Balshazzar had a problem. So does Obozo.
...IRS leadership in Washington claimed the harassment of tea-party and
other conservative groups requesting tax-exempt status was confined to
the Cincinnati office, where a few rogue workers bungled the application
process. Lois Lerner, then the head of the exempt organizations unit in
Washington, said "line people in Cincinnati" did work that was "not so
fine." They asked questions that "weren't really necessary," she
claimed, and operated without "the appropriate level of sensitivity."
But the targeting was "not intentional."...
...House investigators soon talked to workers in the Cincinnati office, who said everything they did came from Washington...
...Now comes Mr. Hull's testimony. And like Ms. Hofacre, he pointed his
finger upward. Mr. Hull—a 48-year IRS veteran and an expert on tax exemption
law—told investigators that tea-party applications under his review
were sent upstairs within the Washington office, at the direction of
Who is "upstairs" from Hull?
Mr. Hull told House investigators that at some point in the winter of
2010-11, Ms. Lerner's senior adviser, whose name is withheld in the
publicly released partial interview transcript, told him the
applications would require further review:
Q: "Did [the senior adviser to Ms. Lerner] indicate to you whether she agreed with your recommendations?"
A: "She did not say whether she agreed or not. She said it should go to chief counsel."
Q: "The IRS chief counsel?"
A: "The IRS chief counsel."
The IRS chief counsel is named William Wilkins. And again, he is one of only two Obama political appointees in the IRS.
Think Boehner has the cojones to do what he should do?
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