Senator Cruz Grills FBI Director Over IRS Targeting Scandal
Democratic Judiciary Committee Chairman says lack of answers are appropriate
May 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today asked FBI Director James Comey several questions about the Obama Administration’s failure to fully investigate the IRS targeting scandal.
Specifically, Sen. Cruz asked:
- To date how many victims, or alleged victims, of improper targeting have been interviewed by the FBI? More or less than 10 victims?
- Can you tell this committee, to date, how many White House employees the FBI has interviewed for this investigation?
- The Attorney General appointed to lead this investigation a major Obama donor who has given President Obama and Democrats over $6,000. Do you see any actual or apparent conflict of interest in that?
- Do you think it would have been appropriate to trust John Mitchell to investigate Richard Nixon?
- Four days after Attorney General Eric Holder told the committee that this was a vigorous investigation, the President of United States went on national television and told the American people, categorically, there was not a smidgen of corruption... [these statements] are facially inconsistent.. which of those statements was true and which was false?
None of these questions were fully answered, which Democratic Judiciary Chairman Sen. Pat Leahy said was “appropriate.”