Biden Doubles Down on Claiming Obama Admin Saw No ‘Hint of a Scandal or a Lie’ Despite Plenty of Examples

2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden doubled down on his claims that the Obama administration in which he served was scandal-free for the eight years it was in charge in spite of numerous instances that prove otherwise.

While speaking to a crowd during a campaign stop, Biden — the current front-runner among the 24 candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — fell back on his previous claim that he and former President Barack Obama saw no “hint of a scandal or a lie” while in office.

“Know what I was most proud of?” the former vice president said. “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.”

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Biden had made this claim before during an appearance on “The View,” where he said the Obama administration had “not one single whisper of scandal.”

The problem with Biden’s assertation is that the Obama administration did, in fact, face multiple scandals and lies during its time in office:

  • Politifact awarded Obama the “Lie of the Year” in 2013 for telling the public that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” when it came to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Former Attorney General Eric Holder received a contempt citation from the House Oversight Committee for the botched gun-running Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Obama traded five people detained at Guantanamo for Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his post and who was dishonorably discharged from the Army for doing so.
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted in an email to her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, that the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that cost the lives of four Americans and resulted in an investigation into the incident was a “planned attack” by al-Qaeda and “not a protest.”
  • The $400 million in cash secretly given to Iran on the same day the Iran nuclear deal was formally adopted by the Islamic Republic and four American prisoners released.

Biden’s repeated claims could spell trouble for him as the first of the Democratic primary debates closes in later this month. He will face off against a large crowd of prominent candidates — such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) — also vying for the right to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election as the Democratic nominee.

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VeeDub
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VeeDub

He’s correct ! There wasn’t a hint of a scandal….. That they will admit to, were prosecuted for, or choose to remember !!!!!

Cherl
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Poor old Joe. Perhaps he believes what he’s saying. But hey, he’s a career politician. It’s what they do. He’ll be lucky to make it to the debates and remember what to do. AKA the biggest group of idiots on one stage.

Charles
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Biden doesn’t recall any hint of a scandal or lie because he was clearly in a coma. I’m not going to go over all the scandals, lies and corruption of the Obama administration. They are too numerous to list here. Biden just told one more lie.

Steve Zinck
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They missed the IRS scandal

Tom Bodine
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Ole gaff prone buffoon is a brick short of a full load and a liar.

Mike Easterly
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Mike Easterly

This short, and very generous, list is but a few. For starters, there were several other lies told regarding Obamacare other than keeping your plan & your doctor, such as the big reductions in premiums and prescriptions that were touted. Or that “penalty” that wasn’t a tax, but you just paid the IRS for it as part of your annual tax filing. Or how about the weaponizing of the IRS, DOJ, and FBI against political opponents & conservative groups? Anyone remember Lois Lerner? And the out of control spending on lavish trips & accommodations by federal government agencies. Or the… Read more »

George Washington
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George Washington

What about the help Obama had from the crime boss, Tony Rezko and his wife, buying Obama’s Chicago house?

Maureen Ronau
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Joe Biden: Liar, liar, pants on fire.

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