The FBI—fast becoming Obama’s Praetorian Guard—will not file charges against the IRS for targeting conservative groups.
However, the FBI never—that’s right, never!—interviewed a single Tea Party group.
Sounds like the kind of due process normally used by totalitarian regimes. But for His Majesty Obama, the autocratic DNA of the Democrat party is in full flower.
This is the new normal.
- At least 292 conservative groups targeted
- At least 5 pro-Israel groups targeted
- Constitutional groups targeted
- Groups that criticized Obama administration were targeted
- At least two pro-life groups targeted
- A Texas voting-rights group was targeted
- Conservative activists and businesses were targeted.
- At least one conservative Hispanic group was targeted
- IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
The WSJ.com reports:
The Journal reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is unlikely to file any criminal charges in the targeting of conservative political organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. Yet Cleta Mitchell, an attorney who represents many of the targets, says that the FBI has never contacted any of her clients to discuss their treatment at the hands of the IRS. “Shouldn’t law enforcement talk to the victims in an investigation?,” she asks in an email. “That’s like investigating a burglary without interviewing the burgled,” notes a Journal editorial.…
…Beyond the harassment of Tea Party groups and the leaking of confidential taxpayer data to political opponents, the IRS case also involved senior government officials falsely assuring Congress for a year that there was no targeting. IRS brass then falsely and publicly claimed that the targeting was the work of low-level employees. Yet when it comes to allegations of misleading Congress, the Obama Justice Department was more interested in trying to prosecute baseball pitcher Roger Clemens for comments about steroids than it was in pursuing a case involving the use of the nation’s tax-collecting authority against the President’s opponents.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, Sr., has been harassed by the IRS since 2008.
No doubt, a coincidence.