Skip to comments.Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees
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.
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.
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 ...
Under color of Authority
Repeat until civil rights suits ensue.
Worth sending to Drudge.
The Inspector General’s report has just been shown to be another cover up.
Once again British journalists doing the job American journalists won’t do.
Glad that a British paper is giving the news.
Next they’ll be claiming DC stands for District of Cincinnati.
Drudge has it up.
How ironic that the press in our former “Mother Country” provides coverage that shames the press in our country.
This scandal goes all the way up to the Oval Office.
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.
Isn't it ironic that the A.P. is the focus of the press scandal?
Its fun watching the press eunuchs run in circles then stop & drool when the purple lipped prince speaks.
The IRS has become part of Organizing For America. We are so screwed.
It stands for “District of Corruption “.
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. ;)
I’ll make popcorn.
“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.
When the day comes they’ll wish all they got was bags of flaming feces.
"I'm shocked, shocked to
find abuse of government
power is going on here!"
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.
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!)
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”?)
Do you MEAN they are LYING to us???????
NM list PING!
I may not PING for all New Mexico articles. To see New Mexico articles by topic click here: New Mexico Topics
To see NM articles by keyword, click here: New Mexico Keywords
To see the NM Message Page, click here: New Mexico Messages
(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
Hmmm. Just realized this is an old story that just got listed as a NM topic.
In case you missed it.