President Obama declined yesterday to weigh in on the flurry of accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Obama said at yesterday’s presser that the charges have already been referred to the “appropriate authorities.”
“With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate Committee and the CIA, John Brennan has referred them to the appropriate authorities and they are looking into it. And that’s not something that is an appropriate role for me and the White House to wade into at this point,” Obama said.
But in his Super Bowl interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, President Obama was more than willing to answer O’Reilly’s questions concerning the IRS targeting of tea party groups saying, “No. There were some boneheaded decisions out of a local office.” And when O’Reilly pressed the President asking him “But no mass corruption,” Obama adamantly said “Not even mass corruption Bill . . . not even a smidgen of corruption.”
But how on earth did Obama know there wasn’t a smidgen of corruption at the IRS when at the time of his O’Reilly interview the investigation into the agencies alleged tea party targeting was still underway? And what’s with his silence on the allegations about the CIA spying on the Senate?
It’s unlikely to happen, but wouldn’t it be sweet if this guy didn’t utter another word for the rest of his term?
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