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And The IRS ‘Scandal’ Is Now Officially Over

Via The Chicago Tribune:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.

In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.

Done. Stick a fork in it. Goodnight. Adios.

The ENTIRE basis for this “scandal” was supposed to be that the IRS, at the behest of that radical liberal Obama, was targeting conservative groups to shut them down. So far, the fact that not one of them was denied their tax exempt status despite clearly being a political organization didn’t quell the bullshit from the right.

But this really should be the end of it. If the media has a shred of integrity left in it, they will be blaring this from the rooftops. Then they should completely drop the IRS story outside of whether the IRS should start actually following the law says these groups must be”exclusively” about social issue and not “primarily” which has allowed con artists like Karl Rove to abuse the system.

This will now be my go to example of right wing dishonesty because I guarantee as I live and breathe, Darrell Issa will continue his witch hunt into how the White House was still somehow really behind all of this. Meanwhile, the conservative entertainment complex will simply ignore this revelation and keep insisting that people need to go to jail.

And Fox will never ever have the conservative Republican IRS agent on to discuss it. EVER.

Issa Vows To Continue Pointless Witch Hunt Because…?

Because it will look better when the right wing echo chamber starts up the rumor mill next year about how Obama’s second term is filled with corruption and treason. This way, they can bury Holder’s exoneration by pointing to Reporter Jack McGee Darrell Issa’s continued pursuit of The Incredible Hulk Eric Holder as PROOF he wasn’t really innocent.

It’s the perfect circle of wasted taxpayer time and money. Holder is guilty so we investigated him; we investigated Holder so he must be guilty.

Too bad all it will ever amount to is just another phony talking point lost in a sea of bullshit. This tune’s for you Issa. What a waste of two years of your life.

Eric Holder Cleared Of All Charges In ‘Fast And Furious’ Non-Scandal

Addictinginfo reports:

The report is over 400 pages detailing out how career officers failed to pass along information, creating a disconnect between the Phoenix field office and the ATF, and in turn with the Department of Justice. The DoJ was unaware of this policy, the information on it given to them was discussing it as a tactic no longer in service. Even as late as November 2010 any discussions on the tactics were done in the past tense by both the national ATF as well as the DoJ itself. It was a massive block of information from field to senior officials.

Oops. I’m sure Darrell Issa will issue a public apology for the months long witch hunt against Holder any time now…

Barring that, this will be quietly swept under the rug by the right wing echo chamber and, several months from now, they will start talking about how Holder was held in contempt of Congress. They will, of course, forget to mention he was innocent and it will become enshrined in the conservative mindset that Holder was up to no good. Count on it.

The truth? Who needs that? I only needed to smear Holder and Obama.