President Obama’s Chief of State Jack Lew appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley yesterday. After listening to his comments of Operation Fast and Furious you are left with the impression that he is grasping. Frankly, he is not a good liar. A good liar would convince you of his facts even when he knew they were false. About the only thing good about this interview for the Obama Administration is that it appeared on CNN which it seems no one watches anymore.
Lew starts out by saying that Operation Fast and Furious was a bad plan that started under the Bush Administration, that they didn’t know anything about it, and that the regional office were the ones who really were at fault. He then evades Candy Crowley’s question asking whether there was something that was so important in the withheld documents that the White House had to invoke executive privilege by saying the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was on a witch hunt.
Sorry, Jack, but the operation started in April 2009 and the wiretap applications indicate that high level DOJ officials were very much aware of what was going on.