The collected Cleta: The IRS scandals

I shot four videos with Cleta Mitchell last week to provide a brief tour of the IRS scandals. Videos in this series are posted here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3) and here (part 4). All four videos are posted on this Power Line YouTube page as well.

I reiterate that Cleta is the prominent Washington attorney who represents several clients victimized by the criminal misconduct of the IRS over the past four years. Please listen closely to what she has to say. She knows what she is talking about.

The charge that Richard Nixon attempted to misuse the IRS for political purposes made its way into the second of the three articles of impeachment against him. Nixon “endeavoured” to misuse the IRS, in the fancy British spelling of the word used in article 2. As I have repeatedly tried to point out (here, here, here and, most recently, here), Nixon’s efforts to misuse the IRS were futile. They went nowhere. Nixon and his henchmen desired the IRS to “screw” their political opponents, but their efforts were a pathetic failure.

Nixon henchman Jack Caulfield astutely complained that the IRS was a “monstrous bureaucracy…dominated and controlled by Democrats.” As we have come to see, Caulfield was on to something. By contrast with Nixon’s failures to misuse the IRS, the IRS has very effectively “screwed” Obama’s political opponents, and we have yet to learn what the president knew and when he knew it.


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