Wilkins' Boss "Easter Egg" Shulman met with the President the next day, which also happens to be the day before Wilkins issued his new rules.
J. Russell George, the Inspector General who found inappropriate procedures regarding the Tea Party applications, indicated that on April 25th, 2012, Wilkins’ office provided Hull and Lerner “additional comments” on the draft criteria.According to Morris, when he was working for the Clinton administration the Roosevelt Room was the only place where political meetings were allowed to be conducted.
What is key about that date is that it comes just two days after Wilkins met with President Obama and the day after his boss, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, saw the president at the White House.
On April 23, 2012, according to White House visitor logs, Wilkins had a meeting with President Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. There is no indication of what was discussed. On April 24, the day before the criteria for Tea Party groups was developed, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman — the other of the two political appointees at the IRS — also visited the White House.
The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.Is the Obama Administration loosing it's Teflon coating? Possibly. While the mainstream media will probably ignore this latest news, I'm sure that the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep Issa, will not. Lets hope the truth does come out politicizing the IRS has no place in the United States.
IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.
On April 25, 2012, Wilkins sent Hull and fellow Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS’ inspector general’s report.