Hopes were high that the public might finally get the truth about the Internal Revenue Service scandal that broke out last year regarding how IRS officials seemed to be targeting free speech – and specifically conservative free speech – while considering tax-exempt applications. Today was the day that a former IRS director was to break her silence and answer questions about who told her to target free speech.
Instead, again, Lois Lerner took the 5th, deciding being quiet was the best route for staying loyal to the Democrat Party (if not out of jail), “on advice of counsel”.
Of course, her former boss, President Obama, could probably clean this up relatively quickly, by suggesting to Lerner that it would be best for the country if she told the truth to Congress, as she should have nothing to fear since last year she insisted she was innocent (before she clammed up in congressional testimony).
And if the President won’t do this, where is the outrage from our state’s congressional Democrats, demanding the truth about what would be an extreme abuse of power – maybe from one of our newcomers, like Rep. Suzan DelBene or Rep. Derek Kilmer?
But then again, perhaps the President and congressional Democrats know a little bit more about the IRS effort in this regard, and might just as soon let Ms. Lerner remain quiet.