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White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees, Carney says
Politico44 A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency ^ | 2/27/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens
LIARS!
1 posted on 02/27/2013 12:59:03 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Just like Benghazi, just like Obamacare, just like the economy....we don’t take any credit for anything that sucks.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 1:03:10 PM PST by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: ColdOne

Hey, wasn’t me!! He did it! She did it! (actually, the he/she did it!)


3 posted on 02/27/2013 1:03:10 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: ColdOne

The Chief Executive being ultimately responsible for something done by the Federal Government?

Oh, No! Can’t possibly be!!


4 posted on 02/27/2013 1:04:51 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

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.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 1:07:22 PM PST by sphinx
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To: ColdOne

Then why didn’t the WH do anything about it?


6 posted on 02/27/2013 1:07:53 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: ColdOne
Fine! Have them prove they do not condone the massive release of dangerous illegals into our streets, just to punish us. Fire Janet Napolitano today. Bring charges.

Prove it, side show Carney and Liar-in-Chief!

7 posted on 02/27/2013 1:08:16 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: 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.

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.

8 posted on 02/27/2013 1:08:50 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ColdOne
They should really get Jay Carney a straw hat and cane when he does his little dances.
9 posted on 02/27/2013 1:10:00 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: ColdOne

Interesting. Janet visited the border just last week.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 1:13:17 PM PST by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

Nonsense.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 1:14:10 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 1:15:58 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Er, uh, “what does it matter”

Itsn’t that the standard answer?


13 posted on 02/27/2013 1:18:53 PM PST by depenzz
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To: ColdOne
The majority of the citizenry KNOWS that Obama is a micro-manager of the highest order. NOTHING happens without him issuing the direct order. And as for Carney, maybe we could get him a little monkey suit and cap to wear with his boss , the Organ Grinder.
14 posted on 02/27/2013 1:24:16 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

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.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 1:26:43 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: mortal19440
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.

My thinking as well - in this situation, they're playing the "liar" role.

16 posted on 02/27/2013 1:26:56 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: ColdOne
Implausible denial.

Apparently this wasn't playing well with the low info voters. I guess even they have limits.

17 posted on 02/27/2013 1:29:00 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ColdOne

Obama doesn’t know nothing, nohow, and don’t you DARE say the he does.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 1:37:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

They are quite adept at lying, especially with their Media cover.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 1:39:51 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: ColdOne

The White House must have sent out some kind of directive to make the sequester look as disastrous as possible. Who are they kidding?


20 posted on 02/27/2013 1:45:35 PM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: ColdOne

You got that right.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 1:46:27 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ColdOne
Jay Carney is just following orders to say that the White House & DHS were "unaware", when the White House actually issued the orders themselves:

(former Obama WH spokesliar) Robert Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed
http://thehill.com/video/administration/284599-gibbs-press-secretaries-told-not-to-acknowledge-drone-program

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, 'You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re 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...

22 posted on 02/27/2013 1:49:44 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: The Cajun

He could add black face to the hat & cane. That would make the act more believable.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: ColdOne
WH to ICE: Hey check the oil while you're under there, will ya?


24 posted on 02/27/2013 1:52:22 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: ColdOne

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.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 1:54:47 PM PST by Eva
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To: ColdOne

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


26 posted on 02/27/2013 1:54:47 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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27 posted on 02/27/2013 1:55:29 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne
Robert Gibbs: I was told not to 'acknowledge' drones
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2991077/posts

Former Obama Spox Robert Gibbs: I Was Told Not To Acknowledge Existence Of Drone Program
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2990707/posts

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.

28 posted on 02/27/2013 1:59:34 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: oust the louse

Not to mention Fast and Furious


29 posted on 02/27/2013 2:23:33 PM PST by ballplayer
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