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DOJ Declines to Prosecute Officials Involved in Tax Record Scandal
Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella

Posted on 07/22/2013 8:19:25 AM PDT by Cheerio

Confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly accessed by government officials, but the Justice Department declined to prosecute any of the officials involved, even in one “willful” violation of the law, an IRS watchdog reported.

In a July 3 letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the Treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George acknowledged that government officials had illegally accessed tax records of candidates and donors in four instances since 2006.

TIGTA determined that in three of the cases the access was “inadvertent.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; govtabuse; govyabuse; highcrimes; irs; obama; obamasfault; scandals; tyranny
Had enough yet? When do "WE THE PEOPLE" march on the District of Corruption?


Link to a related story.....The IRS Intervened in Tea Party Elections
1 posted on 07/22/2013 8:19:26 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” - John F. Kennedy


2 posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cheerio

IMPEACH!!!


3 posted on 07/22/2013 8:21:54 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Cheerio

If 10 million people marched on DC, it might get their attention...might!


4 posted on 07/22/2013 8:26:57 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: Cheerio

Nuclear option? It is good that Grassley is following up but this needs to happen in the House where Impeachment initiates. Start with Holder and work your way up.


5 posted on 07/22/2013 8:27:10 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: CodeToad
IMPEACH!!!

way, way, WAY too mild !

6 posted on 07/22/2013 8:27:33 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cheerio

Did anyone expect prosecutions here? It’s like thinking Stalin was going to give up his power because someone objected to his methods..........


7 posted on 07/22/2013 8:29:43 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: SMM48

This is why 0bama is stirring up his black citizen army.. More impeachable offenses are being revealed, to include his fraudulent personal history.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 8:33:36 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Everything this administration says or does is misdirection or an outright lie.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Translation = The “One” gave the orders.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Cheerio

“...DOJ Declines to Prosecute Officials Involved in Tax Record Scandal...”

Huh...Now there’s a surprise...


11 posted on 07/22/2013 8:42:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Cheerio

Re. your link

Cui bono?


12 posted on 07/22/2013 8:44:21 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Cheerio

Unenforced laws are no laws at all.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 8:45:47 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Lakeshark
Did anyone expect prosecutions here? It’s like thinking Stalin was going to give up his power because someone objected to his methods..........

I am expecting the Republicans to do something about it. It's time to follow through on the threats to deny funding to the IRS until those that have broken the law are prosecuted, fired or impeached.

14 posted on 07/22/2013 8:46:42 AM PDT by Kazan
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To: Cheerio

I’m shocked, shocked I say!


15 posted on 07/22/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cheerio

I’m shocked, shocked I say!


16 posted on 07/22/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Sorry, I guess I was more shocked than I thought.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 8:54:07 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cheerio
Now I get it.

In the context of Obama's promise of transparent government, he meant that in "transparent", there is nothing there to see.

18 posted on 07/22/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Cheerio

Antonin Scalia effectively codified the unique independent power of the Fourth Branch into the hands of all citizens sitting as federal grand jurors. In discussing that power and unique independence granted to the grand jury, the United States Supreme Court, in United States v. Williams, 504 U.S. 36 at 48 (1992), Justice Scalia, delivering the opinion of the court, laid down the law of the land:

“‘[R]ooted in long centuries of Anglo-American history,” Hannah v. Larche, 363 U.S. 420, 490 (1960) (Frankfurter, J., concurring in result), the grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It “`is a constitutional fixture in its own right.’” United States v. Chanen, 549 F.2d 1306, 1312 (CA9 1977) (quoting Nixon v. Sirica, 159 U.S. App. D.C. 58, 70, n. 54, 487 F.2d 700, 712, n. 54 (1973)), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 825 (1977). ‘ “

I submit to you that this passage sets the stage for a revolutionary knew context necessary and Constitutionally mandated to “we the people”, THE FOURTH BRANCH of the Government of the United States. Besides, the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches, I submit that there is a fourth branch, THE GRAND JURY, and “we the people” when sitting as grand jurors, are, as Scalia quoted in US v. Williams, ” a constitutional fixture in its own right”. Yes, damn it. That is exactly what the grand jury is, and what it was always intended to be.
Scalia also stated, that “the grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside…” Id.
And finally, to seal the deal, Scalia hammered the point home:

“In fact, the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional Government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people. See Stirone v. United States, 361 U.S. 212, 218 (1960); Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43, 61 (1906); G. Edwards, The Grand Jury 28-32 (1906). Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the Judicial Branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. See United States v. Calandra, 414 U.S. 338, 343 (1974); Fed.Rule Crim.Proc. 6(a). [504 U.S. 36, 48] “

This miraculous quote says it all, “…the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional Government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people.” The Constitution of the United States, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, gives rise to a FOURTH BRANCH of Government, THE GRAND JURY. We the people have been charged with oversight of the government in our roles as grand jurors.

http://harmonyhealth.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/grand-jury-is-the-4th-branch-of-our-government-start-one-today/


19 posted on 07/22/2013 9:02:22 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Cheerio

Is there no check to protect/by pass against a criminal AG?


20 posted on 07/22/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: MrB
Every time one of Obama's henchmen go out and lie for him in public, another stone is pulled from his foundation. Those doing his lying and corrupt misdeeds will tire of it, if not before his term ends, just after it.

All will be told in time. Just can't do it now because that would be racist.

Living thru this regime is like a self mutilation syndrome. It makes no sense. It's painful to watch. Misdirection is used whenever anyone gets close, like that "I am Trayvon" $hit. Whenever they feel frustrated and foolish, they just pull out the razors and start hacking away at the collective flesh. The emotion of living that attack on ourselves just shuts the media off like a switch.

21 posted on 07/22/2013 9:06:01 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Cheerio

And the republicans won’t even call for holder’s resignation. What a pathetic bunch of cowards.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (EVERYTHING IS RACISM!!! except hating whitey)
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To: Cheerio

The ‘doj’ willfully and openly breaks the law. Who is going to prosecute the criminals in the ‘doj’?


23 posted on 07/22/2013 9:09:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Cheerio
I have only one question for the republicant run House: Will you write the law that repeals obamacare which will be run by the IRS which is a proven den of corruption and imperial powers?

IF the republicants will not write that law and publicize it and why it is necessary, THEN the republicants now in office need to be run out of DC on a rail with hot tar and feathers covering their filthy countenances. I would favor a lynching, but that's just me and my exploding intolerance of their corruption.

24 posted on 07/22/2013 9:13:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MrB
Correct. That is why our Framers included Article V. The people/states can do an end run around our thoroughly corrupted, consolidated government.
25 posted on 07/22/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Cheerio
I remember when we expected the rule of law. Today, under Obama, I doubt that anyone was surprised at government agents getting away with abusing these extremely private records. Obama disgusts me.

"Some animals are more equal than others."

26 posted on 07/22/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jacquerie

Remember who. Justice will out.


27 posted on 07/22/2013 9:18:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kazan; Lakeshark

” Did anyone expect prosecutions here? It’s like thinking Stalin was going to give up his power because someone objected to his methods..........

“I am expecting the Republicans to do something about it.”

Not going to happen.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 9:55:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Cheerio; Revolting cat!

The Injustice Department.

No “just us”. No piece.


29 posted on 07/22/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kazan
I am expecting the Republicans to do something about it.
I suspect you're doomed to disappointment.
30 posted on 07/22/2013 10:26:43 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Kazan
I am expecting the Republicans to do something about it.

I'm not. Especially when it is quite probable that the GOP was involved in these crimes also. Consider the fact that the IRS attack on O'Donnell came immediately as she was announcing her challenge of incumbant Mike Castle (R. DE)....much to the dismay of the GOP.

31 posted on 07/22/2013 11:13:39 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: blackdog

Eloquent post of the day! Well said!


32 posted on 07/22/2013 7:04:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: CodeToad

You can’t impeach when there is no rule of law...


33 posted on 07/22/2013 8:43:04 PM PDT by EBH (Democracy is the language of dictators.)
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To: grobdriver

Until they enforce them on YOU.


34 posted on 07/22/2013 8:53:13 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Cheerio

the Obama DOJ has become the poitical arm of the DNC.


35 posted on 07/22/2013 9:38:32 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kazan

The way incidents are being played out I suspect the greater portion of our elected officials perhaps as many as 80% , even from the local and state levels, have been tainted with campaign contributions.


36 posted on 07/22/2013 9:47:08 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Cheerio

Treasury Special Agent Daniel K. Carney...

I wonder....


37 posted on 07/23/2013 6:31:20 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: phockthis
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury"

Which is why Zimmerman did not go to trial.....oh, wait.

38 posted on 07/23/2013 10:06:18 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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