Peggy Noonan reports what the majority of the mainstream media is trying desperately to ignore: evidence of a direct link between the White House and the ATF/EPA/FBI/IRS/OSHA/etc. executive branch on conservative political groups more simply known as the “IRS plot.” It turns out that an Obama poltical appointee was directly in the loop:
Michael Seto, head of Mr. Hull’s unit, also spoke to investigators. He told them Lois Lerner made an unusual decision: Tea-party applications would undergo additional scrutiny—a multilayered review.
Mr. Hull told House investigators that at some point in the winter of 2010-11, Ms. Lerner’s senior adviser, whose name is withheld in the publicly released partial interview transcript, told him the applications would require further review:
Q: “Did [the senior adviser to Ms. Lerner] indicate to you whether she agreed with your recommendations?”
A: “She did not say whether she agreed or not. She said it should go to chief counsel.”
Q: “The IRS chief counsel?”
A: “The IRS chief counsel.”
The IRS chief counsel is named William Wilkins. And again, he is one of only two Obama political appointees in the IRS.
I personally hold that a politically-motivated attack to undermine the ability of citizens to form political groups is a direct assault on the Constitution itself, and certainly fits the moral definition of treason, and perhaps the legal definition of the term as well.
No wonder Lerner and other Obama loyalists in the IRS are “pleading the Fifth” at every turn. They know that if this investigation truly breaks open, that we’re going to see a Presidency fall, and America first black President and many of his cronies sent to prison.