Former President Barack Obama was a lot of things to a lot of people.
To some, a godsend.
To others, a disgrace.
What cannot go overlooked, however, is that Obama lied to the American people about the strength of radical Islam while burying 470,000 documents related to the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
In order to win re-election in 2012.
From Western Journal:
In a detailed exposé in The Weekly Standard, journalist and author Stephen F. Hayes showed that Obama buried a staggering number of documents from Osama bin Laden’s compound, and essentially lied to the American people about the real status of Al Qaeda in order to win votes.
A key piece of Obama’s re-election was the elimination of bin Laden and the claim that the administration had Al Qaeda on the run. Afghanistan was won, the incumbent president boasted, and Islamic terrorism was waning. The path forward was to lift sanctions on Iran and move forward.
There was one big problem: The administration knew it wasn’t true, but repeated it anyway.
“The self-proclaimed ‘most transparent administration in history’ had spent more than five years [by 2016] misleading the American people about the threat from al Qaeda and its offshoots and had paid very little price for having done so,” Hayes explained.
When the CIA and Navy SEALs raided bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, they brought back cases upon cases of documents, along with hard drives that contained gigabytes of important intelligence.
“In the spring of 2012, with the Republican presidential primaries nearing an end and shortly before the first anniversary of the successful raid on bin Laden’s compound, Obama’s National Security Council hand-picked 17 documents to be provided to the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point for analysis,” The Weekly Standard revealed.
That’s 17 out of a cache of around 470,000 documents, or less than 0.003 percent of the full picture.
Obama was recently caught in another lie, claiming he never attacked the press – an obvious swipe at President Donald Trump for constantly referring to the media as “fake news.”
44 wasn’t being entirely truthful.
From The Blaze:
Former President Barack Obama is being applauded by many on the left for leaving the political sidelines and jumping into the fray for the midterms, but others are criticizing his lack of historical honesty for comments he made about freedom of the press.
“Did substantially increase leak prosecutions, however,” Maggie Haberman of the New York Times objected.
“Leak prosecutions were a big deal under Obama. It wasn’t a frontal attack, but it was a stealth one,” she added in a response to someone defending Obama.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins responded with a quote from the New York Times summing up Obama’s actions against the freedom of the press.
“Under Obama, the DOJ and FBI spied on reporters by monitoring phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to others to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify,” the excerpt read.
Former President Obama: “I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people.’” pic.twitter.com/8zvwngP9L2
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
Other critics were less moderate, like former governor Mike Huckabee, who retorted, “You wiretapped the AP and reporter @JamesRosenTV and even his parents! The IRS persecuted multiple conservative groups as did DOJ. You may not remember, but we do.”
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 7, 2018
Who could forget the numerous times Obama went after Fox News?[mashshare]