On Sunday we reported that former IRS Boss Douglas Shulman’s wife, Susan Anderson, is a top ranking executive with a left-wing organization called Public Campaign which could potentially have a lot of interest in who may have been targeted by the IRS. Today the story took another turn toward supporting that hypothesis. It seems that Susan Anderson’s boss, Nick Nyhart, had several visits of his own to the White House. In all he visited seven times with two visits recorded as meetings with President Obama.
So let’s do a quick recap.
- Shulman has 157 White House visits logged.
- His wife works for an organization that is very interested in the workings of conservative political campaigns.
- Her boss had his own series of visits to the White House.
- At least one IRS employee has now stated that the orders for the targeting came straight from D.C.
- There is already evidence that targeting was done. Now we just have to figure out where it started.
The Daily Caller reports:
Nick Nyhart, the CEO of a liberal organization that criticizes corporate campaign spending and employs the wife of former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the White House seven times and had two visits with President Obama around the time that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Nyhart, the president and CEO of Public Campaign, appears on the White House visitor logs seven times between September 16, 2009 and September 22, 2010.
Public Campaign is a liberal Washington-based organization that “aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics” and operates on the same office floor as the liberal groups Center for Progressive Leadership and Common Cause, which also urged Shulmanto scrutinize the tax-exempt status of conservative nonprofit groups.
Public Campaign is funded by the pro-Obamacare coalition Health Care for America NOW! and other progressive donors and foundations.
As The Daily Caller first reported, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for Public Campaign.
Nyhart’s seven White House visits included two meetings with “POTUS,” or the President of the United States, on December 15, 2009 and on May 10, 2010 in the East Room.
The IRS began improperly targeting conservative groups in March 2010.
Nyhart was quoted in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, belittling concerns about the government’s improper targeting of conservative groups.
It is important to note the timeline for these visits for both Nyhart and Shulman. I would suspect that these meetings had to do with a lot more than Easter Egg rolls for the children.
More and more every single day it looks like smart journalists are getting closer to proving Barack Obama’s direct involvement.