When did Barack Obama learn about the Hillary Clinton email scandal? “The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.
This was after people joked that Obama probably learned about the emails from newspapers. Do you ever get the feeling that Obama is mocking us?
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff made a point of telling Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation that they knew about Hillary’s habit of using secret email accounts and they had in fact read them during the Benghazi investigation. He should have mentioned it to Obama.
Rep. Trey Gowdy told Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation today that the emails he received have huge gaps of weeks and months in them. Maybe he can get them from Adam Schiff (unless of course Adam’s lying through his teeth).
Then there is illegal immigration. President Obama claimed he was taken by surprise with the arrival of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children.
However, it seems the Obama Administration was aware of their pending arrival back in January, 2014.
On January 29th 2014, his own Federal government agency posted requests for vendors to bid on a contract to handle “approximately 65,000 UAC [Unaccompanied Alien Children] in total.” Why would such a contract be offered since only 5,000 illegal alien children showed up in 2013?
How about the IRS scandal.
President Obama learned about the IRS scandal from the newspapers.
The White House didn’t know about the IRS targeting of conservatives according tot hem. They must not have wanted to know because it was never really investigated.
“Let me take the IRS situation first. I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this I think it was on Friday.. “, Obama said. [He wasn’t even sure if it was Friday. The IRS knew in 2010 and they are an arm of the Executive Branch.]
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Obama learned about the VA scandal through the news reports:
Obama didn’t know about the NSA spying on world leaders.
Brazil, Germany, France, and Mexico were spied on by the NSA but he didn’t know. We planted bugs in the offices of the countries’ presidents. Obama explained to the president of Brazil that he didn’t know about the spying because he doesn’t subscribe to those newspapers.
He told Angela Merkel that he didn’t know we were spying on her. I don’t think she’s bought it, especially when he said he found out from the papers that it was going on.
The White House didn’t know about the DOJ’s covert seizure of the Associated Press’s phone records until the Monday we all found out.
Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said in a statement that the phone records story was purely a Justice Department affair. The DOJ is part of the Executive branch but I guess they don’t speak to each other. Oh, wait, no, that’s not it. Eric Holder said he didn’t even remember it and probably didn’t sign the order. There is a serious memory problem in the White House.
Jay Carney said that White House officials didn’t know about the AP scandal until they read press accounts on the Monday afternoon when we all read about it..
“Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP. We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department,” Carney said in a statement given to the press pool traveling along with President Obama on fundraising trips to New York Monday. “Any questions about an ongoing criminal investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice.”
President Obama didn’t know that Benghazi was an al Qaeda attack. He thought it had something to do with a video protest gone awry even though the intelligence community knew it was a terror attack on the night of the attack.
The White House didn’t know the Talking Points were changed though they were changed by Mike Morell and Ben Rhodes by their own admission.
The White House didn’t know that terror training camps were sprouting up all around the Benghazi consulate and they didn’t know about the 200+ attacks in Libya prior to the 9/11 attack. The White House didn’t know about the security requests.
“We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there,” Joe Biden said.
Obama didn’t know his BFFs Jay-Z and Beyonce were going to Communist Cuba on holiday. He doesn’t know how they got the visa to go.
The White House said that in the Boston terror attack there was no indication of terrorist activity. They didn’t know about the Russians’ warnings to us about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The White House didn’t know about the thousands of illegals who were released from prison early in 2014 by Janet Napolitano as part of the faux sequester cuts.
The White House absolutely didn’t deceive over the impact of sequester. They didn’t know anything. The White House said they didn’t cancel the White House tours.
“You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But the– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to furlough some folks. What furloughs mean is– is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay,” Obama said, in response.
The White House didn’t know anything about the Petraeus scandal. They conveniently learned about it the Wednesday after the election. The DOJ was investigating the Director of the CIA and the White House didn’t know.
“I’d refer you to the FBI. They have protocols in place on when to notify legislative and executive branches on investigations. It is simply a fact that the White House was not aware of the situation with General Petraeus.“
The White House didn’t know about the Fast & Furious operation. Eric Holder didn’t know either.
The White House didn’t know about the SEC/Goldman Sachs charges until after they were made public.
The White House didn’t know it had ordered General Stanley McChrystal to “Defeat the Taliban. Secure the Population.”
The White House didn’t know that Jon Corzine was a raging incompetent. In fact, Joe Biden said that he was the first one they called when they had a financial question.
The White House didn’t know a Mao Tse-Tung ornament was hanging on their Christmas tree for three years in a row though it was mentioned each year.
In 2011, Barack Obama told Bob Woodward that he regretted criticizing Paul Ryan at his budget speech last year. Obama said he would not have attacked Paul Ryan if he would have known Ryan was going to attend the speech. It’s quite miraculous that Obama didn’t know because Obama personally invited Paul Ryan to hear his speech.
Barack Obama didn’t know Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were domestic terrorists even though they were colleagues and Ayers launched Obama’s career.
Barack didn’t know about Jeremiah Wright’s anti-white, anti-Jewish rants even though he sat in his church for 20 years.
Barack has carried that ability to not know into the White House – he didn’t know a member of a terrorist Muslim group was invited to the White House for a meeting with senior aides. Barack just didn’t know.
The White House said the Churchill bust wasn’t sent back and then they said they didn’t know it was sent back. The White House was forced to admit they sent it back after describing those claims as “100% false.”