Fact Check: Obama Administration 'Scandal-free'?

Fact Check: Obama Administration 'Scandal-free'?

01-17-2017
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President Obama told told "60 minutes Sunday, "I'm proud of the fact with two weeks to go, we are probably the first administration in modern history that has not had a major scandal in the White House."

Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw said, "He's been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven't had that what for a while." Time Magazine's Joe Klein said there has been "absolutely no hint of scandal" during the Obama years.

Perhaps they should get out more.

The president may not have had any personal/moral scandals in the White House -- neither have most presidents in modern times except Bill Clinton -- but the Obama administration had several big ones.

CBN News has covered several Obama White House scandals that the liberal media has been loath to expose.

The Clinton Email Scandal: Obama's first Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, set up a private server to conduct official business, including communications with President Obama.  Clinton and her staff stonewalled and misled investigators and destroyed evidence.

Operation Fast and Furious: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed the sale of thousands of guns to suspected Mexican smugglers and then lost track of them. The guns have been used to murder American law-enforcement officers.

Tea Party Targeted: The IRS under Obama targeted the Tea Party and conservative political opponents.  IRS chief Lois Lerner, who pleaded the Fifth Amendment on self-incrimination rather answer questions before congress, was issued a contempt citation.  Obama's Justice Department refused to enforce it.

Benghazi: In the Benghazi fiasco, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed during an attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.  This happened during a politically dangerous time, President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, and the White House peddled the narrative that the attack was not terrorism but a reaction to an anti-Muslim film. Documents show the State Department knew that claim  to be false.

Veterans Affairs: Some 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at a VA facility in Arizona. An internal VA audit found  more than 57,000 veterans had to wait 90 days for medical care and more than 60,000 were never seen. Even President Obama called it "scandalous."

Hacking: Under Obama, the federal government suffered the biggest data theft from hacking in U.S government history. The personnel files of millions of federal employees were exposed.

And the media coverage has been scandalous in the unprecedented way it has ignored, minimized and covered-up Obama's many scandals and failtures because it supported his Left-wing agenda.

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