Skip to comments.Breaking: Issa Subpoenas Treasury Secretary Lew For IMPEDING IRS Targeting Investigation (Video)
Posted on 08/03/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT by servo1969
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subpoenaed Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for withholding documentation from Congress in the ongoing IRS Tea Party Scandal investigation.
The Oversight Committee accuses the Obama Administration of impeding and obstructing the investigation.
During the past two weeks, President Obama and you have repeatedly labeled the IRSs strategy of targeting Americans for their political beliefs as a phony scandal. While the Obama Administration has so publicly deflected responsibility for the targeting, it simultaneously has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate, impede, and obstruct the Committees investigation, Issa writes in a letter to Lew accompanying the subpoena.
The IRS targeted over 292 conservative groups before the 2012 election. The IRS abuse continues to this day.
Earlier this week the IRS turned over thousands of pages most of them completely unreadable to the Oversight Committee.
(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...
The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.
Commie Obamas talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obamas first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obamacare Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizens communications
* Use Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obamacare Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress
The IRS needs to be brought to heel, otherwise it’s over.
Imagine turning over an unreadable tax return to the IRS.
Ooooooooo! Was the subpoena strongly worded? I bet it was. I bet Lew is just shaking in his boots (out of laughter knowing that the GOPe doesn’t have the balls to do anything).
yawn...it’s Issa. Wake me up if he actually does anything...
Totally squandered the opportunity by being a “get-along” wuss. Lew will ignore the subpoena, the media will condemn Republicans, and little more will come from it.
We’ll need someone with balls like Putin in order to every bring the IRS to account. Both sides love spending other peoples money way too much...
I would add, the destruction of the America’s free market Capitalism.
“Earlier this week the IRS turned over thousands of pages most of them completely unreadable to the Oversight Committee.”
They are laughing at the committee. Thats just how cocky bammer and the IRRS is.
The likes of Obey are a travesty for this constitutional republic. Issa is doing a great job but its time for him to get pissed off !...and bring this house down.
Lew is so slimy that will have to nail him to a chair!
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Chairman Issa displayed the totally black pages that the crooks at Treasury had handed to the oversight committee. Such arrogance should be treated as the crime it is and someone should be frog-marched to jail.
When is that arrogant b*t*ch Lois Lerner being summoned back to testify?
We need a special prosecutor to investigate this.
And when will he hold Holder? Why isn’t he in jail?
Such arrogance should be treated as the crime it is and someone should be frog-marched to jail.
Nobody is going to jail. The GOP Leadership doesn’t want the political brawl that would be required to heel these rampaging marxists. We are getting the same old tip toe through the tulips gum flapping that we got from 2010-2012. Boehner, Ryan, Cantor and the rest of the stooges will keep it up until next Nov. No fight in them at all.
All this is a big joke. Worthless, without true action.
If you don’t know by now, when are ever gonna know?
So I’ll tell you. Issa, or any member of Congress or any committee of Congress, cannot arrest and jail ANYONE.
A person can be put in jail for lying to Congess while under oath. But the Congress itself cannot do that. Only the Dept. of Justice can put somebody in jail for lying to Congress.
So, if you think HOLDER is gonna put HOLDER in jail, well, there’s no hope you’ll ever “get it”.
So you think Holder is gonna frog
march HIMSELF to jail?
Kind like Bugs Bunny hitting a fly ball then running to the outfield and catching it?
Or is going to frog march Treasury Secretary Lew to jail?
This is what happens when you have the fox guarding the hen house...
Lew is a master commie ping-pong player. I’m surprised zero hasn’t fired Carney and replaced him with Lew.
Lew lies better than Clinton himself.
You forgot “the faggotization of the U.S. military”, and the purging of Bibles therein. Also, removal of any references to Islam from terror training manuals (if they even use them anymore).
When is issa or any of these congress-limps going to arrest someone? I mean...isn’t the racist holder in contempt of congress (for many months)????????????????????? Until then, this is diversionary and a bungling of opportunity.
So you think the House GOP can arrest people and put them in jail?
I hold no brief for the aforementioned weaklings, but please get real. You will command respect by living in REALVILLE, USA, as opposed to Alice in Wonderland, The Land of Oz, or where ever else...
I’m for hearings by special investigative committees and let the whole ugly mess hang out. Hold nothing back.
But the InJustice Dept is the entity charged with federal law enforcement and they are the FOX guarding the hen house.
That’s just the way it is.
Great idea!!! Submit a tax return with redacted fields.
Issa has subpoenaed her.
You gotta admit they planned this coup pretty good... considering they had 100 years to do it.
The Cruz rollback should only take a year or two, considering most of this crapulous is executive order..
And Cruz is rolling this crap back right now, setting it up for execution Jan 20 2017.
Ooooooooo! Was the subpoena strongly worded? I bet it was. I bet Lew is just shaking in his boots (out of laughter knowing that the GOPe doesnt have the balls to do anything).
The Democratic [sic] face of the Big Government party does most of the end runs around the Constitution; the Republican face of the Big Government party does nearly all the huffing and puffing.
Good. Thanks for the update...should be very interesting.
The House can have him arrested.
You are part of the reason that good conservatives think about going “RINO” -— why the hell should anyone try, when a jerk like you will just pull the rug out from under any effort to do a good job?
You are also one of the reasons that good conservative politicians go RINO on us.
Why even make an effort, when ingrates like you stab good Conservatives in the back?
You are wrong.
The House cant arrest anyone.
So then you cause a big enough STINK with hourly/daily press meetings to lay out the way, the how...HAMMER the piss outta out of the Executive Branch until it relents and does its JOB.
Unfort., there’s not a chance of making a principled stand with the vaginas in the GOP ‘leadership’
You have put the cart before the horse by about a mile. They came out of the closet as RINOs long before I finally started getting mouthy and calling their bluffs. I gave them plenty of chances. They kept abusing my trust yet I came back for more. I fell for the “lesser of two evils” meme. No more. I’m working more, getting paid less, and my cost of living is skyrocketing. I see my country and what so many millions have worked hard for, died for, being systematically dismantled while the GOPe huffs and puffs and fails to blow down this house of straw. Perhaps we can no longer call them RINOs, as traitors would be a much more appropriate term. It is not my fault that you are still suffering from beaten wife syndrome from the GOPe. Someday, if they finally vote in amnesty like they have planned on all along or fail to defund obamacare as they promised, you will have had enough and you won’t go crawling back. Most of us conservatives are already there, and we’ll be there to bandage your wounds and wipe the crusty blood off of your face.
You are a crank, an angry and currently USELESS angry person who does not even care about the results of your actions.
No “3rd Party” will EVER amount to anything. Try your best to make the GOP more conservative, and quit shooting conservative Republicans in the back.
have the passport and social security and selective service issues been resolved?
I’m actually pretty laid back right now. The house is clean, the kids are in bed, and I got a ton of baking done today. I feel quite accomplished, and I’m looking forward to a few more heirlooms ripening tomorrow for a caprese salad. My favorite!
It’s funny how I never mentioned a third party, yet you accuse me of endorsing just such a thing. I will neither agree nor deny that I’m intrigued by a third party, but I will suggest that you take a look at what JimRob has been up to lately. As this is his site, you might want to take some time off from it if you despise the third party idea. Just a FRiendly suggestion.
As for shooting Republicans in the back, well check out my tagline lol! Seriously though, I’ve never done such a thing. I have the big girl panties to tell RINOs exactly what I think of them. I wish it could be to their faces, but I have to settle for my signature and address on my personal correspondence. Those sneaky critters are making it more difficult to get face time. Gosh, it’s almost like they know we’re really pissed at them!
One final comment about shooting Republicans in the back: Christine O’Donnell, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and Allen West. What do these good folks have in common? They were either shot in their backs by the GOPe, or savagely attacked from the outside while the GOPe did nothing for thier defense. Hell, the GOPe didn’t even send financial support to Perry to battle the baby killers last month!
Yeah, that says it all, doesn't it?
And oh, by the way: Hey Issa, how is that Fast and Furious investigation going?
The House voting for amnesty will be the final nail in the coffin.
Hey, it was fun while it lasted. We had a good ride but...
You are exactly right.
I’m done with the GOP. It’s been infiltrated just like the Democrat Party.
If Lew shrugs and decides to grace Issa with an appearance before his committee he will only proceed to lie, obfuscate, spin, and "don't recall". Then what? Another subpoena? A "contempt of Congress" charge? Ooooo.... That sounds nasty! Issa and the House Republican "leaders" are weaklings and cowards. Ubama and his mob will continue to laugh off Issa and the rest of the leadership clowns, and not one of them has the spine to do anything about it. And the Ubama mob knows it.
(Picture is actually from the Fast'n'Furious phony scandal rather than the IRS phony scandal, but the bottom line is the same.)