Thursday, May 23, 2013

IRS And Beyond: Why A Special Prosecutor is Needed

Covering the IRS and Justice Department scandals Peggy Noonan is at the top of her form in the Wall Street Journal. Absolute must reading.
Here's an excerpt:
"A dead serious investigation is needed. The IRS has colorfully demonstrated that it cannot investigate itself. The Obama administration wants the FBI—which answers to Eric Holder's Justice Department—to investigate, but that would not be credible. The investigators of the IRS must be independent of the administration, or their conclusions will not be trustworthy.
"An independent counsel, with all the powers of that office, is what we need.
"Again, if what happened at the IRS is not stopped now—if the internal corruption within it is not broken—it will never stop, and never be broken. The American people will never again be able to have the slightest confidence in the revenue-gathering arm of their government. And that, actually, would be tragic."
Click here for the full column.

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