TAPPER: Can the acting head of the BATF be permitted to go to Capitol Hill to testify? My understanding is that the -- that he's not been allowed by the administration to go there and explain what's going on.
CARNEY: I'll have to refer you to Justice on that. I'm not -- I don't have any information on that.
TAPPER: It's not something that you guys are worried about and incensed about? This is something that ---
CARNEY: Well, Jake, I think it's being investigated for a reason. And obviously, it's a matter of concern, and that's why there's an investigation. But it would be a mistake for me to comment further on -- or to characterize further what happened or -- you know, how -- to rate our unhappiness about it from here. So I think that I have to refer you to the Justice Department for that.
TAPPER: It -- lastly, I mean, we have heard at times, you know, when the president was upset about something -- "plug the damn hole" is one such anecdote that was shared exclusively with every single person in this room by the White House. Did you -- is this president upset about this? I mean, this is a government operation where now weapons -- I mean, the Mexicans are upset that guns are now turning up --
CARNEY: I think you could assume that the president takes this very seriously.
But is he fuming? Infuriated? Enraged? Careening around the Oval Office on a berserk rampage, hurling furniture through windows and pummeling helpless staffers until the secret service wrestles him to the ground and sedates him with a bear tranquilizer?