Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This Administration’s penchant for scandal, false statement, refusal to comply with subpoenas, and lack of transparency surpasses that of the Nixon Administration.


June 16, 2014

The Obama Administration may be the most secretive, least transparent in modern time. Its public promises to the contrary have fallen flat and appear Orwellian. The recent revelation by the IRS that it somehow lost a huge quantity of Lois Lerner emails with the White House, Justice Department, Treasury Department, Federal Election Commission, and Democratic members of Congress pre-dating 2011 fails to pass the smell test because it comes from an Administration with a long history of withholding documents, making false statements, and obfuscating in response to investigations of every one of the half dozen prominent Administration scandals.

On June 13, the IRS informed Congress that it could not find emails from Lois Lerner, the former Director of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Division, that pre-date 2011 because Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in the summer of that year. In particular, Lerner’s emails to key Administration officials and from them have vanished. Those emails are critical to congressional efforts to determine the extent to which other high ranking officials of this Administration were aware of, condoned, or encouraged the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

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