Outrageous 'Sounds Like Chicago Justice': Obama Donor Leads Probe of IRS Scandal
Republicans are crying foul after learning that the woman selected to lead the Justice Department's investigation of the IRS/Tea Party targeting scandal is an Obama campaign donor.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, House Republicans called Barbara Bosserman's appointment "highly inappropriate" and questioned whether the probe is compromised.
Campaign finance records show Bosserman gave more than $6,000 to Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.
"Sounds like Chicago justice to me. ... Ms. Bosserman, who I'm sure is a fine lawyer, is tainted by these contributions," said Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. this morning on Fox and Friends. He called it an obvious and real conflict of interest.
The DOJ responded Thursday by saying it is against department policy and a "prohibited personnel practice under federal law to consider the political affiliation of career employees or other non-merit factors in making personnel decisions.“
The statement also argued that removing Bosserman from the investigation because of her political affiliation "could also violate the equal opportunity policy and the law."
Watch the full discussion above.