As a reward for this criminal behavior, former head of the IRS' tax-exempt division now leads the agency's ObamaCare enforcement arm.
MSNBC, of all places, revealed this morning that the IRS covered up its unlawful activities prior to the election:
The IRS commissioner "has known for at least a year that this was going on," said Myers, "and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us for an entire year? Members of Congress were saying conservatives are being targeted. What's going on here? The IRS denied it. Then when -- after these officials are briefed by the IG that this is going on, they don't disclose it. In fact, the commissioner sent a letter to Congress in September on this subject and did not reveal this. Imagine if we -- if you can -- what would have happened if this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different."
And contrary to the president's standard assertion ("I only found out about this yesterday on the news"), Obama's Chief of Staff was aware of the IRS investigation last year:
Additional reports say that the IRS asked Tea Party groups for access to their websites:
There would be only one reason to request back-end access to a Tea Party group's website: to intimidate it from expressing it First Amendment rights to free speech.
And it gets better: the IRS is said to have asked pro-life group about "the content of their prayers":
"Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers,’" Schock declared.
This is fascism, flat out. I am not exaggerating. This is fascism.