Eric Holder Picks Obama Supporter And Campaign Contributor To Lead Criminal Probe of IRS Tea Party Targeting

January 9, 2014 2:52 pmViews: 829

Eric Holder Tea Party scandal

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house, here just one more very good reason not to trust your federal government. In a stunning move to pour water on the investigation into the IRA abuse of specifically targeting Tea Party groups, the Justice Department lead by Attorney General Eric Holder has picked an ardent Obama supporter and campaign contributor.

The head of the probe into allegations of the IRS specifically looking for conservative and Tea Party groups to give extra scrutiny to their tax exempt status and investigative audits, is Barbara Kay Bosserman an Obama supporter and contributor of more than $6,000 to his campaigns in both 2008 and 2012.

With this kind of conflict of interest, one has to ask just how much the White House is involved in this. If there were not some direction by the White House to scrutinize the more conservative groups applications for tax exempt status that came across IRS auditors desks, then why would they be so ardently opposed to answering questions, turning over emails, and appointing someone who did not have direct ties to the White House?

Read more on this story below from The Washington Times:

The Justice Department put an avowed political supporter of President Obama in charge of the criminal probe into the IRS’s targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan said they’ve discovered the head of the probe 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,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan said in a letter, reviewed by The Washington Times, which was sent Wednesday. “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.”

The IRS’s internal auditor revealed last May that the agency had been inappropriately targeting and blocking applications for tax-exempt status from tea party and conservative-leaning groups, and in the immediate aftermath Mr. Obama promised the FBI and Justice Department would investigate whether the IRS broke any laws.

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