Presidents have engaged in the perhaps unseemly but legal practice of using the White House as a backdrop for their campaign ads pretty much since campaign ads became a thing. But now the head of the RNC is calling President Barack Obama's decision to do the same thing an "apparent crime."
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"As Chairman of the Republican National Committee, I have the responsibility to hold the President accountable for his reckless spending, for the unsustainable growth of government and the crushing debt he is leaving for future generations of Americans, and now, sadly, for his apparent criminal behavior," RNC Chair Reince Priebus wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.
"I never expected I would be in this regrettable position, but the President's conduct and the White House staff's stonewalling leave me no choice," Priebus wrote.