During a February, 2014 interview with Bill O’Reilly of FOX News, President Barack Obama firmly asserted that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption at the IRS,” in the case involving Lois Lerner and the unlawful IRS targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny by the powerful agency.
Instead, Obama attributed the matter to ‘bone-headed decisions.’
Those who have been paying even the slightest attention to the travails of Lois Lerner will remember that this anti-conservative partisan democrat escaped justice from the Obama administration without so much as even a “smidgen” of accountability for her untoward behavior, whether criminal or simply ‘bone-headed’ stupidity.
Now, more than two years later, a federal judge who was apparently paying attention has determined the IRS took laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and used said Laws to try to protect
the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted.
As reported at the reference:
A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted.
The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed. The judges also accused the Justice Department lawyers, who are representing the IRS in the case, of acting in bad faith — compounding the initial targeting — by fighting the disclosure.
“The lawyers in the Department of Justice have a long and storied tradition of defending the nation’s interests and enforcing its laws — all of them, not just selective ones — in a manner worthy of the Department’s name. The conduct of the IRS’s attorneys in the district court falls outside that tradition,” Judge Raymond Kethledge wrote in a unanimous opinion for a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. “We expect that the IRS will do better going forward.”
While this reporter has nothing approaching even an elementary education or understanding of the Law, this pummeling by Judge Kethledge sounds suspiciously like more than just a “smidgen” of corruption!
Further, this revelation is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that the future of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her candidacy for the US presidency may very well rest in the hands of the same Obama Department of Justice.
Bottom Line: Will America be told that the Hillary Clinton dossier includes not even a ‘smidgen’ of
information that might implicit her in criminal acts and or disqualify her from holding the highest office in the land?
If so, given Obama’s anti-law legacy, why would any discerning American believe such a statement?