Select Committee With Prosecutors Needed In IRS, Benghazi Scandals

Scandals: On both IRS and Benghazi, investigative bashfulness must end. We need select committees that are able to subpoena key figures, with counsels who know how to ask questions that get answers.

Finding money in the federal budget to save Central America from Soviet/Cuban-backed communism, as Col. Oliver North did over a quarter-century ago, nowhere approaches the offense of leaving a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans at the mercy of Libya’s jihadist wolves, or of the Internal Revenue Service harassing a sitting president’s political foes during an election year.

Yet when Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra “scandal” came to light in November 1986, the month wasn’t over before media pressure and congressional Democrats’ chest-beating forced the White House to appoint the independent Tower Commission, waiving executive privilege on White House documents.

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