Last month, I explained why, although he’s guilty as Hell, I do not expect a smoking gun directly linking Obama to the IRS scandals or other Obamagate scandals for that matter.
But after this revelation yesterday, I am beginning to wonder. On April 23rd, 2012, IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, one of only two Obama political appointees to the IRS, spent seven hours at the White House and met with Obama during that time. And guess what happened two days later . . .
On April 25, 2012, Wilkins sent Hull and fellow Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner [Her, yet again – Ed.] “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS’ inspector general’s report.
Now can this be just a coincidence? Sure, but likely not.
I think Obama gave his approval in some form to tea party targeting during that meeting with Wilkins. (And that approval may have been in the form of “Carry on” as targeting was already occurring.) A month ago, I would have found such direct approval unlikely due to Obama’s disconnected leadership style. But the timing of the meeting and of the guidance just two days later is close to damning. The main question in my mind now is will someone confess that Obama gave approval of IRS targeting. And I do not yet have an opinion on that question.
If someone does confess to Obama’s approval of IRS targeting, it will be the Downfall of the Obama regime.
Another interesting coincidence. Jeffrey Zients, who met during IRS officials during the targeting, and who resigned from the Obama Administration two weeks before the scandal broke, disappeared since then and is now out of the country. Hmmmm.
Downfall is an ongoing series anticipating and tracking what I expect will be the self-destruction of Obama.