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Obama #IRS Scandal Amnesia

Posted on | May 17, 2013 | 16 Comments

VIDEO: ‘I Don’t Remember’ Who
Targeted Conservatives, Ex-IRS Boss
Testifies in Scandal Hearing

It would be a gross understatement to say that ex-IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller was an uncooperative and unhelpful witness at today’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing. Everything about the IRS scandal can apparently be divided into two categories:

  1. Things Steven Miller does not know;
    and
  2. Things Steven Miller can not remember

Despite this, some actual information got pried loose today:

The hearing’s one clear revelation came when Mr. Miller conceded that the I.R.S.’s apology for targeting was prompted by a question planted by the agency last Friday at an American Bar Association meeting. At that meeting, Lois Lerner, the head of the I.R.S.’s division overseeing tax-exempt organizations, was asked about an inquiry of the targeting issue, eliciting an apology that quickly leaked out of the closed-door session. The I.R.S. then scrambled to issue a formal release on the issue.
Mr. Miller divulged that the exchange was not an impromptu apology but a planned exchange between Ms. Lerner and Celia Roady, a tax attorney at the Washington law firm Morgan Lewis. That revelation only underscored the ham-handed way the scandal has burst into view.

Great: The only questions anybody at the IRS can answer are the questions asked in a “planned exchange” set-up.

 


Comments

  • Mike G.

    This IRS bullshit and the AP scandal both seem to be ready made issues to take people’s minds off of Benghazi.

  • rain of lead

    googled Steve Miller audit Clinton got a story by Washington Examiner by Paul Bedard May 14, 2013 Deja vu: IRS boss of Tea Party probes audited anti-Clinton groups in 1990? ( Judical Watch)
    Judical Watch has confirmed this and said it cost the a huge amount of money.

    So, this guy may be a Clinton mole and the deal of the set up to set this all in motion (IRS scandle) might just be the Clintons going after Obama for him trying to throw Ms Clinton under the Bengazie bus.

  • scarymatt

    I’m going to go ahead and call this testimony a victory for limited government. The power to remember is apparently one power that cannot be accomplished with the Constitutional taxing power.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    In over the transom:

    Yeah, we know that barack has done his best to destroy the fragile structure holding the Middle East from the brink of medievalism & mass murder, and is enabling a new war on Israel, but come on, man, reporters phones were tapped.

    Until he apologizes for that, we can’t cover some stupid thing in Liberia or wherever the embassy was.

    –The Media

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    This guy has had a week to prepare for what are certainly obvious questions. He knew they were coming. Anything he didn’t know or had forgotten, he had plenty of time to find out, find his notes, get the answers.

    This isn’t “ignorance” or “forgetfulness” at all – it is, rather, “perjury” and “cover-up.”

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Scand-nesia!

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    So who is above this waste of seed in his chain of command? He should remember that and it ought to narrow the subpoenas down some….

  • trangbang68

    Isn’t this the same buffoon that audited the couple who protested Bubba Clinton when he was POTUS?

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    You may be thinking of the woman who was in charge of the tax-exempt unit (the job Lerner has now) and got promoted to the Obamacare unit – she harassed Judicial Watch in the Clinton years.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    THIS

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Good-Stuff/805278676 Good Stuff

    “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” – Tom Clancy

    All Obama needed to say was the IRS were doing their job; looking for tax dodgers. All this stuff started with a data miner’s choice of keywords. If I was given the task, I would of used the same keywords

    The blogosphere is a good example of chaos and the butterfly effect. I like the concept that small variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system

    BTW – thanks for the a planned exchange between Ms. Lerner and Celia Roady stuff.