IG, Former IRS Commissioner to Thune Question: Law Is Relevant

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to questioning from U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, at today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, both the Treasury Inspector General and Former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner agreed the law is relevant to the IRS scandal.

These statements contradict a senior White House adviser’s claim over the weekend that the “law is irrelevant.”  

Thune’s full exchange with the IRS panel can be viewed here.

The Weekly Standard 

DANIEL HALPER

May 21, 2013

The inspector general who filed the report on the IRS targeting conservatives and former IRS commissioner agree: The law is relevant. The statements were made at a hearing today on Capitol Hill:

The statements are in response to Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer who said over the weekend that the "law is irrelevant":