Update III: Obama should be asked about what we wrote in Update II at tomorrow’s Turkish PM presser. Obama’s lies today about firing the temp while the temp says he is leaving as scheduled should be an issue.
Also today there is really one question that requires an answer as to the Benghazi document dump: White House releases 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails:
“…Why do the e-mails start on September 14? There’d been three days of government verbiage, some of it blaming the Mohammed video, before this. When do we get those e-mails?
Released emails may be read HERE. Special prosecutors needed, select committees needed. Sharpen the Guillotine!
Update II: Holy cow! Did Obama also lie about firing the temp? The temp says he was leaving in June anyway and stays on the job until then:
“In a hastily called press conference in the East Room of the White House, Obama told reporters that he had asked Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find out who was responsible for a program that targeted tea party groups and other conservative organizations for a special level of intrusive questioning after they applied for tax-exempt charitable statuses.
‘Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting director of the IRS,’ Obama said.
‘It’s important,’ he added, ‘to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward.’
But in an email to IRS employees, Miller claimed he would only be leaving next month because his assignment would be over.
‘It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,’ Miller wrote.”
Update: Big News Breaking: Obama fires a temp at the IRS. But… One scrawny sacrificial lamb won’t be enough for the hungry lions. Anyone seen tax cheat Tim Geithner lately? Wasn’t he the one in charge of Treasury and IRS?
Tonight’s publicity stunt was an attempt to say “we have an investigation going so I can’t answer any more questions.” Most importantly this is to prevent something Obama fears – a special prosecutor. A special prosecutor means the Mud House, er, White House aides lawyering up and giving each other the skunk eye and squealing like pigs to prosecutors. Skunks and pigs can make a mess in a house.
Tonight’s big Obama publicity stunt is an attempt to shore up support by generating headlines in tomorrow’s papers and getting his say in the evening news shows. But it is not nearly enough. Tonight’s publicity stunt by Obama was just more Obambi Oblah-blah:
Open thread: Obama to address IRS scandal at 6 p.m. ET. He’s already late. Obama wants to be on the evening news to lie to Americans in prime time.
We’ll have updates. Earlier there was a Benghazi news dump of emails. It’s kinda sad that Obama is using Benghazi to change the conversation from the only topic Big Media is interested in. Big Media cares most about the snooping into Big Media phone records.