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Letter: Obama’s ‘transparency’ full of clouds

“This is the most transparent administration in history,”said President Barack Obama during a Google+ “Fireside Hangout” back in 2013. He has repeated the transparency claim on several other occasions. He also has said this holds true for the Benghazi debacle.

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., released this statement on June 10 after the committee subpoenaed Assistant Secretary of Defense Stephen Hedger: “This Pentagon political appointee claimed in an official letter to the committee the Department of Defense could not find a requested witness, despite expending ‘significant resources’ searching for him. This witness is still on active duty and confirmed Thursday the Air Force knew exactly who he was — a drone sensor operator who was operating over Benghazi on the night of the attacks. Hedger will now have the opportunity to detail what ‘resources’ he ‘expended’ and how.”

Hedger is not active duty military but a political appointee of Obama.

If you were in the military, did you ever feel that even though the brass didn’t fully appreciate you, they never lost track of you?

Here’s an idea. Why don’t you stop his paychecks? I bet he will find you.

Any doubt in your mind the president misspoke on the subject of transparency?

Should Hedger be consulting with a lawyer about lying to Congress when he sent that official letter?

Richard Geraghty

Bluffton

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