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Carney Compares Questions about Scandals to Birther Inquiries


Jay Carney tried to avoid questions about the series of scandals surrounding the Obama administration by comparing them to questions about the president’s birth certificate.

At today’s White House press briefing, CBS’s Major Garrett asked Carney if the White House thought Republican inquiries about recent scandals were “legitimate.” (Reporters mentioned the Benghazi attack, the IRS scandal, the Department of Justice’s investigations of reporters, and the Department Health and Human Service’s efforts to raise funds from private companies to promote Obamacare.)

“We could go down the list of questions — we could say, ‘What about the president’s birth certificate? Was that legitimate?’” Carney said.