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Obama scandals
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By now you have probably heard on more than one occasion some representative of the Obama administration -- perhaps Jay Carney, the press secretary; or maybe Eric Holder, the attorney general; or maybe the president himself -- repeat words that have become almost a mantra in responding to the multiple issues that are dogging the White House: “It wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation.” What it all points to is a disconnect between the president, who seems strangely detached, and the rest of the country. It is startling in itself that White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler learned a month ago that the IRS had been targeting conservative groups and informed the president’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, and the two of them decided it wasn’t something they needed to tell the president.