FBI Director Robert Mueller seems to have quite the talent for forgetting when it comes to the various scandals that his law enforcement organization is supposed to be investigating. For example, when he was question by Congress yesterday, he knew nothing about the alleged investigation into the IRS’s abuse of power.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Thursday grilled a seemingly uninformed FBI Director Robert Mueller on the IRS scandal. Mueller was unable to answer basic questions about the investigation into the tax agency’s political targeting of conservative groups.
“Based on everything I’ve seen, quoting [Rep. Elijah] Cummings, this case is solved,” Jordan began. “What can you tell us?”
In response to several questions on the investigation, Mueller told Jordan he would either have to get back to Congress or declined to answer because the investigation was ongoing.
“Can you tell me who the lead investigator is,” Jordan pressed.
“Off the top of my head, no” the FBI chief replied.
“This is the most important issue in front of the country the last six weeks, you don’t know who is heading up the case?” Jordan asked.
Mueller also said he hasn’t been briefed recently on the IRS case and couldn’t say how many officials were assigned to the investigation.
Mueller said he had not and didn’t know if other officials had contacted the groups.
“Some of them testified that they were paid a visit by the FBI,” Jordan continued. “If the FBI did contact people involved in the IRS scandal, victims, groups, prior to the investigation when they were applying to tax exempt status, why was that the case?”
“I do not know,” Mueller responded, later adding “You are asking questions about details of the investigation…I’ll be happy to get back to you.”
“I’m not asking you about details of the investigation, I’m saying why were people targeted before the investigation started. Why were they contacted by the FBI…I’m asking you basic questions about the investigation, like who’s heading it up. And you can’t tell me that.”
I’m going to remind you of a simple fact: When Tea Party group founder Catherine Engelbrecht was harassed by agents of the Obama Administration, it was the FBI that took the lead in her harrassment. She was questioned by the FBI six times, was audited by the IRS four times, the BATF twice, and OSHA once.
I’m going to put this out there, and you can call me Alex Jones, Jr. if you want: I strongly suspect that Director Mueller couldn’t answer basic questions about what is easily their most important case in recent years because there isn’t an FBI investigation at all.
The FBI is one of at least a half-dozen executive branch agencies that has played a role in the the 2010-2012 voter suppression plot orchestrated by the Obama Presidency, and currently being sold by the media to the public as an “isolated IRS problem.”
We know for a fact that Engelbrecht was harassed and intimidated by four separate government agencies that report to the White House, and that the FBI took the lead in that harassment. Do you really think that she was an isolated case?
Just like Fast and Furious, Attorney General Holder’s targeting of journalists with laws designed to catch and kill spies, the Benghazi cover-up and film-maker framing, and the NSA story, this plot is another example of an increasingly lawless Administration claiming that they will investigate themselves… and laughing at us as they seemingly get away with yet another criminal conspiracy.