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Omar Obama first came to the public's attention when he was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, and has recently been granted permission to remain in the United States. This according to a report on TownHall.com on December 5, by Christine Rousselle.
At Omar's recent court hearing, he claimed the president had lived lived with him briefly in the 1980s. This contradicted what the White House claimed earlier in 2012.
Earlier this month, White House spokesman Eric Shultz tried to clear up the confusion by claiming Obama wasn't aware of the claims spokesmen for the White House made in 2012; claiming he never met his uncle Omar. This time though, Eric assured us they had asked the president directly about the matter.
Eric Shultz explains, “The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school. 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.”
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The interesting question is: what does this uncle know about Obama that we don't?