Skip to comments.White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees, Carney says
Posted on 02/27/2013 12:58:59 PM PST by ColdOne
The White House and the Department of Homeland Security were unaware of Immigration Customs and Enforcement's decision to release detainees until the agency announced it, administration officials said Wednesday.
"This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
Personnel at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington were also unaware of the decision until the announcement was made, a department official told POLITICO.
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Just like Benghazi, just like Obamacare, just like the economy....we don’t take any credit for anything that sucks.
Hey, wasn’t me!! He did it! She did it! (actually, the he/she did it!)
The Chief Executive being ultimately responsible for something done by the Federal Government?
Oh, No! Can’t possibly be!!
In this administration, ALL significant decisions are made by the White House. Cabinet secretaries are just wallpaper; WH staff pulls the strings.
What this statement means is that polling is showing a backlash from the release of detainees. Carney was sent out to lie to try to limit the damage. One of the House committees should have oversight hearings asap and get sworn testimony on the chain of command on this decision.
Then why didn’t the WH do anything about it?
Prove it, side show Carney and Liar-in-Chief!
Dear, sweet baby Jesus, this is a perfect opportunity for us here to apply Adam Carolla's famous "stupid or liar" test. When something dopey like this happens, there are two reasons why it came to be: somebody did something stupid, or somebody is lying. Either one answer or the other is correct. And either way, it doesn't look good for the rest of us.
So, you could say that the Obama Administration and DHS are lying about this, which is bad, because they're trying to deceive us, OR you could say that the Obama Administration and DHS are actually telling the truth about this . . . also bad . . . because it means that the Obama Administration are stupid; so stupid they don't have any idea that one of their own effing government agencies did something so mind-numbingly retarded as this.
Either way, and because of the "stupid or liar" test, this was a very dumb statement to put out there into the ether.
Interesting. Janet visited the border just last week.
There is no way that a Department head would issue an order that would get National attention without going thru the chain of command , ending at the White house.
Er, uh, “what does it matter”
Itsn’t that the standard answer?
They did this on purpose for what they believe was political gain and are now lying about it. Like Fast & Furious it is designed to inflict harm on the American people which, with the lap dog msm, will be used as propaganda against Republicans.
My thinking as well - in this situation, they're playing the "liar" role.
Apparently this wasn't playing well with the low info voters. I guess even they have limits.
Obama doesn’t know nothing, nohow, and don’t you DARE say the he does.
They are quite adept at lying, especially with their Media cover.
The White House must have sent out some kind of directive to make the sequester look as disastrous as possible. Who are they kidding?
You got that right.
(former Obama WH spokesliar) Robert Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that he and other administration spokesmen often seem evasive about the government's drone program because they have been told not to acknowledge the secret strikes.
When I went through the process of becoming press secretary," Gibbs told MSNBC, "one of the things, one of the first things they told me was, 'Youre not even to acknowledge the drone program. Youre not even to discuss that it exists.' "
Obama's Media Punks won't call Carney on his lies, but that doesn't make them not lies...
He could add black face to the hat & cane. That would make the act more believable.
Impossible, no bureaucrat has the power to open the doors and let the criminals loose. Any bureaucrat who did so, should be immediately fired and brought up on charges.
So, let’s see it happen.
I get the impression that no one on FR believes this little charade. I can’t understand why? I can’t remember them ever lying before. sarc
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Former Obama Spox Robert Gibbs: I Was Told Not To Acknowledge Existence Of Drone Program
Carney is just a liar. The More Scheisse Mom! media won't call him on it. We will.
The case in point: Politico posted the Gibbs story on 2/25/2013. Two days later, Politico posts the Carney ICE story, with nary a mention of the Gibbs droneliar story on their own website.
Not to mention Fast and Furious