The New York Times is now reporting that the Obama administration did in fact know of the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups a full 5 months before the election. Linking this to Obama himself will likely be more difficult, but it’s pretty clear at this point that his administration knew exactly what was going on, and they covered it up for until after the election.
Remember, the low-level workers busted for the scandal point-blank say they were just following orders from up above. We already knew this led to somewhere in Washington. The fact that it actually leads to the Obama administration itself is proof that this isn’t just a small-time scandal — this should end Obama’s presidency. He should resign or be impeached, immediately.
The New York Times explains:
“The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.”
Obama’s response to the scandal was essentially just pretending it didn’t happen — and then claiming he just found out about it as well. Then he made a big deal about firing the acting chief of the IRS. The problem, of course, was that it was still just a show — the IRS chief was going to step down next month anyway. From the same New York Times article as above:
“Mr. Miller, as an acting I.R.S. chief, was likely to step down in June anyway, unless nominated for the permanent position.”
Miller was answering questions in congress earlier today, and it’s clear he knows how far up this goes, but is lying about it blatantly. He claims he asked who was responsible for the Tea Party attack, then claims he “can’t remember” who it was. Watch him lie here.
Fundamentally, most seem to understand that Obama likely knew exactly what was going on — if not directly ordering it. It gave him a massive advantage during the election, would have given him a power rush that he apparently loves to experience, and it would lower the opposition to his agenda in the second term — or so he thought. We can’t yet prove his involvement in a court of law, but give it time, and the truth will come out.
Thanks to Breitbart.com for pointing this out originally. They stopped new Tea Party groups from being tax exempt for a full two years. This isn’t just politics. This is criminal behavior that should put people behind bars. We can’t stop pressuring on this — everything is at stake.