The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update


July 9, 2014

Letter: One cooperates if there's nothing to hide

A House chairman probing the IRS scandal recently stated that President Obama has reneged on a promise to have his aides cooperate with the investigation, forcing the Ways and Means Committee to conduct a search for emails and documents needed to get to the truth.

Rep. Dave Camp also revealed that federal agents conducting the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's bid to punish tea party and conservative critics of the president have yet to talk to a single target of the scandal.

His committee has been frustrated with the administration's failure to provide emails from Lois Lerner, who ran the IRS department that blocked tea party groups from winning the typically quick approval of tax exempt status. Lerner was at the Capitol recently where she refused to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Then, conveniently, it’s revealed that pertinent emails have been lost after a year’s time.

My, how could President Obama not honor his word on this? What’s going on? Lois Lerner won’t provide information. It seems to me one cooperates if one doesn’t have anything to hide. Of course, President Obama didn’t have to show his records. For that matter, he doesn’t have to give details on Benghazi, or Fast and Furious operations either. So there, take that, Congress.

Time and time again President Obama defies Congress. The sad truth on all this is that Congress allows it. Where’s the Congress that held Richard Nixon accountable for some tapes; yet, this president defiantly gets away with scandal after scandal.

Michael Imhof


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