Issa: No way we’re going to let Obama administration investigate the IRS by itself

posted at 12:41 pm on May 14, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, Barack Obama tried to get ahead of the IRS scandal by promising a full investigation into the policy of targeting the administration’s opponents for extra scrutiny and harassment when applying for tax-exempt status for their groups. Color House Oversight chair Darrell Issa … unimpressed.  Appearing on CBS News this morning, Issa told Charlie Rose that there is no way the House will allow the executive branch to conduct the only investigation into the systematic targeting of conservatives:

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday blasted President Obama for suggesting the administration could fairly investigate claims the IRS unfairly targeted conservative political groups.

“How dare the administration imply that they’re going to get to the bottom of it,” said Issa in an interview on CBS’s “This Morning.”

“This was the targeting of the president’s political enemies effectively and lies about it during the election year so that it wasn’t discovered until afterwards,” he added. “The fact is this is the kind of investigation that has to be open and transparent to the American people.”

Issa also calls out Lois Lerner for her bizarre attempt to spin the Inspector General report ahead of time.  I’ve been writing about that since the weekend.  She insisted that the issues were located only in one office (a lie) and that it was restricted to low-level workers (another lie).

Today, IRS Commissioner Steve Miller — who knew about this since May 2012 and didn’t inform Congress — tried apologizing for a “lack of sensitivity” in investigating conservative groups:

The IRS acting chief acknowledged Tuesday that the agency demonstrated “a lack of sensitivity” in its screenings of political groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he said those mistakes won’t be repeated.

In his first public comment on the case, Steven Miller said there was “a shortcut taken in our processes” for determining which groups needed special screening.

Miller has emerged as a key figure in the controversy over the IRS’ singling out of conservative groups for extra scrutiny. President Barack Obama said Monday that if the agency intentionally targeted such groups, “that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it.”

In an opinion piece in Tuesday’s editions of USA Today, Miller said conceded that the agency demonstrated “a lack of sensitivity to the implications of some of the decisions that were made.” He said screening of advocacy groups is “factually complex, and it’s challenging to separate out political issues from those involving education or social welfare.”

“The mistakes we made were due to the absence of a sufficient process for working the increase in cases and a lack of sensitivity to the implications of some of the decisions that were made,” Miller wrote.

Er, sure.  It was just “a lack of sensitivity” to the fact that the IRS targeted the administration’s political opponents while they were attempting to organize effectively during not one but two election cycles, and Miller and other officials never told Congress about it.  That’s practically Lerneresque in terms of spin.

No wonder Issa has zero confidence in the White House.

Update: One former IRS commissioner told CBS News that the agency “absolutely did the wrong thing,” but notice how CBS News emphasizes a sinister sense about these groups first:Maybe the DoJ is looking into CBS’ phone records, huh?


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..in other words, we’re buying into the shiny squirrel that will distract us from Benghazi.

The War Planner on May 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I like to see how Obama plays golf. I bet he does count a couple of swings.

The President has never really been challenged on anything his whole life. I don’t think his ego can take it. We are going to see Nero soon.

Oil Can on May 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Good for you Issa! You don’t trust bho/team to tell the truth about their actions either?
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letget on May 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM

a lot of hot air from issa, disappointed in him..

cmsinaz on May 14, 2013 at 12:44 PM

“So maybe someone sicced the IRS on those pesky Tea Partiers. Making a big deal out of it is just dirty politics!”

-Barack the First

novaculus on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

HUAH!

Just got the word that Holder has just recused himself from investigating the Media Wire Tapping scandal….well, isn’t that nice of him?!

No one should be surprised if the list of news agencies whose lines were tapped explodes into quite a long list…

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Issa is all bark no bite. What ever happened with the Fast and Furious Scandal you “investigated?” Abso-freakin-lutely NOTHING!

MPan on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Let’s lock up the government with hearing after hearing….

redguy on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Issa is all bark no bite. What ever happened with the Fast and Furious Scandal you “investigated?” Abso-freakin-lutely NOTHING!

MPan on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

They probably have more information – just waiting for the right time to drop the hammer….
I am pretty sure Fast n Furious is connected to Benghazi….

redguy on May 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM

..in other words, we’re buying into the shiny squirrel that will distract us from Benghazi.

The War Planner on May 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Not at all. Not only can we multi-task, but liberals have already set precedent that these types of IRS offenses exposes the President to impeachment proceedings.

Thank you liberals for setting precedent…

dominigan on May 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I have a suggestion, have Cruz do the hearings and he will do a great job doing so?
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letget on May 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

The Nazis at Nuremberg also said they would conduct the trials against each other, that too was denied.

Bishop on May 14, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Baucus is heading up the senate investigation…so Issa is probably reacting to that development.

Issa can multi-task.

I think Fast & Furious will come back into play as well…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

..in other words, we’re buying into the shiny squirrel that will distract us from Benghazi.

The War Planner on May 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Someone opened several cages in the WH. A lot of rats have gotten mixed in with a bunch of squirrels and they are all running around together. It’s hard to sort them all out and identify which are which before they all disappear into the undergrowth.

That may have been the plan.

farsighted on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Remember recovery summer (or at least the marketing campaign)?

Here’s wishing all a perp walk July.

Happy Nomad on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Issa is all bark no bite. What ever happened with the Fast and Furious Scandal you “investigated?” Abso-freakin-lutely NOTHING!

MPan on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

They probably have more information – just waiting for the right time to drop the hammer….
I am pretty sure Fast n Furious is connected to Benghazi….

redguy on May 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Agreed.

Strategery…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Hey Issa, I’m still waiting for you to do something about Fast & Furious – which was pretty much an open and shut case, up to and including the contempt cite that you should have given to Holder (who is STILL in office!! – guilty as sin, free as a bird and STILL in charge of the federal enforcement arms). Not holding our breath on any of that, though …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Remember recovery summer (or at least the marketing campaign)?

Happy Nomad on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Green shoots!!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Yeah right Obozo. You will conduct an inquiry just like the IG did on Benghazi when it never called Killery to testify, you mean like that? How can you investigate something you started Obummer? Stop trying to place yourself outside of the circle. You are dead square in the middle of it. And you know what the middle of a circle is right? A bullseye! And we’ve got you squarly in our crosshairs. Oh, does that sound threatening? You mean like your statement this morning in your umpteenth fund raiser?

We after you, we won’t stop, you’re going down.

neyney on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Just got the word that Holder has just recused himself from investigating the Media Wire Tapping scandal….well, isn’t that nice of him?!No one should be surprised if the list of news agencies whose lines were tapped explodes into quite a long list…

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Getting himself prepared for that long, soft landing and cushy post-DOJ position as a university president.

a capella on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Holder doesn’t want to answer any questions about it. If he has a conflict, why did he wait until the firestorm to recuse himself?

novaculus on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

With this current massive cascade of scandals involving the explicit abuse of government power for political and idealogical persecution of Obama’s enemies, it’s starting to feel like some perverse Cloward-Piven strategy in play.

How MANY egregious, impeachable scandals can Issa, congress or anyone investigate at one time? Can they collapse all the investigations by the sheer weight of all of them landing at once?

Harbingeing on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

What’s new on the Fast & Furious front, Mr. Issa?

Akzed on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Top IRS official: ‘Mistakes were made’…

Ummm….accidently putting salt in your coffee rather than sugar because the holders look too much alike is a mistake…calling your new girlfriend by your old girlfriend’s name is an accident…

Writing and/or using an IRS computer software program that specifically targets Conservatives, any group with the name ‘Patriot’ in it, anyone who promotes teaching the Constitution, anyone who complains about how poorly the country is being run, targets Jewish groups resulting in closer scrutiny , higher numbers of audits, villifying, & punishment of these groups – THAT is NOT an ‘ACCIDENT’! If not, then it should be CRIMINAL & those responsible should go to jail!

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

No wonder Issa has zero confidence in the White House.

And I have zero confidence in Issa. How many years has he been “investigating” Fast and Furious now? Are we really going to get serious action this time or is he just going to bloviate about it in front of the cameras for awhile?

When I see statements made in this article, it seems like the GOP is more interested in protecting Obama: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/scandal-politics-sweep-capitol-hill-91297.html

Top GOP sources acknowledge that it’s highly unlikely the White House was directly involved in the IRS mess…

Doomberg on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

..in other words, we’re buying into the shiny squirrel that will distract us from Benghazi.

The dems do seem to like the scattergun approach. So many scandals, so many investigations, so much time and energy dispersed. So little actually accomplished.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Representative Issa:

John Weeper for you on line 2.

ToddPA on May 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM

The State Run Media still love him…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM

it seems like the GOP is more interested in protecting Obama:

Those at the top do, since in many ways the GOP leadership and Barry share similar goals including the overwhelming love of an almighty powerful big centralized government.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 12:57 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Holder was cited for Contempt of Congress. He ignored it. It’s in the civil court system now. He’ll run out the clock on it.

a capella on May 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Don’t understand the concern about the IRS and AP scandals taking the spolight off Bengazi. The Low Information Voter has not been following it. If, however, there are 3 scandals about 0bama brewing at the same time, they will collasce into one and bleed into the consciousness of the LIV.

Lou Budvis on May 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Issa is all bark no bite. What ever happened with the Fast and Furious Scandal you “investigated?” Abso-freakin-lutely NOTHING!

MPan on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Obama protected Holder with an EO…in other words he stonewalled.

But Il Duce can’t stonewall everything everywhere 24/7

Holder has just recused himself from AP investigation…posted upthread

Maybe Issa is building a case of strong legal prep on what looks like systemic corruption by this administration for a special prosecutor?

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Representative Issa:

John Weeper for you on line 2.

Issa is going to be managing round the clock investigations. He’s not going to have time for anything else.

hawkeye54 on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

“a lack of sensitivity”

Sorry – that would result not in targeting of conservative groups, but an overall burdensome treatment of *all* political groups vying for tax exempt status.

The specific targeting puts the lie to that IRS spin.

Midas on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Issa’s right – but he’d be wise to step aside and let this be someone else’s close-up. He’s turned his committee into a political attack panel…he’ll have no credibility.

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

‘Organizing for America’ is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

Media Matters for America is a 501(c)(3) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

Center for American Progress is a 501(c)(3) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

Priorities USA is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

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Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organisation.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America, Inc., is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

The National Organisation for Women is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

The SEIU is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

The AFL-CIO is a 501(c)(4) organisation.

Not targeted for discriminatory review by Obama’s IRS.

The ACLU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organisation.

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Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Republicans growing a spine? Color me skeptical.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Maybe we don’t let them investigate themselves on any of these scandals.

GardenGnome on May 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM

When I see statements made in this article, it seems like the GOP is more interested in protecting Obama:

Top GOP sources acknowledge that it’s highly unlikely the White House was directly involved in the IRS mess…

Doomberg on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Doom,

It’s Politico. Any squishy non-Democrat is going to be labeled a “top GOP source.” Doesn’t make it true. Watergate was a random burglary until it wasn’t.

Happy Nomad on May 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Holder is testifying in House Judiciary Committee hearing 2morrow…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Until a committee, with subpoena powers, is established, I don’t believe a word from Issa/Boehner.

YOU are eunuchs of the world, most all of you. It’s all talk, all fluff. So much time wasted on F & F, Benghazi and etc.

Bill Kristoll, the swine, told Karl Rove (whom I detest) to stop running ads against Hillary “because they are political”.

Duh, that’s what Obama and Hillary say.

What is not political, FOOLS?

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Issa’s right – but he’d be wise to step aside and let this be someone else’s close-up. He’s turned his committee into a political attack panel…he’ll have no credibility.

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Come on, you can admit it…..you said the same thing
about Henry Waxman too??

ToddPA on May 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

I suspect Senator Issa listened to Mark Levin’s radio show last night.

lea on May 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Who’s calling for Holder’s resignation..?

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Obvious Republican political ploy here. /

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

As AP has already pointed out today, thank you for your concern.

kingsjester on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Issa’s right – but he’d be wise to step aside and let this be someone else’s close-up. He’s turned his committee into a political attack panel…he’ll have no credibility.

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Prove that you said the same about Levin and other committees, you selective gnatbrain. Just when I redeem you, you sink yourself, again.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Holder is testifying in House Judiciary Committee hearing 2morrow…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

About what? Finally handing over a small percentage of Fast and Furious Docs?

oldroy on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Who’s calling for Holder’s resignation..?

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Me, me, me!

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Allahpundit ‏@allahpundit 1h

Unbelievable http://www.mediaite.com/tv/naacp-chairman-legitimate-for-irs-to-target-admittedly-racist-tea-party-taliban-wing-of-poltics/

He must not know that the IRS was once used as a weapon to intimidate and persecute the NAACP.

Ignorant.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U

davidk on May 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Someone opened several cages in the WH. A lot of rats have gotten mixed in with a bunch of squirrels and they are all running around together. It’s hard to sort them all out and identify which are which before they all disappear into the undergrowth.

That may have been the plan.

farsighted on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Trap ‘em all, sort ‘em out later.

Was going to use a different phrase, but probably wouldn’t go over well.

Midas on May 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Just got the word that Holder has just recused himself from investigating the Media Wire Tapping scandal….well, isn’t that nice of him?!No one should be surprised if the list of news agencies whose lines were tapped explodes into quite a long list…

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Getting himself prepared for that long, soft landing and cushy post-DOJ position as a university president.

a capella on May 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Columbia…They have a terrorist on the faculty…maybe U of Chicago…they have two.

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

WHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Larry Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

“Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS. I don’t accept ‘conspiracy theories’, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me,” Connors wrote on his Facebook page late Monday night.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM

WH/Carney press briefing about to start on C-SPAN

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Prove that you said the same about Levin and other committees, you selective gnatbrain. Just when I redeem you, you sink yourself, again.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Trying to be nice to a liberal is like letting an alcoholic be overnight security in a liquor warehouse.

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Issa’s right – but he’d be wise to step aside and let this be someone else’s close-up. He’s turned his committee into a political attack panel…he’ll have no credibility.

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

You’re right! So, just to be on the safe side and to ‘keep politics out of this,’ a Special Prosecutor should be appointed immediately.

I mean, if there is nothing to hide….

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Real men would do the right thing, even if threatened by Holder and all the other Obama capos. Alas, Boehner and Roberts are not real men, to name just a couple.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

REPORT: IRS targeted news anchor after Obama interview…

Larry Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

“Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I might need to watch out for the IRS. I don’t accept ‘conspiracy theories’, but I do know that almost immediately after the interview, the IRS started hammering me,” Connors wrote on his Facebook page late Monday night.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/kmov-anchor-the-irs-is-targeting-me-163945.html

sentinelrules on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Let’s lock up the government with hearing after hearing….

redguy on May 14, 2013 at 12:46 PM

That’s exactly what we want. Lock it up for the rest of Obama’s presidency. It might just save this country.

lea on May 14, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Evil Opie is coming out of the clown car as we speak…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Getting closer.

a capella on May 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I mean, if there is nothing to hide….

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Who will do the appointing?

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM

WHAT A COINCIDENCE

‘News Anchor Targeted IRS Right After Interview’…

Nothing to see here – move along!

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM

If Holder goes, will the State Run Media cease and desist..?

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM

..in other words, we’re buying into the shiny squirrel that will distract us from Benghazi.

The War Planner on May 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Someone opened several cages in the WH. A lot of rats have gotten mixed in with a bunch of squirrels and they are all running around together. It’s hard to sort them all out and identify which are which before they all disappear into the undergrowth.

That may have been the plan.

farsighted on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Unfortunately for them, we aren’t Obama voters and can hold more than one thought in our heads.

The more scandals the merrier. Can’t outrun them all and eventually one will attach itself permanently and then the rest can follow.

kim roy on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Trolls out there, let me help you: Totalitarianism.

It’s Obama’s America. He just lets you live in it. As long as you obey.

Chris of Rights on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

The bombshell disclosure that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of Associated Press reporters and editors could be dramatic enough to move even the phlegmatic Obama administration to action. Three concurrent scandals or controversies are just too many. Could that mean we will be bidding farewell soon to Attorney General Eric Holder?

From a capella’s link – the EPA scandal is not even included…tomorrow it c/b the NRA and etc.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

For IRS?

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Evil Opie still says they have to wait to see what actually happened at the IRS…must not have heard what the IRS said.

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Think about it. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA director David Petraeus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta all were in place on Sept. 11, 2012, when four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. But now all of them are out of office and out of reach to be forced out for symbolic accountability purposes. And any of those departures would have been symbolic, since none of them have been held personally responsible for any failures.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

God bless their innocent nature:

Larry Connors, a veteran local news anchor at KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis, says that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting him since an April 2012 interview he conducted with President Obama — a fact that he dismissed as coincidence until the recent reports about the IRS targeting conservative groups.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/kmov-anchor-the-irs-is-targeting-me-163945.html

davidk on May 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM

1st Question was a pre-coordinated ‘SOFTBALL QUESTION ‘ – I WILL BET YOU A MILLION DOLLARS – because Carney had a PRE-SCRIPTED ANSWER THAT HE WAS READING RIGHT OFF A PIECE OF PAPER!

easyt65 on May 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Prove that you said the same about Levin and other committees, you selective gnatbrain. Just when I redeem you, you sink yourself, again.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Trying to be nice to a liberal is like letting an alcoholic be overnight security in a liquor warehouse.

Liam on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

There’s no point in it; the scorpion can’t help but be a scorpion, that’s its nature.

Kept n display oin a box as a warning to kids (‘look kids – stay away from those!’), or crushed under your boot is the safest way to deal with them.

Wait, are we talking scorpions or liberals?

Midas on May 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

For IRS?

verbaluce on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Yes…and wherever else evidence of wrongdoing takes him.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Evil Opie says the White House is not involved with the wire tapping of the AP…he refers questions to the DOJ…what? They are investigating this report…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Who will do the appointing?

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Very funny. Since the independent counsel law expired the DOJ appoints special prosecutors. I think, I could be wrong.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

If ignorance is bliss, Carney and Obama are the happiest people around.

birdwatcher on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

REPORT: IRS targeted news anchor after Obama interview…

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/05/kmov-anchor-the-irs-is-targeting-me-163945.html

sentinelrules on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Ok, there’s starting to be some smoke here. It’s getting harder for me to believe this wasn’t a coordinated effort directed from the highest levels.

But, let’s wait for the rest of the evidence.

Chris of Rights on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Didn’t see your post.

davidk on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Citizens were intimidated in the USA from exercising their legal rights.

Imagine, this is today
in the USA

Russia, China and the world laugh their azzes off.

Any sane Democrat should fight this.

Do you want to live in this America?

Citizens are intimidated by the agency which collects the efforts of their labor, to sustain such government?

Imagine, you are intimidated by those who’s aristocratic livelihood you sustain, in America. It is mindnumbing at best and down right scary.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Evil Opie is looking over the WPC looking for shoes to be thrown at him…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

You know, I heard bank robbery is now going to referred to as “a lack of sensitivity to depositors”. Similarly, assault with a deadly weapon is now renamed “a lack of sensitivity to others physical safety”.

It’s a thing now, and we have the IRS to thank.

MTF on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Holder is testifying in House Judiciary Committee hearing 2morrow…

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM

About what? Finally handing over a small percentage of Fast and Furious Docs?

oldroy on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Don’t know…heard the newsbit on WBAP

no details

workingclass artist on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Think about it. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA director David Petraeus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta all were in place on Sept. 11, 2012, when four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. But now all of them are out of office and out of reach to be forced out for symbolic accountability purposes. And any of those departures would have been symbolic, since none of them have been held personally responsible for any failures.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I’m sick to death of politicians whose worst punishment for crimes and their unconscionable behavior is ‘retirement’ or ‘resignation’.

There need to be *real* penalties for these f*ckers.

Midas on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

sentinelrules on May 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Or yours.

davidk on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Think about it. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA director David Petraeus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta all were in place on Sept. 11, 2012, when four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. But now all of them are out of office and out of reach to be forced out for symbolic accountability purposes.

True, but they aren’t covered by Executive Privilege any longer and MUST testify UNDER OATH if subpoenaed by Congress…or a Grand Jury.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Very funny. Since the independent counsel law expired the DOJ appoints special prosecutors. I think, I could be wrong.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Right…the wolves, the ones to be investigated, appoint the foxes.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Imagine, you are intimidated by those who’s aristocratic livelihood you sustain, in America. It is mindnumbing at best and down right scary.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Be a good little German and go about your life. The empty house next to you is none of your business.

Chris of Rights on May 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Very funny. Since the independent counsel law expired the DOJ appoints special prosecutors. I think, I could be wrong.

Fenris on May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

It has expired, but if Obama has nothing to hide, then he should have no problem signing a new law into effect – and Senate Democrats should have no problem voting for one.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Evil Opie wants to wait until they know what happened…or until the White House can come up with plausible deniability.

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM

True, but they aren’t covered by Executive Privilege any longer and MUST testify UNDER OATH if subpoenaed by Congress…or a Grand Jury.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Understood. Boehner opposes it. Issa is a waste of lots of time. The senate is derelict, from both sides. Obama/Holder/Napolitano/Sibelius/Hillarry, all thugs and thugettes.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

One question. Why isn’t the press reporting on the negligence of Obama? What kind of president has no clue what his IRS, DOJ EPA and State Dept are doing?

canditaylor68 on May 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Carney’s ScandalFest presser is pretty entertaining.

forest on May 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

It has expired, but if Obama has nothing to hide, then he should have no problem signing a new law into effect – and Senate Democrats should have no problem voting for one.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You should go on tour with that act.

Chris of Rights on May 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM

If all the top brass “don’t know anything” and they blame the little underlings, why are those positions needed?

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Evil Opie(Benghazi Jay) confirms that Dear Leader heard about the AP wiretapping from Press reports Friday…

d1carter on May 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

He must not know that the IRS was once used as a weapon to intimidate and persecute the NAACP.

Ignorant.

Resist We Much on May 14, 2013 at 1:04 PM

http://www.paperlessarchives.com/mlk.html

davidk on May 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

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