Should Obama Do More to Help Ferguson?

Some urge the president to do more to help restore order to the area.
1:37 | 08/17/14

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President Obama has weighed in on this crisis from his vacation calling for calm. That was three days ago. The question this morning, should the president be doing more? Let's bring in Jon Karl in Washington. How worried is the white house about the optics of all this, having him on vacation while this city burns? Is there talk he should leave his vacation and try to calm things down in Ferguson? No talk that I can sense from the white house staff at this point. The president is getting regular briefings. He's closely monitoring this. It's a tough situation for him in terms of getting too much Mike R micro managing. The hay yor of Ferguson. He's ordered the investigation, the FBI and the department of justice investigating what happened to Michael brown. He's praised the governor. In his statement. It would be tough to come in and step on the governor'j toes on this. They're uneasy about this and unsure what role the president has to play. There has been a -- at this point, a sizable federal roll with the FBI fanning out and investigating the case. Jon will be co-anchoring "This week" later with Martha Raddatz with guests including the governor of Missouri, jay Nixon. The other story we're tracking this morning, the

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