KILMEADE KONDENSED: 06/24/14
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KATIE KIEFFER author of Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials, and One Woman’s Case for Hope dropped by the studio to talk about millennials and what they really care for. Katie explained that she believes they are socially libertarian but fiscally conservative. She went on to say that millennials feel let down by President Obama and that is why they distrust the Office of the President more than any part of the government. What was also a huge issue for millennials was the NSA snooping scandal because their online use is such a huge part of their life.
New York Post Columnist MICHAEL GOODWIN talked about the IRS hearings and explained that the Democrats in Congress are part of the problem. The entire party is implicated in this scandal because no one in the party is willing to stand up against the President. What has to change is the media must stop saying this is what the Republicans want to know but express that we the media, and the people of America, want to know about the IRS targeting scandal. Michael went on to explain that any foreign policy decisions the President has made have gone bad.
Former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Four-Star General JACK KEANE (Ret.) admitted to Brian Kilmeade that the Obama Administration has reached out to him on Iraq and has been open to his suggestions.
Gen. Keane is fairly confident Gen. Petraeus would go to Iraq if asked by the administration because there is no way he would be able to say no. Keane said, “If Petraeus puts two feet on the ground in Baghdad dealing with the Maliki government and the Maliki military, just his presence alone sends an incredible message of confidence to those who are there. And I think he can do a lot in terms of putting the right people back in charge of the military organization and start to move this forward. Listen, he can’t turn the Iraqi army around overnight, that’s for sure, but he would absolutely make a difference.” Keane also revealed that this administration is very much aware of what Gen. Petraeus can do and that they have talked to him as well. Keane just wonders why Gen. Petraeus isn’t already in Iraq.
Rep. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT) talked about the stonewalling being done at the IRS hearings. He was also happy to see Rep. Steven Lynch (D-MA) was the only Democrat that wanted to know answers and wasn’t fawning over Koskinen. Rep. Chaffetz also let us know what was going on in the hearings today. Jason says that the reality is that it doesn’t seem that progressive groups were not targeted and that if they really were, why aren’t Democrats outraged over that? Rep. Chaffetz expressed his belief that Koskinen is not being truthful with Congress and when you are not truthful with Congress you are not truthful with the American people.
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson host, GRETCHEN CARLSON, dropped by and talked IRS, Iraq immigration and even more with Brian. They also segued to the Easter bunny and some very interesting conversations about Easter candy and the bunny at home with the kids.