At this morning’s ongoing Oversight hearing on the IRS targeting investigation, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted the president for concluding that there was not “a smidgen” of corruption in the IRS targeting scandal, when the facts suggest otherwise.
The former federal prosecutor continued, “some of your groups just want to educate the public about the Constitution – the one she availed herself of, the very second she was exposed to criminal investigation!
So how can the president say there’s not a smidgen of criminality when Lois Lerner invoked the 5th Amendment, 41 witnesses haven’t been interviewed – including the two that are here right now?! How can he possibly draw that conclusion!?” Gowdy thundered.
He went on to say that the president went on national television and “prejudged the investigation, and “compromised the Department of Justice” in doing so. He recommended that the president appoint a Special Counsel.
Witness at today’s hearing:
Ms. Cleta Mitchell, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Ms. Catherine Engelbrecht, Founder, King Street Patriots
Mr. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice
Ms. Barbara Bosserman of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice was invited to answer questions about the DOJ investigation, but declined to come.