Buck Sexton on Obama scandal week: “there’s no way that they will be able to get out of this unscathed”

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Glenn spoke with TheBlaze national security editor and host of Real News Buck Sexton about the horrific week the Obama administration is having as several lies and scandals are finally becoming front page news. Most of the time the press feigns interest for a day or two and moves on – why will this time be different?

Read Buck’s Op-Ed on the White House scandals HERE.

GLENN: Buck Sexton is here. He is our national security editor for TheBlaze. He just wrote a piece: Obama under siege from scandals. And it’s ‑‑ you seem to be saying here, Buck, that you think this could take the administration down?

BUCK: Hey, Glenn. Yeah, there’s no way that they will be able to get out of this unscathed meaning that the, at a minimum, nevermind what the actual mechanisms could be in play here for resignations and perhaps even ‑‑ I’ve never said that anyone ‑‑ that I thought that President Obama was at risk of impeachment. Depending on what we find out from this, I can’t say that I don’t think that’s a possibility anymore. It depends on what these investigations show us. But the ‑‑

GLENN: Yesterday I ‑‑ yesterday I didn’t call for it. I called for a thorough investigation and an independent committee to look at because let’s see if they rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors provable, provable high crimes and misdemeanors. But I think he’s absolutely impeachable on this if you can get enough whistleblowers to actually testify, if they don’t scare them all away.

BUCK: I’m absolutely with you on that, Glenn. That’s the question. What’s provable here. What this administration is incredibly adept at is making sure that the bureaucracy is a place where they can hide, you know, the midlevel people and no one ever thinks that they are really going to get in trouble. It’s easy to blame them and they always cut off the top level guys from that direct exposure. But, you know, the character and the intent of the administration now, I think for really any American who’s ever going to open their eyes ‑‑ and there are some who won’t ever do it. I know that. You know that. There’s some who will just, they will be on the hope and change train until it goes off the cliff. They don’t care. But anyone who’s actually paying attention knows now that Benghazi has proved they will lie, the IRS scandals prove they will cheat, and the AP has proved they will steal, at least when it comes to records of journalists. So it’s really astounding that all these things have come together at once and I think no matter what happens now, Glenn, nobody is ever going to be able to look at the Obama administration the same way. Claiming grotesque incompetence and negligence to get you out of scandal after scandal at some point changes people’s opinion of you at a minimum if they can’t prove, as you point out, that there was direct White House orders given for any of these issues.

GLENN: Okay. So let me take Benghazi. Let’s play this audio from Panetta. This was the first real red flag. I mean, we were getting sources on this the night that it happened, but I ‑‑ for the regular people, if you’re watching, when Leon Panetta went to congress and said, “Here’s what happened on that day.” Listen to this little piece of information.

PANETTA: But as to specifics about time, et cetera, et cetera, no, he just left that up to us.

AYOTTE: Did you have any further communications with him that night?

PANETTA: No.

AYOTTE: Did you have any other further communications, did he ever call you that night to say how are things going, what’s going on, where’s the consulate?

PANETTA: No.

AYOTTE: Did you communicate with anyone else at the White House that night?

PANETTA: No.

AYOTTE: No one else called you to say, “What ‑‑ how are things going?”

PANETTA: No.

AYOTTE: But just to be clear, that night he didn’t ask you what assets we had available and how quickly they could respond and what we could do to help those individuals?

PANETTA: I think the biggest problem that night, Senator, was that nobody knew really what was going on there.

AYOTTE: And there was no followup during the night, at least from the White House directly?

PANETTA: No.

GLENN: Okay.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So when I heard that, Buck, I thought, okay, we’re in the middle of a presidential campaign. What he is saying is the president, while an ambassador was being killed and we had an embassy under siege, you want to make the president look like this robust hero. You want to make him look ‑‑ I mean, he was practically PhotoShopped into the picture in the Osama Bin Laden compound, and what do they do here? They make sure to announce clearly to everybody he was nowhere near. He had nothing to do with it, no calls, no nothing. I knew immediately, gun‑running. There’s something very, very bad going on in this embassy and they know if it comes out, it will taint him. So he just disappeared that night. Am I reading this wrong?

BUCK: Yeah, I don’t want to be flippant about this, but I was willing to stay up all night many times to study for sociology tests when I was in college. And the fact that the president didn’t roll up his sleeves and didn’t not go to sleep at all until he found out exactly what was happening with the U.S. ambassador. I mean, he’s the commander this chief.

PAT: Incredible.

BUCK: It’s so beyond the pale of what’s acceptable and even the ideas that you’ve laid out now about how he may have been ‑‑ I think there were two things going on. There was a panic, if you will, a panic that came from the possibility that maybe things would come to light that they did not want to come to light and, you know, I’m being circumspect about these things on purpose. There’s also the other side of this which is just the recognition that if the president accepted the fact, accepted his responsibility that he was in ‑‑ he was the head of the military that night, he is the leader of this country, then he would have to make decisions that would be attributable to him. Instead ‑‑ because you understand how the machinery works ‑‑ he allowed subordinates to handle this. I’m sure he gave them direction, don’t get me wrong, but he just left enough plausible deniability so that we are where we are now, which is a place where we recognize all these decisions that were made were political. We left people out there to die. We did not call in the cavalry but, oh, the president, we don’t know what he was doing then. They managed to do what they intended to do that night.

GLENN: I tell you that doesn’t make any sense to me and here’s why: Because, you know, if somebody is on the scene of the ‑‑ now, here’s the scary thing. It doesn’t seem to matter to America. But if you’re really, if you’re the president of the United States, it is better to have tried and failed than to not try at all. And our president walked away and said, “I’m going to bed, guys. Goodnight.” I’m telling you, what they did was they had to isolate.

Buck, I know you’re being circumspect of all of this stuff, and it’s the right thing to do, but I’m telling you we were running guns and missiles over to Turkey. We know about the boat, we know about the captain, we know about all of it. Between what was happening with the ambassador and what was happening with gun‑running ‑‑ and I’ll let the press figure that one out ‑‑ between those two things, they told the president, “You can’t be anywhere near this.” He knew. He knew. So Buck, you have faith that this is ‑‑ this somehow or another is actually going to be pursued, that the media is not somehow or another, they actually get it this time?

BUCK: Glenn, if it’s not now, it’s never. If the American people, if the media specifically in this case ‑‑ I mean, this isn’t a shot across the bow for the media. I mean, this is a full volley into their hole. I mean, this is absolutely a declaration that you have no rights whatsoever under the First Amendment as a press organization. If the federal government believes that you have this was that it wants, it’s going to get it, and it doesn’t matter if they bring in a whole lot of innocent people in the process. There is so little dignity left, I think, Glenn, for the big media. And by the way, I know you must have felt a tremendous amount of pride, I know I did just being a member of TheBlaze team when this IRS story breaks and we’re like, “Hey, yeah, TheBlaze, we were writing about this over a year ago. We were telling you about this, you know, this organization that’s relatively new compared to the New York Times. And they now, if they want to get any shred of credibility back, if they want anyone to think that they are, in fact, worthy of the title “journalist,” they will go after this like it is the D‑day invasion. I mean, they will put all their resources into exposing the administration on this.

Will they do it, Glenn? At this point it’s hard for me to be disappointed in the media and it’s hard for me to be disappointed in honestly Americans who just refuse to accept what this administration is, which is an administration that is completely lacking in character, that politicizes everything, and views its hold on power as the single most important end that it has.

GLENN: Real quick I’ve only got about a minute but there is one other factor in them not covering things and that is fear. This administration is going after whistleblowers and they are destroying. And you being a guy in the CIA and have worked at the White House, you know what happens to everybody underneath. You just said it: They take care of everybody on top an they destroy anybody underneath.

BUCK: It couldn’t be any easier, Glenn, for them to intimidate. You said whistleblowers coming forward, you are absolutely right. There are people right now I think who have information that could fill in the blanks that could change our ‑‑ already, I mean the perception, how much worse can it get? Oh, it can get worse.

GLENN: Oh, it’s much worse.

BUCK: But there are people right now with that information who are facing financial ruin, the loss of their career and the loss of their freedom. They are not above doing that. They will put people in federal prison who speak out of turn, and they have ways of doing this. I mean, they can hold over. They can say, “We’re not going to bring the charges now. We’re going to bring them in a year when no one’s paying attention to this issue.” So anybody who comes out is taking a tremendous personal risk, they know that, and they threaten people. They threaten people all the time in the bureaucracy. And what do you have? You’re a guy, you’re not making that much money. You’re going to go up against the federal government. They get paid to ruin your life. They don’t care how much it costs. Meanwhile you’ve got a family to feed. So Glenn, this he know that they can probably stifle some whistleblowers but at this point some people may just say, “You know what? America’s too precious and I don’t even care anymore.” And that’s the wild card that they can’t account for.

GLENN: I hope you’re right, Buck. Thank you very much. The article is up on TheBlaze now: Obama under siege from scandals by Buck Sexton, why he thinks that this will neuter and forever change, scar, and neuter the White House, if not kick them out of the White House. Thanks, Buck. Talk to you again.

BUCK: Thank you.

  • landofaahs

    SOBS. (Stop Obama’s Bull Ship)  Impeach the dictator,

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    History time and again has shown that cowards such as Obama easily escape justice before the courts of the land. 

    In this case, the entire House of Obama must face justice for their crimes, and God willing, they will so we can begin to restore the Republic back to where it should have been.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    If Obama survives this, there will be no more Republic, and we will truly have lost. it will be then only a matter of when, and not if, the dictatorship of Obama comes and the bloodbath begins.

  • Anonymous

    You people are sick. You don’t care about making the country better, and you hate most Americans. You are rooting for the President to fail, which means you are rooting for the country to fail, just like all the Republicans in Congress. Your racism or whatever it is that’s driving your hate is causing you to root for the country to fail. You are the ones that should be tried for treason.

  • Anonymous

    I thought he was already a dictator! Get your story straight! 
    Whose blood will be flowing though? Yours? Threatening suicide? Why wait?

  • Anonymous

    wow, this website really is loony central. i guess that makes sense, as beck was too fascist even for fox. 

  • landofaahs

    He is.  It’s why he will not be impeached.  The liberal media will only allow so much criticism against him before they circle the wagons.  If he were not a dictator, he would be impeached and thrown out of office.  Thank You for the lead.

  • landofaahs

    It wasn’t loony until idiot libtards like you visited.  My this president doesn’t know anything going on in his administration.  Maybe he’s taking too many vacations.  Nah, he knows what’s going on.  It’s not being out of the loop, it’s circling the wagons time.

  • landofaahs

    I feel sorry for you that you are so invested in this criminal president that you have to debase yourself to defend him. LOL

  • landofaahs

    You liberals are the sicko’s who hate traditional America.  Go crawl under a rock.  Bahhhhhh Rock.  You little sheeple. 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Once again you demonstrate the narrow, hide-bound mentality of the left.

    You fail to read or learn history and the clear examples of how a dictator arises and begins to secure his power, and hold it, by a chain of blood filled massacre of ‘enemies of the state.’

    And now you call on me to commit suicide? Thus you show again the truth of how much the darkness has claimed you.

    May God have mercy on you.

  • Anonymous

    lol. you don’t disappoint, land of oz, you are still as out of touch with reality as ever. he’s a dictator, huh? is that why you’re free to post this nonsense all day long? because dictators allow that sort of thing?

  • Anonymous

    traditional america, like when we had slavery and women couldn’t vote?

  • Anonymous

    “Thus you show again the truth of how much the darkness has claimed you.”

    you suggested the same about the president. who do you think you’re fooling, hypocrite? lol. you’re more of a troll than I am, and that’s saying something. 

    I’ll tell you what, if there’s no election in 2016, then I’ll admit he’s a dictator. Otherwise, you’re nucking futs.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Your posts are self-evident in the anger, hate and insanity you hold as ‘truth’ get help while time remains.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Just for the record, how soon are you going to start resorting to threats against me? Others have done so here in the past and you show the same pattern?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    So let me get this right so now it is Fascist to want to follow the Constitution and questioning a Fascist government for attacking a rival party and taping the phones of every person that belongs to the AP? But it is not fascist for you to be following Obama who let all this happen under his watch? Ladies and gentlemen liberal logic.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Which both were supported by liberals like you.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Liberal logic 101 if you can’t win in a losing battle use every name you can think under the sun and pray to Obama something sticks. What are you two years old?

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I hope so this guy needs to be thrown out into the street. 

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Now you’re copying my posts? No thoughts of your own? I guess that makes sense. Why should you start thinking now?

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Yeah, because the liberals are the ones ranting insanely about him being a kenyan or a muslim or a commie or whatever. You funny.

  • Anonymous

    If you were concerned about the Constitution, the time to speak up was when Bush was trashing it. The fact that you were silent then proves that you don’t care about the constitution, you just care about bashing democrats. It’s transparently political, unamerican, and pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    better than debasing yourself for fun like you do, oz.

  • Anonymous

    The only name I called you was “republican”. But you’re right, these days, that’s a curse.

  • Anonymous

    That’s so idiotic all I can do is laugh.

  • Anonymous

    If you find yourself being threatened a lot, maybe you should consider the things that you are saying that provokes such threats.
    But I never have threatened you, and I never will. That’s not how I roll. You’re the one with the insane threats and game of thrones predictions.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Liberals that had a liberal view of the Constitution said it was ok to own slaves. Liberals with liberal view of the Constitution said women had no rights. Not much has changed with you racist.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    But it is ok for Obama to use the Constitution to wipe his own ass. I guess if he has a D in front of his name it is ok for you liberals that the Constitution was not followed. By the way l like Bush as much as I do Obama so yah I been their where in the hell are you oh that’s right up Obama’s ass.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Where’d you hear that nonsense? It’s ridiculous, of course. Maybe you should look up the word liberal.
    AND IN ANY CASE, that’s 100 year old history. How about joining the real world? Just an idea…

  • Coll

    Assassinations! Let’s not forget the many assassinations in history!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Maloney/100002346762606 Joseph Maloney

    How about the administration’s 250k support to the Syrian rebels that have kidnapped at least eleven shites, and two Mennonite Biships that have been held for three weeks.  Today a video showed a rebel cutting the heart out os Syran soldier, and bitting it.  Syria also became a sticking point between Putin, and Netanyahu.  I still don’t think this is going anywhere.  Fast & Furious, national debt, ObamaCare’s real cost, and its effect on working americans, because of the 30 hour clause, no manufacturing investment in america last quarter.  Wall Street - EuroNext has tunnel vision with corporations earnings, and stock buy backs.  Lies, deceit, and the blame game has been Obama’s cover for lack of leadership, and his inability to man up.He was reelected with all this known except the CIA report that went through the wringer twelve times, and the IRS having their form of a witch hunt against Tea Party taxpayers; which exposed Obama as being dumbfounded by the news.  Fast & Furious saw underlings blamed for the gun running scheme by the Obama administration.  I expect the same with the new revelations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Maloney/100002346762606 Joseph Maloney

    Repeat offender.  He’ll repeat M O.  Blame, lie, deceive to cover for his lack of leadership, and his inability to man up. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Morrow/1611551991 Robert Morrow

    Hell, nothing will happen as long as the corrupt Senators like Reid (a bribing criminal) and his Cohorts are in charge. As long as the Senators get their palms grease like mine from New Mexico, all will be covered up. Plus the fact that we are now ruled by Agencies like the FDA(murder for corporate profit), and the rest the hundreds of them. These Petty Bureaucrats in control of the uncontrolled Agencies (in the hundreds sucking up tax payer money) are in charge and do not dare to oppose them as you are guilty as charged before any tribunal that they set up. So Comrades as long as you worship the Messiah and his Ilk we are finished. Just like the FDA which has free rein to poison the public with drugs that kill not cure(for the Pharmaceuticals profit in the thousands of percent) and the food processors allowed poison chemical that make you and your child sick in mind and body and you thought Guns and Terrorist were bad.  And all this so your Senators and Representatives can get their Palms greased with the 30 pieces of Blood Stained Silver.. My Suggestion is continue to bow low with heads down and bare backside up ready for the Messiah big stick. For did not put foot in mouth Biden state that the Messiah has a big big Stick. One thought, is that why the Liberal Progressive Ugly Females lust after Obama’s big stick?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Danuser/698607027 Mary Elizabeth Danuser

    Its appearing that some of mainstream media is seeing whats going on underneath their noses.Don’t watch major networks anymore,but am grateful ABC did expose the presidents many so called talking points months ago.Liz 

  • landofaahs

    Oh my, I guess before I could call Obama a dictator he would have to be using the power of the federal govt. to go after his enemies.  He would also be intimidating the media which does not step in line.  He would also be using the public treasury to fund  his pet projects and at the same time paying his supporters with taxpayer funds.  He is doing that you idiot.
    At what point was Hitler a dictator?  Was it when he was instituting “Gleichschaltung”  ie bringing in to line, coordination or making the same?  At what point was he a dictator? When he ordered the first execution of the Jews?  Or was it when he was setting up the power structure? 
    The problem with you low rung lemmings of the left is that you are too stupid to know that when you are no longer needed, you will be gotten rid of like yesterdays trash.
    I and many others have no intention of supporting or accepting or living in your Hegelian Dialectic Dystopia.
    Even some establishment democrats have had it with Obama and his tactics. He has used it on them also in his threatening thug Chicago manner.  Et tu Brute?

  • Anonymous

    When was Hitler a dictator? When would a US President be a dictator? When they cancel an election. LIke I said, if Obama is still president in late January 2017, then you can call him a dictator. Until then, you’re nothing but a partisan hack. I could list tons of things that Bush and other republican Presidents have done that are worse than anything you’ve mentioned. We survived them, and you’ll survive Obama. Relax, oz.

  • Anonymous

    If you have video evidence that Obama is using the original copy of the Constitution as toilet paper, put it on youtube. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.musclow Stephen Musclow

    Uh no, sorry. We actually pay attention to history and can see when it starts to repeat. It isn’t rocket science to see people’s intentions by what they say and do. It isn’t hate, it’s truth. We love this country, despite your assumptions. That makes us want to out the current government and elect those who will follow the Constitution, not the party line. Rooting for the country to fail is supporting an administration that is constantly caught in lies and a 6-year leadership that hasn’t fixed squat in this country. 

  • landofaahs

    No idiot. I do not accept your lame excuse. Castro was a dictator and he turned things over to his brother. Are you saying just because of when you exit determines if you are a dictator or not. What idiocy. It’s how you operate when you are in there.

  • landofaahs

    Debasing is what liberals do.

  • landofaahs

    He lived in Kenya so he was a Kenyan. That’s in his own book you retard. He was raised a muslim also in his own book. He also said that the call to prayer in the muslim faith is the sweetest sound. Also in his book. Redistribution of wealth, his own words. That is the very definition of communism. So what are you laughing at, his words or your denial he said them?

  • landofaahs

    Democrats just expanded slavery. Anyone who has to pay taxes is in effect a forced slave to the state. So how about ending slavery of the taxpayer to the state? Are you ready to end that you DA?

  • landofaahs

    You could tell Hitler to go to hell too but then you can bet you were targeted with something even worse than the IRS called the SSS. Well, maybe not so different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephenphillipsceo Stephen Phillips

     Hi Sam, and so many others,

    It’s best not to waste your time with Knowitsome. It achieves nothing. Just ignore. Nothing is added to the forum except for tons of pointless frustration. Better he suffer the frustration of being ignored. Try it! Cheers,

    Stephen.

  • Mike Nelson

    This thread is a perfect example of “Why Snowleopard Is Not A Good Person.”

    snow, I hate to ever post in support of knowit, but you are the one who could drive me to it; you really do pick fights.  You also tend toward the nauseating, self-righteous, sickly-sweet tone of a blind sycophant-shill-for-the-cause-patsie.

    Take the hint, enough people have said it: just post less.  You ARE knowit’s target audience, and you look like an idiot engaging an idiot – but knowit knows what he is, and is trolling you like a pro, even telling you that’s his objective.

    You’re not half so enlightened as you think you are, and as much as you’re on the “right side,” your zealotry combined with the current events-activism you extol, preach, and advocate, is shocking to me.  I’d much rather not be on your side for anything more important than kickball; you either don’t know yourself, or you’re trying too hard to fit in – both of which are a dangerous excess for the following reasons.

    Seeing you attempt to pre-victimize yourself while citing that you’ve been a victim before, is sick; the continuation of conversation means that you’re inviting that interaction.  This is “damaged goods” behavior, and is passive-aggressive tending toward controlling-manipulative.  Whatever your psychological profile is, you’re not a good spokesperson for anything.  But seeing you twist the Bible to your support, in other posts, and then telling him “…May God have mercy on your soul…” as you do, says more to me about you than everything else you’ve posted here, or anywhere else.

    You’re not righteous – you’re smug, and it’s ugly.

    Your actions and attitude are an affront to the dignity of any religion, any God who values humility, and any doctrine of civility, and is reminiscent of the inane and vapid ramblings of the Imams you so wholly condemn.

    You make Christians look very, very bad.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    If I had that I would be selling it the highest bidder.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    It is in the realm of the real world. It is the only way we could have such things as slavery to begin with because someone ignored the part about all men created equal like you liberals ignore the second amendment which says that the right to own a gun should not be infringed. You guys have not changed at all accept names.

  • Anonymous

    I think it would be the best thing, to wait and learn whats behind this stories. What happened wasn´t absolute not ok, but it would be appropriate to judge not that quickly. Its ok to see the media in a critical manner, maybe even calling it left wing. But to believe that Beck is any better  is naive as well. He also tells lies, even when tey are from the political opposite.

  • Anonymous

    Where is an assassin when you need one?  Now-a days you don’t assassin anybody – you do it the russian way  POISON in the food. or drink. but as I bet – there are food tasters everywhere.  dang …

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    You’re right but I just like hitting these guys a few times and watch them make fools of themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Hyperbole, never will it happen . you must be wishing to hard. Watch NOTHING will be done . In time this to will pass. So get off the front page.