A Smoking Gun Showing that Obama Used the IRS?

Judicial Watch claims they have evidence Obama used the IRS to audit critics.

While I acknowledge that Wayne Root may be a publicity hound, there’s too much smoke around his case not to reasonably suspect a fairly big fire raging in the background. Where that fire initiates could be yet another reason to nail the IRS’s coffin shut, permanently.

Here is a recent post of his about it: “The Smoking Gun That Ties the IRS Scandal to Obama and Democratic Party.”

The IRS scandal just won’t go away- kind of like Watergate. The media knew about Watergate for many months, wrote about it, it simmered, it boiled, then it turned into a bigger-than-life scandal that destroyed Nixon’s presidency. Could that be a repeat of how the Obama IRS scandal is playing out?

Up until now, no one has been able to physically tie the IRS scandal to the Obama White House or the Democratic Party. That just changed.

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I have the smoking gun. I was targeted and persecuted by the IRS in an over-the-top attack coordinated at the highest levels of government and the Democratic Party. I can now prove it- with FACTS direct from my IRS files obtained under “the Freedom of Information Act” by Judicial Watch. As you’ll see below, my own IRS tax files not only implicate the IRS, but a leading Democrat U.S. Senator in a criminal conspiracy to silence a critic of the president.

But don’t take my word for it. Let’s start with a quote by Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch:

“The Obama IRS obstructed the release of Wayne Root’s tax documents. The abuse of process Judicial Watch and Wayne suffered through to get these documents is scandalous. Now we know why the Obama IRS was hesitant to give Wayne his own IRS files. These documents show the Obama IRS scandal was more than just suppressing the Tea Party, it was also about auditing critics of President Obama. Richard Nixon had to resign from office for less. The first order of business for AG Loretta Lynch should be to appoint a special counsel who can convene a grand jury to look into the Obama IRS outrages.”

Why would a U.S. Senator have anything to do with Wayne Root’s “routine” business audit? Why was that audit cancelled by an urgent call from a high-ranking IRS official the very same day Lois Lerner was suspended? Why did an IRS agent call Root and grill him for 15 minutes about his political views—what does that have to do with legitimate IRS authority and activity?

[See also, “IRS Audits You for Mistakes but Loses $5.6 Billion in ‘Stimulus’]

Is there a real journalist left in America, who is not afraid to follow where the trail leads–even if the end is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Or does partisan and ideological allegiance trump the truth?

There’s a reason Lois Lerner’s emails mysteriously went “missing.” I hope at least one substantive journalist takes up the challenge to finally demonstrate why.