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Obama aide makes absurd statements in attempted defense of IRS, Benghazi and AP scandals

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Source: http://endthelie.com

By Madison Ruppert

Editor of End the Lie

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer (Image credit: screenshot from “Meet the Press”)

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer (Image credit: screenshot from “Meet the Press”)

Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer made the talk show rounds today saying that the “law is irrelevant” when discussing the IRS scandal and that Obama’s location in the wake of the Benghazi attack is an “irrelevant fact.”

While some of Pfeiffer’s statements were downright absurd, one must commend him for making an effort in such a scandal-filled week.

“I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,” Pfeiffer said. Pfeiffer did admit, however, that “the activity was outrageous and inexcusable,” speaking of the IRS targeting specific groups.

See Pfeiffer make these comments on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” below:

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On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Pfeiffer downplayed the IRS scandal and defended the way the Obama administration has handled it.

“What would be an actual real scandal in Washington would be if the president had been involved or had interfered in an IRS investigation,” Pfeiffer said, according to Politico.

“You do nothing to interfere with an independent investigation and you do nothing to offer the appearance of interfering with investigations,” Pfeiffer said, adding that administration officials responded after they had the facts.

He said that the White House is focused and will not allow Republicans to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations.”

Pfeiffer also appeared on Fox News Sunday defending Obama’s handling of the Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012.

The host, Chris Wallace, reminded Pfeiffer that Obama didn’t actually talk with then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey that night.

“He was talking to his national security staff,” Pfeiffer maintained.

When Pfeiffer was asked if Obama entered the Situation Room that night, Pfeiffer said, “I don’t remember what room the president was in on that night, and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.”

Pfeiffer later said that the host’s questions about Obama’s handling of Benghazi were “offensive.”

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Blackwater becomes new landlord in Afghanistan for US Special Forces

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Source: http://rt.com

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US troops through 2015.

In a file picture dated 05 February 2005, members of the US-based Blackwater private security firm scan Baghdad city centre from their helicopter.(AFP Photo / Marwan Naamani)

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater has been awarded a $22 million contract to house US troops through 2015.

The private military company Academi — formerly Blackwater and, more recently, Xe — is the proud winner of a no-bid contract that will keep them profiting off Uncle Sam’s wars for the next few years. Under a deal first reported by Wired.com’s Danger Room, Academi will assist the recently created US Special Operations Joint Task Force–Afghanistan with housing facilities and office space on their massive 10-acre compound in Kabul named Camp Integrity.

According to Danger Room reporter Spencer Ackerman, Academi won the rights to lease Camp Integrity to the special ops team through May 2015, providing accommodations for some 7,000 elite troops.

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Don’t Look Now But ACORN Is Alive & Well

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Source: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com

By Gateways_Niece

Don’t Look Now But ACORN Is Alive & Well & Ready to Muck Up the 2012 Elections

Don’t think for one second that the 2012 election is going to be squeaky clean. Even CNN is starting to report on his fraud!

Chad Groening at OneNewsNow reported:

Even though it was supposedly stripped of federal funding in 2009, a non-partisan government corruption watchdog says the disgraced organization known as ACORN is alive and well and still thriving on government dollars.

Following the 2009 voter registration scandals surrounding the organization, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) transformed itself into a number of smaller organizations with new names, such as Affordable Housing Centers of America and the New York Agency for Community Affairs.

Dan Epstein is executive director of Cause of Action, an organization that has been monitoring ACORN’s recent activity. He says ACORN is still registered as a corporation in Arkansas.

“So ACORN has not gone away. What it has done is it’s had its tentacles rebrand themselves and rename themselves in order to get federal money and go around the ban that Congress passed and the president signed,” Epstein explains.

One of those branches, Project Vote, is now working with the Obama Justice Department to sue various states under the National Voter Registration Act.

“Project Vote forced them to accept many fraudulent voter registration forms,” the Cause of Action executive director reports. “And that part of the problem was that the states became so overwhelmed, they couldn’t actually conduct good oversight to ensure election integrity.”

Epstein does not think the Justice Department will either investigate ACORN and its affiliates, or prevent voter fraud, but he hopes Congress will conduct thorough oversight on the matter.

[CIM Comment]

Quite the political dysfunctional, dis-honest and corrupt times in which we live.

ACORN submitting fraudulent voter registrations on one side and the GOP allowing dead people to vote while suppressing legitimate votes that do not serve their agenda.  Here we are in the middle, watching all with scrutiny and calling BS with every crooked move they make.  Better buckle up that seat belt, it’s going to be a very rough ride!

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