THE PIGS ARE SQUEALING – IRS Agents Point to DC Officials in Conservative Targeting Scandal
Today Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of powerful House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, told Obama lapdog Candy Crowley on CNN that the facts indicate that Cincinnati IRS agents were receiving orders from Washington.
“As late as last week the administration’s still trying to say there’s a few rogue agents in Cincinnati when in fact the indication is they were directly being ordered from Washington.”
This is a major development and one the Obama Administration must be concerned about.
This is big, folks.
The Daily Mail reached out to the House Oversight Committee today and received this information on the ongoing investigation. The IRS agents in Cincinnati are talking:
A committee spokesman sent MailOnline partial transcripts of two interviews with unnamed IRS workers about the agency’s actions in early 2010, on whose testimony Issa based his bombshell statement.
One of those interviewees said it was ‘impossible’ for a few IRS agents to have orchestrated such widespread partisan targeting on their own.
‘Did [your supervisor] give you any indication of the need for the search [for tea party groups], any more context?’ one IRS witness was asked in a closed-door interview.
‘He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases,’ came the reply.
The employee, who said he or she was evaluating 40 such applications for tax-exempt status from conservative organizations at the time, said ‘some went to Washington. D.C. … I sent seven.’
The interviews, which are still ongoing, are being conducted by oversight committee staff in conjunction with House Ways and Means committee staff, and include both Republicans and Democrats.
The employee told those congressional investigators that IRS headquarters had also requested two specific cases for review.
Another employee, that witness said, ‘wanted to have two cases that she couldn’t — Washington, D.C. wanted them, but she couldn’t find the paper. So she requested me, through an email, to find these cases for her and to send them to Washington, D.C.’
‘[The] allegation has been made, I think as you have seen in lots of press reports, that there were two rogue agents in Cincinnati that are sort of responsible for all of the issues that we have been talking about today.,’ the investigator noted. ‘What do you think about those allegations?’
‘It’s impossible.,’ the employee replied. ‘As an agent we are controlled by many, many people. We have to submit many, many reports. So the chance of two agents being rogue and doing things like that could never happen.’
And yet earlier today Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the IRS targeting scandal was not a political pursuit.
Good luck with that.
Gary Gross has more.