Obama Again Claims He ‘Just Learned’ about a Scandal from TV
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Once again, the Obama administration is claiming that it has “just learned” from television about a scandal engulfing his administration: the Veterans Administration scandal.
On the same day that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed that President Obama and his office were never informed about the growing scandal of secret wait lists at the Veterans Administration, lists that are being blamed for the deaths of up to 40 veterans who were denied healthcare services, other information emerged proving that Obama was told about this problem up to five years ago.
During Monday’s press conference, Carney responded to a question about when the Obama learned about the VA scandal, and Carney claimed it was only last week when TV reports surfaced.
“We learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that is not the case. But that is when we learned about them and that is when I understand Secretary Shinseki learned about them, and he immediately took the action that he has taken,” Carney said.