Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Obama in CYA Mode: White House snubs Congress, won't let top aide testify after Iran nuke deal claims

It shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the most dishonest presidential administrations in U.S. history would allow Congress to examine the lie Obama told the American people about moderates existing in Iran. 
In many ways Obama is a worse liar than Bill Clinton.  I didn’t think that was possible. 

Fox News reports the White House confirmed Monday that Obama adviser Ben Rhodes will not be allowed to testify before House lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal, after a last-ditch attempt by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz to pry the controversial aide loose for the hearing.

Chaffetz and the White House have been engaged in an escalating feud, all on the heels of a New York Times Magazine piece where Rhodes was quoted boasting about the administration’s success in crafting a public narrative for the Iran deal. The profile on Rhodes quotes him saying they built an “echo chamber” of experts who sold that narrative to young, often inexperienced reporters.

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As usual GOPers in D.C. are a day late and a dollar short.