White House stonewalling on Commerce Secretary Bryson’s accident, Carney claims Obama only advised today


As Twitchy reported this morning, Commerce Secretary Bryson was involved in a felony hit-and-run accident on Saturday. It has been reported that he suffered a seizure, but that cannot be confirmed.

@BillHemmer interviewed an LA lieutenant. Bryson alcohol/drug tests are not in yet. Cannot confirm a seizure.

— Brent Munlin (@Bmunlin) June 11, 2012

and does he have a history of seizures? “@CBSNews: Commerce Dept. says Sec. Bryson suffered "seizure" in connection with LA-area car crashes

— Katie G. (@katieg1975) June 11, 2012

A history of seizures has also been reported.

if #Bryson suffered seizure and that was in his medical history why was he driving?

— Judy Golden (@judehere) June 11, 2012

Does Secretary Bryson have a history of sudden seizures? I pray he's okay. Driving w/ such a condition endangers lives. http://t.co/wQd8jwfu

— Nic Lott (@niclott) June 11, 2012

During Press Secretary Carney’s briefing today, reporters pressed him on the issues. Carney stonewalled and passed off all questions to the Commerce Department. Evidently, the most transparent administration ever does not have its story straight yet.

Jay Carney handling of questions about Commerce Sec's accidents only raising many more questions.

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) June 11, 2012

Carney refers reporters to Commerce Dept on question of whether Bryson is fit to serve. That's not really Commerce's call now, is it?

— David Kurtz (@TPM_dk) June 11, 2012

RT @jbendery Reporters pressing Carney on Bryson's health prior to becoming Commerce secretary. Carney punting all ?s to Commerce Dept.

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) June 11, 2012

Distract and pass the buck!

Further, Carney claimed that President Obama was not even made aware of the accident until this morning. That seems a bit suspect or a bit disturbing. Isn’t this something the President of the United States should be made aware of? While the White House routinely keeps the press in the dark, shouldn’t President Obama not be in the dark? What in the heck are those 3 a.m. phone calls for if not to advise the President of the United States that his Commerce Secretary was involved in what could be a felony hit-and-run?

Carney says WH was informed of Bryson's accident Sunday night, by Commerce Dept. Obama was informed this morning.

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) June 11, 2012

WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew has spoken with Commerce Sec. Bryson after his accidents, Jay Carney says. Pres. Obama has not.

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) June 11, 2012

RT @reidepstein Jay Carney just said Obama didn't learn of Commerce Secretary Bryson's Saturday accident until this morning. #whbrief

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) June 11, 2012

Final thought: Is Pres Obama upset that he learned of Sec. Bryson's accident at same time we did, 36 hrs later?

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) June 11, 2012

He’s probably “doing fine.”

Update:  Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence.

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