You would think President Obama’s advisors, certainly Secret Service, would have him steer clear of David Gregory considering he is under felony criminal investigation for possessing a banned high capacity ammunition magazine, but no. Obama will sit with Gregory in an exclusive interview on the fiscal cliff on this Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
Gregory was scheduled to be on vacation Sunday, but those plans are off as NBC welcomes Obama for only the second time since he’s been President. The president appeared back in Sept. 2009 to discuss health care reform, according to Mediabistro.
The “Meet the Press” website has the following splashy announcement:
This Sunday, at a critical time for the fiscal cliff negotiations, David Gregory sits down exclusively with President Barack Obama in the final hours before the deadline. We’ll hear directly from the president about where things stand and whether a compromise is possible. Plus, David will talk with him about other key issues facing the country as he prepares to begin his second term in office.
Neither NBC nor Gregory has issued a single statement on the police investigation over the illegal rifle magazine or the White House petition calling for charges to be brought against Gregory. According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, a petition with 25,000 signatures in 30 days requires a response from the President. As of this writing there are just over 13,000 signatures. A few thousand more and maybe Gregory can start the interview by asking the President for his statement.
Actually, he may want to ask Obama for a pardon if he should get a felony conviction. Well, considering this is Obama’s first appearance in three years on “Meet the Press,” it seems a classic “wink, wink ‘atta boy” for NBC.
Maybe the Secret Service can assist D.C. Metro Police in taking Gregory into custody. I’d certainly tune in to see it.
Related “Metro police told NBC not to use illegal magazine in advance of show” and “David Gregory’s ‘oops’ with a banned 30-round gun magazine”
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