Top WH adviser: Obama hasn’t had any scandals as president

Top WH adviser: Obama hasn’t had any scandals as president
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 23: U.S. President Barack Obama waves after he spoke during the SelectUSA Investment Summit March 23, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. The summit brought together investors from around the world to showcase the diversity of investment opportunities available in the U.S. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House has been free of scandal or controversy, according to Valerie Jarrett, a top Obama adviser.

“The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett said on CNN Sunday, according to the New York Post.

She went on to explain that part of the reason Obama has been scandal-free is because he and wife Michelle make a great team together.

“That’s because that’s who he is—that’s who they are — and I think that’s what really resonates with the American people,” she said.

But most Americans would disagree — vehemently — and argue that Obama has had a host of scandals and controversies to plague his administration.

For example: Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the Department of Justice unlawfully seizing information of journalists, the NSA conducting mass surveillance on Americans, being a part of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, paying Iran a ransom for the release of several Americans, the Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia, the EPA dumping waste in the Colorado River, the Veterans Affairs scandal, just to name a few.

Tom Fitton, executive director of the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been the leading group holding the Obama administration accountable, told the Post that Jarrett’s claims are downright “delusional.”

“This is delusional,” Fitton told the Post. “The Obama administration has a scandal rap sheet longer than my arm. Between just the IRS abuses, Benghazi and the Hillary Clinton scandals, this administration was even more corrupt than Nixon’s.”

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