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Information on this still developing scandal surrounding the IRS for its acknowledged targeting of conservative groups.
South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor.
Here he is on FOX News Sunday.
I think that the president has basically told some of his supporters you know.
The best way to get back -- somebody is is to win and sort of talking about.
-- anxious you know to take no prisoners attitude there's clearly an organized effort within our -- to target political.
Opponents of the president that's undeniable.
-- is such a culture come about how fast was it who is involved.
This really does call for a special counsel.
Let's talk about would you Weinstein senior editor at the daily caller.
The the calls for a special counsel -- not universal on Capitol Hill there are a couple of Democrats who have suggested.
Special counsel might be necessary but there are many Democrats and some Republicans.
Who don't necessarily like the idea what's going to tip the balance.
Well you know there are some Republicans as you said who don't like the idea at least right now.
For instance -- -- -- the head of the oversight committee and and some of the other members on the committee and other committees that are investigating this still believe that they can do some good work and looking into went on that went on there and they think they're committee is the proper channel.
Some or -- Republicans are also worried.
That it's Eric Holder who gets to choose who the prosecutor is of the special counsel.
So -- they don't know if he would make the best judgment on who is the person to investigate this so there are concerns on the Republican side.
But I think as time goes on here there's got to be limits to what.
These committees can do you see all the panelists so far coming up forward not answering questions saying they don't remember pleading the fifth.
While it while these these hearings can be rather entertaining and not so much I'm not so sure how much they're gonna get us and eventually I think you're gonna need a special prosecutor.
But you know it it Darrell ice for instance the Republican chairman of the oversight committee who wants to hold more hearings with his own committee.
One of the dangers there Republicans seem to fear.
Is that you know they may get blamed with conducting a political what what what might be seen as a political -- witch hunt.
But whether there -- you know valid points -- be explored or not.
If it becomes seen as partisan it could backfire -- for Republican Party.
It certainly could any you know I think even -- -- so although I have no idea I think imagine as time goes on.
I think he that he too would probably as he said would be open to a special prosecutor he realized the limits of his committee.
And especially if you know he's he started hearing from leadership that it looks like these things are just looking political to the public.
They -- not really get -- -- anything from them.
So I think at the end of the day I think that that's what the congress is gonna need to call for they can't appointed themselves they're gonna have to get the Justice Department to a point it.
So you're happy of the administration to agree at least the attorney general to agree that a special prosecutors.
So well -- and senator Graham has suggested that he thinks that the the White House itself is sort of intertwined.
In this IRS scandal pretty hard and potentially for the White House to investigate itself if Eric Holder is is choosing the special prosecutor.
But but it did at the end of the day I don't think there's a way at least I know around it they're used to be a statute that appointed Ken Starr.
Up to 1999 and expired which you -- have an independent committee or our our our panel do it but there is no statute for that right now so the person who appointed would be Eric Holder at this point right so you have to hope that the public pressure is so much.
That he would feel that -- -- need.
To appoint someone who would be beyond blemish and then there's senator Max Baucus a Democrat from Montana he doesn't like the idea of a special counsel at this point either.
But isn't he one of those who wrote to the IRS and urged them.
To start investigating some of these conservative groups.
He certainly was he he he know he asked the IRS to look -- conservative groups.
Now in fairness he would say that.
He did ask them to look at a conservative -- groups at the expense of looking at anything else -- target them specifically.
But maybe that was the sense that the IRS got from people like Max Baucus and other Democrats who you know hammered them to look -- Tea Party groups so you know I think that.
Ultimately as I said I think -- special prosecutors needed here not only to look at that.
But also look at some of these individuals like.
Frank Vander sloop you're a Romney supporters who are targeted by the president's campaign and all the openly subject added to IRS audits and in another audit from the Labor Department.
So I think a special prosecutors needed to look at.
-- of the vast.
Panoply of -- things that the -- is being accused of doing politicizing.
The last couple years -- and everyone in Washington needs to remainder rim.
-- that the pendulum always swings and so you know while Democrats may hold much of the power on Capitol Hill right now.
There could come a time when everything reverses and you know they may want to think about that.
As they decide whether or not.
-- the IRS has been abusing its power here.
Right and and we're talking about an agency with so much immense power.
And you know many Americans -- -- via the idea of an audit.
So yeah I think we have to know.
And I think it's in the administration's interest to -- especially if there's no untoward behavior there that that that what went on and how to correct it so I think that it should be the interest of the administration if they have nothing to hide now.
Good point Jamie -- from the daily caller David thank you thank you.
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