Barack Obama and his underlings have worked to keep the truth about the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups for harassment under wraps.
Emails have gone missing and officials have lied to Congress.
But a recently discovered treasure trove of documents may reveal the awful truth about one of Obama’s worst scandals.
The IRS hid thousands of documents from the public about the role of key officials in this bombshell scandal.
And they only came clean in court in the face of Judicial Watch filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
They admitted 7,000 documents contained information that could help shed light on the agency’s conduct.
The Washington Times reported:
“There are 7,000 previously unacknowledged IRS documents that could contain information about the targeting of tea party groups, the agency has admitted in a court filing.
The IRS told of the documents’ existence this week in a court filing responding to a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch.
However, the IRS has not agreed to a schedule for those documents’ public release.
“Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
Although the IRS maintains high-level officials did not know it was going on, the agency has acknowledged and apologized for giving heightened scrutiny starting in 2010 to tax-exemption requests made by groups with “tea party”
Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement Thursday evening that the IRS, having “magically [found]” the documents, must now “immediately release all these new documents, so the American people can finally begin to see what the IRS has been hiding regarding their scandalous abuse of power.”
The IRS targeting of Tea Party groups through excessive scrutiny broke in 2013.
The Obama administration claimed it was just the work of a local office and Obama himself declared there wasn’t a “smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS.
But many questioned the administration’s claims after it was revealed the former IRS Commissioner visited the White House 100 times but Obama couldn’t recall a single one of their conversations.
There was a whole bunch of smoke surrounding the IRS scandal.
But Obama’s officials were able to contain the fire.
Now that they are out office, it may be beyond their control.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has indicated his willingness to appoint an independent investigator to comb through past Obama administration controversies.
That includes the IRS targeting scandal.
An investigator with the power to dig through the Obama administration’s web of cover-ups may be the only way to get to the bottom of their wrongdoing.
The surprise discovery of 7,000 documents relating to this scandal proves the Obama administration won’t willingly disclose anything unless forced to.