so let's get this straight
commissioner shulman testifies that he didn't tell congress what he knew because he only had "a partial set of facts"
so he adamantly lied
barack hussein obama can't say exactly when he knew what was going on (for 2 years), he learned what little he does know in the newspaper, and his caught out chief of staff is a whole lot smarter than he is
and lois lerner invokes her fifth amendment right against self incrimination cuz fox news is #1 and glenn beck wears funny tennis shoes
admin defenders are diminishing, delusional and distempered
see them froth at the mouth
all the good ones are gone
obama is corrupt like nixon, dumb like biden and paranoid like stalin...
have at it
His chief legal counsel as well as his chief of staff knew, yet he didn't know.
independent of tigta, an internal irs review a year ago may, 2012, found the exemption office was engaged in unfair and illegal targeting of tea and other conservative groups and informed commissioner steven miller who testified last friday that no political targeting was going on
this guy could very well end up in jail, and if you've seen him testifying on tv you can probably see that ugly awareness in his careworn face
Internal IRS probe cited same problems with approach to conservative groups in May 2012, House aide saysAn Internal Revenue Service review of the agency’s approach of scrutinizing conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status questioned the now-controversial policy a year ago, according to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee spokesman Ali Ahmad.
In late March 2012, IRS deputy commissioner Steven Miller–who resigned his post as acting commissioner last week at President Obama’s request–directed senior technical advisor Nancy J. Marks to investigate allegations of political targeting of groups seeking tax exempt status, agency officials told congressional aides. Holly Paz, acting director of ruling and agreements, worked with Marks on the probe, and both traveled to Cincinnati to conduct interviews.
On May 3, 2012. Marks gave what IRS officials described as a “presentation” to Miller describing her findings. Marks said the investigation had found significant problems in the review process and a substantial bias against conservative groups, Ahmad said. No written findings were produced as a result, the aide said, and it does not appear the internal review led to any disciplinary actions against IRS employees.
are you surprised?
then pull your head out
CNBC's Harwood: Lerner Pleading Fifth Is "Worst Possible Outcome For White House" | RealClearPolitics"This is probably the worst possible outcome from the White House point of view," CNBC's John Harwood said on Lois Lerner's decision to plead the Fifth at Wdnesday's House Oversight hearing on the IRS probe. "The Inspector General had said he did see evidence of criminality in the scandal but when she stands there, takes the Fifth and says, 'to protect myself against self-incrimination, I'm not going to answer your question,' that is going to be the last thing the White House wants to see on television."
try not to get too angry, now, try to take bad news like a big boy or girl
What a stupid Constitution... Or perhaps a radical misunderstanding of it. One need not be guilty to be accused and convicted of a crime, and with Republicans screaming that someone has to go jail (presence of a crime not required), so who wants to be Darrel Issa's sacrificial lamb (yes, read that as scapegoat)?
It's funny, if somewhat off topic, that Republicans have successfully prevented the President from getting any governing done, and this lack of accomplishment was dragging the President's approval numbers down. Now he has become the victim, the underdog, and America loves an underdog (approval up to 54% with nothing but scandal accusations happening) I wonder why the GOP is so hot to call everything a scandal and impeachable offenses instead of waiting to see if there is anything there? I am starting to think that the GOP has become the party that cried scandal and Americans just aren't buying it. If the President is ever actually involved in a scandal, no one is even going to be listening to the GOP.
Your problem is that many of the folks who are "concerned" and "troubled" and just outright disgusted aren't members of the GOP. Take Max Baucus as only one example.
Another problem is that at some point--I'm not sure where--the President does have to be accountable. At the very least, he needs to explain why he supposedly knows nothing about what's going on. About anything.
I've seen the photo-opp pics in the "Situation Room" of him and Sec/State Clinton. Where was the President on 9-11?
I'm reading the Washington Post and, grudgingly, the NY Times. Sorry, but when you have the likes of Maureen Dowd and Eugene Robinson speaking up, the Obama Admin has a problem.
Your mistake is in thinking that people are "listening to the GOP." I'm not a Republican, and I'm not just reading what George Will has to say; I've been reading what progressives are now beginning to say.
And this is maybe what you should think about--the fact that it's not just the GOP speaking up now. Catch up on what Politico is saying. Check the WaPo headlines if nothing else.
Just don't cast the President as a victim...unless, of course, you mean to say that he's a victim of his own hubris. Do you seriously want your fellow citizens to regard the President of the United States as a "victim" or an "underdog"?
Seriously? Is he also a credulous dupe who just had no earthly idea what the heck was going on in his own Admin? Or were his chief legal counsel and chief of staff just too skeered of his basic coolness and awesomeness that they "protected" him from the FACTS that are now emerging?
If you genuinely regard Obama as some tragi-heroic, trailblazing hero, then I'd think you'd prefer to see him as a hardball-playing, ruthless, cynical political player than some pitiably clueless dolt.
If Obama is a "victim," it's of his own hubris. Or "boldness" for which he must be punished. Or doltishness. Your choice.