As Americans are being asked to swallow even more outlandish excuses from Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service in the investigation of Tea Party and religious groups, George Bush-era Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is weighing in.
Gonzales says he sees “red flags” when it comes to the conduct of the IRS during the 2010 election cycle and its level of cooperation in getting to truth.
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Many lawmakers and Americans are growing distrustful of the IRS as it admits to knowing about “lost” emails from Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of probe, from the years 2009 to 2011. Coincidentally, those are the very years under scrutiny from multiple investigations.
Compounding the mistrust is the revelation that the IRS knew of the lost emails in February, if not sooner, but chose to notify Congress and “We the people” until June 13.
We question the IRS’ commitment to full transparency on the investigations as it revealed, only after being asked, that six other figures in the investigation, with whom Lois Lerner corresponded, have also been “lost.”
Not helping American’s confidence in the truthfullness of Barack Obama’s IRS is reporting that the service charged with backing up IRS emails was dismissed shortyly after Lois Lerner divulged the targeting with a planted question to the press.
Former Attorney General Gonzales told me that he would be certain to “do his job,” if he were still in the job. He also admitted there was little that could be done to pressure current Attorney General Eric Holder into appointing a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of the scandal.
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