Strike another blow for White House credibility.
One day in August 2011, Obama’s Uncle Omar, who was in the United States illegally, was pulled over for drunk driving and inconveniently exclaimed, “I think I’ll call the White House.”
The White House denied the two had ever met. But now Omar, who was granted asylum Wednesday, says they did meet. And it turns out, Omar is right.
Obama stayed with Omar while waiting for his own apartment after arriving in Boston in the 1980s for law school and then saw him every few months afterward, though they eventually lost touch.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said staffers had done some research back in 2011 and found that “there was no evidence that they had met, and that was what was conveyed.” What Carney now claims the White House failed to do was ask the president – or apparently Omar for that matter.
So Jay says he asked Obama this time and got the answer confirming Omar’s statement.
Your takeaway from this: Don’t trust what you hear out of the White House. Okay, you knew that. But especially don’t trust them when they say something, like they often do, such as We are not aware of any evidence or We have no reason to believe.
It means nothing other than somebody didn’t ask enough questions or, more likely, somebody didn’t ask questions they were afraid they might get and answer to.