So the ends justify the means, using 'taqqiya' to smother dissent is acceptable, if it is dissent against the Caliph. And while it is not likely that the WH actually picked up the phone to arrange this, the sycophant bureaucrats know full well what is expected of them by Dear Leader. They act accordingly, knowing that if they are caught they will only receive a slap on the wrist before being rewarded with a promotion. Look at those responsible (ostensibly) for Fast & Furious, Lois Lerner and others.
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