast we will share.
-- -- we're coming on and I thank you thank you.
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