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Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees
The London Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko

Posted on 05/15/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status.

The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations.

And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner – whom President Obama fired later in the day – had identified two 'rogue' employees, both in Cincinnati, whom he thought were responsible for targeting right-wing organizations with tactics that were not applied to left-wing or non-political groups.

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Steven Miller then the acting IRS Commissioner, described the two employees as being 'off the reservation,' according to the CNN source.

Miller, added CNN, had emphasized that the problem was not confined to just two staffers.

Tuesday's report from the IRS Office of Inspector General, however, focused exclusively on the Cincinnati office.

This IG's review, according to the report 'was performed at the EO [Exempt Organizations] function Headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and the Determinations Unit in Cincinnati, Ohio.'

The Washington staffers involved, the IG report continues, were in charge of reviewing materials prepared in Cincinnati. 'As part of this effort, EO function Headquarters office employees reviewed the additional information request letters prepared by the team of [Cincinnati] specialists,' the report reads.

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Nothing in the report describes letters sent by IRS employees in California or the District of Columbia.

Yet an April 21, 2010 letter to the Albuquerque Tea Party organization, containing a preliminary list of 10 questions, came from the IRS's Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division in Washington....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fascism; internalrevenue; irs; obama; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Bombshell!
1 posted on 05/15/2013 5:12:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Under color of Authority”

Repeat until civil rights suits ensue.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 5:15:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worth sending to Drudge.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
 
 
Any suits should be winnable, since there is a history to refer to:
 
"During the Clinton years, senior IRS official Paul Breslan revealed that the administration’s auditors specifically targeted conservative critics. On the hit list: Judicial Watch, Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers, the National Rifle Association, National Review, The American Spectator, Freedom Alliance, National Center for Public Policy Research, Citizens Against Government Waste, Concerned Women for America, and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.
 
Steven Miller, one of the Clinton IRS agents who helped conduct those witch hunts in the 1990s, is currently the head of the Obama IRS department that has now admitted it discriminated against tea party groups. Jackboot history repeats itself."
 
http://michellemalkin.com/2013/05/15/a-brief-history-of-slimy-dem-snoops-and-dumpster-divers/
 
 

4 posted on 05/15/2013 5:23:01 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Inspector General’s report has just been shown to be another cover up.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 5:25:10 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again British journalists doing the job American journalists won’t do.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 5:25:35 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glad that a British paper is giving the news.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 5:26:21 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next they’ll be claiming DC stands for District of Cincinnati.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 5:28:54 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: lacrew

Drudge has it up.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 5:30:52 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How ironic that the press in our former “Mother Country” provides coverage that shames the press in our country.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 5:31:00 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This scandal goes all the way up to the Oval Office.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 5:33:15 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe we won’t have to rely on the presstitutes at ABCNBCCBSCNN to provide the drip drip of details scandals need to grow legs. Fleet St is on it.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 5:35:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Sally is offended.

Isn't it ironic that the A.P. is the focus of the press scandal?


13 posted on 05/15/2013 5:37:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Its fun watching the press eunuchs run in circles then stop & drool when the purple lipped prince speaks.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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15 posted on 05/15/2013 5:47:32 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: 2ndDivisionVet

The IRS has become part of Organizing For America. We are so screwed.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 5:47:59 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Raebie

It stands for “District of Corruption “.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 5:49:53 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Fox TV out of Cinncinati is quoting the “rogue employees” as stating that they were doing what they were told to do.......

Tomorrow ought to be a great day for both Nero and Baghdad Jay. ;)


18 posted on 05/15/2013 6:28:46 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

I’ll make popcorn.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 6:33:10 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Docs: IRS letters harassing groups...”

Jeezuz chrips. The fat-ass, 300-pound, gutless, 50 IQ IRS savages live in your neigborhoods.

Duh! Go harass them. If you don’t have the balls to dump a paper bag of flaming dog shit on their porches, you deserve every misery delivered on you by the metrosexual, purse-carrying IRS.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 6:43:10 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: sergeantdave

When the day comes they’ll wish all they got was bags of flaming feces.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"I'm shocked, shocked to
find abuse of government
power is going on here!"


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re almost reaching the point saying what the IRS did since early 2009 had the full acquiescence of the White House. If that is the case, then the Obama Administration could not only be charged under laws protecting confidential tax information, but also racketeering charges under RICO statues.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:16:15 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I note that over at Yahoo News, there are, as I write this, over 12,300 comments (including replies) on their article about the IRS scandal. The comments are adding up fast, and most of them are not exactly supportive of the Administration. (That’s unusual for Yahoo!)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/amid-scandals-obama-speak-6-p-m-irs-212951803.html

It’s pretty obvious why Obambi felt he needed to respond quickly to this one: People, even most moderates and libs, do fear the IRS. Plus there is the tie-in to Obamacare. However, if acting commissioner Miller’s term is over in a couple weeks anyway, Obama’s incompetence is being shoved right into those same supporter’s faces. Such a move (”firing” Miller) is so transparent, even some libs can see through it.

(Maybe this is actually what Obama unconsciously meant by talking about his administration’s “transparency”?)


24 posted on 05/15/2013 10:09:36 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh My!

Do you MEAN they are LYING to us???????

Heaven Forfend!


25 posted on 05/16/2013 5:02:51 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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26 posted on 05/16/2013 5:11:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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