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Bill Donohue: IRS Targeted Catholic League
NewsMax ^ | May 16, 2013 | By Bill Donohue

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:06:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The problems with the IRS extend beyond playing politics with conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt status. I have never made this public before, but given the heightened interest in the way the IRS has conducted itself, the time has come to disclose what happened.

Just weeks after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was notified by the IRS that the Catholic League was under investigation for violating the IRS Code on political activities as it relates to 501(c)(3) organizations. What the IRS did not know was that I had proof who contacted them to launch the investigation: Catholics United, a George Soros-funded Catholic organization.

The IRS was contacted on June 5, 2008, to launch a probe of the Catholic League, and the letter sent to me was dated Nov. 24, 2008. The June 5 letter was sent to the IRS by lawyers from Catholics United; it was mailed to Director Marsha Ramirez, director of Exempt Organizations Examinations, and to Lois G. Lerner, director of EO Division.

The "evidence" against me was nothing more than news releases and articles I had written during the presidential campaign on various issues. The lawyers also asked the IRS to question the source of new funding we had received, implying that we received illegal contributions.

The timing is not coincidental. On Oct. 20, I issued a news release, "George Soros Funds Catholic Left," and on Oct. 23, I wrote another one, "Catholic Left Scandal Mounts"; both mentioned Catholics United. The same day, Oct. 23, I was asked to go on CNN, and when Catholics United found out, they contacted the station trying to spike the interview.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billdonohue; catholic; catholicleague; catholicsunited; corruption; donohue; homosexualagenda; impeachnow; irs; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; prolife; soros

1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:06:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:11:48 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Very interesting. Hopefully we can get Soros.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jim Robinson
So the problem extends beyond the IRS. It extends to left-wing activists, funded by left-wing tycoons, all for the purpose of silencing conservatives.

Good article, it's very good Bill Donohue came forward with this.

This is true with all Cabinet Departments in Obama's administration. It's by far the most corrupt administration in my lifetime.

4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:20:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

They won the election by shutting down conservative opposition, and probably rigging the vote.

Is this the U.S. or the U.S.S.R.?


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:25:59 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Tangled web they weave.

Good for this CNN person who "leaked" this info to Mr Donohue.

6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: jazusamo

This bunch makes the Nixon administration look like a bunch of schoolgirls.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:29:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Our representative republic has been transformed, via a soft coup, into a banana republic. I doubt many FReepers are surprised. It’s just a shame we were the only ones that saw Obama for what he is.

Time to win our country back from this thugocracy. The next few weeks are gonna get real interesting.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:31:05 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Deo volente

I hear ya...For the last 5 years it sure isn’t the U.S. I grew up in.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:31:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Jim Robinson



10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:38:47 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: NYer

Ping


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:41:14 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: jazusamo
This is true with all Cabinet Departments in Obama's administration. It's by far the most corrupt administration in my lifetime.

Wrong. They are not corrupt in their own political logic. They are absolutely committed to a socialist Marxist ideology. Any action they take that furthers their ideology is not only right and correct it is good. That is the way they think and truly believe. Once you understand Obama is a committed Marxist everything he does and says makes absolutely perfect sense.

Obama is not a patriot and is a very dangerous Marxist that does not belive in our nation as founded.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:42:16 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: cpdiii

I fully understand what you’re saying but to me just because they believe in what they’re doing doesn’t make them any less corrupt.

Definition:

cor·rupt

adj.
1. Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved.
2. Venal; dishonest: a corrupt mayor.
3. Containing errors or alterations, as a text: a corrupt translation.
4. Archaic Tainted; putrid.

v. cor·rupt·ed, cor·rupt·ing, cor·rupts
v.tr.
1. To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of.
2. To ruin morally; pervert.
3. To taint; contaminate.
4. To cause to become rotten; spoil.
5. To change the original form of (a text, for example).
6. Computer Science To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:51:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Catholic ping!


14 posted on 05/16/2013 3:47:09 PM PDT by NYer (“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possibl)
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To: Jim Robinson; sickoflibs; Liz
What the IRS did not know was that I had proof who contacted them to launch the investigation: Catholics United, a George Soros-funded Catholic organization.

This could be big... great catch.

15 posted on 05/16/2013 5:50:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: Deo volente
well, there were plenty of "conservatives" that could have voted bammy out.....they didn't...

as Rush says, fraud can be overcome if the margin is large enough...sadly, we didn't have enough conservative voters doing the right thing..

16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:58:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cpdiii
leftists simply want to order everyone else around...they want anyone who disagrees with them done away with, like Che...

the rules do not apply to them....Russian commies vacation on the Caspian Sea...

its the "elite" attitude....they "know" everything....they are "right" about everything...

they pass out the best paychecks and all the perks to those they feel are commie loyalists...

so, the profits of hard work mean nothing...

only who you know, what butt you kiss, and your commie attitude..

17 posted on 05/16/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NYer

It’s all beginning to be subjected to the LIGHT now....and there have been other *authentic* Catholic groups and individuals targeted as well.

Some examples include:
- Catholic Vote
- ‘Very Frightening’: Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama and Demanded to Know Who Was Paying Her http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/15/exclusive-prominent-catholic-prof-claims-irs-audited-her-after-speaking-out-against-obama-and-demanded-to-know-who-was-paying-her/


18 posted on 05/16/2013 6:46:28 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: jazusamo

“..it’s very good Bill Donohue came forward with this. ..”

Yes it is, and I heard Donohue on EWTN Catholic radio tonight. I just hope CINOs listened to the interview, as well as true Catholics.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 8:08:32 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Deo volente

All this was done in order not to dis the race card.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 8:51:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Sun

Any serious and visible Christian, whether or not self identifying as Roman Catholic, draws the Obama administration’s ire.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 8:52:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I just hope this wakes up the Christians who have been sleeping.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 10:12:19 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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