Benghazi is "not a good example" of transparency for the administration because it was "largely driven by campaign stuff," according to President Obama from his "Fireside Hangout" on February 14th.
Among other topics, Obama was "grilled" by Americans who challenged some of his statements from the State of the Union Address, as reported by WND. Notably, on his gun control proposals, the president noted that the "assault weapons" ban "probably can save some lives."
Kira Davis further challenged Obama's desire to increase the minimum wage, claiming that the move may hurt small businesses. Obama retorted that raising the minimum wage would only "have some modest impact on their profits," and continued in true condescending form, "My suspicion is you'll still be able to get your Starbucks as a consequence."
On transparency, Davis noted, "...with recent leaked guidelines regarding drone strikes on American citizens and Benghazi and closed-door hearings on the budget and deficit, it feels a lot less transparent than we all hoped it would be." If only all "journalists" would be as brave as Kira Davis and ask significant questions of this administration.
President Obama responded by doubling down on his claim that his presidency is the "most transparent" in history and astoundingly diminished the terror attack that claimed the lives of four Americans on September 11th by declaring that criticism of the attack "was largely driven by campaign stuff." The statement is insulting to the victims and their families and loved ones.
Speaking of transparency, at the confirmation hearing for John Brennan just last week, Senator Richard Burr said of the terror attack investigation being conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, "In the course of this investigation, the CIA has repeatedly delayed and in some cases flatly refused to provide documents to this committee." Not surprisingly, this story is being ignored by the mainstream media. From the beginning, the terror attack in Libya has been diminished.
Ahhh, the transparency.
When Davis persisted on her point about drones, Obama said "There has never been a drone strike used on an American citizen on American soil."
Watch the interview here:
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