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Friday, September 21, 2012

ABC News Busts Obama's Lie On Fast and Furious: White House Response 'Well What He Really Meant Was'

By Susan Duclos

More fallout from Obama's Univision interview comes from ABC News' Jake Tapper, who points out that Obama's answer to the hard hitting Fast and Furious questions....... was a lie with a little, "blame Bush" tossed in.

Via ABC News' Political Punch:

Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.

“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”

In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.

So, once again, a White House lackey is forced to explain... but, but, but, what he really meant was.........

Asked for comment, White House Spokesman Eric Schultz said, “The President was referring to the flawed tactic of gun-walking, which despite Republicans efforts to politicize this issue, began under the previous Administration and it was our Attorney General who ended it. In fact, this week’s IG report affirms this and if Republicans still have any legitimate questions about Fast and Furious, the 450-page report answers them. In light of this thorough report and Congress’s 16 month-long investigation, Republicans have no excuse to keep wasting time and taxpayer resources on politically-motivated, election-year attacks.”

Univision hosts and interviewers nailed Obama on that Inspector General's report also asking obama that if he didn't have anything to hide he should release the Documents Congress asked for, why didn't he fire Eric holder and then asked "Let’s have an independent investigation, because at the end of the day, this is the Justice Department investigating its boss and is saying they say is not at fault? Why don’t we have, very briefly, an independent investigation that is not done by the Justice Department?"

Yes, it seems only Obama, Holder and Democrats seem to think a legitimate investigation of the DOJ should be conducted by an Independent investigator rather someone in the DOJ.

Kind of like asking the fox to watch the hen house.