Obama appointed a political hack to investigate his own targeting of Tea Party groups, and now, the FBI thinks the suppression of 1st Amendment rights by an out-of-control federal agency doesn’t warrant a criminal investigation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service’s heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal.
The officials said investigators didn’t find the kind of political bias or “enemy hunting” that would amount to a violation of criminal law. Instead, what emerged during the probe was evidence of a mismanaged bureaucracy enforcing rules about tax-exemption applications it didn’t understand, according to the law-enforcement officials.
While the case is still being investigated and could remain open for months, officials familiar with its progress said it is increasingly unlikely any criminal charges will result. That could change, the officials cautioned, if unexpected evidence is discovered that alters their thinking.
With this year’s midterm elections heating up, the FBI’s decision will feed both parties’ stories about why — or whether — the IRS scandal mattered.
Since the outset, Republicans have voiced skepticism that the Obama administration would properly investigate itself. Last week, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, challenged the impartiality of a Justice Department prosecutor handling the case because she had made donations to the Obama campaign.
Let me get this straight. Obama explicitly directed the IRS to flag Tea Party and conservative groups during the 2012 campaign, and he met with top IRS official William Wilkins before the targeting began. As a matter of fact, a Cincinnati IRS employee testified that it was quite clear the orders came from D.C.
The incoming Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen wholeheartedly supported the targeting of Tea Party groups and has donated thousands of dollars to Dem candidates, Obama included.
Yet the FBI can’t find any political bias or “enemy hunting” that would amount to a violation of criminal law. It’s all just a simple misunderstanding on the part of mismanaged bureaucracy that doesn’t comprehend its own applications.
The FBI is either the most dumb assed, clueless law enforcement branch on the planet or it’s in the political sack with Obama.
Either way, don’t expect the Obama regime to be held accountable for any of its crimes.
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