The Barrett Report

The Barrett Report is scheduled for release this coming Thursday. In it are supposed to be details of Clinton-era abuses of power involving former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, the Justice Dept. and the IRS. Unfortunately, about 100 pages or so of it have been redacted. R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. at The American Spectator is on the case:

People familiar with the Barrett Report claim that during his investigation of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, Barrett came across illegal IRS and Justice Department activity in the Clinton years that involved corruption and infringements on the civil liberties of private citizens. A whistle-blower in the IRS, John Filan, delivered up an 18-page blueprint sketching out the illegal activities and perhaps identifying the victims. Sources claim it contains some of the most illuminating revelations of IRS misconduct ever. Lawyers at the Clintons’ ever-reliable Washington firm of Williams and Connolly have bottled the report up since it was finished in August of 2004. Democrats and a couple of incompetent Republicans have seen to it that the report is gutted.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get the whole report instead of parts of it? I wonder what excuse has been used to justify the gutting of it – certainly it wouldn’t hurt our national security if the full contents of this report were released, would it?

Here are key stories from the Cisneros probe via the Washington Post (Hat tip:

Read more via Michelle Malkin and Jason at Generation Why?

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