October 22, 2021

Injustice Department? Telephone call reveals Holder’s lawless agency

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Cummings and Issa had a heated exchange after IRS's Lois Lerner refused to testify at a hearing about the IRS.
Cummings and Issa had a heated exchange after IRS’s Lois Lerner refused to testify at a hearing about the IRS.

A news story that should have — or would have — garnered more coverage by major news organizations failed to achieve its proper attention thanks to the frenzy over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s murderous rampage, the media’s obsession with football star Ray Rice’s domestic violence story, and the media’s knee-jerk protection of a failed President Barack Obama. In fact, not one Sunday morning news show even mentioned how the Justice Department attempted to conspire with a Democrat lawmaker to allegedly sabotage the probe of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative nonprofit organizations.

According to a letter from the House Oversight Committee’s leader, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, a top member of Attorney General Eric Holder’s staff, Brian Fallon, is accused of accidentally telephoning House Oversight Committee chairman’s office to ask for help leaking fabricated stories about the IRS’s scrutiny of conservative groups to news outlets. Fallon allegedly thought he had telephoned the office of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who is also on that same committee and who has been extremely vocal on behalf of the IRS and Justice Department claiming there is no scandal.

The details in Issa’s letter are just more evidence that the Obama-Holder Justice Department’s investigation into IRS targeting is a political farse, and the Obama administration head honchos are more concerned with a political agenda and not performing their duties for the American people.

“Instead of conducting an investigation seeking the truth about allegations of the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups, the folks at Holder’s own version of a Justice Department are actually working with the Democrat lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee in order to obstruct investigations, rather than uncovering facts,” said former police detective, Jason Katz, who also served as a senior investigator for an agency that probes government and political criminal activity.

“Do those people in the news media realize we may have a Justice Department that actually obstructs justice?” Katz asked.

Issa’s accusation and Fallon’s admission appears to highlight how politically-motivated Eric Holder’s Justice Department has become. It also proves what many conservatives and libertarians have claimed: The federal government is out-of-control thanks to Obama’s accelerated attack on the U.S. Constitution, according to political consultant Mike Baker.

“The telephone call’s purpose was to help the Democrats spin the story about the IRS’s suspected criminality perpetrated to help Obama win re-election,” Baker alleges.

According to The Washington Post, a Democratic staffer from the Oversight Committee responded to Fallon’s assertion, stating, “We never received any call like this, and we never took any action. Apparently, this individual (Fallon) doesn’t know our staff that well because he didn’t know who he was talking to, and he didn’t even know the right phone number.”

Sadly, this isn’t the first time Rep. Cummings’ name popped up during the IRS probe. According to an April Examiner news story:

After Cummings and his staff pressured the IRS to go after True the Vote, the conservative group received an email message to submit information to IRS agents such as registration forms used to enlist volunteers, the group’s protocols for handing out assignments to those volunteers, training documents, and other information that is never asked from left-wing groups.

“Now we see why [Rep. Elijah] Cummings was so shrill and angry during Lois Lerner’s appearance in front of his committee. Cummings should be the one being investigated based on his politicizing the IRS in a conspiracy to silence a vocal organization,” said political strategist Mike Baker.