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AP Exclusive: Watchdog report says senior IRS officials knew tea party groups targeted in 2011
Associated Press ^ | 05/11/2013 (Updated: Saturday, May 11, 3:38 PM) | AP/Washington Post

Posted on 05/11/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by Rusty0604

Edited on 05/11/2013 4:01:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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1 posted on 05/11/2013 12:47:00 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Scandals, scandals everywhere! This is the most crooked and corrupt regime ever to rise to power in this country. Heck, Barry makes King George III look like he was a nice, America-loving kind of guy.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Rusty0604

Of course they did. Obama has placed his thugs all throughout the government agencies. It came from the top and retribution is what makes this angry black man tick.


3 posted on 05/11/2013 12:50:17 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Rusty0604

Duh, of course they did. The key point, even if this was not politically driven, it was the usual government employee idea to keep their job at all costs. Any organization, like the tea party, is anathma to the desires of income tax auditors.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 12:50:51 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Rusty0604

Nothing else there. No story or details


5 posted on 05/11/2013 12:51:08 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Yesterday it was “just some low level employee” but now it’s changing to an official per whistleblower. And AP is reporting!


6 posted on 05/11/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

No details at all but significant that it is being reported by AP. More shoes dropping?


7 posted on 05/11/2013 12:53:34 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Rusty0604

TRUST ONCE LOST IS NEVER EASILY REGAINED.

Obama-theUndocumentedTyrantbyFraud has ruined the
reputation of the IRS and DO”J” for the rest of my lifetime.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 12:53:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Rusty0604; All

wait...i thought this was Bush’s fault???


9 posted on 05/11/2013 12:55:25 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Rusty0604

Left wing soviet style political commissars are now present in every Federal agency including the CIA. They are directed and report directly to the White house. The IRS harassment of political groups was no “bureaucratic misjudgement”, nor was the altering of the “CIA talking points”. The Republicans must hold committee hearing on exactly who ordered and managed the Tea Party harassment.


10 posted on 05/11/2013 1:04:17 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Rusty0604
“Cunning grows in deceit at seeing itself discovered, and tries to deceive with truth itself.” ― Balthasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

With fewer people willing to be deceived the administrations lies and deceptions are being exposed in record time.

The tide is turning.

11 posted on 05/11/2013 1:05:11 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser
The tide is turning.

I hope you're right, but look at Monicagate. Even with that Algore came within a whisker of winning in 2000, and the Clinton's are still America's favorite Democrats.

12 posted on 05/11/2013 1:08:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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13 posted on 05/11/2013 1:11:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Rusty0604

The IRS intimidation story is receiving more MSM press attention that Benghazi, until this week. I hope that increased scrutiny of Obama’s malfeasance freezes his attempts to take us farther down the road of destruction.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 1:16:15 PM PDT by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
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To: conservativehistorian

Saturday news dump.

Nothing to see here.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 1:18:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Rusty0604
The fact that this happened during the election should not be lost. Just like with the Benghazi cover-up, Obama was doing everything he could to use the federal government to cripple Romney's ability to compete.

It's clear that the purpose for delaying the approval of the tax status for conservative groups was to prevent them from effectively participating for Romney.

Second to that was the desire to cause these groups to expend extra funds fighting the delays, as well as diverting their focus from supporting Romney to fighting the IRS.

-PJ

16 posted on 05/11/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Rusty0604
Yesterday it was “just some low level employee” but now it’s changing to an official per whistleblower. And AP is reporting!

Weekend news dump, nothing more.

17 posted on 05/11/2013 1:23:04 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: SIDENET

Please allow me the little bit of hope I have.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 1:25:37 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

this needs to be added to the conversation...Mark Levin via Landmark Legal was told and told us yesterday members of congress were the IRS contact..


19 posted on 05/11/2013 1:30:54 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: Rusty0604

The top man used the IRS for political motives. This deserves jail time.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 1:33:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Rusty0604

IRS spokesman: “It wasn’t politically motivated, just a mistake.”

Lisa Myers, MSNBC, on Gregory Hicks: “I got some calls from Democrats saying he wasn’t demoted.”

...well, that’s a relief.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 1:34:00 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

BUMP


22 posted on 05/11/2013 1:36:01 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: advertising guy

Would you clarify or expand on Congress being the IRS contact?


23 posted on 05/11/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

no names were given but Mark’s web page has more


24 posted on 05/11/2013 1:39:18 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: mazda77

http://www.marklevinshow.com/


25 posted on 05/11/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: Rusty0604

Sad to see so many willing to vote for a gang of SouthSide thieves , cutthroats and scoundrels masquerading as politicos.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 1:40:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

his popularity is droppin like a bear leavin an Obama in the woods


27 posted on 05/11/2013 1:42:28 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: Rusty0604

My sister and I decided that whatever penalty the administration (low level) will pay, it will all be worthwhile because they got what they wanted. The names and addresses of all donors and the names and addresses of volunteers and staff and close family members was their end game.

Kind of spooky.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT by goosie
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If this gets any worse, they might have to shut down the entire IRS. Then nobody would get any health care.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 1:46:32 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn

That would be too bad.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 1:49:06 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: heye2monn

massive blue pill dump ?


31 posted on 05/11/2013 1:49:28 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: heye2monn

LOL!


32 posted on 05/11/2013 1:50:14 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: nascarnation
People will still vote for a populist willing to give away other people's wealth. But, that demigod known as Obama is starting to deflate into the bumbling tool we knew he was from the beginning.
33 posted on 05/11/2013 1:53:56 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

These are beyond scandals...

This sh*t is Nazi style mobster tactics.

These totalitarian sons of bitches running this government have clearly been using the IRS as a damn weapon to target Americans.


34 posted on 05/11/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is the type of tactics the SS and Nazi’s used against it’s enemies...The courts are doing the same thing, where even if your innocent, it can cost you your home, cars, savings etc just to defend yourself in court. These kinds of tactics are punishment and can last for years...People have committed suicide over this cheet.

The govenrment does it all the time since they use our tax dollars, they’re able to prosecute people right into bankruptcy, ruining them.

And this isn’t the first time political criminals and government ruling class have used the IRS as their private hired guns...


35 posted on 05/11/2013 2:09:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: allendale

You know what is really scary....Obama and the left in this country are more loyal comrades and adherents to Marx and Lenin than KGB Vlad Putin and his country are now.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Rusty0604

The AP is handing in their ‘we’re biased and proud of it’ card?

The AP’s reporting fairly? Even checking out things that might make dems look bad? Strange.

Something’s up... the Washington Post did something like this too...


37 posted on 05/11/2013 2:13:52 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: GOPJ

“Something’s up... the Washington Post did something like this too...”

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Scary isn’t it? The times they are a changein’. (I hope)

.


38 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Rusty0604

And they target us at the same time they put Evangelicals, Baptists, Orthadox Jews, Catholics, the Tea Party, and other patriotic organizations on widely distributed lists of potential terrorist organizations...


39 posted on 05/11/2013 2:17:24 PM PDT by patriotfury (May the fleas of a thousand camels occupy mo' ham mads tent!)
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To: Rusty0604
It would seem this would be an excellent time to push for the end of the IRS, push for a flat tax or some heavily reformed tax code.

Where the hell are Boehner and McConnell and the rest of the Pubbies??????

Oh, forgot, they're not on our side with this also.

If they were on our side, what would be a better opportunity to strike?

40 posted on 05/11/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: patriotfury

Maybe they’re trying to stir something up.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:42 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Mears

More on this story coming out, someone posted updated “legal insurrection” article.


42 posted on 05/11/2013 2:28:23 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Scandals, scandals everywhere!

...and not a one shall stick.

43 posted on 05/11/2013 2:38:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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The IG report will accuse the chief counsel of the IRS of knowing that the targeting was taking place, and saying nothing:

Among the other revelations, on Aug. 4, 2011, staffers in the IRS’ Rulings and Agreements office “held a meeting with chief counsel so that everyone would have the latest information on the issue.”

On Jan, 25, 2012, the criteria for flagging suspect groups was changed to, “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement,” the report says.


44 posted on 05/11/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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Guess we’ll get railed at by the media and Carney - did he ever get that pants fire out? - that we’re “polticizing” THIS scandal too.


45 posted on 05/11/2013 2:49:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Toespi

Valerie Jarrett Farrakhan - “payback time for those not with us”. paraphrased but that’s the essence of her message.


46 posted on 05/11/2013 2:50:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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47 posted on 05/11/2013 2:50:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: God luvs America

No. It’s a “vast Right-Wing conspiracy.


48 posted on 05/11/2013 2:57:58 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rusty0604
In a way, one should think the obama crowd thought there was much to fear from the TEA. The TEA must be strong.
49 posted on 05/11/2013 2:58:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Rusty0604

IRS scandal, Benghazi, Syria..here’s hoping the people wake up to just what manner of man they reelected..


50 posted on 05/11/2013 3:05:05 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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