Breitbart reports that Holder’s senior communications aide, Brian Fallon, accidentally called House oversight committee chairman Darrel Issa’s staff to ask for help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal.
The original story about the IRS targeting came to light when a question was planted in the audience of an American Bar Association conference in DC. The infamous Lois Lerner responded to the question by apologizing for the targeting. At the time, a Treasury official told the White House twice that IRS official Lois Lerner was going to make a public apology.
They are all in cahoots and they all lie to the public. The media cooperates, at least the “selected reporters” do.
Fallon, a former senior aide to Sen. Chuckie Schumer, was described as “audibly shaken” when he realized he called the wrong office.
He had intended to call Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff. Cummings is the person on the Democrat side who deflects every scandal and keeps the truth from coming to light. He will say and do anything to make it happen. He is even persecuting one of the victims of the IRS scandal.
He asked the aides if they could release IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” so he could get ahead of the story and “comment publicly on it.” He wanted to beat the “Majority” to the story so he could spin it.
The information that the DOJ was to release has since been put on hold.
Issa wrote in a letter to Holder that “the phone call suggests ongoing coordination between DOJ aides and Cummings’ staff to undermine oversight committee investigations.”
“Fallon’s “efforts to prejudice the Committee’s oversight work demands examination,” Issa wrote.
Fallon responded by saying “nothing untoward” had occurred. He was merely improving working relationships.
“It strains credulity to believe that the Department would seek to begin to improve relations via a telephone call between two individuals who had never spoken to each other before at 5:01pm on a Friday afternoon at the end of a District Work Period in the waning days of the 113th Congress,” Issa wrote.
Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”
Frequently, documents provided to congressional committees by the White House and administration are often preemptively leaked. Document dumps often take place on Friday.
This isn’t right. The public has the right to know the truth.