The IRS admitted, publicly, that they had targeted conservative political action groups. They admitted it. They tried to minimize it by saying it was just "a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati but anyone with a brain knows that wasn't the case - especially when the agents in question said they were following instructions from Washington.
Enter Lois Lerner - the now-retired IRS official who has repeatedly claimed her innocence of the entire thing while invoking her Fifth Amendment rights during questioning by the House Oversight Committee.
Last night I watched an interview with Cleta Mitchell, the attorney who is representing numerous Tea Party groups who were targeted by the IRS. Ms. Mitchell said that Lois Lerner has been meeting privately with Justice Department officials and investigators, not under oath, and talking to them - even while refusing to talk to Congress. The lead investigator for the DOJ in this case is Barbara Bosserman, a known Barack Obama supporter who has contributed thousands of dollars to his campaigns.
This morning I checked out Ms. Mitchell's story. It turns out Lerner's attorney did say she was meeting privately with Justice Department officials, not under oath.
So let's look at that for a moment. The DOJ is having a friendly chat with Ms. Lerner, possibly getting all of the information she has without consequence to her since she's not under oath to the DOJ. They're not sharing the information with Congress nor the American people. And Lerner is not cooperating in the Congressional investigation and obviously has no intention to do so. Yup - sounds completely honest and above board to me.
President Obama has already pronounced that there was no wrongdoing in the case even before his own (financial supporter) investigator has completed her investigation. "Not a smidgen of corruption," he told Bill O'Reilly on Superbowl Sunday. Apparently he has decided the targeting of 146 conservative groups during the campaign was simply an error. It was an error that helped him tremendously during the election but an error, nevertheless. That from our President. Nothing to see here.
Democrat politicians and supporters continue to turn a blind eye toward the increasingly obvious corruption inside this administration. Some even believe (and have stated) that it's OK for the IRS to target people and groups who disagree with them. I wonder if they'd feel that way if the tables were turned the other way around.
But what else should we expect from Democrats who are willing and able to disregard the Benghazi incident as no big deal and who are unwilling to hold anyone accountable for the complete non-response to it from the administration and the subsequent cover up? Even die hard liberals by now have disregarded the video story. They just don't care about the truth.
In August of 2010, President Obama said "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide." In September of 2012, he told the American people and the world that the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was caused by a video. On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner told the House Oversight Committee that she had done nothing wrong i the IRS targeting case. She promptly followed that up by exercising her Fifth Amendment rights and refusing to answer any questions.
On Superbowl Sunday, February 2, 2014, President Obama told the American people "there is not a smidgen of corruption in the IRS."
I guess that's it - we need to just let it go. There's no use continuing the investigation into either of those matters since President Obama would never lie.