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Peter Roskam's searing questioning of Ex-IRS chief Steve Miller

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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) asked how Miller reached back to the House Ways & Means Committee after learning new information.
"We called to try to get on the calendar," Miller said.
"You called to try to get on a calendar?" Roskam asked, then paused, "Is that all you got?"

Roskam went on to deliver this, which won a bit of a groan: "I find it incredibly ironic, on the one hand you're saying, look the IRS is not corrupt. But the subtext of that is: 'we're just incompetent." I think it is a perilous pathway to go down," Roskam said. "There's sort of this notion that hasn't been satisfactorily answered and that is if the targeting, wasn't targeting ... if the targeting wasn't only based on philosophy then why did only conservatives get snagged?"

Only 70 of the 300 targeted were Tea Party, Miller said.
Roskam closed saying that was in contradiction to the Inspector General's testimony.

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