IRS “scandal” started by “conservative Republican” IRS manager

Well this is inconvenient for Republicans who wanted the so-called IRS “scandal” to have involved Democrats at the highest reaches of government…

A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.

In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.

Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that the manager’s comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.

“He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this,” Cummings told CNN’s “State of the Union” program.


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  1. Convenient indeed. Odd, isn’t it? Peculiar that during all the meltdown he initiated, including the unjust firing of the interim IRS director, this unnamed Conservative Republican didn’t come forward sooner. Curious, isn’t it? That Issa still clutches his Malleus Maleficarum hell bent on swinging Der Hexenhammer at the White House. A tad bit strange that Issa refused (and still refuses) to release the entirety of the transcripts that reveal the unnamed Conservative Republican as the source of the scandal-that-isn’t. Perhaps the scandal-that-isn’t genuinely is, but on a footing the Grand Issa Inquisition doesn’t prefer.

    Equally odd, curious, peculiar, and strange that a politically motivated ideologue expressing martyrdom, persecution, and victimization holed up in Hong Kong, reveals himself as the NSA leaker just in time for President Obama’s first meeting with the new Chinese president. Convenient.

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