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Politics

Obama aide accuses GOP lawmakers of partisanship

Takes offensive on IRS reviews, Benghazi attack

NEW YORK — A senior adviser to President Obama mounted a combative defense of the administration Sunday, saying that the controversies enveloping the White House were the result of Republican lawmakers trying to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped-up hearings, and false allegations.”

The remarks came from Dan Pfeiffer, a member of the president’s inner circle, as he appeared on all five major Sunday morning talk shows in an effort to move the administration past what commentators have described as a “hell week” of controversy and missteps.

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