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Posted on 05/10/2013 6:01:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Ways and Means to IRS: Provide All Communications Containing Words Tea Party, Patriot, or ConservativeBy Wednesday May 10, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey
(CNSNews.com) - The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight has thrown down an investigative gauntlet to the Internal Revenue Service, demanding that the agency hand over by next Wednesday every communication in its records that includes the words tea party, patriot or conservative.
The committee is also demanding of the IRS that by next Wednesday it provide the committee with the names and titles of all individuals who were involved in targeting conservative non-profit groups for more intensive review of their applications for non-profit status.
The request follows a report this morning from the Associated Press that Lois Lerner, director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, said at an American Bar Association conference that the IRS had targeted for special review applications of non-profit groups that included the words tea party or patriot.
That was wrong, the AP quoted Lerner as saying. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and inappropriate. Thats not how we go about selecting cases for further review.
The IRS would like to apologize for that, Lerner said.
Lerners statement at the ABA conference, however, seems to contradict testimony that then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman made in the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on March 22, 2012.
At that hearing, Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R.-La.) specifically asked Shulman about allegations that the IRS had been targeting Tea Party groups.
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Isn’t today May 10th, and isn’t May 10th a Friday?
I’m sure said communications have already been or are currently being deleted.
Don’t worry it was just some low level Radical Democrats at the IRS ,move along
I’ve heard of “WRPS in Cincinnati” (a funny show), but not WIRS in Cincinnati Have you?
Nothing like this happens by accident or by low level flunkies in the IRS.
I smell big red Obama rats in the sewers in Cincinnati.
Hillary used the IRS in the past to attack and Audit Republicans...
This is no “mistake” it is criminal actions within the IRS
Wednesday was May 8th, today is Friday May 10th, the next time May 8th will fall on a Friday is in 2015.
Make no mistake, the IRS is above the law, and mere serfs like you and I are guilty until proven innocent.
That is, until we take up arms against these enemies.
VERY difficult to do in a big organization.
The problem for them is the fact that not every single IT geek in the loop marches to the same liberal drum beat.
The chances of some geek having already sifted through the data and made a backup of the interesting stuff is too great.
It’s about time some gauntlets were thrown down. Now that it has started, the republicans should be merciless and overwhelm the democrats, like they have been doing to us for far too long.
We need more gauntlets.
While they are at it...they should request every DHS and FBI training document where Islamist terrorists was changed to ‘tea party’, US military,conservative, gun owner,Christian or right wing!
I’m sure any snitches will be found floating in the Anacostia River.
actually, no they are not
I also want to know if the IRS was ordered by President Obama to go after every conservative radio talk show hosts, too. Specifically Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levin, and so on.