Thomas More Society Questions Whether the Obama Administration’s Investigator Is a Good Choice
(January 10, 2014 – Chicago, IL) The Obama Administration has selected Ms. Barbara Bosserman, a trial attorney with the Department of Justice, to investigate the IRS harassment of pro-life and tea party organizations that was uncovered in the Spring of 2013. Ms. Bosserman personally donated nearly $7000.00 to Obama’s presidential campaigns and the Democratic National Committee. Thomas More Society, an organization that helped uncover the IRS officials’ harassment of pro-life groups, thinks that Obama’s move is not in the best interest of resolving this serious issue.
“We are glad that the president has taken the initiative to conduct an investigation of the IRS for its harassment of pro-life and conservative organizations,” said Peter Breen, vice president and senior counsel of the Thomas More Society. “However, we find it very disconcerting that the president has chosen someone so deeply entrenched in Democratic Party politics to spearhead the investigation. This does not have the flavor of an unbiased approach to handling a serious scandal that took place within a government office. Wouldn’t it be better for the president to select an individual without a partisan history, or a bipartisan committee to conduct this investigation?”
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ty provided evidence for the initial investigation into the IRS scandal by the House Committee on Ways and Means. In May 2013, at the request of Congressman Aaron Schock, Thomas More Society drafted two Congressional Memos about IRS harassment of pro-life groups, totaling over 500 pages of analysis and evidence. These memos were presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means at a plenary investigative hearing in June.