Former Bush IRS head visited once during four years!
As soon as the scandal of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups broke the White House spokesman attempted to deflect any attention on White House action by saying repeatedly that the IRS is an "independent agency."
So, if the IRS is so "independent" why did IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visit the White House far more times than any other cabinet official? Here's the breakdown from the Daily Caller review of White House visitor logs:
ONCE during four years of the Bush Administration.
There is nothing to indicate that Shulman was directly involved in discussions with White House officials targeting Tea Party groups. However, it's entirely plausible that with SOOO MANY visits to the White House Shulman could have gotten a clear understanding of White House concern that something needed to be done to stymie the Tea Party.
Dems counter by saying that Shulman was a Bush appointee. True, but that doesn't mean Shulman was a Republican. In fact, Shulman and his wife contributed to Democrats including John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
Something smells here and we won't know exactly what it is until we have either full disclosure from the White House or a Special Prosecutor with full subpoena power!