September 6, 2009
Now the WH is flat out lying.
According to the Washington Post’s ANN KORNBLUT: – the WH knew nuthin’ ’bout nuthin’.
A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said Jones’s past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.
Jones’s position did not require Senate confirmation, so he avoided the kind of vetting Cabinet officials were subjected to. In addition, as an adviser to the Council on Environmental Quality, rather than to Obama directly, his past was not reviewed to the same degree as the more senior “assistants to the president” and other top advisers inside the West Wing.
The result was the revelation of a controversial past that, administration officials acknowledge, caught the White House off guard.
“He was not as thoroughly vetted as other administration officials,” the official said. “It’s fair to say there were unknowns.“
And yet nothing slipped by barry’s Senior Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, who said on video that they’ve been watching him for years.
Van Jones – we were so delighted to be able recruit him into the White House. We’ve been watching him really – he’s not that old - for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland and all of the ways and creative ideas that he has. And so now we have captured that – and we have all of that energy and enthusiasm in the White House.
A simple internet search would have come up with the 9-11 truther statement.
Did he have to fill out that gazillion page screening questionnaire?
What kind of people did it stop when all the tax cheats and this guy got through?
This guy’s an avowed Commie and a truther and he gets a job no problem.
What are the chances the media will start to do their job and investigate the barry WH?