Indeed. Incredible that there are still those that are defending this activity. The IRS knew what it was doing, Treasury knew it was going on, and I can't believe the White House didn't. I was able to catch some of the hearings this morning before heading out to meetings, and was sick to my stomach that there are some on the Hill that don't care that the Administration allowed this to happen.
When did politics in this Country turn into winning by any means necessary?
A Government agency deliberately kept the information about the scandal quiet to affect the outcome of an election:
The IRS commissioner "has known for at least a year that this was going on," said Myers, "and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us for an entire year? Members of Congress were saying conservatives are being targeted. What's going on here? The IRS denied it. Then when -- after these officials are briefed by the IG that this is going on, they don't disclose it. In fact, the commissioner sent a letter to Congress in September on this subject and did not reveal this. Imagine if we -- if you can -- what would have happened if this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different."
People need to go to jail.
The fact that this wouldn't have even come out, had it not been for an IRS "plant" in the crowd, is even more disturbing.
I hope that at least one of the Tea Party groups files a lawsuit against the IRS, which would lead to a fun discovery period, and hopefully criminal and civil charges.