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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;
  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.



16 Responses to “Obama #IRS Scandal Amnesia”

  1. PATR2014
    May 17th, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Obama #IRS Scandal Amnesia #TCOT

  2. Mike G.
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

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

  3. ProudoftheUSA
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Obama #IRS Scandal Amnesia #TCOT

  4. rain of lead
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    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.

  5. scarymatt
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    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.

  6. K-Bob
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    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

  7. Adjoran
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    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.”

  8. K-Bob
    May 17th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm


  9. richard mcenroe
    May 17th, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    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….

  10. Kevin Trainor Jr.
    May 17th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    Kevin Trainor Jr. liked this on Facebook.

  11. trangbang68
    May 17th, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

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

  12. Our Lawless President: Obama’s IRS Thuggery Certainly Was No Coincidence : The Other McCain
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    […] coincidence, you see? But at least one member of Congress is having none of these lame-ass “I don’t remember” […]

  13. Scandal Schmandal…What Difference Does It Make? | That Mr. G Guy's Blog
    May 17th, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    […] hearings on Benghazi seem to have been put on the back burner while Congress concentrates on the IRS scandal where they targeted Conservative and Tea Party groups asking for tax exempt status.The acting head […]

  14. Adjoran
    May 17th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    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.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    May 18th, 2013 @ 12:31 am


  16. Good Stuff
    May 18th, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    “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.