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Bob Woodward Says President Obama and Jack Lew Lied About Who Proposed the Sequester

By Staff
Feb 23, 2013
Did President Obama lie?

Bob Woodward has a new column in the Washington Post that claims President Barack Obama and his one-time Chief of Staff Jack Lew have lied about who proposed the sequester and the veteran journalist adds the lies continue to this day.

He has this detail:

"My extensive reporting for my book "The Price of Politics" shows that the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.

Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). They did so at 2:30 p.m. July 27, 2011, according to interviews with two senior White House aides who were directly involved."

During the third presidential debate last fall, Obama blamed Congress for proposing the spending cuts.

Woodward claims Obama lied about that during the debates.

The automatic $1.2 trillion federal spending cuts over the next decade will likely take effect on March 1, 2013 and those cuts are now owned by Obama, at least according to Woodward's research.

Read the column here.

Will Obama continue to blame Republicans for the sequester crisis or will he ignore Woodward's research and hop the rest of the media follows suit?

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