Jonathon Gruber, the MIT economist who said the Obama administration was deceitful in selling Obamacare, visited the White House on several occasions, the Wall Street Journal reported.
In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, Jonathan Gruber poses in his home in Lexington, Mass. Newly surfaced videos have revived the push by congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, about to begin its second year of coverage for millions of Americans. The videos show an MIT economist who was an adviser in the law's drafting saying “the stupidity of the American voter” helped Democrats pass the complex legislation, among other incendiary claims. Republicans, both lawmakers and activists, quickly mobilized to seize the off-handed comments, while Democrats dismissed economist Jonathan Gruber as an outsider who over-stepped in his remarks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Gruber made news recently after a video surfaced of him talking about the “stupidity of the American voter” as a reason lack of transparency about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
He was at the White House 21 times according to the Journal, citing White House visitor logs, starting in 2009 through June of this year.
Among the officials he met with were Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orzag, National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Jeanne Lambrew, the deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform.
He also reportedly got tours of the West Wing and residence.
(H/T: The Hill)