Clinton is trying to have it both ways on the IRS

Clinton is trying to have it both ways on the IRS

Did Hillary Clinton sell out President Obama on the IRS scandal? I assumed so when BuzzFeed Politics posted this tweet:

Clinton Calls The IRS “A Real Scandal” http://bzfd.it/1lQETvS

Obama, as you might remember, dismissed the undisputed fact that the IRS targeted political groups. He called it a “phony scandal” and declared that “not even a smidgen of corruption” exists inside the IRS—this without an independent investigation or the least bit of transparency from his administration.

Stretching the bounds of credulity, the IRS announced Friday that countless emails to and from Lois Lerner were “lost.” As a former head of the IRS division that did the screening, Lerner is a key to determining whether the activity was directed by Obama’s political team and whether conservatives were overwhelmingly targeted.

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Conservatives jump to their conclusions: The IRS and White House are guilty. Liberals leap to theirs: The IRS and Team Obama are innocent. But the fact is, we don’t have all the facts. We don’t know whether there has been a criminal abuse of power, and we can’t trust either party to find an honest answer, which is why on Friday I renewed my call for an independent prosecutor.

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