‘Not even a smidgen of corruption’: Obama downplays IRS, other scandals

Posted by on Feb 03, 2014 at 8:08 am

President Obama, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, tried to put behind him the scandals that have hung over his second term, suggesting his administration did not mislead the public on the Benghazi attack and going so far as to say the IRS targeting scandal had “not even a smidgen of corruption.”

Obama addressed concerns over Benghazi, the launch of HealthCare.gov and the IRS, during the interview Sunday before the Super Bowl. He adamantly rejected the suggestion that the IRS was used for political purposes by singling out Tea Party groups seeking tax exemption.

“That’s not what happened,” he said. Rather, he said, IRS officials were confused about how to implement the law governing those kinds of tax-exempt groups.

“There were some bone-headed decisions,” Obama conceded.

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2 Responses to “‘Not even a smidgen of corruption’: Obama downplays IRS, other scandals”

  1. zipity on 3/03/14 at 8:42 pm

    “‘Not even a smidgen of corruption”

    Riiiiight. That must be why Lois Lerner took the 5th Amendment when testifying before Congress. Because that’s what innocent people do, dontcha know.

  2. zipity on 3/03/14 at 8:44 pm

    Not to mention the 157 meetings with Obama at the White House with one of only TWO Obama political appointees from the IRS. Which Barry appears to have situational amnesia about.

    I’d ask “how stupid do they think we are?” but I think we all know the answer to that question already.