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Seven months after the IRS scandal broke, the FBI has finally contacted some of the conservative groups that were harassed by the tax agency.

Seven months after the IRS scandal broke, the FBI has finally contacted some of the conservative groups that were harassed by the tax agency.

“After seven months of no contact from federal investigators, a small number of our clients recently received a request for an interview from the FBI,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, which represents more than three dozen groups.

He said the clients were evaluating FBI’s request but were troubled by the revelation of Ms. Bosserman’s political leanings. “This development creates a serious conflict of interest and raises more questions and doubts about the Obama administration’s promise to get to the bottom of what happened,” he said.

The last paragraph refers to the fact that Barbara Bosserman, the person named by Obama to lead the FBI investigation, is also a big time donor to Obama’s campaign. The conservative groups have very legitimate reasons not to want to talk to the FBI under these circumstances, as anything they say might instead be used against them by this very partisan use of government power.

We must once again contrast how Obama has dealt with this admitted misuse of government power with that of Chris Christie. Tells us a great deal about Obama, doesn’t it?

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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4 comments

  • Cotour

    I think a part of reality that must be recognized is that Republicans / Conservatives have a higher expectations of the public to fulfill. Like it or not that is reality.

    That is why we wait for the one person that can properly and comprehensively communicate.

    1. The fact that at every individuals foundation they are all Conservative and that Liberal philosophy is a luxury thought process only allowed to exist because of the effects of the success of Conservatism. The one lies atop the other and can not exist at all without it.

    2. The importance of understanding and reconnecting with the concepts of the Constitution and not trying to reinvent the wheel with political and economic concepts that sound good but are proven to destroy the individuals incentive to excel, individual freedom and cause economic dependency on a government that results only in tyranny and slavery to that government.

    Like it or not Chris Christie has a higher standard to achieve in the eyes of the public, Mr. Obama because of his differently colored skin and his party affiliation has a lower standard to meet. Get used to it and stop complaining about that which is reality and solve the problem.

  • wodun

    I am a little confused. Are the FBI and DOJ running separate investigations or is the DOJ running the FBI investigation? The whole point of using the FBI in cases like this is to have an impartial investigation. Having a political appointee choose the person to lead the investigation isn’t impartial.

  • PeterF

    It took so long to appoint someone to lead the “investigation” because Barbara Bosserman was the only person who could be “properly vetted” following a “nationwide” search…

  • Rod Packwood

    Surely the word “Chicago” told us all we wanted to know about Obama?

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