Schiff Makes Case for Impeaching Obama for Recess Appointments and IRS Scandal

Adam Schiff attempted to impeach President Trump and failed. While doing so, he made a great case for impeaching Former President Obama, who appointed 32 people to senior positions without first seeking Senate confirmation. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that some of those appointments were unconstitutional – an unlawful abuse of a president’s recess appointments powers. Still, the Obama administration was never held accountable for these unconstitutional recess appointments or the IRS’ targeting of politically conservative groups.

The Obama Justice Department and IRS stonewalled the investigation, refusing to answer legitimate questions. Though Louis Lerner denied any wrongdoing, she invoked the Fifth Amendment at a Congressional hearing. Two months after pleading the Fifth, Lerner admitted, during an American Bar Association (ABA) meeting, that conservative groups were targeted because of their titles and beliefs.

Approximately one year later, with the investigation ongoing, Obama was asked by Bill O’Reilly whether the IRS engaged in any corruption.

“Not even a smidgen of corruption,” Obama told O’Reilly.

In 2017, the Justice Department agreed to settle the matter, paying $3.5M to the Tea Party and other conservative groups that were wronged. In a statement regarding the settlement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “The First Amendment prohibits the federal government from treating groups differently based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”

How Prosecutors Like Amy Klobuchar Hijacked the System, Enabled Police Abuse

George Floyd died of strangulation after Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck. This same officer had a litany of complaints filed against him, but the District Attorney, Amy Klobuchar, failed to take any disciplinary action against him.

Klobuchar refused to prosecute officers during her tenure as district attorney; instead, she deferred matters to a grand jury. A mother whose son was shot and killed by the police wrote a letter to Klobuchar begging her to prosecute the case against the officer herself. She never responded to the letter, and she refused to prosecute the case herself.