A phrase commonly used by men of power such as President of the United States which usually means that no
matter what I say it will not be the truth. Mostly used when the truth is too unacceptable and may reveal their corruptive actions and total lack of leadership.
“Let me be clear, the prisoners used in exchange for Bergdahl will never return to the fight against the United States”
Let me be clear: define #2
A phrase popular with politicians, CEOs, and other public figures, purportedly to indicate that what follows will be a simple summary of their position, but actually indicating that what follows will be an obfuscation.
Politician: I am running for office to represent all Americans, of all races, colors, and creeds.
Press: But you think it is important to keep the word “God” on our currency? How do you think atheists feel about that?
Politician: Let me be clear, America is a god-fearing country founded on the principles of freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Our founding fathers set down…(continues for five minutes).