When you try to fool the public with manufactured outrage, you’re bound to get caught.
Republicans, like Paul "cheap shot" Ryan, grilled IRS inspector General J. Russel George, feigning disappointment they weren't told about the tea party investigation before the Obama election. You do know this is all about making Obama’s presidency illegitimate, right?
In a mind bending turn of events, even though Rep. Darrell Issa knew about the investigation, he let his do-nothing comrades in crime go on and on about being kept in the dark. Somebodies in trouble:
Yahoo: Much has been made of the fact that senior Treasury Department officials were told about the investigation into the treatment of tea party groups in June 2012 - months before last year's the Presidential election. Republicans who requested the investigation were also told about it at approximately the same time. In a letter dated July 11, 2012, the man who conducted the investigation - IRS inspector general J. Russell George - wrote to Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, telling him that he was investigating the issue and offering to keep him updated as the investigation progressed. "The Oversight Committee knew about the audit because it requested it," an Issa aide told ABC News.
So…Issa kept that to himself? Apparently…
George said he had notified top Treasury officials - including Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin - about his investigation in June 2012, part of a routine briefing on the issues he was looking into. Republicans pounced on that revelation as evidence top Administration officials knew about the targeting of conservative groups well before the 2012 election. It is now clear that at least some key Republicans knew about the investigation as well.
My god aren't we done yet with these crooked cry babies?