by Guy Benson, Town Hall:
Nothing to see here, folks. It’s nothing more than an Obama cabinet secretary repeatedly declining to describe the role William Wilkins — one of the president’s two political appointees at the IRS — played in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups between 2010 and 2012. Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace phrased and re-phrased the question, but Jack Lew wasn’t about to detour from his scripted talking points:
Lew insists that “no evidence” exists that any political appointees were involved, and there’s “no suggestion” that Wilkins was in the planning loop. The IRS has lots of lawyers, after all. Wallace asks if Lew — as Wilkins’ boss — ever asked his subordinate about the latter’s level of involvement in, or knowledge of, the IRS’ abusive actions. That wouldn’t be “appropriate” for some reason, Lew responds, adding that he’s happy to leave the investigating to the investigators. Which investigators? Lew really can’t say, but he assures Wallace that “a lot of questions” have been asked of “a lot of people.”
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