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The good times that was Susan Rice she was when she appeared on five count them five Sunday talk shows back in the September.
Where she said that the attack on a US diplomatic outpost and -- -- Libya was a spontaneous reaction.
To -- mocking a video.
On the Internet about the Prophet Mohammed.
-- this power play and I'm Chris -- and who would have thought who would have thought that Susan -- the UN US ambassador the United Nations would be -- one day.
The president's closest advisor and national security matters.
Well it's happened or is happening soon it's happening today.
We will talk about that.
From many sides from many angles what it says about the administration.
rice what about her replacement what -- replacing.
it's kind of a big deal so we will -- all of that out and I also tantalize you with something in and I would I -- Involved on the judge is in the house today and he will be here later on in we will talk about we will give you an advance look.
His column for tomorrow.
Relates to the secrecy.
Will be you'll like it.
But you don't need to wait certain things you may begin right now with -- it's.
Steve Hayes of course is a senior writer for the weekly news of course -- is of course it -- contributor Fox News Channel.
But -- also say it's.
It's trimmed down doors and -- -- fighting trend is that an accurate didn't -- that accurate got a long way to go to either but I appreciate you noticing I've been if you trimmed -- just a little bit it makes it takes like twenty pounds.
Because the other thing -- next now.
Mine mine wife and kids and meeting -- -- The end.
But I think risky proud of saying he's close -- If you go for the club there yeah I think it's your music you well know what to do it -- -- now.
Now direct Internet you tell us I've changed -- he's got a -- you tell us.
And and and I'll tell them.
-- Susan Rice in a move that is entirely unexpected -- had been rumored for some time.
But it's still kind of shocking because she is at the center.
The first of the troika scandals that -- this at this administration.
This year she was the emissary of the talking points later network doctor.
To conceal the people Islamist militants.
In that attack would.
Well as today and this had been rumored for for quite awhile I think it -- there is sort of the moment.
When it's announced or when it's reported today it was.
-- you stop and think okay this this is actually happening this have been rumored for a long time but it takes.
I think it takes real.
-- to put her up given what we know about what she said on those -- -- on September 16 nobody at this point believes that what she said.
Was accurate as -- it is.
Where did the inaccuracies.
Weird they compliment.
Allan -- -- talent base today she was basically.
-- not due to student yes that's right that that that that she was unknowingly unwittingly yet.
Carrying forward a message that -- falsely created why would anybody in the world do that and and does that not just -- -- it's fair enough but I mean.
The of the present -- United States I believe in an interview said.
Susan Rice had nothing to do it -- she didn't know anything about and why in the world with the administration senator five Sunday shows to talk about it five days after the attack and why in the world would she accept that responsibility and how.
That -- does that say about her willingness to.
Give the president the best advice to push back kinds of things that she's being told me as national security advisor.
She's going to be getting intelligence reports every single day how much confidence do we have that she's going to say.
To a briefer -- the president's briefer.
How do you know that -- we get that information before he goes out and tell the president there confers with the president or.
-- -- the process.
In the White House certainly doesn't give me much it's.
-- meant the Internet Internet is fired up over this.
Say that the Internet.
What cat fight clawing and scratching their way to be teacher's pet of the day.
Certainly there is.
I think perhaps there -- referring to Samantha Power woman -- president -- today.
She asked me -- the senate.
Two by the John Bolton chair.
At the V United Nations cement parent and -- the one who in March to designate had quit the Obama campaign.
Because you -- Hillary Clinton a monster and a liar.
It should quit the next day.
Part of this more talk more about this in the next part of this is.
You know at a time when you're administrations in crisis you need loyal people -- people who aren't who like Susan Rice.
And like Smith -- have been willing to fall on their swords.
Right and I think.
It also suggests that the president is unwilling to reconsider its policy there you know.
Interest in reading the New York Times piece that Tom Donnelly today you know -- the US has changed -- the -- National security advisor how the US has dramatically changed its posture in the world.
Over the course of the presence.
Time in office.
I would agree with that -- the question is whether to continue not mean I think there's a very very strong argument -- and that's not a good thing.
At all whether you're talking about al-Qaeda what are -- talking about relations with allies or whatever whether you're talking about.
Intervention in Syria.
Not a lot mobility and good.
The question about Donald.
There should -- controversy as it relates the administration one is that.
Currently most discussed one which is brother -- and and -- gang at the AP getting swat agents whacked him all of that stuff by the Justice Department there in there and back pedals in -- to us what we're sorry we got a little carried away.
Canada then there's the other side there were leaks that didn't seem -- but there's then there's much girl didn't seem to bother them as much and that Steve -- in fact wrote about that topic.
And the absence of -- Mike -- and release the deadlock documents and referring there to.
A series of very favorable weeks there very favorable -- that took place.
For the administration.
The details about.
Osama bin Laden.
But also things like that president considering.
Quite -- just war theory as he pondered the terrorist kill list and stuff like that.
Many people think -- is mixed up and all that and he's he's leaving so that's good for the administration.
Why no doubt that that -- -- wanted to help the administrations in its foreign policy and security policy in the best possible way but I mean these are these are.
You know and every administration to certain that this is the Washington game so you know.
It's a little bit unfair to just say just -- the Obama administration.
-- having said that I think they've taken this to a new level the president came to Washington with the idea or the promise that he was she usually businesses -- Is actually doing this even more I think these bin Laden documents are perfect example and we have.
Captured with -- -- Obama camp went zone and one was killed and many of Wetteland.
A year after they were captured.
The administration released seventeen.
-- they were released nineteen of them two of them were withheld from what I think -- political reasons.
They released seventeen.
Out of several 100000 in those seventeen released six months before the election.
Just happened to tell the story that the Obama administration about it eyes decimated their -- terrible.
In reality I'm told.
The broader collection of these documents paints a very different picture with -- al-Qaeda.
Having strong relations with states like Pakistan between you like Iran senior -- and officials enabling al-Qaeda.
To operate in time -- plan operations -- -- Close relations between Osama bin Laden the al-Qaeda affiliates what are being depicted by the administration.
That's sort of out there and people not able to do much very close relations between al-Qaeda and count on continuing.
Even though the administration said there -- its way edge there and many disagreements between al-Qaeda and the -- Afghanistan.
Not true do you look at the bigger the bigger says doctors because the administration wanted to negotiate with the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Susan -- gets to come back to the White House.
-- presence close advisor Samantha Power gets to -- UN.
Ambassador most likely.
So that people.
Paid paid the cost.
For the boss and now there -- -- big.
Now they get their organs and people who think that Obama administration foreign security policies going in the right direction.
Be very pleased with -- -- Will be pleased we are pleased because these days probably better judgment and what and bill crystal's urgent urging.
When -- -- in the segment.
And when we come -- we talk about.
-- in the bunker what happens in the second term senior administrations it's that circle gets smaller you guys together.
To try to survive it's happened before and what happens this talk about -- back system.
And that is what happens in the second term of presidency is it troubles this -- An administration that Scott McClellan.
-- -- -- -- Press Secretary.
Where George W.
Bush and he was just terrible.
Just terrible -- and this is power play welcome back.
Now Scott McClellan deputy Press Secretary at the white -- -- Dana Perino was evidently.
About one million times better at the job or going to be about one way out because President Bush was well.
President Bush was -- his administration was in some tall grass.
Scott McClellan had been with him and -- and Scott McClellan and had stood with bush backed his governorship of Texas and before.
And Scott McClellan got the job and of course -- bush and -- kind of tell all book.
For her for the for recompense.
But that's what happens when -- -- -- that's what happens we have trouble is loyalties starts to trump.
Other -- other considerations because presidents need to.
Things -- so what is the consequence when that happens.
Steve Hayes knows it's -- one -- these spokesman for.
The DC and he is it Democrat and he is available to help Democrats do wonderful things.
If you contact and -- the SDK.
Garrett first burst through that yes just makes me through the checks go to the right address that.
Our -- but I think that that that's just read it and you don't worry about it the other stuff but the question Doug is.
There is a wagon circling that's going on inside the Obama administration just tightening up quick.
In the first in the first -- you saw a lot of Clinton people.
They even tried it Republican at the Department of Commerce -- -- guys like General Jones.
Who were unlikely is the president was having a bigger tent as the -- get choppy and it -- and we set up for what looked to be some contentious times.
Things are -- -- well.
Maybe but I mean you know he named as his FBI director Republicans a good choice and the first votes would be that it's.
Always good that's ridiculous don't yet have a lot of -- -- things are falling apart I don't think -- I don't really see that circling I mean today and he you know he named Susan -- -- -- national security advisor she's been known to be in rice she's been -- long time advisor.
Look I think if you talk to the White House I think probably don't know much three weeks ago that -- all this stuff coming here that they weren't the most swift in their response especially.
Given that with the IRS and with attorney general stuff it really was stuff that he learned.
Kind of when it -- when it broke.
I think they feel like things that they've got a hold around this stuff now and I think Democrats generally are.
Not too concerned.
With what Republicans are doing as far as trying to make this a political issue because I think Democrats are going to hit it too.
In what they expect to happen is that basically nothing comes out with via Paris in terms of connections to the White House that it was a terrible thing would happen there as well I think there's there's bipartisan.
I mean at IRS they've done this before in the past.
But I think what they're banking on his overreached I think you know there's evidence of that and I think that they're banking on turning this around and saying -- Republicans don't mean for the future policy.
And they're distracted with their hatred -- -- The Wall Street Journal.
Hold a very good old second best bull in the business -- my estimation.
-- saw the first one.
You know I didn't know it is and -- net.
The -- she journal -- says that the president's job approval rating is holding.
He's holding holding holding but.
Trust and confidence in the administration.
It is not so right right and his job approval with independents -- the I think it was 28%.
Stake in -- -- If I'm remembering what I read this morning.
But I think they're I think -- -- I think we're actually released it is these scandals and I would call -- whether they've reached in the house.
Remains to be seen and I think you know done right Republicans would be wise not to let their conclusions race -- -- the evidence and facts as we know them.
-- however and one.
Take the IRS that's one example.
It seems to me that you know certainly what the administration initially said is not be true.
It was -- in all -- to.
Low level employees since office certainly -- they don't think so.
They they don't think so you know I think there's probably a reason that -- -- Decided that attempts to take the fifth.
And -- probably get to it probably -- to protect too low level rogue employees.
In Ohio in there and and I think we're likely to get more testimony -- long lines of what their allies of the doubt or is immediately out.
Over the weekend that you know these are folks were saying we got these directions from Washington.
I think we're likely to see more of that and that's when this gets it is beginning stages is -- -- -- It is so certainly.
And second terms are never fun you know it's been.
Maybe FDR and -- his second term but he was only halfway home right second terms generally are asked Ronald Reagan.
You know Iran -- there's our second terms -- are generally much more let's walk you get over the hump.
-- and then it's like -- now we've got to do this and for bush and for Clinton -- -- Clinton found interest in ways -- said with overreach on the Republican parts Clinton found interest in ways.
To be relevant and vital in his second term.
Stealing the Republicans -- and beating them -- the impeachment and but the -- Obama.
Is there -- problem this administration has been plagued by weeks later everybody agrees that there's been a tendency of this president.
Two to stay.
Have to close ranks and -- close together here and not really good at reaching out in Washington he's trot.
Died of late taking -- and things like that because they're dangerous as this stuff happens that -- close ranks.
I don't think so I I think that and one thing that happens in second terms you a lot of staff and I I think this is often.
Missed is that you have a lot of staff whose lives were on the conveniently who were in the White House.
We're in the sixth at six here that -- They're tired they're exhausted I'm making excuses I was I was all ministry that's supposed to and and one of the reasons why I think it's important -- fresh blood -- there is because you get new ideas if fresh thinking whether there.
Or whether they whether they're people who have been part of -- administration on.
Again I think that the president for the most part has actually been good in terms of having some votes that weren't allies Hillary Clinton's example of that.
But you know look he does I think and I think he was wise to do some of his outreach that he's still doing.
And I would go back to you know something that Steve said I mean I get in and you I mean if you look at 98.
Democrats are pointing to -- is great examples -- where.
Complete overreach by Republicans on on on and an issue where was actually a little more cut and dry on on it was a -- -- it.
Was about Philly she you know this is about the IRS devices -- Chris about it.
I -- -- best I've hit resilience he was engaged I think it -- something related to Malaysia -- -- I apologize I haven't brought up because we have to wrap.
We have to -- and I couldn't resist and -- -- apologize.
Ideas what the other doctors and I didn't like you know parents and it -- We have to go we thank you so much were you make it could you repeat it -- -- quick break but when we come back judge Andrew Pollack Fox News senior judicial analyst is waiting in the wings to tell you the truth.
It's no secret like now there's a public email -- a privately now.
And they're all play -- they're all available.
-- -- -- it's -- it's about having it public email address it as well -- -- one for internal.
Workings but they're all.
Available for one player requests are -- and congressional inquiries are conducted.
That was a statement of policy.
In shorthand from Kathleen Sebelius secretary of health and human services and Jay Carney white house Press Secretary and this is power -- and what they were talking about there.
Is the existence of an unknown number.
-- -- -- -- -- Secret unlisted email accounts for political appointees.
Now there for the a bowl as.
The secretary said.
But only if you know what they -- If you don't know with the email addresses you can't afford it and the administration is dug in -- heels on the question of releasing this information to the Associated Press.
So what about that now if you waited till tomorrow you could read it first vacations.
And of high minded column on this subject by Fox News senior official analyst Andrew Pollack I don't know the judge.
But why wait you're here judge and you can tell the Internet.
I hope I don't get in trouble like sharing my tomorrow's column and I'll never enjoyed agree with the assistance sneak -- and we're glad you're willing to provide look we have a government.
That decides against whom it's going to enforce laws and doesn't want to enforce the laws against itself.
Whether it's FBI agents.
And trapping people into thinking they're providing material assistance terrorists.
Whether it's members of congress padding people on the back -- others have identified as al-Qaeda affiliated individuals and offering them the material assistance of the federal government.
Or whether it's the eight -- member of the president's cabinet.
Refusing to divulge information that the public has a right to know.
This is an administration and and Chris ball masters like that's not a Republican or democratic thing.
It seems beginning works matter who's in the White House here's what should happen.
That congress should -- these email addresses.
And the executive branch will be forced to reveal them.
This is not lurid intruding into the new -- of the member of the government this is the public's right to know.
What they're doing why they're doing and why they're not doing -- -- an email address of which we are aware and doing and we paid for.
And was generated I absolutely believe that we don't -- that -- -- people -- that a lot of people have different email addresses even people that you -- -- -- and work -- I'm gonna -- likely have.
Different email addresses we -- not the government let.
One the government does this the government has to make that you address available -- that people know what the government is doing how this is a billions to side.
What emails to end.
On HHS dot gov it.
And what emails to and from the secret and that's a loopy after that one I was not on the you'd ever think it's not a standard dot com it's -- it's -- one of these crazy new.
-- addresses that you just wouldn't think well and you know if if I came to -- court and asked for.
Enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act request on somebody's personal account.
A private for their Gmail account there Yahoo! account.
I would have to come to -- and demonstrate that I knew that there was something that that the public had a right to inside that private email that there'd be a pretty.
-- threshold yes that's something that occurs on a government email correct this threshold is very low right.
There's there's no threshold at all yet another birdie secured right right well right but the burden is on the government to show that that they are not forty a bull and when we -- -- here we're talking of course about the Freedom of Information Act it's the Akron we like -- -- so so.
All government documents are presumed -- transparent and available.
It is the burden of the government does the statute -- -- -- almost literally from the statute it is the burden of the government or the person in the government whose documents are sought.
To place the documents in one of the accepted categories there are many except to categories that traditional -- because it's the most pliable as incendiary as you said.
It's national security.
But she hats and it's not just terror that is any obligation.
To make available.
To anybody that wants what the name of that today that email address is that people can father and minus -- Well I think Darrell ice -- innocence.
Something just something tells -- -- -- pick up.
The things we -- we remember and it states that they would.
But let me say this in -- at -- that.
If if you -- ever before a judge.
Let us hope that it would be one.
It's fair minded and constitutionally grounded as this winter and developed thank you -- it.
Structure that's OK and oh by the way watching tonight on special report you'll be there doing his thing you don't want to miss that talking about this very topic very topic.
On the hunt with Jonathan Hunt is up next for your delight amusement and edification and now as we like to do every day we -- -- leave you with the work from French.
-- -- banana republic stuff.
And I think they ought to bring her as I've advocated here before.
Give her immunity ask -- that question and see what the truth is -- if she relies on that she's in real trouble.
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