That's the question of the hour for me. John McCormack investigates:
Former White House staffers I’ve spoken with say they would bet the FBI uncovered much of Jones’s past--especially if Jones truthfully answered their questions. What would then happen is this: the background report would go to the Counsel’s office (run by Greg Craig), who would then raise the question of whether what the FBI found was disqualifying with the the potential employee’s boss. Jones was hired by Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, but he presumably (and ultimately) reports to the chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel must have decided that nothing in Jones’s background was alarming enough to prevent his appointment.Funny things happen when you put the fox in charge of the hen house. I'd be interested to know what kind of information Jones's clearance gave him access to. Not that I think it will happen, but someone's head should roll for this.
So even if Jones is thrown overboard this weekend, it’s worth asking: Did Rahm sign off on Jones’s appointment despite what the FBI must have discovered about his background. And, incidentally--did Jones tell the truth to the FBI?
I’ve sent an email asking this question to Rahm Emanuel’s office. I’ll report when he gets back to me. [emphasis added]
If the Obama administration becomes temporarily sane and jettisons Mr. Jones he might consider going into comedy. Maybe he could share a bill with my favorite comedienne, the lovely Wanda Sykes. If he doesn't end up in jail for lying under oath, that is. See more of his material here. He's got a million of 'em.
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