It was way back in May of last year that the IRS started making headlines about their targeting of tea party groups and their delaying or rejecting of various conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status based on their political opinions. In short, the IRS was targeting Obama’s political enemies and trying to prevent them from gaining any ground.
Not surprisingly, liberals responded that it was only the work of a few “rogue” agents in Cincinnati, and as long as those employees had their wrists slapped, everything would be fine, and we could all be on our merry way. Obviously, that wasn’t going to be sufficient.
Conservative leaders called on the organization to be investigated based on these allegations. Finally, some 8 months later, it was discovered that the person heading up the investigation is an ardent Obama supporter. The Washington Times reported:
The Justice Department selected an avowed political supporter of President Obama to lead the criminal probe into the IRS targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, and regulatory affairs subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, said they have discovered that the head of the investigation is Barbara Kay Bosserman, a trial lawyer in the Justice Department who donated more than $6,000 to Mr. Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as well as several hundred dollars to the national Democratic Party.
“The department has created a startling conflict of interest,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in a letter sent Wednesday and reviewed by The Washington Times. “It is unbelievable that the department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the president’s policies.”
They might as well have Obama investigate the IRS. Conveniently, he wouldn’t find anything. It would be like having Eric Holder investigate himself only to find out that he didn’t actually do anything wrong in the Fast and Furious scandal.