Fiery Explosive IRS Hearing: 'Will You Let Them Get Away With This?'
We're hearing some explosive testimony today from conservative activists who claim that the IRS is still targeting the Tea Party.
One attorney, Cleta Mitchell, pushed back on claims by President Obama that there was no coordinated effort by his administration to target Tea Party groups. She called the Justice Department's investigation a "sham" and argued that the IRS scandal "is continuing to this day."
Becky Gerritson, who gave some emotional testimony in June, said today she's in "absolute grief" for her country. She said since June, the FBI never contacted her as part of its investigation.
"The FBI told the Wall Street Journal that no one would be charged with a crime, yet they haven't even interviewed the witnesses. Are you going to let them get away with this? If so, then I must say it again: my government has forgotten its place," she said, adding that "no one has been blamed, shamed, fired, arrested or brought to justice."
Check out the discussion above between Martha MacCallum, Doug Schoen and Monica Crowley. Plus, tune in to The Kelly File, tonight at 9p/12a ET for more on Congress' investigation. Is the DOJ interfering?
Also on America's Newsroom, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in with some reaction to the new testimony, calling the IRS' actions "almost Nixonian."
Graham said he doesn't see how President Obama could have possibly concluded that there was no corruption at the IRS when the investigation is still ongoing. He also reacted to new reports about an email sent by Lois Lerner to other high-ranking IRS officials.
In the email, Lerner reportedly referred to a new plan to curtail the activities of non-profit organizations.
"If [this email] doesn't wake up the Justice Department to criminal activity, nothing will," said Graham, who labeled Obama as "not a very trustworthy fellow when it comes to scandals in his backyard."
Watch the interview below: