Justice Dept continues to stonewall on IRS

The House committee demanded testimony from Jack Smith after their interview with Richard Pilger resulted in the DoJ lawyer instructing Pilger multiple times not to answer perfectly reasonable questions from the committee.

The Department of Justice has refused.

They are claiming to have a policy of not allowing Congressional interviews with prosecutors, and that Pilger's interview was done under special restrictions. Their claim is that this prevents political pressure from Congress and preserves independence. Under other circumstances this might be a reasonable argument, but when the question is whether the DoJ itself has been politicized, it does not stand. Congress must have oversight power.

This entry was published Thu May 29 09:11:57 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-05-28 23:32:48.0. [Tweet]

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