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Confirmed: Lerner Participated In Persecution Of Tea Party Groups (From Human Events)
Human Events ^ | 5/24/2013 | John Hayward

Posted on 05/24/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

It seems like only yesterday that IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner was claiming she knew nothing about the dastardly work of those shadowy "low-level employees in the Cincinnati office" - who somehow remain shadowy to this day, despite having been blamed for the worst abuse-of-power scandal in living memory. The Incompetence Defense beloved of this administration, and so effective with a media that would never accept it from a Republican official, was deployed with gusto. Lerner was shocked, shocked, to discover gambling against Tea Party groups going on at Rick's Tax Exempt Organizations Cafe American.

But now National Review has uncovered documentation proving Lerner was up to her neck in the operation, over nine months after she claims she learned about it:

... [Link to National Review article at URL]

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


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1 posted on 05/24/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

What a smug look...


2 posted on 05/24/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She’s an evil ho.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 7:15:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

4 posted on 05/24/2013 7:15:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Civil Rights violation?


5 posted on 05/24/2013 7:16:50 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She will never be prosecuted by this injustice department. Each affected group should sue her personally in series. Bankrupt her, then the next group up should commence its suit, and then the next, and then the next. Make the rest of her life a continuing hell.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 7:18:42 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

She could always use Hillary’s autopen defense. Then do time in an autopenitentiary.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 7:18:43 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

> What a smug look...

The same ones you see on every liberal US GOV employees involved in scandals, trying to take your guns, or infringe on your constitutional rights nowadays (0, Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, and now Lerner for starters)


8 posted on 05/24/2013 7:18:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

bttt


9 posted on 05/24/2013 7:19:29 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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10 posted on 05/24/2013 7:19:37 AM 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: Laissez-faire capitalist

"I know NOTHING!"
"And I did NOTHING WRONG!"


11 posted on 05/24/2013 7:19:59 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Is there more than one person who can fire her? If so, who are they? Someone has to have the stones to set this right and show what happens when there is such manifest abuse of power.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 7:20:22 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

If I am not mistaken, even lefty Alan Dershowitz has said that she can be held in contempt...

At HotAir there is an article: “Alan Dershowitz: Issa’s Right, Lerner Waived Her Right Against Self-Incrimination, And Should Be Required To Answer Questions”


13 posted on 05/24/2013 7:20:45 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Oh Oh this can’t be true....But now we have to connect the dot’s back to the White House. I wonder if this person BOB BAUER— White House General Counsel that was written about in yesterday’s WSJ by Has anything to do with the IRS Scandal.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/24/Strassel-IRS-Scandal-Roots-in-Obama-s-2008-Campaign

Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign (and later White House) general counsel, wrote letters to the Department of Justice in August 2008 attacking a conservative 501(c)4 called the American Issues Project for running an ad that highlighted Obama’s connection to former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Bauer did not stop there; he also contacted the Federal Election Commission. That same month, a left-wing activist created a 501(c)4 called Accountable America that was designed to intimidate GOP donors.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 7:21:13 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

try her and then put her in prison.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 7:21:35 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

In her mind, she did nothing wrong. Same in Obama’s mind.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 7:22:18 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Lois is already under the bus. She is in it up to her neck. But two people were skipped in the chain of command.
Both above Lois Lerner.
Sarah Ingram-Commissioner of TEGE, now Commissioner of Obamacare at the IRS.
Bob Grant-deputy commissioner of TEGE, then commissioner, then retired.

Why were these two skipped by House Oversight?


17 posted on 05/24/2013 7:22:25 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Today’s Friday News Dump.
It will be interesting to see what’s coming next.


18 posted on 05/24/2013 7:23:08 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Rennes Templar

Everything is for the good of the regime (infidel).


19 posted on 05/24/2013 7:23:28 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: HomeAtLast

Does Leavenworth have a Ladies Department?


20 posted on 05/24/2013 7:23:38 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

This legal intimidation came all the way from the top. I guarantee it. I saw it 2008. Obama and his goons are experts at using legal shennanigans against their opponents. Even if Obama never directly said the words, “audit conservatives,” it was inherently understood to be his philosophy. They did his bidding.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 7:23:45 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

We saw it very starkly with Joe the Plumber.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 7:27:30 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Her pardon is already written out.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ncfool

More on Bob Bauer

Bob Bauer in his own words
http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2010/bob-bauer-his-own-words/

By Bill Allison Aug 10 201012:36 p.m.

Robert F. Bauer, who will take on part of the responsibilities of Norm Eisen, the departing Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, has a long and storied career in Washington. He has represented the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, and 527 organizations like Vote Now and America Coming Together. He’s defended Democratic politicians who ran into ethics trouble, including former Rep. Tony Coelho and former Sen. Robert Torricelli—both of whom were forced to give up their offices as ethics charges mounted against them. He’s filed ethics complaints against Republican and Republican-leaning organizations, most spectacularly when he prepared a complaint alleging racketeering on the part of former Republican Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay for extortion (for his aggressive fundraising), money laundering and illegally coordinating with section 527 groups to evade campaign finance laws. The suit was later dropped.

Thanks mostly to Lexis-Nexis and his own blog, here are a few choice quotes from Robert Bauer over the years. In reverse chronological order:


24 posted on 05/24/2013 7:28:52 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“I did nothing wrong, broke no laws or regulations, and I won’t answer any questions to back up that fact.”


25 posted on 05/24/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The letter is thin gruel. It does look like an auto signature. Issa’s investigators need to get the contact person mentioned in the letter to detail how he came to send his letter and his role in sending the Lerner letter. The questions in his letter are outrageous on their face. It is like asking someone setting up a business how they are going to conduct business before they conduct business. It is totally unnecessary and harassment.
What the committee and the IRS IG also need to look at is the actual audit records of 501C4 organizations.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by bjc
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

If Lerner stands strong, continues to stonewall, and doesn’t spill the beans on higher-ups she will be rewarded by the Oba-Mafia with a different job, better pay and bonuses.


27 posted on 05/24/2013 7:33:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: anoldafvet

And the SEIU protests on the lawns of Wall Street execs.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

From the article:

“It’s too bad America doesn’t have some sort of chief executive who could take charge at a time like this, and step forward to demand Lerner’s resignation more forcefully.”

Even Obama has principles. Hard to fire one of his best.


29 posted on 05/24/2013 7:37:08 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Confimed...This Lerner skank is going down!


30 posted on 05/24/2013 7:38:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

If only this would lead to impeachment…


31 posted on 05/24/2013 7:39:07 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: swampthang77

Typical government bow wow.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 7:40:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: swampthang77

PRAY TO GOD IT DOES!


33 posted on 05/24/2013 7:41:42 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: ncfool

There are also plenty of quotes from the lovely Mrs. Bauer, aka, Anita ‘I love Mao’ Dunn.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 7:41:48 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"Jeez!...I think my ass is going to be hung out to dry..."
35 posted on 05/24/2013 7:43:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Lerner was also in charge at the FEC when Obama was raking in $millions in campain contributions from Gaza and elsewhere. FEC enforcement on that....crickets.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 7:44:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Lerner will have a change of heart once she realizes there is a giant bus parked on top of her.


37 posted on 05/24/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: COBOL2Java

Three people obstructing justice and 'in bed' (now or in the past) with the White House.

38 posted on 05/24/2013 7:45:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: ncfool

Bauer is married to Anita Mao Dunn!


39 posted on 05/24/2013 7:45:37 AM PDT by surrey
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To: wiggen

I disagree. Obama is too much of a sociopath for that. He will have no problem with her receiving the full penalty as long as it absolves him of any responsibility. The story is already being set up that Lerner had a history of this type of activity (Clinton Administration), and that Obama is the one who discovered it and put a stop to it. Before it’s over, Obama will be spun as the hero who cleaned up all this corruption.


40 posted on 05/24/2013 7:48:56 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: HomeAtLast

“!autopenitentiary”

My idea of good humor. Bravo!


41 posted on 05/24/2013 7:49:42 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Fox Cincinatti are the ones who compiled the chart,just for the record.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 7:51:53 AM PDT by libbylu
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Their reporting on this has been absolutely outstanding.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Hoodat

He’s doing what he does best...Organizing the community!


44 posted on 05/24/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: COBOL2Java

Looks like to butt cheeks and the @sshole (Shuleman) in the middle.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 7:55:41 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Hoodat

I agree! In the end...Obama will have been spun the hero! As long as the low information voter buys the media spew, he gets off squeaky clean.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

More on Bauer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-bauer/gIQAgz4w6O_topic.html

Outgoing White House Counsel (December 2009 to June 2011)
Why He Matters
Bauer is one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts on election and campaign finance law, and his views are enormously influential with Democrats.
Married to Anita Dunn.
Another article:
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/11/28/democratic-lawyerobama-advisor-bob-bauer-to-teach-at-nyu/

Bauer is returning to New York University Law School this spring to teach a seminar on political reform.
The course will encompass campaign finance, lobbying laws, voting rights and more—topics Mr. Bauer has had ample exposure to during his 30 years of practice as a lawyer, which include stints working for political campaigns and the Democratic National Committee.
It gets better. Read the end of this paragraph.
During his time on the campaign trail, Mr. Bauer led challenges to new voter laws backed by Republicans—including suing the state of Ohio in July—and lobbied the Federal Election Commission to allow individuals to text in donations (as did his Romney counterpart). Mr. Bauer also sought to compel the well-funded Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS to disclose the names of its donors, citing millions of dollars the group has spent on campaign ads attacking Democrats.

This is the guy who pulled the chains with the IRS on behalf of the White House.


47 posted on 05/24/2013 8:04:00 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Republicans just don't know how to street fight these hard core communists. Issa will find out much but much of nothing will happen to the guilty.
48 posted on 05/24/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Not so sure they can sue her civilly, personally vs. in her official role @ IRS. In that case, it’d be govt attorneys representing her and she’s out nothing. A criminal prosecution is another matter and THIS DOJ won’t go there.


49 posted on 05/24/2013 8:09:33 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Betcha she has “secrets” she’s saving for her “get out of jail card”....either that or she better stay away from Fort Marcy or airplanes


50 posted on 05/24/2013 8:22:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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