No, Democrats, the Obama-Biden Administration Was Not Scandal-Free
The Obama-Biden administration was plagued with scandals, and the biggest one may soon be revealed.
Joe Biden started his official 2020 presidential campaign launch with a bang this week by declaring two glaring whoppers in two days.
First was his announcement video which focused on the oft-debunked media-driven lie about President Trump’s response to the August 2017 Charlottesville riots. The second was his declaration that the Obama-Biden administration was scandal-free.
Biden made the absurd claim on a Friday segment of ABC‘s “The View” program. Newsbusters has the transcript of the former veep talking fondly about his former boss:
BIDEN: The thing I’m proudest of is we coincidentally were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised, the same day, purely coincidentally we were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said –it turns out he said the same thing and probably a little more clearly than I did. Is that, not one single whisper of scandal.
BEHAR: Not one!
BIDEN: Not one single whisper! [applause] That’s Barack Obama! That’s because of Barack!
BEHAR: I know! He’s amazing!
Watch video of Biden’s remarks below:
Joe Biden on his time in the White House with Obama:
"The thing I'm proudest of… not one single whisper of scandal." pic.twitter.com/rKZ5Kb5LPz
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 26, 2019
This is a bogus assertion that has been made by more than just Joe Biden. A number of Democrats have made similar claims since Trump was elected president, including Barack Obama himself and former administration officials like adviser Valerie Jarrett.
This lie is so huge that it’s on par with Obama’s 2013 “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” lie of the year about Obamacare.
Since Biden has revived the so-called “scandal-free” claim, it has (again) been easily and definitively refuted by conservative new media outlets—but not, of course, by the mainstream media. A number of Twitter users also called him out on it. Here are two that received a lot of retweets:
Biden's scandal-free admin also sold weapons of war to Mexican druglords, let Flint water become toxic, shipped pallets of cash to Iran, an IRS that targeted political enemies, released 5 terrorists for a deserter, and had an EPA disaster that turned a river orange with arsenic.
— Razor (@hale_razor) April 25, 2019
The biggest one of all, as Bongino alluded to, is “Russiagate” and what the Obama administration knew and when they knew it. Republican Senators like Rand Paul (KY) and Lindsey Graham (SC) have demanded answers to those questions and have taken steps to get them:
I agree with @kimguilfoyle Time for Congress to investigate. What did President Obama know and when? How did this hoax go on for so long unabated? https://t.co/fgJZaqR6cI
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 27, 2019
Trump himself indicated on Thursday that we could be very close to finding out much-needed answers to some of those questions:
President Donald Trump used the word “blockbuster” to describe the Inspector General’s forthcoming report on the FBI’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to surveil Trump’s 2016 campaign amid concerns of Russian interference.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been investigating whether the FBI abused FISA procedures in its targeted Russian-related surveillance operations, including on at least one former member of Trump’s campaign, foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
The FBI applied under FISA to conduct surveillance on Page—who has denied any wrongdoing—because it believed he had conspired with the Russian government, according to its application in October 2016. It also filed sought renewal warrants after Trump took office.
Horowitz is expected to report his findings in either May or June. Trump and his allies accused former senior members of the FBI, including ex-director James Comey, of obtaining FISA warrants by deceiving the court about the intelligence on which its applications relied.
Of Horowitz, an Obama appointee, Trump said:
“I think he knows how big this is. And if he’s as honorable as he’s supposed to be, the IG report coming out in three or four weeks, from what I hear, is going to be, and should be, and almost has to be a blockbuster because he has access to information that most people don’t.”
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), a member of the House Oversight Committee, suggested earlier this month that “it’s highly likely” more criminal referrals could be forthcoming:
“We’re fully anticipating that the [DOJ inspector general’s] report will come out as Attorney General Barr said in the next four to six weeks, and I think it’s highly likely that we’ll see criminal referrals coming from them that will correspond with what Chairman [Devin] Nunes has already put forth,” Meadows said.
Between the IG’s report, and Paul’s and Graham’s determined efforts to get to the bottom of Russiagate, I can hardly wait to find out what we learn next . . . and expect Biden and the media to try to toss it down the memory hole with the rest of the Obama-Biden admin scandals.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —
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There was not 1 single day that Obama-Biden’s Reign of Terror was “scandal free.”
How you get more “Trumps” everywhere.
Victor Davis Hanson – The Case for Trump
but has Nunes put forth any criminal referrals to the DOJ or FBI?
because I haven’t seen a single story anywhere about it
(this was suppose to drop a week ago)
Right. Tell Lucy to hold that football again, we all want to give it a kick.
“. . . and almost has to be a blockbuster because he has access to information that most people don’t.”
The information we all have access to right now is more than enough to put a trainload of criminal Democrats in prison. Just the mishandling of classified material should be a slam-dunk, and millions of Americans who have themselves held security clearances know it perfectly well. And yet, nothing happens.
The lesson? In America, crime pays. And in federal office, it pays a lot.
Rinos and Dems operate a congressional criminal syndicate.
Don’t forget the Solyndra scandal, where all of those “green” companies set up by administration friends and family were taken through bankruptcy within a couple of years.
Oh, and what about the BP oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform?
There is a basis for which biden made such a stupid statement:
Hitler On The Big Lie:
Being biden hired a very sick open admirer of one of the greatest genocidal maniacs of all time, expect more of the same from biden.
Biden Hires Anita Dunn, Former Obama Adviser Who Praised Mao:
The first thing that came to my mind was “The Big Lie” too.
Spying, collusion, cover-ups, warlock trials, diversity, and wickedness. Here’s to progress.
Like the German/Japanese/Italian Axis of powers at war with American in WW2, we now have another Axis against us:
There is a Swamp/Leftist/islamic Axis at war with America, from outside and from within: now THAT is progress.
Dang! What about “We came, we saw, he died” ? That was a statement by Obama’s Secretary of Stqte, and it is causing us trouble right not, with the Norks.
I still wonder why that was approved, while I had no care for the horrible person Gaddaffi, and this world didn’t lose any light from him being removed from it, it certainly set off a lot of troubles in the region, and further scandal-less scandals (with probably many more that will never be brought to light). He was not a threat, except to banking interests as he was looking to go back to the gold standard. The unrest in the country was strange, given the generous things he gave to the people there. I suspect the CIA had a hand in the unrest there, in the uprising, though that is only conjecture on my part.
It was manufactured, and given to Hillary to show her being tough enough to push for a military (abet at a remove) response against him.
Abortion zones, refugee crises, children in the sea, sodomy and social justice, saved, created, and liberalized. The Libya-ISIS Affair. Borrowing from granny to buy votes. Here’s to progress.
This lie is perpetrated by the media. To the DNC propaganda syndicate, if they don’t cover a scandal, or brush it to the side as if it is unimportant, then it didn’t exist.
And the poorly informed who only believe what they read in the Times or see on the propaganda networks, because they only watch or read that which their minds and feelings agree with, go right along with continuing this lie.
It’s sadly funny how you can watch their faces fall when you start to list all the scandals and those that should have been scandals (Libya is a prime one in my humble opinion), and they stammer and try to blame it on Republicans only trying to make it a scandal. If you have facts that go with that litany, the talk immediately turns to Trump and Russia.
Only AG in our history to be held in contempt, both civil and criminal, in our history.
I’m not sure putting one’s faith in Horowitz will pan out. I seem to recall he’s skated on a few issues of obama’s crime gang.
Horowitz is part of the problem. He needs to go, and a fresh face put in his place.
Nope, not a “whisper of scandal”. More like an “1812 Overture”-level symphony of sandal.
Great mental image!!
I was thinking about the Streisand effect, but no,, this would be the Mother of all Streisand Effects…..
Can you just imagine BO sweating bullets?
“Not a hint of scandal”.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there does it make a sound?
If a huge scandal falls and no one is around to write and publish about it is it a SCANDAL??
Mum is the word gang!
“If you tell a lie often enough, the people will believe”
That was the one salient point the Democrats took away from WWII
Describe the IRS scandal to any liberal without naming Obama, and they will assume it’s Trump. Show them enough evidence of knowledge and malice by the Obama administration and they will say “It’s probably worse under Trump”.
In my mind the IRS targeting of conservative group is the biggest government scandal since LBJ, surpassing Watergate. And it will be back in force if any Democrat is ever given that much power again.
Amazing, a tread without one of LPS Rags drive by downvote assaults.
Obama is a royal POS, with Trump being an orders of magnitude better president.
And, let’s not forget Politico’s recent scoop – – totally ignored by the perennially Obama-fellating Mainstream Media, of course – – that the sainted Obama quashed an active DEA effort to stop Islamic terror GROUP and Iran proxy Hezb’allah’s multi-billion dollar U.S. cocaine-peddling operations, so that he could more effectively play capitulation footsie with Iran’s despots, when negotiating his vanity-driven, farcical giveaway laughably termed the “Iran Deal.”
Another major scandal from the incompetent, obtuse and morally bankrupt Obama and his self-reverential lackeys.
The “Iran Deal” is enough for me. Even with the litany of crap outlined by Bongino. Even with my firsthand experience of Obamacare, $2000/month premiums and $7,000 deductible for my wife and myself after a layoff.
The Iran fiasco was a treasonous capitulation to the most virulently anti-American and anti-Semitic band of thugs on the planet. Utterly shameful and designed to usher in the most dangerous situation imaginable in the Middle East.
I agree, Rick. The Iran capitulation was an act of moral bankruptcy and vanity-driven stupidity, presented as some alleged act of grand state raft. The Politico scoop about Obama being happy to facilitate Islamic terrorists’ dope-peddling sales to Americans, in order to grease the path of his cruddy “deal,” only further underscores his moral bankruptcy, callousness and duplicity.
Imagine the Left’s outrage, if Trump had done the same thing? But, because the sainted Obama can do no wrong, we hear… crickets.
– Obama’s hot mic comment about colluding/conspiring with Vlad after the election.
– How about being responsible for killing Gadhafi and turning his back on ISIS allowing them to expand their califate freely.
– Red lines written with disappearing ink in Syria.
– Spying on and prosecuting journalists he didn’t like.
– Converting $400 million into Pounds and Swiss Francs and airlifting it to Iran in exchange for American hostages.
– Cancelling defense contracts with Poland and Romania as a favor to Vlad.
– Trading terrorists for a traitor/deserter who was hailed by him as a hero.
– Giving billions of relief dollars to his friends (i.e. Solyndra)
Forgot another one – Using a drone strike to kill an American citizen and his innocent American born son when they could have easily extracted him and brought him back for trial.
And the Obamacare scandal. The lies, manipulation of the electorate, collusion with the media, bungled implementation and funny math made to get it passed amount to a huge scandal.
– The sale of Uranium One to the Russians
– Sending Classified and Secret information to Hillary over an unsecured email account and lying about it.
– Riding a girls bike in a photo op
– Using his Justice Department to cover up for Hillary and her Foundations’ shenanigans.
One can almost salivate at the prospect of the corrupt Obama Administration doing a ‘Perp Walk’ under the control of U.S. Federal Marshals.
However, with ‘Mike’ now being rumored as being the Democrat ‘Hail Mary’ Presidential Candidate, look to see ‘Mike’s’ “spouse” go on a solo overseas trip to a country with no extradition treaty with the US. The same can be said of Valerie Jarrett, but she would have to take a more circuitous route to Iran. The Wicked Witch of Chappaqua will certainly attempt an overseas tour but may need to settle on some medical excuse to stay out of D.C.
Other minor players like Holder, Comey, Strozk, and others will be left holding the bag and take the lumps. How sad for them.
“The most Transparent Administration Ever” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWTdTnhebs) that was “Without a Smidgeon of Corruption.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtDFDU4kMk
Oh the hilarity of watching America’s First (and America’s Worst) lie directly to our faces and knowing the truths that are already in evidence with MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE TO COME.
Imagine the hilarity if we ever get an Attorney General and other officials who will actually do the job of holding him and his gallary of gangsters accountable?
AG William Barr is making the noises and moves that so far seem to indicate that HE’S NO IMPOTENT EUNUCH LIKE JEFF SESSIONSZZZ WHO WAS OVER HIS HEAD; PERHAPS COMPROMISED AND COERCED TO INACTION; AND/OR JUST PLAIN STUPID.
Whatever happens, there’s a lot of justice to be served and not much time to get it done before the 2020 Election to help Voters in electing representatives for truth and justice and help President Trump MAGA; elect those who will help instead of hinder his plans as has been the case from what we now have in Congress of the Establishment Uniparty caste of Demtard and Republicrat Characters.
If anyone is keeping a tally, there is also the China hacking of the OPM files. Estimates between 4-million and 21-million personnel files compromised. No scandal there, huh?
I remember the confirmation hearings for Obama’s cabinet. I was struck that there were more scandals in those appointees than I could list for the entire Bush admin.
I mean, what sort of president appoints a guy to run treasury who cheated on his taxes?
Any and all Dem scandals might as well be non existent.
The Rinos we send to D.C. never convict the wrong doers of anything.
Fast ‘n furious….phony “stimulus”…..Benghazi….VA scandal….IRS scandal….old bag’s emails…..Carlos Danger’s laptop…
All we’ve got are accusations…..who got indicted for anything?
The tweets above also fail to highlight the Solyndra scandal, which was expediently covered up by the execution of Bin Laden.