I don’t mean that in the rhetorical sense. I mean it literally.
First the Obama White House denied knowing anything about the ATF’s Fast & Furious gunwalking program. Now they are claiming they weren’t at all involved in Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s sudden release of detained illegal immigrants:
The Obama administration had no advance knowledge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s decision to release several hundred illegal immigrants from jail due to looming federal budget cuts, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
“This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration,” Carney told reporters Wednesday.
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, was also unaware of the decision until it was announced, a department official told Politico.
Apparently the buck stops with bureaucrats.