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Monday, March 31, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 326

IRS Logo 2Wall Street Daily:  Renegade Government Agency Silences Political Opponents, by Floyd Brown (President, Western Center for Journalism):

Congressman Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, is hopping mad.

After months of waiting, the IRS still hasn’t provided his committee with the emails and documents that are necessary for Congress’ ongoing investigation.

Instead, the man Obama hired to clean up the IRS, John Koskinen, continues to stonewall the Committee. He answered questions during testimony and even had the chutzpah to say that providing the IRS documents and emails could take years. Several members were visibly angry.

The flash point was the issue of accessing Lois Lerner’s email. ... [T]he standoff continues. Lerner won’t testify, and the IRS won’t give Congress Lerner’s emails, which would reveal what she was doing and what she was telling the frontline IRS workers. It’s a shameful debacle.

Even more disheartening is that the man tasked with cleaning up the IRS has now turned into a cover-up artist. We expect the IRS to treat everyone the same, regardless of political views. The notion that certain people, like Catherine Engelbrecht, were targeted because of their political views is a frightening prospect.

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Comments

Prof. Caron, I assume you know that the Western Center for Journalism is the house organ of the Church of Scientology. How should I say it--they have an agenda?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Mar 31, 2014 8:41:57 AM

They have an agenda? So does Fox News, Washington Times, WSJ Op-Ed and about 95% of the articles posted here regarding this topic.

Posted by: Scott | Apr 1, 2014 6:02:49 AM