With news of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups evolving everyday, one constant has remained - politics. We have Republicans out there going as far as saying impeachment of President Obama could be a possibility and everyone else trying to make this an anchor on the Oval Office. For example, yesterday Rand Paul said this:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed Sunday that the Internal Revenue Service had a "written policy" that said agency officials were "targeting people who were opposed to the president."
"And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy," Paul told CNN.
This is typical Rand Paul. He always makes claims like this to get his base in an uproar, but never produces anything. It really puts that extra sleaze level in politics.
But there is something that exists. Evidence that Republicans knew that the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups as far back as last June has surfaced:
Already, a string of detailed IRS questionnaires to largely conservative groups has stirred complaints among tea party activists and caught the attention of election lawyers. The agency’s “scrutiny is likely a prelude to future IRS investigations into the tax-exempt status of current 501(c)(4) organizations, potentially including major groups supporting President Obama and Republican candidates,” stated a recent memo circulated to clients by the law firm Clark Hill.
That article appeared on Roll Call on June 7, 2012. Of course that doesn't mean that Republicans noticed, or did they?