Excuse me, do you actually believe the White House had anything to do with the IRS targeting of OBAMA’S OPPONENTS?
Well, you’re cuckoo.
That was the message Friday, as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest laid down the new administration line that people who talk of possible White House involvement in the IRS scandal or suggest some kind of plot to target the Tea Party are engaging in CONSPIRACY THEORIES.
Uhh, I don’t know. With respect to this crime, we have the gun – the IRS – and we certainly have the motive. We do not yet have conclusive evidence, some of which may have been melted down in a kiln after Lois Lerner’s dog tried to eat her hard drive.
Here’s Earnest’s response to a question about whether an “independent person” of some sort should be appointed to probe the IRS scandal.
EARNEST: The thing that is also true is that there have been a large number of claims and conspiracy theories that have been floated about this process by Republicans that just have not panned out, frankly. And we’ve demonstrated our willingness to collaborate with them with legitimate oversight. We’ll continue to cooperate, and that’s why you’ve — that’s why there’s been the testimony that you’ve seen today because there are senior Obama administration officials that are going up there and answering all of these questions; again, some of which are rooted in the kinds of conspiracy theories that don’t have any truth to them.
Q So wouldn’t it help just having an independent person come in and look at it? I mean if you’re saying that what they’re doing is political, wouldn’t it help to have an independent person look at it?
EARNEST: No, because I think even the politically motivated investigation has not turned up any facts that support the conspiracy theories that they’ve propounded.
Very disappointing. I really think Earnest could have been more original with his first nasty White House-driven smear campaign. I mean, conspiracy theories? Been there, done that.