Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1069

IRS Logo 2Politico, The Ghost of Lois Lerner:

Probably the biggest news to come out Sunday was President Barack Obama’s defense of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information while secretary of State on “Fox News Sunday” — and his assertion that Clinton won’t get any special treatment from a Justice Department investigation. Well, you probably have a decent idea of how conservative commentators Karl Rove and George Will responded to that notion.

“In the midst of what was supposed to be a Justice Department investigation of Lois Lerner and the IRS, and the president said prejudging the whole process, there is not a smidgeon of evidence of a scandal at the IRS,” Will said. “Now, we know that the Justice Department investigation was a sham. It was part of the cover-up. They gave the investigation to an Obama contributor working in the Justice Department.” (Both Democrats and the Justice Department found that the IRS handled tea party applications incompetently, but without “criminal intent,” as Justice put it.)

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Layman Question: Where does 'criminal intent' come into play in the taxpayer confidentiality laws as applicable to the 12,000 tax returns that the IRS sent to the the FBI that “inadvertently” included protected taxpayer information? What reasonable circumstantial conclusion could be drawn whereby the protected information was sent inadvertently if that protected information was germane to the reason it was provided?

Posted by: Inquisitor | Apr 13, 2016 10:41:49 AM

Honestly, this Obama crowd makes the Nixon guys look like boy scouts. Watergate WAS a third rate break-in blown all out of proportion by the liberal media. Here we have an IRS that may have been weaponized by the Obama administration and the MSM is not the LEAST bit interested into looking into any of it. Sick and tired of the media double standard.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Apr 12, 2016 8:54:31 AM