THE BIG WHITE LIE HOUSE
by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded." Pope John Paul II
Jay Carney (when still White House press secretary), without any conclusive investigative findings, said the IRS targeting of conservative groups was initiated by two low-level rogue agents in Ohio. That was a big lie.
President Barack Obama, during an interview, without any conclusive investigative findings, said there was not a "smidgen" of corruption in the IRS targeting and loss of Lois Lerner's email. That was a big lie.
Yesterday, Representative Trey Gowdy (R, SC) schooled the sitting IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen (testifying under oath before Congress), about "spoliation of evidence" - the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding (administrative, civil, criminal).
Mr. Gowdy continued by explaining the concept of "negative inference" - that conclusion which a jury is free to reach when damaging evidence is no longer available (the common sense assumption being that the evidence's original state was purposely altered or destroyed).
And Mr. Gowdy took his argument and train of logic to Jay Carney and the President noting they wrongly inserted themselves into the IRS targeting and missing email investigation.
Though Mr. Gowdy did not say it, from his brilliant presentation a logically thinking person can only conclude that there is also "negative inference" to be drawn about Jay Carney and President Obama. That is, both are - party to spoliation of evidence - corrupt, criminal, and liars. And that applies to others, too.
Mr. Gowdy, a representative of not only his district but all Americans demanding truth and justice, has his say:
And we eagerly await Mr. Gowdy's chance to question President Obama - under oath.
With men like Mr. Gowdy in office, there is a flame of hope.
Considering the cumulative deceit (e.g., Fast & Furious; Benghazi; AP Reporter monitoring; NSA data collection; IRS targeting; etc.) linked to The White House, there is but one conclusion: The President has turned the People's House into one big lie. He, nor the esteemed office he temporarily holds, has not earned trust and respect. In comparison, his gross incompetence (if that's what it is) pales.