‘Slight-of-Hand Going On’: Krauthammer Sounds Off on IRS Targeting Scandal
Charles Krauthammer this evening discussed the latest in the IRS targeting scandal on “Special Report.”
Read background from FoxNews.com:
Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012."
That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups.
“You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see some slight-of-hand going on here,” he said.
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