Perhaps the Obama Administration wants the public to consider ONLY the data they report, and not data from independent, credible sources.
What is being said and the fact-checking being done on topic would seem to contradict the recorded statements of President Obama, at least those given under the title, Obama rebuts Trump claims about crime because numerous other media reports actually align with the President on the topic. Imagine that!
investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts:
"I would advise that you fact-check the assertions in the news report" · [more]