The scandal has now been traced back to the White House according to the Washington Examiner.
New testimony from IRS officials claims that Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations division, instructed employees to send Tea Party group applications for tax-exempt status through a multi-layered review that included the IRS chief counsel’s office, which is led by Obama appointee William Wilkins.
To accomplish this they also forced the person who would usually handle such approvals out of the loop.
Tax law specialist Carter Hull, who works for Seto, testified that despite his 48 years of experience approving or denying tax-exempt status applications, he was told in the winter of 2010 that, at the direction of Lerner, the applications would need to be sent to the chief counsel’s office for further review. Hull said never before in his nearly five-decade career had he been told to send applications up the pipeline.
Just another day in post-Constitutional America. Ain’t it grand!
To celebrate yet another bit of oppression that has come to light here is a video of Obama supporters signing a petition to repeal the Bill of Rights courtesy of The Lonely Conservative.