Barack Obama was at a tech conference in Las Vegas last week, where he claimed his eight years in office were scandal free. You would think that he was joking, but he wasn’t. His presidency was riddled with scandals, and if he’d have had an “R” beside his name the MSM would have exposed all of them. So here are a few for you reading pleasure.
Fast and Furious
It involved the Obama administration arming drug cartels south of the border. The program resulted in the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. One of the Islamic terrorists in the Garland, Texas, attack also used a gun that was obtained through the Fast and Furious program. The attempt to cover up the fatal program resulted in Obama’s first Attorney General, Eric Holder to be held in contempt of Congress.
On Sept. 11, 2012, a U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were brutally murdered in Benghazi. Help was repeatedly requested, and could have been sent, but wasn’t. Requests for security prior to the attack were repeatedly denied. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the President, Barack Obama blamed the attacks on an anti-Muslim video on YouTube and were all proven to have lied.
Lois Lerner, who directed the IRS Exempt Organizations Unit, admitted that Tea Party organizations were targeted under the agency, but blamed it on lower-level employees. She also stonewalled congressional efforts to investigate the matter, citing computer crashes for being unable to turn over related emails. It was reported that the Department of Justice knew about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups as early as 2011 but did allowed it to continue unimpeded.
In 2012 the GSA was busted for spending $823,000 on a decadent conference in Las Vegas. Several people in the agency were fired, with one facing an indictment. Even after this scandal, federal agencies under the Obama administration continued spending crazy amounts of tax payers money.
Tracking of Journalist
The Obama administration reportedly spied on Associated Press reporters. AP said the Justice Department secretly seized two months of reporters’ and editors’ telephone records without explanation in April and May 2012. More than 100 journalists who reported on government and other matters worked in offices the administration targeted. The Obama administration refused to provide a reason for the seizures.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has always had problems and still does. The big scandal broke under Obama where veterans where put on waiting lists, never seen and eventually died, while VA executives handed in phony status reports and signed themselves up for big bonuses.
In 2009, solar panel manufacturer Solyndra received a $535 million loan guaranteed by the Department of Energy. Solyndra shut down in August 2011, leaving 1,100 people out of work and taxpayers on the hook for the $535 million. ABC News reported, “The deal later came under scrutiny from independent government watch dogs and members of Congress, which said the administration had bypassed key taxpayer protections in a rush to approve the funds — claims the administration has denied.”
In June 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the U.S. government was collecting an enormous amount of data on millions of Americans with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, had testified to Congress just the opposite, the year before. When Snowden’s revelations became public, Clapper said he had misspoken, not lied.
Iran Deal Ransom Payment
Obama’s administration claimed that they were giving a total of $1.7 billion to Iran to settle a failed arms deal with the previous Iranian regime, and it just happened to coincide with the release of four American hostages. The Obama administration also didn’t reveal the details of the agreement to Congress, lied to the American people, and sent the money to Iran in the form of cash and precious metals in the middle of the night.
Hillary Clintons Secret Server
Hillary used a private email server that was unapproved and unsecured. Which Obama knew about, because it has been revealed that not only did Obama know about her private email server, he also communicated with her under the use of a pseudonym.
False Promises of Obamacare
“If you like your health plan, you can keep it,”
“If you like your doctor, you can keep him,”
Obamacare was supposed to cut costs and insure more people. Instead, premiums skyrocketed and more than five million people lost their heath insurance coverage.
These were only some of his wrongdoing. To bad most mainstream media outlets had no interest in publicizing his scandals. Concern was strictly limited to partisan conservative outlets, so official malfeasance did not turn into a general public scandal.
As time goes on more information of Obama’s unethical behavior will come to light. Just as recently discovered how Obama was spying on Trump. We have to wait and see what will come about that.