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Administration Knew of Targeting Before the Election

aintnobodygottimeforthat Wrote: May 17, 2013 5:21 PM
We all need to remember the intended goal here....to suppress a specific type of groups ability to organize, educate and motivate prior to a major election. This was a clear cut case of VOTER SUPPRESSION...right?
Tom1000 Wrote: May 18, 2013 8:18 AM
Of course not, silly. These are white people you're talking about. They can't be "disenfranchised" or "victims of bias". Check with the Justice Department for the list of officially-approved groups entitled to exemption to the rules.

So there it is -- a hitherto-missing link in the chain of information that every Obamaphile was dreading. 

Senior Obama administration officials knew that the Inspector General was auditing the IRS for political targeting of conservatives in June of 2012.  The Treasury's general counsel -- that's right, William J. Wilkins -- was told on June 4, 2012 by the IG; Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin was informed shortly thereafter.

Neal Wolin was Tim Geithner's Deputy.  That's the second-in-command at the Department of the Treasury.  And Wolin had been around the block; he had held...