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Closing in on IRS Scandal?

Dec. 4, 2013

IRS Chief Council William Wilkins is being summoned back to Capitol Hill following his rather obscure testimony in November concerning the IRS targeting of conservative groups. He responded “I don’t recall” 80 times during the session. Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), in a letter to Mr. Wilkins, note, “[This] suggests either a deliberate attempt to obfuscate your involvement in this matter or gross incompetence on your part.” Many probably aren’t familiar with Wilkins. “He’s one of only two Obama appointees at the IRS,” explains Gary Bauer. “And not surprisingly, there is a big Obama connection. According to the Wall Street Journal, ‘Wilkins helped lead the defense of Chicago Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ when the IRS investigated then Senator Barack Obama’s involvement with the church…’” We’re sure there’s nothing to see here, either.