Seth Mandel | Is Eric Holder trying to protect the IRS?

Written on:September 17, 2014
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Seth Mandel | Is Eric Holder trying to protect the IRS?


The left’s response to the IRS targeting scandal has morphed over time as more information has come to light. Mostly gone are the truthers who think nothing unethical happened or that this is an aimless witch hunt. It’s now clear to any sentient person that the IRS was indeed engaged in this targeting scheme ahead of a presidential election. Additionally, as I wrote last week, it’s since been revealed that the IRS began destroying evidence once the investigation into the targeting began.

That particular destruction of evidence concerned Lois Lerner, the former official at the center of the scandal, in order to get rid of her email correspondence. The media yawned at the revelation of the destruction of evidence, apparently tiring of this story. So the same day of Fallon’s phone call to Issa’s staff, the IRS admitted it lost the email of “five more workers who figure in the investigation into the alleged targeting of conservative nonprofit groups,” as the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Democratic response to the investigation has thus gone from the eminently silly denial that anything untoward took place to actively trying to thwart the investigation and run interference for the IRS–which, in its targeting scheme, was only following the pronouncements of high-level congressional Democrats, after all. And those Democrats have gotten quite uncomfortable with the investigation. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin has put together a report attacking the inspector general conducting the investigation.

Such interference and/or stonewalling wouldn’t be out of character for this DOJ. As the Washington Examiner reported yesterday, according to the department’s inspector general “Department of Justice senior officials have barred or delayed the inspector general there from gaining access to documents crucial to high-visibility investigations.”

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Scott Rasmussen | ObamaCare is Obama’s gift to Republicans for 2016

Written on:September 17, 2014
Scott Rasmussen | ObamaCare is Obama’s gift to Republicans for 2016

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The Hill | 50 days left until midterms

Written on:September 16, 2014
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The Hill | 50 days left until midterms

Written on:September 16, 2014
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The Hill | 50 days left until midterms Posted on September 16 2014 – 8:30 AM – Posted by: Doug Brady | Follow Doug on Twitter! Fifty days before the midterm elections, Republican leaders are getting their troops in line as the GOP eyes something it hasn’t had in eight years: Control of both chambers of Congress. The party’s recruitment of strong candidates has resulted in no serious gaffes and…

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John Daniel Davidson | Obamacare’s Part-Time Nation

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John Daniel Davidson | Obamacare’s Part-Time Nation

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Politico | Poll: GOP has edge on immigration in midterms

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Politico | Poll: GOP has edge on immigration in midterms

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