White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday that President Obama was "unaware" of his illegal alien uncle's recent arrest for DUI until Carney himself notified the president on Monday, CNSNews reports. But despite making the revelation, could Carney's response also raise another question about what the president knew about Onyango Obama?
First, the video:
It's true that Carney confirmed President Obama “was made aware of this issue when I walked into his office and, among other subjects, mentioned it to him and he was completely unaware.” But what Carney didn't address is if the president knew his uncle was an illegal alien. That's partly because he interrupted the CNS reporter before the reporter could answer the question, and also because the reporter's follow-up question didn't address it again.
The CNS report picks up on that:
CNSNews.com also asked, “Was the president aware that his uncle was in the United States as an undocumented immigrant?” But before the question was completely asked, Carney interjected, saying President Obama “was made aware of this issue when I walked into his office and, among other subjects, mentioned it to him and he was completely unaware.”
Carney apparently was speaking in reference to when the president first learned of his uncle's arrest. Carney did not say whether the president knew his uncle was in the United States illegally.