After last weeks Benghazi hearings and ABC finally reporting (earlier reported by Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard) about emails showing talking points were changed, many of the Sunday news shows were buzzing. In a press conference yesterday the President angrily dismissed the talking points controversy as a “sideshow.” While the Whitehouse and State Department continue to say they only made one change to the talking points, they in fact changed the talking points 12 times.
On Thursday of last week we found out that the IRS admits to targeting conservatives. This is an issue that even Democrats can’t and won’t ignore. The story began with just being a small isolated incident and has already grown to include groups from coast to coast. Further more, the head of the IRS testified in front of Congress that the IRS doesn’t target conservative groups… It’s beginning to look like he lied to Congress. As a result of this revelation, it seems that they were not only targeting, the IRS may also have leaked confidential info about conservative groups.
And to top it all off, yesterday we learned that the Justice Department secretly obtained phone record of the Associated Press. The records obtained detailed outgoing calls for the personal and work phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington, Hartford, Conn., and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery.
While all of this may be a perfect storm, it’s important to remember that some of these issues may have been leaked in an attempt to draw attention away from the bigger issue.