Between the unprecedented seizure of AP phone records and TeaPartyGate, the Obama Administration will be preoccupied for months. Obama’s agenda is dead. For the foreseeable future instead it’ll be damage control and CYA. Of course, CYA is what brought down Nixon.
IRS officials in DC and at least three other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups. Confidential documents were sent to news organizations, something which is a firing offense at the IRS. What were they doing with the information and who told them to do it? The IRS is tasked with being completely non-partisan and non-political. Not only is this an egregious breaking of IRS rules, if defies logic to think they did this solely on their own.
The IRS cover-up so far has been remarkably inept. This will only make things worse as the lies are uncovered. The mass seizure of journalist phone records is something even Nixon didn’t try doing.
A Facebook friend says “We are starting what used to be called “limited modified hang-out“.
A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details. It takes the form of deception, misdirection, or coverup often associated with intelligence agencies involving a release or “mea culpa” type of confession of only part of a set of previously hidden sensitive information, that establishes credibility for the one releasing the information who by the very act of confession appears to be “coming clean” and acting with integrity; but in actuality, by withholding key facts, is protecting a deeper operation.