IRS Chief: Lerner May Have Planted Question That Sparked Scandal
Ousted IRS commissioner Steven Miller told the House Ways and Means Committee today that the revelation of the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups came from a planted question, and that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who managed the exempt organizations division, may have planted it.
The planted question reveals coordination at high levels of the IRS with regard to the disclosure of the sensitive information.
And who is Lois Lerner? She is a leftist agenda driven political hack.
She has just been appointed to head ObamaCare enforcement division
for the IRS and Obama gave a $100,000.00 bonus for a job well done.
IRS Chief: ‘Absolutely Not Illegal’ for IRS to Target Groups
Miller answered, but then rushed to clarify that, “I don’t believe it should happen. Please don’t get me wrong, it should not happen.”
IRS Chief Admits Progressive Groups Weren’t Targeted
Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller told the House Ways and Means Committee that progressive groups were not targeted by the agency, though he said that the IRS was broadly concerned about political activities by non-profits.
“So, there were no ‘progressive’ or ‘organizing’ buzzwords that were used for targeting?” Paul Ryan asked.
“That is correct,” Miller answered.
Gallup reports: ”Most Americans agree that both of these situations are serious enough to warrant continuing investigation, with little difference in views of the two — 74% for the IRS matter and 69% for Benghazi. Americans place similar importance on these two issues despite the administration’s appearing to give more weight to the IRS situation.” And that’s with more than half of Democrats trying to pay as little attention as possible (sort of like the president!) to the scandals.
In other words, this week really was a game-changer. -Jen Rubin
TWEET OF THE DAY: “These scandals are so bad that for the first time Obama wants to talk about the economy.”