WH in Denial: ‘You’re Concocting Scandals Here That Don’t Exist’

Carney denies Benghazi, IRS scandals compromise administration's integrity

• May 16, 2013 9:49 pm


White House spokesperson Jay Carney became extremely defensive when questioned on the Obama administration's record on openness and transparency given the recent IRS and Benghazi scandals Thursday on "Piers Morgan."

Morgan asked Carney how the administration plans to restore faith among the American people that may have been damaged in the wake of the Benghazi emails and IRS revelations.

Carney replied he completely denied the premise of Morgan's question, stating "you're concocting scandals here that don't exist":

PIERS MORGAN: Final question, Jay Carney. Obviously the president made a big deal when he came into office of being not like previous administrations and was going to be much more transparent. The charge today after this week is that you have had that reputation for transparency pretty heavily dented. Do you accept that and just on a general picture, how are you going to move on now and restore perhaps faith that some Americans have lost this week in your openness and honesty?

JAY CARNEY: Well, I'm not sure, again, you're concocting scandals here that don't exist, especially with regard to the Benghazi affair that was contrived by Republicans and I think has fallen apart largely this week. The fact of the matter is that this administration has a record on transparency that outdoes any previous administration, and we are committed to that. The president is committed to that.

Full interview: