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And speaker of the house John Boehner says the Obama administration is showing an arrogance of power we spoke -- speaker Boehner -- all the scandals -- in the White House starting with the IRS.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But today lowest -- from the Internal Revenue Service is in charge of the exemption division said in taking the Fifth Amendment she also said I did not do anything wrong.
I did not break.
Any law that thoughts.
Looks to me like the IRS -- -- -- and -- here.
White House has changed the story of -- what happened what they -- what went into it about half a dozen times already.
And it's clear.
This appears to be a pervasive problem.
As I said last week nine adjusted who's gonna resign -- interest to who's going to jail.
A loss of the pertain to IRS employees.
And that -- attorney general indicated just such earlier this week.
Is a serious problem and I think it's our job to get from the bottom up.
Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation -- as far as we understand from the attorney general.
Do you think -- there should be a special prosecutor looking at this separate from the Department of Justice or satisfy the Department of Justice can -- this.
At this point in time -- that the Department of Justice can do this.
But I think congress has its job to provide oversight.
Not only of the IRS but to make sure the investigation is thorough.
Complete what it takes a long to get this because have been a number of complaints from love these conservative organizations Tea Party organizations.
And they they've asked the members of congress to write and write letters but -- now we're to the point where this has been going on for a couple years at least we know that much.
So why so long to get the oversight -- to get the IRS to.
Tell us what's going on.
We've got two committees have worked on this for over two years of the Ways and Means Committee down the Government Reform Committee.
Dave Camp over ways and means sterilize.
-- members over to government reform.
The committee and they have written letters written letters they've had hearings about this.
They could never never pierce the veil.
And so there's a lot of testimony that we've heard of the last two -- lot of mail what we've got back from -- IRS.
Where they basically have stonewalled this.
I'm not sure that we would have known ahead of an -- -- for this audit.
That the well.
Inspector general -- terrorists.
-- but -- remember it was just a thought.
-- that means a sampling of of information.
Inspector general -- the IRS.
Has opened up his own investigation.
Which is a much more thorough.
Look at the data that just -- the -- was written.
The president says that he never heard about the IRS investigation until about a week ago when was in the press.
And white house Press Secretary Jay Carney has said that the White House senior aides never told the president do believe that.
It's it's pretty inconceivable to me.
That the president would know.
I I've just put myself what in his -- I deal with my senior staff every day it.
Well if the White House have known about this which now appears that -- about a -- about a year.
It's hard to imagine that wouldn't have come -- -- some conversation.
Why do you think that they wouldn't count the president is there any good reason the president should not have known about this -- they -- of attempted to insulate.
The president flew from of this news.
But with as many people -- that -- involved.
In the audit.
The number of people involved in the investigation.
And number of people White House that do.
It's it really is it conceivable that he would -- For the first version -- one of the virgin we've heard from white house Press Secretary -- kind -- on the 24 of April that the White House counsel was briefed and that that -- report was coming.
There's no information up findings and that she told no one.
The next information we received is that Jay Carney said that she met with some senior aides at the White House and brief them on the findings that she actually had the finest.
Now we're learning that there was actually -- meeting with the General Counsel chief the staff at treasury and White House -- a White House officials.
How to roll it out do you have any problem with the sort of the way that we're getting this information.
Missiles why I was why we have hearings is why the house is going to do its job.
Just what happened and who knew about one divisional but.
It's also clear that the Treasury Secretary is known about this the former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has known about this for sometime as well.
And it -- all about it why would native passed at all two the president has state police say someone should go to camp this point what -- talking about.
At some point somebody decided that they were going.
Two to hold up.
Of these these tax exempt status.
And somebody made a decision it wasn't possible level employee's absence of that.
Somebody made this decision and our jobs to find out through and why and how many people were involves.
I assume they've seen the recent -- there's been aide grabbed.
Documents phone records from the Associated Press.
As well as Fox News Channel including our bureau in DC and our our bureau in New York City.
What is your thought on this investigation by the department just.
Well when you look at all of us what you see is an arrogance of power.
I'm not believe that those of us in public office have a responsibility.
To be humble.
To make sure that that we represent.
The will of the people who sent us there the were honest what.
-- this arrogance of power that we're seeing now this administration whether it be bad Gaza and Barrett scandal.
The fact that so that.
Of the Justice Department is -- after the news media.
Raises some very serious questions.
-- but when you look at I'm going after.
How the Justice Department has handled -- They better have so they better have -- big answer.
For the congress and the American people.
Will there be hearings on that particular aspect about going after the documents.
The phone records -- of the AT and Fox News expect that our Judiciary Committee headed by Bob good look.
Will will be.
Our investigation of what they did -- -- do.