Following in the long tradition of the Obama administration the Department of Justice selected a supporter of Barack Obama to investigate whether or not Barack Obama used the IRS To Target the Tea Party
The Washington Times is reporting
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, and regulatory affairs subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, said they have discovered that the head of the investigation is Barbara Kay Bosserman, a trial lawyer in the Justice Department who donated more than $6,000 to Mr. Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as well as several hundred dollars to the national Democratic Party.
“The department has created a startling conflict of interest,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in a letter sent Wednesday and reviewed by The Washington Times. “It is unbelievable that the department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the president’s policies.”
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…..Ms. Bosserman didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.
But the Justice Department said it isn’t allowed to consider a career lawyer’s political leanings when doling out assignments and that it would violate an employee’s constitutional rights if he were penalized on the job for making legal political contributions.
“It is contrary to department policy and a prohibited personnel practice under federal law to consider the political affiliation of career employees or other non-merit factors in making personnel decisions,” said spokeswoman Dena Iverson.
Ms Iverson is correct, but there are ways to ask the question without asking the question like, “We are about to do this investigation, does anybody have anything in their background which may call the investigation into question?”
This is an investigation into the politicization of government offices the DOJ should want to avoid any appearance of politicization of the investigation…unless of course there is something to hide.
This type of action is tradition for the Obama administration. It was the DOJ which investigated the DOJ in the New Black Panther’s Case, Hillary Clinton created the supposedly impartial which investigated everyone who was involved in Benghazi EXCEPT for Hillary Clinton, and it was National Intelligence Director James Clapper picking the group that to investigate James Clapper’s NSA.
Interestingly, since last night the mainstream media went on a 24/7 Chris Christie watch. I am not suggesting that it didn’t major coverage, but it is incredible that stories like this are not covered.