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More now on one of our top stories this Saturday and we're learning some disturbing new details.
Concerning the IRS specifically.
This video just turned over to congressional investigators.
It shows IRS employee is -- dancing.
It was produced on the taxpayer's dime for -- training conference that took place back in 2010 and it's just the tip of the iceberg.
And inspector general's report is due out the beginning of this coming week and it's expected to show.
The BI RS spent almost fifty million dollars on conference's.
Over a three year period starting 2010 this is the Obama administration.
Is try to overhaul the agency.
Amid the scandal concerning the acknowledged targeting of dozens of conservative groups.
That was seeking tax exempt status and now according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University 76%.
Of registered voters.
All registered voters are calling for a special prosecutor.
To investigate the IRS that includes 63%.
Of Democrats so where's all this headed to -- green.
His former president of the women's media center she's a Fox News contributor.
Brad Blake -- is a former deputy assistant to president George W.
Bush and Brad I wanna start with you because you have a personal story to tell about being targeted yourself.
By the IRS when you're the head of an organization tell us.
That's right I ran a 51 -- four called freedom's watch back in 2007 to 2009.
And after the five when -- for a -- its operation we were targeted I personally was targeted.
By the IRS password to donors to freedom's watch.
And but we we suspected that we were politically targeted.
But of course we -- have the facts to back that up until now when we understand that it was a policy.
-- BI arrested go after right of center political organizations.
And we were caught up in that mess and now.
It's come to light in the Wall Street Journal broke the story today.
There freedom's watch me personally and our donors.
Targeted by the IRS and put through two years.
And at the end of the day -- They got nothing -- nothing from me personally.
Nothing from our donors it was pure act of intimidation and the government leverage.
Over people who -- -- who were trying to educate the American people on things I guess the Obama administration didn't want us.
Well well hold on wait we can't level those charges just yet.
And and there are some investigations that are that are going -- but you know you hear stories.
You know this some things that happened to -- that it happened did the heads of other organizations.
Why wouldn't the Obama administration get more out ahead of this and maybe appoint its own.
Special prosecutor special investigator to try to figure out exactly who is leading this charge -- what we're.
I've -- I think they have gotten out ahead of this and they are.
Very focused on holding those accountable who are guilty in the situation but look.
It was wrong when this happened to Brad Brad I hope that you've been able to recover.
I'm sorry it happened to you but it was also wrong when the FBI spied on -- And Greenpeace and anti war activists in 2001.
So this should not be -- partisan witch hunt.
This scandal is -- -- apple is Igor is an opportunity to add to this is happening is greater feel nationalization of the IRS for -- and put.
Pieces in place where this won't ever be able to happen again.
It's also really clarify.
The activity between nonpolitical and political groups -- the New York Times.
Reported recently how some of these parents were actually engaged an overt political activity we know and I let Brad but you know an -- Right unless you have the right -- management that the president has -- saying that response of outrage.
To this crisis what does he do to be higher officials who were culpable by admission.
-- that lets them take early retirement.
He lets -- resign.
But he doesn't fire them as a matter of fact in in a few of the cases.
He promotes the very people who are the most culpable.
-- targeting political organizations.
If the president wanted to be a leader on this and and show.
That he rejects this kind of targeting political groups by a government.
Agency that is under his control.
He would've fired these people immediately for cause based on their admission and he wouldn't have let them.
Retire he wouldn't have promoted and certainly so this feigned outrage outrage by the president is hollow it best.
And we need a special prosecutor to get to the truth.
To figure out who else.
Was targeted by the -- why would they targeted.
And and clean house with the IRS -- -- the sooner the better.
To -- this is -- gonna go away Mitch McConnell is already running ads comparing the president to Richard Nixon you say that he's out in front of this but.
Could he be more out in front of it what should he be doing in order to silence some of the critics like Brad and others who say that this goes all the way perhaps of the White House.
What he's should be doing a serious and a genuine investigation.
Instead of the road that I think that many Republicans want to go down with his.
Trying to fabricate some type of leak to the White House.
We do need -- investigated but it can't be done with a political partisan lens because.
Both sides have been victims in situations like this Democrats and Republicans.
And both sides have been.
Guilty in situations like this so this -- an opportunity to correct the situation at the IRS.
But if Republicans and what I'm hearing from Brad is.
It's just really trying to make that connection to the White House if that is their singular I vote yes I'm not -- -- you know fan I am not.
A connection to the White House I will tell you as a matter of fact I was in charge of president George W which -- schedule.
And we didn't have BI arrests coming to the White House every third day the fact of the matter is the -- commissioner visited more.
That most cabinet members combined.
There is no reason when you have a telephone when you have email when you have video conferencing when the -- in Washington.
To have him come down to the White House and -- you don't -- -- paper trail they're giving them orders that you're not going to want to see on paper we don't want recorded.
The fact the matter to the president want to get this behind him.
Release the records other than the waving people in the White House according meet with how long did -- meet with what was the subject matter of fact the president hasn't done it.
And the White House hasn't done it.
Makes -- believe the trying to hide something.
I'm we're gonna have to leave it there obviously not the last word on this though -- and Brad.
Thank you both very much.
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