FBI Director Robert Mueller was questioned by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Thursday concerning the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and appeared as uninformed of the details of the case as the average American at large.
When Jordon queried, “Can you tell me who the lead investigator is?’
Mueller answered, “Not off the top of my head.”
Jordon tried again,”This is the most important case in the country for the past six weeks and you don’t know who the most important person is, leading the case?”
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And Mueller, same song different verse, “Not off the top of my head.”
Watch the video and prepare to shake your head in disbelief!
As aptly written by my friend Ed Morrissey of Hot Air:
The Obama administration insisted that the political targeting of its opposition by the IRS was a high investigative priority. Attorney General Eric Holder pledged that the FBI would immediately launch a probe into this high-profile scandal.
And yet, as Rep. Jim Jordan discovered during FBI Director Robert Mueller’s testimony yesterday, the top man at the bureau doesn’t know who’s leading the investigation, doesn’t know how many investigators are assigned to it, and whether they’ve bothered to start off by, y’know, talking to the victims of the targeting.
Although Obama feigns concern over the rough shod IRS, Vince Coglianese of the Daily Caller points out:
There is no evidence that the FBI has contacted a single tea party group in its criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the groups the IRS abused.
“We have not been contacted by any federal investigative agency and, to date, none of our clients have been contacted or interviewed by the FBI,” Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice told The Daily Caller on Thursday. The ACLJ has filed suit against the IRS on behalf of 25 conservative groups, with additional groups being added in the next couple weeks, according to a spokesman.
“I have been very surprised that I have not heard from anybody and frankly, none of my clients have. I talk to other tea party leaders on a regular basis,” said Cleta Mitchell, the lawyer largely credited with pushing the IRS abuses to the forefront.
“I’m not familiar with that”…where have we heard that before?
It would seem Director Mueller has attended the Barack Obama Agency Action Ignorance 101 class. Obama who can win a Nobel Prize for doing nothing. Who knows what Obama and Mueller may win for knowing nothing!
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