Their relationship came into question on Tuesday at the deportation hearing of his uncle, Onyango Obama, in Boston immigration court. His uncle had lived in the United States illegally since the 1970s and revealed in testimony for the first time that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was here illegally and fighting deportation.I know some will claim the press office lied, not Obama. In order to believe this, you have to believe this lie.
On Thursday, a White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Globe that they had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office asked the president directly, which they had not done in 2011.
“The President first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The President did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The President has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
White House officials explained the abrupt change in the story by saying that no one had asked the president in 2011 whether he knew his uncle. Instead, Mr. Carney told reporters that White House officials in 2011 had simply relied upon the president’s own books and the public record to determine that they had never met.So, they searched all of Obama's public records and re-read his books instead of asking him? Seriously? Also, it is unbelievable that Obama wasn't following this story in the news and read the claim he had never met his uncle. If you were President and had an illegal alien drunk driving uncle, you would keep up with him. This is especially true if you had once lived with him.