Cover-ups have become commonplace in the Obama administration.
Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and illegal domestic spying were all scandals Obama tried to sweep under the rug.
But now he could be hiding information from the American people that could swing the presidential election.
Stopping illegal immigration is the foundation of Donald Trump’s campaign.
His proposal to secure the border and build a wall that Mexico will pay for rocketed him to the top of the GOP primary, weeks after he declared his candidacy for president.
This was a position he never relinquished.
Now that he is locked in a tight matchup with Hillary Clinton, any breaking scandal or developments could swing the election in either direction.
Back in 2015, members of Congress requested Obama’s Department of Homeland Security to complete a study on the number of illegal border crossings.
The department claims the study is still ongoing.
But others say it was finished in November, 2015, and that the Obama administration is covering up the results because it would show the administration is lying about the crisis along our Southern border.
Fox News reports:
DHS denied it is holding back the report, but sources say it was completed in November and that it shows roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it – approximately 250,000 in total.
But that number is at odds with DHS’ official estimates. The agency claims authorities catch 80 percent of adults trying to sneak in, but critics say the figure is padded to make it appear border security is more effective than it really is.
“The Obama administration knows that the number of illegal aliens successfully getting across the Mexican border is 158 percent higher than they are telling people,” said John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, who assessed the statistics for Fox News. “The administration has made fraudulent changes in the numbers to hide this.”
If released by the Obama administration, the true numbers could have major implications in the current presidential race, in which illegal immigration and border security have become a key issue, say observers.
One source familiar with the report told Fox News that DHS is suppressing the report for “political reasons . . . because it would ‘look bad’ and ‘help elect Donald Trump.’”
A report completed by the Obama administration showing they are lying about the number of illegal immigrants the Border Patrol captures would add fuel to Trump’s campaign.
The media and Clinton campaign often suggest the problem of illegal immigration is overblown.
But this report brings important facts to light.
Pundits argue Trump could seize on the results by pointing out that the elites are lying to the people, and he has a plan to solve a problem many Americans dearly want fixed.
It would also force Clinton to defend a record the Obama administration fabricated or risk alienating voters she desperately needs to turn out to vote.
Do you think Obama is hiding this report because it would help elect Trump?
Let us know what you think in the comment section.