Federal investigators still not contacting conservative groups targeted by IRS

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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More than half a year after the IRS targeting scandal broke in May, federal investigators have still not contacted any of the 41 conservative groups represented in the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) lawsuit against the IRS.

Though the FBI and IRS both launched investigations into the wrongdoing, and Eric Holder’s Justice Department vowed to cooperate with the FBI probe, none of these agencies has contacted the ACLJ’s clients to figure out what happened.

“It’s now been more than six months since the public revelation of the IRS targeting scheme. The Obama Administration — including the White House — has repeatedly promised that an investigation would ensue and that we would get to the bottom of this unlawful and unconstitutional scheme. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be happening. To date, not one of our 41 clients has been contacted by the FBI, the Justice Department or any other federal investigative agency,” ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow told The Daily Caller.

“What we do know is the continual release of documents and emails by Congressional investigators clearly show that this scheme was well orchestrated, extremely broad, and politically motivated. Our lawsuit continues to move forward and we urge Congress to continue its investigation to determine the depth and scope of this scheme that violated the constitutional rights of our clients,” Sekulow said.

More than 28 weeks since the story broke, guys. Twenty-eight weeks. You know how much fun I could have been having during that time if I had been completely blowing off whatever it was I said I was going to do? You know how many movies I could have seen, how many parties I could have crashed, how much weed I could have smoked, how many women I could have gazed at from afar in the park? That’s a lifetime, man.

Cherish the time you have, federal investigators probing the IRS targeting scandal. Seize the moment, or else you’ll wake up one of these days disoriented and not even recognize the long, dead-eyed face looking back at you from your reflection in the subway window. And you’ll miss that time that’s gone by. You’ll want to have that time back.

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