We’ve all heard the stories of the IRS targeting the Tea Parties and Conservative groups and the hearings on Capitol Hill.
Today was another hearing where a veteran IRS official, Carl Hull, confirmed as we knew before, this wasn’t a “couple of rogue agents in the Cincinnati office” as Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney still firmly believes:
Hull had earlier come under scrutiny after an employee in the Cincinnati IRS office told congressional investigators that he had been micro-managing her review of Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. But Hull revealed that he, too, was taking orders from up the chain of command.
Hull specifically said he was told to forward documents to an adviser for embattled IRS official Lois Lerner — who first revealed the targeting of Tea Party groups and has since refused to answer lawmakers’ questions. But Hull said he was then told to send documents to the Office of Chief Counsel for their review — which is led by political appointee William Wilkins.
Also heard from today was an agent from the Cincinnati office, Elizabeth Hofacre, who was a signatory of many of the letters Conservative groups received from the Cincinnati IRS office (this author is in possession of one). Hofacre stated she was “deeply offended” when she and others in the beginning took the fall.
And a great vid from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) unloading on those who want to stop the IRS hearings: Rep. Elijah Cummings and Jay Carney: his rant begins at about the 3:00 mark:
Yea Jay, let’s see how long you can survive as Press Secretary before you stroke out from all the lies.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks
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