The White House has been defending the president through a rough week by saying he didn't know about some of the administration's troubles until they spilled into the public. That made us ask: What should the president know and when should he know it?
We asked CBS News contributor Bill Daley, who is a former Commerce Secretary and was more recently the gatekeeper for the president as White House Chief of Staff from 2011-2012.
Scott Pelley: Now that we've seen all the testing of the Affordable Care Act computer system that crashed before October 1st, the White House says the president didn't know any of that was happening.
Bill Daley: There is so much information that comes into the White House. And it seems as this continues to roll out that very few people knew, if anyone knew, the breadth of this challenge. And so, so why would you to the bring it to the president? Well, if the White House staff really didn't know how bad it was, and my sense is that's probably the case, then you wouldn't say to the president, "oh, we think this is screwed up."
Scott Pelley: At what point does the president say, "This is the most important thing my administration has ever done. We're gonna roll this computer system out on October 1st. This better go well."
Bill Daley: The biggest challenge in any White House is the myriad of issues and the numbers that come before you. So it doesn't surprise me that it's not in some neat, little wrapped-up package to be decided whether it's working or not.