Last week when IRS official Lois Lerner apologized for the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny most people believed it was a spontaneous, unscripted answer to a question. Oh well, with this administration nothing is as it seems. She was actually responding to a question she planted with a lawyer before the session.
The veteran tax lawyer whose pre-arranged question to an IRS official at a panel last week prompted the admission that the agency had targeted conservative groups said in a written statement on Friday that she did not know what the answer to the question would be.
Celia Roady, a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Morgan Lewis and a member of the the IRS’ Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities, said she got a call from Lois Lerner, head of the IRS’ tax-exempt organizations division, on May 9, the day before Lerner appeared on a panel at the American Bar Association tax section’s annual meeting. (Read More)
Why all the deception? Like Patterico said, “Every day there is something that makes this all smell worse.” How true. It really stinks.
Who knows, maybe they knew the news was going to break when they get sued, so they thought they’d get out ahead of it and divert attention away from the Benghazi scandal.