Did the Obama Administration coordinate with Priorities USA and violate federal law?
In a story that appears to be gaining momentum, questions are being asked about former steel worker, Joe Soptic and his Priorities USA ad that suggest Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was responsible for his wife’s cancer death.
Further investigation shows that the Obama Administration may have coordinated with the Priorities USA (a Super PAC) against federal law. Above are two photos of Joe Soptic in two separate ads. The top photo is from an Obama campaign ad from May 2012. Below is the Priorities USA ad.
Well we’ve decided to lay out the timeline to view for yourself. Below are the events as they transpired.
Joe Soptic (6:25 in this video) explains to “Democracy Now” how he and his co-workers were offered buyouts for their jobs. Something he fails to mention in any ad following this interview.
In an Obama ad released in May 2012, Joe Soptic and others describe Mitt Romney closing down their steel plant. Soptic never mentions his wife’s cancer battle.
Joe Soptic appears in Priorities USA ad (oddly wearing the same shirt from the Obama ad above) suggesting Mitt Romney is responsible for his wife’s death.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claims he has no knowledge of cancer ad.
CNN exposes Priorities USA ad as false
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also claims he has know knowledge of Joe Soptic’s story.
Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter claims she does not know Joe Soptic’s story about his wife’s death.
Stephanie Cutter caught lying when this conference call (recorded May 14, 2012) with Joe Soptic is revealed.
Did the Obama administration share their original footage of Joe Soptic with Priorities USA and create the now controversial ad?