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IRS anti-Tea Party scandal gets real senior IRS officials aware of targeting
Legal Insurrection ^ | May 11, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting real.

Yesterday it was just some “low level” employees involved. Now AP is reporting that senior IRS officials were aware of the targeting, via AP, IRS watchdog: Senior IRS officials knew in 2011 tea parties’ tax-exempt status being targeted (h/t @GabrielMalor):

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS watchdog: Senior IRS officials knew in 2011 tea parties’ tax-exempt status being targeted.

(added) AP has expanded its report now (h/t reader):

A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

On Friday, the IRS apologized for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if those groups were violating their tax-exempt status.

The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.

The Associated Press obtained part of the draft report.

That report says the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups learned that groups were being targeted in June 2011. It does not say whether Shulman was notified.

Remember, you’re not paranoid, they really do hate you. At the highest levels....

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KEYWORDS: internalrevenue; irs; irsteaparty; loislerner; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/11/2013 1:53:38 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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3 posted on 05/11/2013 1:54:11 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember, just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean
some one isn’t out to get you.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 05/11/2013 1:57:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Wow, nothing more dangerous than educating people on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

6 posted on 05/11/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT by randita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senior IRS officials “knew?” They passed on orders from the WH.


7 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:01 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: randita

” Wow, nothing more dangerous than educating people on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. “

Cut IRS work staff in half(pre-Obama)


8 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting conundrum. Who is the liar in this, the MSM or the gubmint? For once both can not be. Oh wait, AP says IRS person named Douglas. Maybe that is the loophole, AP lies about Douglas but Douglas lies about the Tea Party. And so the truth is still valid, both are liars.

Very interesting. Please pass the popcorn.

9 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: onyx

Come on Freepers, let’s get ‘er done!


10 posted on 05/11/2013 2:04:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ProudFossil

This is what happens when you have a complaint press-the thugs think they can get away with anything.And up until now,they were right.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 2:05:18 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you catch that? “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” there is nothing more dangerous to a budding tyranny than an educated populace.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 2:06:46 PM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


13 posted on 05/11/2013 2:07:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: randita

We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights?

/bitter sarcasm


14 posted on 05/11/2013 2:13:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure that ALL paths lead back to the tsar of the US. Fraud, murder and coverups—a community organizers’ wet dream when he has the press on his side.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 2:13:47 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A perfect example of the limited Friday hangout - now when the report comes out the libs will be claiming “old news.”


16 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:18 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If all the lies told about this administration were printed on paper and sent to Guam, it would likely capsize. Hat tip to Hank Johnson, (d) Ga.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:59 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SaraJohnson

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SaraJohnson!!!

YOU ROCK!!!


18 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:17 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: Diogenesis

I will repeat what Carney said yesterday when he was asked three time did was the White House aware of this at the IRS,

This just came up and I have not spoken to anyone
I will check on it for you
I am not aware of any of this but I will check

Looks like he is a little more curious since they hung him on the talking points. Could he be worried about his legacy?


19 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Cautious , uhg


20 posted on 05/11/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Diogenesis
Nixon tried to stop the marxist threat that we are now living with. Obama is the fate that Nixon tried to save us from but the media destroyed him first.
21 posted on 05/11/2013 2:21:04 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The IRS also has been targeting tea party/patriot individuals. Talk about subverting the democratic process! After a nine month long IRS enema, I confess that I feel sick every time I contribute to a conservative cause. I’m even suspicious of callers claiming to be soliciting funds for the tea party or patriotic groups.

Democrat = Gestapo

Thanks to God and a fine tax attorney, I survived, but how many people can pay the price of a top tax attorney? The government has unlimited funds and lawyers. Most people don’t have the money or the huge amount of time required by ideologically inspired tax audits.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 2:21:31 PM PDT by July4
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To: Diogenesis
D, there is no comparison. Nixon was a Christian, a veteran, a native born American who knew how many states were in the union at any given time. He was a heterosexual. He spent eight years learning how to run a country by working with one of the best. Nixon was an anti-communist and a patriot. He would not have hung Americans under attack out to dry.

Nobody died at the Watergate.

23 posted on 05/11/2013 2:22:29 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: crosslink

Given everything else that’s going on, he may have more to worry about than his legacy.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 2:22:47 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The timing is interesting to me. It detracts from Benghazi, which is a more damaging issue.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 2:23:56 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: crosslink

He did however point out that the man in charge was a Bush appointee. Bush’s fault.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Diogenesis

Nixon loved his country,The One doesn’t.

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27 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bammy keeps claiming that the IRS is “independent”.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

IRS independent? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the chain of command was POTUS - Treasury Dept. - IRS.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by July4
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To: Diogenesis

Makes you wonder if the IRS is that civilian army Barry threatened us with when the idiots elected him the first time.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: tet68

Somewhere Former President Richard Nixon is thinking “If only I was born in Kenya”.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The IRS reported into then-secretary of the Treasury, "Turbo Tax" Tim Geithner, a well-known tax avoider. So, once again, the guy who evades the tax system then institutes policies to discriminate against good citizens.

This is the most un-American act, using the IRS politically and everyone, EVERYONE, should be outraged.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well... they are armed, rather well.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For decades, patriot and martyr, Irwin Schiff, tried to tell the truth abut the income tax

34 posted on 05/11/2013 2:45:53 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems a lot of random acts of journalism are happening all of the sudden.

It is surprising what they uncover when they do actual investigative reporting, rather than just parrot the Dems liberal daily talkingpoints.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: July4

Bammy doesn’t have nothing to do with nothing. Especially if it’s bad news.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wastedyears
We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights?

Well, Johnny, we used to. As soon as the drone has passed over, I'll tell you about it.

37 posted on 05/11/2013 3:23:50 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On another site, someone remarked that this is an attempt to draw attention from Benghazi and amnesty legislation. We can not lose sight of the big picture. This needs to be woven into the bigger narrative that the larger the government, the larger the abuses, if this doesn`t prove it, then what will, Femma Camps?
38 posted on 05/11/2013 3:36:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PRISON!


39 posted on 05/11/2013 3:40:03 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

40 posted on 05/11/2013 3:40:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Stepan12

Yep. He’s still in prison I believe.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 3:47:08 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: SaraJohnson
"Come on Freepers, let’s get ‘er done!"

We are all talk and no substance!!

Our party has abandoned us and as far as I am concerned they are DEAD!

I have been ready for 6 years now and if I try to do this alone I will be a terrorist, if I am with thousands of like minded people I will be a patriot!

I'm really tired of reading about what we should do!

Lets just do it already!!

42 posted on 05/11/2013 3:48:50 PM PDT by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; jiggyboy; a fool in paradise

Taxinghazi!


43 posted on 05/11/2013 3:50:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Chode

Drip.
Ben Gazi.
Drip.
Fast and Furious.
Drip.
Taqiyya.
Drip.
Corruption.
Drip.


44 posted on 05/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Johnny_cash

I’m with ya Johnny. When and where?


45 posted on 05/11/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I like it. You KNOW there will be a lot of lies and an attempted cover-up there.


46 posted on 05/11/2013 6:06:36 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: upchuck
100%
47 posted on 05/11/2013 6:08:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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