In an unbelievable but sadly unsurprising move, the Department of Justice appointed an Obama donor to be the lead investigator for the IRS targeting scandal. That’s like having a member of the Muslim Brotherhood as lead investigator for Benghazi.
According to the Washington Post
Two Republican lawmakers and a conservative legal group are questioning the Justice Department’s selection of a Democratic donor to lead the agency’s probe into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of certain advocacy groups during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles”. DOJ trial attorney Barbara Bosserman, who donated a combined $6,750 to the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee, was asked to be removed from the case by Representatives Darrel Issa and Jim Jordan, saying her involvement is “highly inappropriate and has compromised the administration’s investigation of the IRS.”
The Justice department’s response was typical, “It is contrary to department policy and a prohibited personnel practice under federal law to consider the political affiliation of career employees or other non-merit factors in making personnel decisions,” said Justice spokeswoman Dena Iverson. “Removing a career employee from an investigation or case due to political affiliation, as chairmen Issa and Jordan have requested, could also violate the equal opportunity policy and the law.”
It is unconscionable that the same Obama administration that wanted to know political activities and contributions of private sector companies submitting for defense contracts now feels political affiliations do not matter in investigating its own wrongdoing.
This administration continually shows blatant disrespect — and does anyone believe Ms. Bosserman would be objective in her investigation? We have already seen several instances of the DOJ investigating itself and finding no fault — why should this case be any different? And where is Lois Lerner anyway?
As we reported yesterday, the liberal media is going berserk over the traffic lane issue in New Jersey but refuses to mention anything as egregious as an administration that uses its power against its own citizens.
The IRS scandal is (yet another) black eye on the Obama administration, something the president said he learned about from news reports and no one in the media got upset then. President Obama said he’d get to the bottom of this. Well, we’re waiting, and putting a fox out to guard the henhouse certainly is not the answer.
Am I out on a limb on this? Do you believe Ms. Bosserman will be objective in her investigation or should there be an independent investigator appointed? And where is Lois Lerner?