Earlier it was reported that Colleen Kelley, who is the head of the union representing IRS workers, met with President Obama in the White House the day before the IRS decided to place tea party and other conservative groups under extra scrutiny. Today CNS News made several attempts to ask White House officials what Obama and Kelley discussed that day, but nobody in the White House is talking.
At 11:03 a.m. Monday, CNSNews.com e-mailed the White House press office, referencing the March 31, 2010 meeting between Kelley and Obama: “Did they discuss tea party groups or other conservative groups in any context?”
CNSNews.com also called the White House press office immediately and confirmed that it had received the e-mailed question.
As the White House press briefing was ending on Monday, CNSNews.com asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as he was leaving the podium, “Did the Treasury union chief talk about tea parties during her meeting with the president in March 2010?”
Carney did not respond.
Later on Monday afternoon, CNSNews.com again e-mailed the White House press office and Carney, with the same question sent earlier in the day. CNSNews.com also called the White House press office and confirmed that it had received the e-mailed question.
However, neither the press office nor Carney responded before this story was posted. (Read More)
They also attempted to contact the union with no luck.
Oh, and be sure to read all about Colleen Kelley at The Other McCain. She’s never worked in the private sector and her union enthusiastically supported the election of Barack Obama. Shocking, I know.
Update: Colleen Kelley isn’t the only one in the news today. WaPo’s fact checker gave Lois Lerner “a bushel of Pincchios” for the lies she told. She’s a real piece of work, that one. The Weekly Standard looked into her history. She was with the FEC for years, and routinely harassed conservative groups while in that position. So this sort of thing seems to be a habit with her. So much for the IRS being apolitical.