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Darrell Issa: IRS Acted on Obama’s Wishes in Going After Tea Party Groups

Right now the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in the spotlight. And earlier today, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said on Fox News he fully believes there is a cover-up and that the IRS was acting on behalf of President Obama‘s wishes.

Issa said he has some serious questions for Koskinen, like if anyone attempted to recover Lois Lerner‘s emails and “who amde the decision to destroy the documents.”

Pressed on what he thinks the IRS did, Issa charged that the agency went after conservative groups because Obama hated the Citizens United decision.

“I believe Lois Lerner is hiding something. I believe the Justice Department, the IRS, and the White House are interested in her succeeding in hiding what she’s hiding, which is her targeting of conservative groups based on their ideology in support of the president’s war on Citizens United, a Supreme Court decision that he didn’t like… This is something that he vehemently opposes and Lois Lerner acted on his opposition.”

He believes that laws were broken and that Koskinen is also “co-opted in this political cover-up.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

[h/t Daily Caller]
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