“Bitch set me up” – Marion Barry
Remember that emergency White House confab with the Journolistas yesterday? The Obama administration has some new talking points to disseminate. They are blaming it on a lawyer with yucky ladyparts.
How Obama got tripped up by his lawyers.
The White House Counsel’s office advised senior Obama officials to keep quiet about the attack in Benghazi during the weeks preceding last year’s November presidential election, according to two administration sources.
BuzzFeed has learned that key members of President Obama’s national security team, including deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, pushed to release a comprehensive timeline of events documenting the attack that would also synthesize the views of the various government agencies into one report. The CIA also wanted the White House to put out such a timeline, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Those plans were quashed, however, when the White House Counsel’s office, which is led by Kathryn Ruemmler, advised the officials to not release any information to the public out of fear it could be used against them in any subsequent investigations and other legal complications.
BuzzFeed’s sources said the legal advice proved frustrating for a number of officials in the president’s orbit, who felt they would have better served to put to rest controversy that has lasted nine months.
“It was aggravating,” one administration official said. “It comes back to Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler. I hate to say it, as it sounds like piling on, but it’s on her doorstep too.”
Ruemmler has also come under fire this week for not making the president and others aware of the IRS investigation.
See, they wanted to tell us the truth but that nasty lawyer woman wouldn’t let them!
I just can’t help but wonder whether Ruemmler was at the meeting when the guys decided she was expendable.
“I’ve got an idea! Let’s blame the woman!”
BURN THE WITCH!