“Moreover, if I were to lie before Congress about losing a private grant, why would I make it as undramatic as $30K? If I were trying to make up a story, I think something more exciting like $1 million, or at least $100K would be more compelling. But the boring truth is I was only promised $30K. If they would like to subpoena the letter, they may. I am going to show a redacted copy tomorrow on Megyn Kelly’s show, and I hope the Congressman is watching. But I will also jealously guard the privacy of the PRIVATE foundation who made the grant. They, too, are private citizens who deserve the protection of the law that Congressman McDermott seeks to eviscerate.”
– Kevin Kookogey, head of a conservative group Linchpins of Liberty and a witness in Tuesday’s IRS hearings, on the statements of Rep. Jim McDermott assailing his credibility.