Is memory loss a good excuse for dodging questions about abuisive use of Power?

William Wilkins of the IRS, appointed by the Obama Administration and former legal representative of Rev. Wright seem to suffer from memory loss.

Here is the report:

Behind the scenes and nearly six months after the scandal first made headlines, the House Oversight Committee is quietly continuing its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups. Since May, congressional investigators have interviewed over 30 witnesses and examined thousands of pages of documents.

The latest official called to testify before committee investigators is an important one: IRS chief counsel William Wilkins. Wilkins is one of just two political appointees at the IRS, a generous donor to Democratic candidates and causes, and once represented Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ. Evidence of his involvement in the targeting would spell trouble for the White House and bring renewed focus to a scandal that has largely receded from public consciousness.

The Oversight Committee has furnished none, to date, but it is expressing gross dissatisfaction with Wilkins’s testimony and, in a letter sent to him on Wednesday, offering him the opportunity to amend it. “In your testimony, you stated ‘I don’t recall’ a staggering 80 times in full or partial response to the Committee’s questions,” committee chairman Darrell Issa and Ohio representative Jim Jordan wrote. “Your failure to recollect important aspects of the Committee’s investigation suggests either a deliberate attempt to obfuscate your involvement in this matter or gross incompetence on your part.”

The most pertinent subject on which Wilkins’s memory failed him was the nature of his communications with Treasury Department officials: in particular, whether he discussed the applications of tea-party groups with anybody at the Treasury Department, whether he discussed with Treasury Department officials regulatory guidance for 501(c)(4) entities engaged in political activities, and whether he discussed with them the inspector general’s report that blew the lid off of the targeting scandal in mid May.

Same tactic used by Hillary Clinton when she was questioned about her career with the Rose Law Firm and the charge she may have been involved in a scam that cheated some senior citizens out of their life's savings.

Is this a typical dodge by Democrats or do they really suffer from some mental deficiency that causes memory loss?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the champion on that.

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/...

    Another Stupid-Sheriff Story

    Joe Arpaio's Memory Loss Showcased in AZ Dems' New Ad

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  • 7 years ago

    The standard answer of most politicians is "I don't remember" when asked an embarrassing question. Some time in jail would certainly be a good treatment for political amnesia.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Any person in the role of Chief Counsel of the IRS isn't going to remember discussing such a trivial issue at any point.

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  • 7 years ago

    Sure.

    Just ask Oliver ''I don't recall'' North and Alzheimer Reagan.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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  • 7 years ago

    I don't recall, I don't know, I can't remember. What was the question?

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  • hahaha... the Reagan tactic works... have fun cons... we learned from the best...

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