A few days ago I posted a story describing how difficult it is to get any kind of transparency or accountability for the American people regarding the activities of the Obama Administration when so many of their top officials either lie or simply claim they "don't know" when asked direct questions by Congress while under oath. Here's another stunning example. It involved FBI Director Robert Mueller being questioned by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) last Thursday:
From the Blaze: “Can you tell me who the lead investigator is,” Jordan pressed.So, once again an Administration official repeatedly tells a congressional oversight panel he does not know anything. Even though some of the questions at Thursday's hearing were submitted a week in advance and Director Mueller had to know this would be a prime topic.
“Off the top of my head, no” the FBI chief replied.
“This is the most important issue in front of the country the last six weeks, you don’t know who is heading up the case?” Jordan asked.
Mueller also said he hasn’t been briefed recently on the IRS case and couldn’t say how many officials were assigned to the investigation.
When asked if he had talked to any of the targeted groups since May 14 or if officials were attempting to contact them, Mueller said he had not and didn’t know if other officials had contacted the groups.
“Some of them testified that they were paid a visit by the FBI,” Jordan continued. “If the FBI did contact people involved in the IRS scandal, victims, groups, prior to the investigation when they were applying to tax exempt status, why was that the case?”
“I do not know,” Mueller responded, later adding “You are asking questions about details of the investigation…I’ll be happy to get back to you.”
It short of shoots down any idea that the Obama, who expressed outrage when he claims he first learned of the scandal saying "I have got no patience with it, I will not tolerate it, and we will make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this," is any too serious about finding out what happened.
In further news, not one of the Tea Party groups that are parties to lawsuits against the IRS have been contacted by the FBI. It's as if the FBI were supposed to track down a bank robber but never bothered to ask the bank teller what the robber looked like!
It seems it's OK to use the FBI to intimidate Obama's political opponents, but they can't be bothered to find out what happened once the scandal was exposed!