The word being circulated around media such as MSNBC is that even the Messiah himself can't know what's going on in the federal government. Sure, he was supposed to be the smartest guy in the country, and would even halt the rising of the oceans and begin the healing of the planet - but that was before the enormous impact that actually trying to serve as a CEO would have upon his golf games, his vacations, and his campaigning.
There's simply not enough time to do all of that and try to function as CEO of the country; something's got to give. And so it's claimed that He knew nothing, nothing! until he saw it on the evening news, like any other American. Obviously, he finds the military folks useful, but he really can't be bothered with the hijinks coming out of his EPA, his DOJ, his IRS, or much of anything else. Who can find the time?