Wow! On Sunday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released partial transcripts of its interviews with several IRS agents. The Administration releases important data on Friday afternoon and Congress releases explosive testimony on Sunday. The game is on and John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog was on top of it. It is hard to reconcile micromanagement with the Administration’s rogue agent explanation. The cover-up just reached a new level. Here is part of what he said. You can read the rest of it here.
Earlier today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released partial transcripts of its interviews with several IRS agents. These interviews formed at least part of the basis for Chairman Darrell Issa’s characterization of White House spokesman Jay Carney, who claimed that the IRS scandal was the work of a couple of rogue agents, as a “paid liar” on CNN this morning. You can read the partial transcripts here. These are some excerpts:
Q: But just to be clear, she told you the specific names of these applicants.
Q: And she told you that Washington, D.C. had requested these two specific applications be sent to D.C.
A: Yes, or parts of them.