This is the evolution of the IRS scandal, the latest issue the media are running dead on to protect the most dangerous president in American history. From The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan in a story with with the heading, “A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal”:
Rep. Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, finally woke the proceedings up with what he called “the evolution of the defense” since the scandal began. First, Ms. Lerner planted a question at a conference. Then she said the Cincinnati office did it—a narrative that was advanced by the president’s spokesman, Jay Carney. Then came the suggestion the IRS was too badly managed to pull off a sophisticated conspiracy. Then the charge that liberal groups were targeted too—”we did it against both ends of the political spectrum.” When the inspector general of the IRS said no, it was conservative groups that were targeted, he came under attack. Now the defense is that the White House wasn’t involved, so case closed.
And now the White House is involved with the line of descent coming from one of the two Obama political appointees at the IRS, its Chief Counsel. But I’ve just been to the US and the idea that this story will gather momentum in the American media has as close to a zero probability as it is possible to have. It will not happen but the dangers to us all are there all the same.