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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Claims of No Corruption in the IRS Is ‘a Farce’

Soon after news broke that the IRS was improperly targeting conservative groups, President Obama said such actions are “outrageous” and that “there’s no place for” such behavior. Nine months later, the night before the Super Bowl this Feburary, he said there was “not even a smidgeon of corruption” in the agency.

“That’s a farce,” Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report tonight. “We originally had the admission and now the administration is pretending — there never was in the first place, there is no story, and it’s a sideshow.”

A Democratic donor, Barbara Bosserman, is one of the lead prosecutors for the Justice Department investigating the IRS. “It is a scandal,” Krauthammer said, “that of all the ten thousand lawyers who work in the Department of Justice they have to pick one who is a contributor to Barack Obama.”

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