Dan Pfeiffer – White House advisor
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Stephanopoulos: wow the Washington Scandal
Factory has kicked into high gear!
Stephanopoulos: did the White House
know about the IRS scandal?
Pfeiffer: of course not!
Stephanopoulos: Congress has asked
if the White House pressured the
IRS to nail conservatives
Pfeiffer: no and even the Inspector General said so!
Stephanopoulos: so you will
turn over all relevant e-mails?
Pfeiffer: we're not going to participate
in some fishing expedition
Stephanopoulos: is it illegal to target
people for political beliefs?
Pfeiffer: the law is irrelevant
Stephanopoulos: you don't really mean that
Pfeiffer: what I mean is that Obama
is outraged regardless
Stephanopoulos: how does this affect
IRS oversight of Obamacare?
Pfeiffer: let's see what the review says
Stephanopoulos: but this proves
Obamacare will be politicized
Pfeiffer: look I realize the GOP is mad
about Obamacare but they need to get over it
Stephanopoulos: what about the Benghazi e-mails?
Pfeiffer: they prove the White House didn't
take out references to a terror attack – the CIA did!
Stephanopoulos: but the White House
had a role in its own talking points
– that's scandalous!
Pfeiffer: frankly the GOP owes Susan Rice
Stephanopoulos: for what?
Pfeiffer: for accusing her of lying
Stephanopoulos: Marco Rubio says Obama
is evil and the Washington Post has
failed to create smart government
Pfeiffer: Obama has made government
efficient and transparent!
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming pfeffers
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Stephanopoulos: so Rob how about
this IRS scandal
Portman: we need several investigations
and an independent counsel
Stephanopoulos: what else?
Portman: the IRS threatened national security!
Portman: I personally discovered
this corruption you know
Stephanopoulos: have you found any
evidence of political corruption?
Portman: not yet – but we'll keep looking
Stephanopoulos: good luck
Portman: high officials knew about this in March!
Stephanopoulos: do we need a special prosecutor?
Menendez: look the IRS acted outrageously
but the real scandal is Karl Rove used
a 501(c)(4) to fight the election
Stephanopoulos: have you seen
any evidence of law-breaking?
Price: we don't know but you can't
ask people about their prayers!
Stephanopoulos: special counsel?
Price: I think we need to hold
more Congressional hearings –
that will restore trust!
Stephanopoulos: there are reports that
high officials told low-level employees
not to target conservatives
Rangel: the law is totally fucked up!
Stephanopoulos: you know a lot about
taxes since you cheat on them
Rangel: the law lends itself to abuse!
Portman: the law may suck but
there was bias in enforcement!
Portman: also we should repeal Obamacare
Stephanopoulos: what about this
woman in charge of Obamacare?
Portman: I question whether she should
really be in charge of that given her track record
Menendez: we don't need to change the law
– we need to investigate abuse of the law
Menendez: the Heritage Foundation argued
against any more legislation because it
might distract from impeaching Obama!
Stephanopoulos: admittedly impeaching
Obama would be fun
Price: I don't trust the IRS to enforce Obamacare
Rangel: you can't trust people in a hick town like Cincinnati