Why do we need a special prosecutor? The entire country has a stake in ensuring that the IRS is not “weaponized” in the hands of any Party or ideology. Those not supporting this investigation are consummate fools, because a weaponized IRS can be turned around against others when the winds of political power change.
Here is Fox News’ coverage of the story: “IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe.”
Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.
Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the BlackBerry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”
That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.
“We had already talked to her. Our personal staff and Oversight Committee staff had sat down with Ms. Lerner and confronted her about information we were getting from conservative groups in the state of Ohio and around the country,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News.
“If you intentionally destroy evidence, that is a crime. If you make a statement in court saying the evidence is not available and it is, that is also a crime,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.
And then here is Jay Sekulow in a video interview:
Every single American should be concerned about delays in the investigation, but this interview provides a measure of comfort that justice will be done. I see a look in Jay Sekulow’s eyes that says everyone involved in this coverup should be shaking in their Pradas and Ferragamos—his legal jaws are locked on, and those behind this series of crimes are ultimately going down.
Bad boys, bad girls… whatcha gonna do… whatcha gonna do when he comes for you? He’s comin’! We need an Independent Special Counsel, now!