Editor’s note: This follow-up is cross-posted from Refugee Resettlement Watch.
As we reported here the other day, Onyango Obama told a Boston court that he had indeed met his famous nephew when Obama stayed with him for several weeks in the 1980′s.
Now, the White House is admitting the press office lied when they told everyone that the President had never met his illegal alien uncle—-but as has become the pattern, it was not the President’s fault, of course not! the press office is taking the blame.
So, how many more lies are there?
Here is the Boston Globe follow-up:
President Obama acknowledged Thursday that he lived with his Kenyan uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while preparing to attend Harvard Law School, contradicting a statement more than two years ago that the White House had no record of the two ever meeting.
Their relationship came into question Tuesday at the deportation hearing of the president’s uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed for the first time in testimony that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.
On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe in 2011 that it had no record of the two meeting. This time, press office staff members asked the president directly, which they said they had not done in 2011. [What else have they not asked Obama? Is it time to ask more questions?—-ed]
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.” [Even that isn’t plausible, if the man is your father’s brother, one would have to be a real creep not to check up on him.—ed]
This next section of the Globe story reveals so much about the media love affair with Obama. If I recall “Dreams from my Father” correctly, Obama specifically says Uncle Omar was missing in America and NO one knew where he was. Remember Obama (Bill Ayers) wrote dreams after Harvard and thus after he stayed with Onyango in Boston.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango, his aunt. But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
The Washington Post consulted scholars! Which scholars? Leftwing college professors?
In November 2011, a White House spokesman told the Globe he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
The White House never moved to correct the record, until the president’s fiercely private uncle took the witness stand in Boston immigration court two days ago. [Of course they wouldn’t correct the record, they had become so accustomed to getting a pass from the sycophants in the media!—ed]
It is time now (past time) for the media to do what they should have done in 2008—check out this guy’s story!