From the WaPo article titled “IRS chief counsel’s office involved in targeting controversy“, we now find out that the original nonchalance and claims we should wait until we have real evidence between pointing out this thing is a scandal, was a bad move on the part of the LSM. From the article we now find out that:
The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney.
In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review some of the first applications the agency screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.
Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection to the White House to date. No evidence so far has definitively linked the White House to the agency’s actions.
According to a partial transcript released by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chief counsel’s office also discussed using a template letter to ask questions about the groups’ activities, despite Hull’s warning that such a boilerplate approach would be impractical.
That members of the LSM now find themselves admitting this thing now points to the WH being involved should make it all but obvious that the WH was in charge and ran this. If the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue had an R next to his name they would be screaming for impeachment in this article that tries its best to skirt the fact that they need to start looking at what the WH did.