“I owe my Republican sources an apology.”
Back in the fall of 2014, when the news of Grubergate broke, Obama claimed that Jonathan Gruber was just some advisor who never worked on his staff.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s a video of Obama responding to a direct question on the subject from Ed Henry of FOX News:
You might be shocked to learn that our president wasn’t being entirely truthful.
Stephanie Armour of the Wall Street Journal:
MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Had Bigger Role in Health Law, Emails Show
Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist whose comments about the health-care law touched off a political furor, worked more closely than previously known with the White House and top federal officials to shape the law, previously unreleased emails show.
The emails, provided by the House Oversight Committee to The Wall Street Journal, cover messages Mr. Gruber sent from January 2009 through March 2010. Committee staffers said they worked with MIT to obtain the 20,000 pages of emails…
The emails show frequent consultations between Mr. Gruber and top Obama administration staffers and advisers in the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on the Affordable Care Act. They show he informed HHS about interviews with reporters and discussions with lawmakers, and he consulted with HHS about how to publicly describe his role.
The panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe discussed the topic yesterday morning and it was a laugh riot.
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:
Morning Joe Mocks White House for Not Being ‘Fully Forthcoming’ on Gruber’s Reportedly Large Role in Obamacare
“I owe my Republican sources an apology, because they kept telling me he was hugely involved and the White House played it down,” author Mark Halperin said. “They were right. The Republicans were right … I think the [White House] was not fully forthcoming.”
Former Democratic Party chair Howard Dean laughed, also using the politically safe phrase, “They were not fully forthcoming.”
Host Joe Scarborough appeared to relish the article coming out, asking fellow guest and former Democratic congressman Harold Ford if the White House lied about his involvement.
“I would say they were not fully forthcoming,” Ford said, echoing the others’ remarks to laughter around the table.
For those of you playing at home, “not fully forthcoming” is a euphemism for lying.
Watch the video:
Isn’t that funny?
Next thing you know, they’re going to tell me I can’t keep my healthcare plan.
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