Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups

Posted by on Dec 03, 2013 at 8:48 am
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The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.

Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report revealed the tax agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny.

Six months after it began, the FBI’s investigation has resulted in no release of information. The congressmen said the FBI even rescinded an offer for an in-person briefing with the assistant director in charge of the investigation. The reversal, after the FBI consulted with the Justice Department, suggests political meddling, the two investigators said.

“The department’s tactics have impeded a congressional investigation and interfered with the committee’s access to documents and information. Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in their letter to Mr. Comey, warning that if they don’t get the information they will use “compulsory” means.

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2 Responses to “Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups”

  1. VoteOutIncumbents on 3/03/13 at 9:10 am

    For those of you not old enough to remember…Nixon’s attempt to get the IRS to audit his political enemies was one charge listed on his bill of impeachment.

    I can remember the OUTRAGE of the liberal media at that time. That a sitting POTUS would attempt to politicize this neutral bureaucracy was an outrage!

    Times have changed. Not only did Obama’s minions successfully politicize the IRS…it continues after it has been brought to the attention of the nation and media.

    When a liberal does stuff like this…it just doesn’t matter.

    Funny how that works.

  2. mike191 on 3/03/13 at 2:32 pm

    Welcome to the wonderful world of tyranny,aided and abetted fully by our vaunted “fourth estate.”Moreover, this criminal enterprise that hijacked our Republic will not be subdued by the ballot box.