4/3/14 Praetorian Guard


The IRS told a Congressional committee it could take years to comply with a subpoena. 

This is over the IRS targeting hundreds of right-leaning non-profit and Jewish groups [here, here]. IRS officials also leaked confidential taxpayer information to political groups closely-aligned with the White House.

But this isn’€™t the only federal investigation that’€™s being slow-rolled.  The Justice Department has refused to complete or even carry-out these investigations:

Fast and Furious was the 2009 gun-running operation in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms illegally sent thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels.  These guns killed U.S. federal agents and hundreds of Mexican citizens.

There were four U.S. citizens killed in Benghazi, Libya two years ago. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused requests for additional security.

DOJ acquired the work, home and cell phone records of more than 100 employees of the Associated Press to try to find a whistleblower.

In 2009, when AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin did what IGs are supposed to do – he reported the theft of $750,000 by a White House ally —  he was personally fired. By President Barack Obama. In violation of a 2008 federal law.  Sponsored by Senator Barack Obama.

[The independent federal entity charged with investigating complaints made against federal IGs, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, cleared Walpin of any wrongdoing as alleged by the White House.]

When corruption appears to reach high into the Administration, Eric Holders DOJ behaves like a Praetorian guard.

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