NOTE: I’m aware that my blog partner Doug already posted a copy of this video here yesterday, but I felt it was just too important not to revisit in light of information just revealed to me via The Right Scoop. (See comments below)
So, the former IRS Commissioner claims he didn’t investigate the targeting of conservatives by his own agency. Hmmm… that’s a little strange considering the fact that a story just came out today stating: IRS Conducted Own Investigation Into Tea Party Targeting A Year Before IG And Still Withheld From Congress.
Now, are we to believe that the head of the IRS didn’t sanction this investigation, or even know it had occurred? That’s about as believable as the assertion that Barack Obama had nothing to do with the Benghazi stand-down orders, or that he, Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton and Jay Carney didn’t repeatedly lie about the cause of the consulate attacks of 09/11/12.
Oh, and speaking of Obama, here’s another little tidbit of information concerning the IRS scandal which makes the president’s claim that he knew nothing about the agency targeting right-wing groups even less credible than it already was. According to Gateway Pundit, “Former IRS Chief Doug Shulman Met With Obama Four Times During His 118 Visits To White House.”
From the article:
Former IRS chief Doug Shulman told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday he never discussed IRS political targeting with the White House, despite 118 visits to the White House in the course of two years.
This is despite the fact that 132 different members of Congress contacted Shulman over a two year period starting in 2010 that the IRS was targeting conservative groups.
During that time Douglas Shulman visited the White House 118 times.
In 2010 Douglas Shulman met over 30 times at the White House with Nancy-Ann Min DeParle director of the White House Office of Health Reform. Shulman also met with Austan Goolsbee, Peter Orszag and Ezekiel Emanual, Rahm’s brother, at the White House.
Shulman also met with President Obama on September 21, 2009, June 6, 2011, December 2, 2011 and in June 5, 2012.
And finally, let’s not overlook the role that certain Congressional Democrats played in encouraging the IRS to go after conservatives as far back as the Tea Party-dominated 2010 election cycle.
Again, Gateway Pundit is right on top of things.
Starting in the fall of 2010, ten leading Democrats – Including, Max Baucus, Chuck Schumer, and Al Franken – wrote the IRS demanding that the agency crack down on conservative groups.
500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS starting in 2010. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status while at the same time the Obama IRS approved dozens of progressive applications.
Now that the election is over, these same Democrats are feigning outrage that conservative groups were targeted by the IRS.