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Monday, October 31, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1271: President Obama Lied About The IRS’s Targeting Of Conservatives

New York Post op-ed: Obama Told Us He’s Honorable — But He’s Just Another Liar, by Kyle Smith:

At least President Obama is honest. Or so goes the common perception. He tried, maybe he made mistakes, the other side was mean to him, but through it all, he didn’t lie.

That view got smithereened this week. It was always hard to believe the president’s repeated claim that he didn’t know his own secretary of state was using an off-the-books e-mail server to avoid public scrutiny, in the process virtually guaranteeing that she would commit multiple felonies by taking classified information into the open.

Now we know Obama was lying. His own aides said so, in e-mails uncovered by WikiLeaks and made public this week. ...

Obama lied about the IRS’s targeting of conservatives, even contradicting his own statements that the harassment was “inexcusable” and made him “angry” on May 15, 2013. Less than a year later, when the heat was off, he said there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” and the IRS’s vendetta against right-leaning groups was totally excusable as a bureaucratic snafu.

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Comments

The question is whether or not investigations into IRS and White House communications looked for the secret emails of Obama or members of his staff when doing keyword searches.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 31, 2016 9:04:10 AM

The linked article does not prove your point or support the thesis of the article.

Posted by: Ed Clinton | Oct 31, 2016 9:59:44 AM

The first paragraph is likely correct while is not supported,

Posted by: Gator | Oct 31, 2016 10:54:57 PM