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Conservative group claims it has proof IRS leaked donor list
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | FoxNews

Posted on 06/04/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by servo1969

The chairman of an anti-gay marriage group testified Tuesday that his organization has proof that the IRS leaked confidential donor details last year, calling for prosecution into what he described as a "felony."

"This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee.

Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party activists who all claim they were targeted by the IRS. The Tea Party groups offered a first-hand account of how the IRS singled them out when they applied for tax-exempt status, asking them onerous questions and dragging out their application process.

But Eastman shed light on another potential controversy involving the IRS -- the unauthorized disclosure of tax document information. He recalled how information on their donors was leaked last year and published on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, which Eastman described as their "principal political opponent" on the marriage issue. The documents showed Mitt Romney's political committee as a donor.

Asked by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., if he had "proof" that the IRS leaked that material, Eastman said that he did.

Eastman explained that while some information was redacted in the posted version, his group's "forensic" specialists were able to strip layers from the document and found "the original document that was posted there had originated from within the IRS."

He said the version had "internal IRS stamps," which "only exist within the IRS."

Eastman added: "You can imagine our shock and disgust over this. ... We jealously guard our donors."

He later alleged the information was "deliberately" provided to their opponents.

"If that's inadvertent, the word no longer means anything," he said...

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1 posted on 06/04/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Baucus told ya....it’s gonna get a WHOLE lot worse!


2 posted on 06/04/2013 9:29:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: servo1969

Sounds like even taxable entities were told to apply for non taxable status just to put them into the democrat built kill box.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 9:31:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: servo1969

Wow, how deep does this Democratic communists empire go? Americans may never clean up their Federal government. So far gone I have to wonder.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 9:37:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: servo1969

All felons are liberal.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 9:43:26 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Logical me

Ther is a solution. Pull the plug on the IRS fiscally. this has been a monster since its inception on Jekyl Island.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 9:43:35 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Logical me

Every Republican president who failed to fire the Democrat cronies, appointees and moles is as much to blame as the Democrats.


7 posted on 06/04/2013 9:45:16 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: servo1969

8 posted on 06/04/2013 9:50:28 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: servo1969

Obama’s talking point on this is that it was inadvertent


9 posted on 06/04/2013 9:52:14 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: servo1969

How did the left find out about the groups Chick-fil-a was supporting? The attacks against them were ugly.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 9:52:43 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No, we don’t miss President Bush.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: servo1969

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/219708

Watching live.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 9:57:11 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

“No, we don’t miss President Bush.”

Agreed.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: servo1969
People had better go to PRISON over this!
14 posted on 06/04/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
No, we don’t miss President Bush.

I suppose that means you prefer the current POTUS. If I had to choose between the two I'd much prefer the previous one.

15 posted on 06/04/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

16 posted on 06/04/2013 10:11:57 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Apparently the Dems do...they keep bringing him up in this hearing.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 10:13:09 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: Wisconsinlady

Nada showing for me.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 10:16:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I do


20 posted on 06/04/2013 10:19:21 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: italianquaker

me too.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 10:21:07 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No


22 posted on 06/04/2013 10:23:33 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: Student0165; Coop

Apparently, Coop would disagree.


25 posted on 06/04/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: servo1969
Valerie Jarrett.

5.56mm

26 posted on 06/04/2013 10:30:08 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: servo1969

27 posted on 06/04/2013 10:32:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: servo1969

Thanks to Honest Ape and his cohorts who literally waged war on and murdered the sons of the Founders, we all are slaves to the political class and Federal apparatus in DC now.

Their apparatchik are now using all the power and technology at their disposal to harass, monitor, and intimidate all who would seek to derail the gravy train, the 4 trillion extorted by the IRS from the productive class every year, hell they’re probably even reading this post and adding it to my file.

We have crossed the line and are now in a post Constitutional era, the law is out the window.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 10:34:21 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: cripplecreek
"Sounds like even taxable entities were told to apply for non taxable status just to put them into the democrat built kill box."

THAT was interesting new information. Next question that needs to be answered: Did this happen to others?

29 posted on 06/04/2013 10:35:37 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: italianquaker

me too! he was far from perfect...far! But compared with the current President, he was a Saint!


30 posted on 06/04/2013 10:37:10 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: cookcounty
""Sounds like even taxable entities were told to apply for non taxable status just to put them into the democrat built kill box."

For those who may have missed it, one of the Congressman entered into the record a letter from a constituent who headed up a taxable organization that DID NOT file for any 503 status that the IRS (15 days after April 15th) that they were eligible for 503 status, therefore they MUST file under that status. The letter from the IRS demanding this was also entered into the record.

31 posted on 06/04/2013 10:45:07 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: servo1969

Flat Tax, Fair Tax, 9-9-9, ANY of them would be vastly preferable to what we have now (though I’m concerned that any national sales tax might be successfully challenged on constitutional grounds, and a constitutional amendment is a steep hill to climb).


32 posted on 06/04/2013 10:49:10 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: servo1969

Why didn’t Eastman provide his proof to the committee?

Just wondering.

Or maybe he slipped it to Paul Ryan or one of the others after the hearing?


33 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: cookcounty

I think the next question is who did this and who told them to do it.

We don’t need more cases - We need to run one all the way through to where the buck stops.


34 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: servo1969

......and the DOJ is not prosecuting. ( ‘Course they’re pretty busy trying to infuse enough Aricept into Eric Holder’s bloodstream).


35 posted on 06/04/2013 10:52:21 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: servo1969

36 posted on 06/04/2013 10:54:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Wisconsinlady
"Why didn’t Eastman provide his proof to the committee? "

As Eastman stated, the DOJ told him it was "taxpayer confidential documentation" and thus illegal to disclose it to anyone ......---even though it's the tax document from Eastman's own organization!!!

37 posted on 06/04/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: servo1969; DungeonMaster
Of course, since this is from Fox News, it's just a steaming pile of Right-Wing LIES! </loonyLeftistMode>
38 posted on 06/04/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: cookcounty
""Why didn’t Eastman provide his proof to the committee? "

As Eastman stated, the DOJ told him it was "taxpayer confidential documentation" and thus illegal to disclose it to anyone ......---even though it's the tax document from Eastman's own organization!!!

...Also, some of the people whose names appear on the list have already been harrassed by gay-supporting brownshirts and aren't happy about it.

39 posted on 06/04/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

“As Eastman stated, the DOJ told him it was “taxpayer confidential documentation” and thus illegal to disclose it to anyone ......-—even though it’s the tax document from Eastman’s own organization!!! “

That is a bold face lie by the DOJ! It belongs to the taxpayer and they can give it to any damn person he wants!

What a crock! Either the people in DOJ are complete idiots or liars (or both)!


40 posted on 06/04/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: servo1969

41 posted on 06/04/2013 11:10:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: cookcounty
“harrassed by gay-supporting brownshirts”

I want them to harass me! I would like to rearrange their faces to match their backsides.

42 posted on 06/04/2013 11:11:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: servo1969

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attention McDermott and others :

- Devcon 2.5

run away

it is going to sudden

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43 posted on 06/04/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by devolve
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To: Busko

A caller to rush’s show said congress can actually impeach a lot if these people— take away the job and pension. It’s a start.


45 posted on 06/04/2013 11:32:09 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: treetopsandroofs

I hate to say it but he does have a point. If we don’t clean house we shouldn’t be surprised that it is full of dirt.


46 posted on 06/04/2013 11:32:30 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: treetopsandroofs

Again, he has a point. There is a lot of evidence that the republican establishment KNEW this targeting was going on and did not blow the whistle.


47 posted on 06/04/2013 11:34:16 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ; Coop

“I hate to say it but he does have a point. If we don’t clean house we shouldn’t be surprised that it is full of dirt.”

That was MY point.

The POS “Coop” sending me personal messages calling me stupid is defending Republicans as NOT being responsible for any of our current mess.

*I* originally posted that the Republican presidents NOT cleaning house are as responsible as Democrats are for destroying America.


48 posted on 06/04/2013 11:36:33 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: TalonDJ; Coop

THIS post is what earned me Coop’s personal message ridicule:

To: Logical me
Every Republican president who failed to fire the Democrat cronies, appointees and moles is as much to blame as the Democrats.

7 posted on 6/4/2013 12:45:16 PM by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just “The Great War” and “Roosevelt’s Wars”.)
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49 posted on 06/04/2013 11:38:05 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: TalonDJ; Coop

“Again, he has a point. There is a lot of evidence that the republican establishment KNEW this targeting was going on and did not blow the whistle.”

Coop’s point and personal ridicule of me is based on the OPPOSITE of what you’ve posted.


50 posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:47 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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