In a segment on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, panelist argued that emails showing that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner tried to have Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) audited, bolsters the case that the agency was involved in a “witch-hunt” against conservatives.
Host John King stated that the revelation “does not help [Lerner’s] case, which is already pretty bad to begin with,” and “makes it hard for the White House saying this is Republicans trying to make a big partisan issue out of a mistake.” Politico’s Manu Raju argued that the news “fuels the suspicion that there that there’s a political witch-hunt motivated by politics,” and is “exactly what the administration does not want, which is more evidence showing that there was some political mess going around going after Republican groups.”
The Associated Press’ Julie Pace added that the new evidence “raises the question of ‘if this is something in the e-mails that we have, what’s in the e-mails that have disappeared?’”
(h/t RNC Research)
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