Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun-Times: IRS, civil liberties scandals could cloud Obama’s second term

It's easy for me to cite FOX News to talk about some of the shortcomings of President Obama's administration. Right now I'm watching Hannity where the theme of tonight's program was Obama's "credibility crisis". Many would dismiss anything shown on FOX so instead let's read this article from the Chicago Sun-Times:
As the nation’s first African-American president and a liberal Democrat who promised change, Barack Obama was expected to emerge as a world leader who would break new barriers when it came to civil liberties.

Five months into President Barack Obama’s second term in office, scandals involving the erosion of Americans’ civil liberties are dominating headlines and threatening to dictate the narrative of Obama’s presidency for weeks, if not months, to come.

As the administration was reeling from a swelling scandal in which the IRS under Obama’s administration admitted it had targeted conservative groups for investigation, including those with the words “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their names, a new revelation emerged that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records belonging to Associated Press reporters and editors.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI launched a criminal inquiry into allegations against the IRS.

“The FBI is coordinating with the Justice Department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the IRS,” Holder said. “We are examining the facts to see if there were criminal violations.”
Lately he's seemed to have been beaten up a bit for Benghazi, and now these scandals have come to the surface. What's going on here?

Via Newsalert!

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