‘Mystery Man’ Requested IRS Prosecute Conservatives
Someone should check Obama.
Check it out:
The IRS scandal now has a mystery figure – someone in a position of great power who requested the targeting of conservative groups.
The congressional committee leading the investigation into the IRS abuse scandal obtained a bombshell email from a Justice Department employee to an IRS official that says, “I have been asked to run something by you.”
The “something” is the possibility of criminally investigating conservative groups, the “you” is former IRS tax-exempt division chief Lois Lerner, and the email was sent by Justice Department employee Richard Pilger, director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Public Integrity Section.
But the big questions is: Who asked Pilger to ask Lerner?
Who triggered the inquiry?
Who wanted to prosecute conservatives for political activity that even Lerner would concede was not illegal?
One question for the House Oversight Committee is whether that person was at the Department of Justice, or, perhaps, in the White House.