If you were an openly corrupt and overbearing tyrannical leader, wouldn’t you appoint your own loyal minions to investigate your other loyal minions? Yes, I’m speaking about President Barack Obama and the FBI/DOJ investigation of the IRS.
We all know about the IRS scandal where they illegally and intentionally targeted conservative groups applying for non-profit status. Any groups that had ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names were automatically put through an illegal interrogation for personal information and ordered not to do or say certain things. The evidence is so overwhelming that IRS officials ended up having to confess of the practice.
But no one wanted to accept the blame. Top IRS officials blamed lower level officials who in turned blamed the workers themselves who pointed the finger back up the chain of command. One IRS official, Lois Lerner was placed on paid administrative leave for over four months during part of the investigation before she suddenly retired instead of being fired.
I still contend that the orders came from President Obama since the heads of the IRS visited the White House more than any other Cabinet member.
Eventually, an investigation was launched by the FBI and DOJ into any wrong doing by the IRS that warrants criminal charges. It was learned only recently that the person placed in charge of the investigation was Barbara Bosserman, a DOJ civil rights attorney who personally contributed $6,100 to Obama’s campaigns for president.
Her secret investigation was conducted so thoroughly that after six months, none of the 41 conservative groups that were victimized and are being represented by the American Center for Law and Justice had been contacted about their allegations. It wasn’t until after the investigation had been going on for seven months that a handful of the victimized groups were contacted by the FBI for interviews. By this time, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had already announced that there was nothing to the allegations and the IRS issue was just another phony scandal perpetrated by Obama’s enemies.
Then recently, word was leaked out that the FBI and DOJ investigation had found no wrong that was politically motivated or warranted any criminal charges be filed against anyone at the IRS.
When Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) House Oversight Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) heard the news, they were irate to say the least. The two penned a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder condemning the investigation and the leaked information. Their letter read in part:
“There is little reason for the American people to have confidence in this investigation.”
“Anonymous — and apparently politically motivated — leaks from unnamed law enforcement officials further undermine the public assurances by the current and former FBI directors that this is a legitimate investigation. These leaks come after the Justice Department, citing the confidential nature of the investigation, refused to brief Congress on its progress and congressional investigators independently discovered that a high dollar contributor to the Obama Administration failed to recuse herself.”
“These revelations further undermine the credibility of the Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department under his leadership. Given the circumstances, there is little reason for the American people to have confidence in this investigation.”
Asking Bosserman to investigate any wrong doing of the IRS or White House is like asking a member of the Mexican drug cartel to investigate the cartel for any illegal activities among their affiliates. So while Carney lies to the American people expecting them to believe him as much as the guy who says he has a bridge for sale; Obama and his IRS henchmen are not only getting away with their crimes, but now they’re preparing to start another targeting campaign to silence conservatives.