Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Is to really know how long the improperly obtain lists were in the IRS's position but I don't know -- I look at the they were.
The letters were bad there just would wait too broad.
-- should they have asked for them probably not was it wasn't bad intent or bad management my guests and my understanding bad.
All violation of the trust of the American people that's one of the lines we heard on the hearings on Capitol Hill right now we also heard -- -- Lynn Jenkins say that she is sad.
And -- -- stomach that the IRS could be used that way so let's get right back to the panel David Mercer former deputy director I deputy national finance director for the DNC.
Bradley when deputy assistant president George W.
And let me start out again I wanna start out generally what you David you general impressions of what you've heard so far.
We'll worry finally have on some of the actors of the IRS before the committee.
To get clarification.
As to what actually happened and it's on the heels of the report filed by the inspector.
General I think.
Looking into the hole on manner and to find out.
Thought it was an isolated in the division in Cincinnati as we know.
Hum or where is -- direction being given.
By others and what we've recently learned just in that testimony.
Was in fact.
Caution by eight.
Heads up to those who were on the line.
In the IRS.
Asking for these certain documents -- certain and so forth.
And being slowed to stop doing that so this -- been a process is that we are learning about.
And will hopefully be able to correct for.
As we all know the RS should not be uses an instrument politically or or otherwise other than to do what it is -- to do.
Bradley David seems to think it was somewhat of an honest.
Bumbling mistake you agree.
I do not agree I think it was systemic within the IRS I think they tried to covered up by not returning to congress which they were mandated to do.
When they knew that that their testimony was in conflict.
In addition the demeanor of the acting head of the IRS was dismissive -- this congress aloof condescending.
You know this was the kind of attribute expect the IRS to give.
To customers not members of congress -- that it fits the mold.
And the stereotype of what the IRS does but that the type of testimony I heard today.
It made my stomach.
Church because I had been the victim there was -- -- fourth an overreach by the IRS.
Over -- years and and they got nothing out of us because there was nothing there there.
But I know the treatment that he -- can dish out and now it's clear that they used a political arm.
Rather a government arm politically -- government which is abhorrent.
So how -- does it reach.
And that's a -- -- the question and I don't think.
As maybe the host Brian or GOP.
That this goes to the president or his advisors and using it as a political instrument.
I think what we've seen heard over and over again is that -- resided in Cincinnati.
And it -- also a matter of that you had a flood of applications.
With Citizens United and the advent 501.
C four -- and 520 seven's -- -- They were trying to get a grip on how do we administered to this and I think that's more what you're gonna find out there and then this reaching to the White House or elsewhere as a political arm.
To go after.
Those who might have been in opposition to Democrats.
Filter by section