The IRS admitted to Congress on Wednesday that evidence it said was destroyed may in fact exist. Tonight, The Kelly File took a look back at other reversals in the IRS targeting scandal.
In 2012, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman flat out denied there was any targeting of conservative groups by the agency. One year later, Shulman fessed up to knowing about targeting long before the scandal made news.
In March 2014, the new IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, promised to hand over all of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails to the House committee investigating.
Then, the IRS said years of her emails were missing and that her hard drive crashed. But this week, House investigators said the hard drive was “scratched” and not irreparably damaged.
Former Justice Department attorney J Christian Adams reacted to IRS scandal tonight on The Kelly File.
“It’s becoming the Beltway clown show,” he said. “Lie after lie. Flip after flop. […] But perhaps the biggest flop of all, Megyn, is the president of the United States.”
Adams recalled President Obama saying he was angry after reading the Inspector General report and would get to the bottom of it. Fast forward to this year, the president said there isn’t a “smidgen” of corruption at the IRS.
“That’s what’s going on with this scandal – is complete dishonest, lying, flip-flopping, like a bunch of rogues who don’t think there’s any accountability,” Adams said.