Posted by Curt on 5 February, 2014 at 11:30 am. 6 comments already!


Gabriel Malor:

During his big Fox News interview on Sunday, President Obama claimed that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at IRS, just some “bone-headed” decision-making. This is understandably raising some eyebrows, particularly since just last May, he said that the targeting of conservative groups by IRS was “intolerable and inexcusable.”

Yesterday, Deputy Attorney General James Cole suggested thatObama had not even been briefed on the investigation into the IRS.

On Tuesday, Mr. Cole told the House Judiciary Committee that he doesn’t know what evidence Mr. Obama is using, but that nobody from the department briefed the president.“Generally we do not brief elected officials,” Mr. Cole said.

That left Republicans with more questions for Mr. Obama.

“How can he be so sure, when it’s an ongoing investigation?” said Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and chairman of a key investigative committee looking into both the IRS and the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the agency.

The Wall Street Journal, observing that we’ve gone from “inexcusable” to “bone-headed,” rightly wonders, “If there was no corruption at IRS, why did Lois Lerner invoke her Fifth Amendment rights?”

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