William J. Wilkins: Obama’s Jack-In-The-Box At The IRS

jackYesterday, I outlined some questions raised by the IG report on the IRS.

More probing reveals more questions.

On the time line (page 36), there is the following entry for August 4, 2011:

Rulings and Agreements office personnel held a meeting with Chief Counsel so that everyone would have the latest information on the issue [of developing new criteria for identifying which applications to send to specialists for more scrutiny]. 

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In other words, the Chief Counsel of the IRS was informed about the issue on August 4, 2011.  So who is this Chief Counsel?

America, meet Obama appointee William J. Wilkins — briefed on the political targeting of conservative groups as of 8/4/11.  Did he tell The White House about it at the time? Not that Jay Carney is aware of, as he told a skeptical press corps yesterday…



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