Rep. King: New White House Counsel Brought In To Protect…ACORN!

Congressional Quarterly/Newscom

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is attacking the appointment of Bob Bauer as the new White House Counsel — saying that it’s all a plot to protect ACORN!

In a new press release, King declares:

“Bob Bauer has a public record of defending Barack Obama’s relationship with ACORN. Bauer has acted as the agent between Obama and ACORN, and now he will be perfectly positioned to be tasked with erasing the tracks between Obama and ACORN. Bauer’s hiring appears to be a tactical maneuver to strategically defend the White House exactly one week after Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell raided ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans and seized paper records and computer hard drives that may lead to the White House.”

As evidence, King cites how Bauer, as Obama campaign counsel in the 2008 election, had sent a letter to the Justice Department objecting to Republican efforts against ACORN.

This also comes a few days after another King press release in which he alleged that the resignation of White House communications director Anita Dunn — Bauer’s wife — was connected to the aforementioned investigation against ACORN in Louisiana.

So King previously seemed to be implying that Dunn was leaving in a hurry because of an ACORN scandal — and now says that Bauer is coming in because of the same ACORN matter.