The Chicago Tribune has published an editorial calling for a special prosecutor to look into the IRS’s apparently selective and politically-motivated investigations:
Why hasn’t Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a special prosecutor? The White House, too, should be clamoring for one: The feds are only three months from enrolling Americans in Obamacare, a program that relies on citizens’ willingness to have the IRS even more involved in the financial details of their lives.
We applauded when Obama said he would make sure there will be no such future scandal. But lofty pledges aren’t enough. The president and his underlings ought to be instructing a special prosecutor to unravel the still mysterious scandal that confronts them today.
I continue to think that the scandal won’t reach the White House. However, the longer it festers and the longer the fiction that the IRS is able to investigate itself or that the Holder Justice Department is free from political motivation the more likely it is that it will.