3:43 am - Wednesday April 12, 2017

News to us! Jay Carney says Obama learned of VA scandal from media reports [video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/JayCaruso/status/468451610214285313

A pretty lousy kind — and, according to press secretary Jay Carney, the kind that’s currently occupying the White House. Confronted about the developing Veterans Affairs scandal during today’s press briefing, Carney reassured the press corps — and thus the country — that President Obama only found out about it recently. From the news, natch:

http://twitter.com/#!/webbersteinhoff/status/468450431459667968

Transcript:

Reporter: “When was the president first made aware of these problems, these fraudulent lists that were being kept to hide the wait times? When was he first made aware of those problems, and when did other White House officials — top White House officials — become aware of these problems?”

Carney: “If you mean the specific allegations that I think were reported first by your network out of Phoenix, I believe, we learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that’s not the case, but that’s when we learned about them.”

Sound familiar? It should.

http://twitter.com/#!/whignewtons/status/468445201972084736

This isn’t the White House’s first time playing the ignorance card before. And just like back then, citizens are calling B.S.:

http://twitter.com/#!/TarheelKrystle/status/468448748994318336
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/468449313031331841
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/468451862744539138
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/468449718981640192
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/468450438002782208
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/468452152005099520
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/468452729523023873

Take comfort, though:

http://twitter.com/#!/jonkarl/status/468451225156202496

The White House is on it!

http://twitter.com/#!/rorycooper/status/468451285591949312

We’re in capable hands, America.

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/468449164473692160

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Related:

Hogwash: President Liar Pants claims he heard about IRS targeting conservatives ‘from news’

‘This country has failed its veterans!’ Stacey Dash appalled by deaths at Phoenix VA

Actor Ken Wahl: Instead of fundraising, Obama should visit corrupt Phoenix VA

Dean Cain: ‘Like Obamacare? Check out the VA hospital scandal’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/19/news-to-us-jay-carney-says-obama-learned-of-va-scandal-from-media-reports-video/

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