Scandals, Lies and Cover-ups
The Obama administration has been involved in multiple scandals with many lies to cover them up.
- Benghazi: Seven weeks before the election, the US Embassy in Libya was attacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists in a coordinated terrorist act on September 11, 2012. There were multiple requests for assistance; but the requests were denied with an order to “stand down”. As a result, four Americans were murdered, including the Ambassador. Who gave the order to “stand down”? President Obama was informed of the terrorist attack; but went to bed in dereliction of his duty so he could be at a fundraiser the next day in Las Vegas. Obama then stated the attack was a demonstration as a result of a You-Tube video and just a random act of terrorism, undermining the terrorist attack from Al-Qaeda. There were 12 revisions to the talking points from the Obama administration obtained by ABC news to deceive the public by removing the referenced links to Al-Qaeda and a coordinated terrorist attack. Through all this, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton responded, “What difference does it make?” Well, it makes a huge difference when our fellow Americans were murdered by a coordinated terrorist attack and the president and his administration mislead the American people with lies about a spontaneous demonstration as a result of a You-Tube video.
- Wire tapping of AP and Fox News reporters: Eric Holder, who is Obama’s Attorney General, is now facing possible perjury charges about denying allegations of him secretly obtaining phone records of reporters of the Associated Press as well as concealing the acquisition of emails of a Fox News reporter. Later, it was discovered that Holder had, in fact, signed off on obtaining these records as well as shopping to a judge to approve such illegal acquisitions after two judges denied his request. This is another concern of an overreaching government abusing their power and violating the Constitution. With protections guaranteed for “Freedom of the Press: and protections against “Unlawful Search and Seizures”, one would only expect such abuse would occur in a Communist country and not here in America.
- IRS targeting Conservative Groups: Obama stated that he did not know about the IRS targeting conservative organizations and only found about it in the newspaper. Really? Coincidently, the targeting began just after Obama became president and during a time when Vice-President Joe Biden was calling the Tea Party a terrorist organization. Conservative organizations were not approved for tax exemptions while other conservative organizations and individuals were audited, including those that were the primary donors to the Romney campaign. As a result, thousands of dollars were spent on attorney fees to clear their name with the IRS. Prior to the 2012 election, in June 2011, Lois Lerner, the director in charge of the Exempt Division, knew of reports of the targeting by the IRS agents while the allegations were denied to congress. Obama’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, and other senior White House advisors, including head White House Counsel, Katherine Ruemmler knew of the scandal. How convenient it would seem to be to use a government agency to go after your political enemy. Now, the question the Obama administration or the IRS refuse to answer is who ordered the targeting of these conservative organizations and individuals by the IRS?
Obama and his administration have lied to the American people, attempted to cover-up scandals to protect themselves and obtain and remain in power. They lied about Benghazie and misled the American people to get re-elected. They used the Department of Justice to secretly obtain phone records and spy on reporters. They used the IRS to target groups and individuals who opposed them. There were other scandals as well, including Fast and Furious, where 2,000-3,000 weapons were secretly sold to Mexican drug cartels and used to kill 200 Hispanic women and children, including two US Border Agents. Obama again claimed to know nothing about it; but when congress requested the emails, Obama invoked “Executive Privilege”.
This is a government of corruption and scandals protecting itself with a cover-up of lies.