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  • Is mainstream media being hoodwinked by BLM activist Rev. Jeff Hood?

    07/10/2016 7:48:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/16 | Judi McLeod
    Over to you, Dallas sniper investigators Is taking Black Lives Matter organizers at face value on tragedies like the latest one in Dallas going to become the next mainstream media trend? Is the end of the story on cop killing always going to be about the one that got away? Special: "Cocktail" Drink Could Finally Be The Alzheimer's Cure Will the media continue to legitimize BLM activists like Rev. Jeff Hood with prime time television interviews within 24 hours of the very day that five courageous police officers lost their lives with seven more wounded?
  • Is mainstream media being hoodwinked by BLM activist Rev. Jeff Hood?

    07/10/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 7/10/2016 | Judi Mcleod
    Is taking Black Lives Matter organizers at face value on tragedies like the latest one in Dallas going to become the next mainstream media trend? Is the end of the story on cop killing always going to be about the one that got away? Will the media continue to legitimize BLM activists like Rev. Jeff Hood with prime time television interviews within 24 hours of the very day that five courageous police officers lost their lives with seven more wounded?
  • Obama: ĎEnforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affectedí by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    ( Ė President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Courtís tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. ďEnforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies Ė long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents Ė they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • Hillary Clinton Wonít Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

    05/31/2016 3:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 31, 2016
    For nearly a week now, Hillary Clintonís presidential campaign has refused to answer a simple yes or no question: whether she favors the Department of Justiceís decision to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people last year at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • US ambassador to Pakistan met with Code Pink, discussed Ďclassifiedí drone casualty counts

    11/05/2012 4:23:39 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad. Code Pink, a liberal anti-war organization known for disrupting Republican and conservative public events, uploaded a video of the meeting to an Internet video sharing website on Oct. 5. Realizing what he had said, Hoagland told the activist gathering: ďI probably just, you know, got into big trouble with what I just said.Ē
  • Hillary Clinton misled Congress on Bowe Bergdahl swap

    12/13/2015 4:30:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    When Republican members of Congress learned in November 2011 that the Obama administration was contemplating a swap -- Taliban terrorists for captured ArmySgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- they wrote to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of their fears. Mrs. Clinton wrote back that they had nothing to worry about. The White House would follow the law requiring a 30-day heads-up. "I want to make clear that any transfer from Guantanamo will be undertaken after consultation with Congress and pursuant to all legal requirements for transfers, including those spelled out in the FY2012 [National] Defense Authorization Act," she said of the law...
  • Bergdahl's lawyers request to interview Trump

    03/05/2016 4:19:14 PM PST · by Stalwart · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/05/16 | Eliza Collins
    ďI request to interview you as soon as possible about your comments about Sergeant Bergdahl during frequent appearances in front of large audiences in advance of his court-martial," said the letter, which was obtained Saturday. "Based on your personal knowledge of matters that are relevant to Sergeant Bergdahlís right to a fair trial this interview will help us determine whether to seek a deposition order under Rule of Court-Martial 702 or your personal appearance as a witness at an Article 39(a) session of the court-martial.Ē
  • Bowe Bergdahlís lame Trump gambit prompts more profound questions

    03/13/2016 3:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Bob McManus
    Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most famous US Army deserter since Sgt. Eddie Slovik went before a firing squad in January 1945, are having a sad about Donald Trump. Trump says Taliban turncoat Bergdahl, now awaiting a general court-martial after walking away from an Afghanistan outpost in 2009, should face a firing squad of his own. The lawyers say Trump's polluting the jury pool for Bergdahl's court-martial, and they want to talk to the GOP presidential front-runner about it. Both are blowing hard. Trump, for votes: Surely he knows the Army doesn't execute military deserters -- Slovik being the...
  • Trump says Bergdahl should've been executed

    10/09/2015 9:12:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2015
    LAS VEGAS (October 9, 2015) ó Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. "We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," Trump said to cheers at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island.
  • Bergdahl court-martial delayed seven months

    05/17/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 5/17/16 | David Wilkes
    The U.S. Army announced Tuesday that accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court-martial is delayed until Feb. 6, 2017. This seven-month delay comes as the respective legal counsels filed their motions Tuesday morning at Fort Bragg, N.C. His court-martial had been scheduled for Aug. 8. Army Judge Col. Jeffery Nance presided over the 35-minute hearing, discussing dates and specific legal motions with attorneys. Charges against Bergdahl include desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Stars and Stripes reported the delay gives attorneys time to pore through classified documents that may contain evidence.

    05/17/2016 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 17, 2016 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday to delay Bergdahl's trial from August until February to provide time for resolving disputes over the defense team's access to classified documents.
  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage ďnot to...
  • Clinton Confidante Huma Abedin Taunts Trump: 'I'm a Proud Muslim'

    12/09/2015 1:39:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies ^ | December 8
    Huma Abedin, the longtime confidant to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, took aim at Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States in an email with the subject line: "I'm a proud Muslim." "Donald Trump is leading in every national poll to be the Republican nominee for president. And earlier today, he released his latest policy proposal: to ban all Muslims from entering our country," wrote Ms. Abedin, in an email Monday evening to Mrs. Clinton's supporters. "I'm a proud Muslim ‚ÄĒ but you don‚Äôt have to share my faith to share my disgust."
  • Man Arrested at Trump Rally was Convicted of Bomb Attempt on Marine Recruiting Center

    11/21/2015 6:04:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    A man arrested for disrupting a rally Wednesday night in Worcester, Massachusetts by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in prison for a 2005 attempt to blow up a Marine Recruiting Center in Worcester.
  • Donald Trump Heckler Served Time For Bringing Homemade Bomb To Military Recruiting Center

    11/20/2015 3:00:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    One of two men arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Worcester was arrested in 2005 for planting a suspect device inside a Marine Corps recruiting facility.
  • Arrested Trump Rally Protester is Convicted Bomber of Marine Recruitment Center

    11/19/2015 3:27:16 PM PST · by LS · 185 replies
    t would appear that Donald Trump got the Secret Service detail just in the nick of time. One of the protesters from Trump‚Äôs campaign stop in Massachusetts yesterday is named Peter Rondon. He was arrested and convicted for trying to bomb a Marine Recruitment center in ‚Äô05: A Domestic Terrorist! MASSACHUSETTS ‚Äď ‚ÄúPolice removed Rondon after he stood on his chair and started yelling ‚Äúracist,‚ÄĚ according to a police report. Police said he was deliberately pushing and bumping people around him. ‚ÄúRondon was forcefully removed from the event by police. ‚ÄúCourt records show Rondon was arrested in 2005 after being...
  • Bergdahl Whitewash: Deserter to Get Little or No Jail Time

    10/10/2015 6:28:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 10, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>The attorney defending Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl says that the officer who presided over his Article 32 hearing last month is going to recommend that he face a lower-level court martial, thus sparing him a long prison sentence.</p> <p>An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.</p>
  • Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl

    10/10/2015 5:51:39 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 47 replies
    AP via Dallas News ^ | 10 October 2015 | --
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ó An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday. Defense attorney Eugene Fidell said Lt. Col. Mark Visger has decided Bergdahlís case should go to a military system similar to civilian courts that handle misdemeanor charges. It limits the maximum punishment to reduction of rank, a bad conduct discharge and a short jail term, though that isnít being sought, Fidell said. ... Paul Boyce, a spokesman for the U.S. Armyís Force Command, released...
  • Question on Bergdahl.

    10/10/2015 8:00:21 PM PDT · by pnut22 · 11 replies
    self | 10/10/2015 | Vanity
    I really have only posted about 3 vanities in 10 years, so forgive me. I was wondering if it would be possible for the family of a slain soldier to sue Bergdahl for wrongful death? Not so much for the money, but to get the facts out.
  • Ron Paul Says Accused Traitor is a Patriot

    01/13/2012 3:32:14 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manningís treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a ďheroĒ and ďpatriotĒ for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.
  • Top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills: Iíve been told to destroy my e-mails

    08/10/2015 7:10:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    So a judge asks the government to kindly ask her not to... Now this canít be, can it? A Clinton aide blatantly destroying evidence in a criminal investigation? That would never happen. OK, Iíll wait for you to stop laughing. This is the level of absurdity weíve reached in the Hillary e-mail boondoggle, except that this doesnít even really quite cover it. Because not only is Cheryl Mills destroying e-mails sheís supposed to be handing over, but the federal judge who issued the order is now sadly reduced to pleading with the Obama Administration to please ask her not to....
  • Sailor faces charges after photos of Navy attack sub found on cellphone

    08/05/2015 4:25:46 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | n/a
    A Navy sailor assigned to a nuclear-powered submarine has been accused of using his cellphone to snap revealing photos of the subís top-secret inner spaces. Prosecutors say Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier took the photos aboard the attack submarine Alexandria, the Navy Times reported Saturday. He has been charged with unauthorized retention of defense information and destroying his laptop and a camera to thwart an FBI probe.
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ĎHopeí poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous ďHopeĒ poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. Ö
  • Trans woman interrupts Obama at White House LGBT reception

    06/24/2015 11:08:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies ^ | June 24 2015 | Jorge Rivas
    An LBGT immigrant rights activist interrupted President Obama during a speech at a White House reception on Wednesday. ďPresident Obama, release all LGBTQ immigrants from detention,Ē said the person who identified as a trans woman. "I am tired of the violence weíre facing,Ē the woman told Obama.
  • Snowden is a Fraud

    06/15/2015 11:48:43 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies
    interpreter ^ | June 15, 2015 | John R. Schindler
    In the two years since the Edward Snowden saga went public, a handful of people who actually understand the Western signals intelligence system have tried to explain the many ways that the Snowden Operation has smeared NSA and its partners with salacious charges of criminality and abuse. Iíve been one of the public faces of what may be called the Snowden Truth movement, and finally there are signs that reality may be intruding on this debate. No American ally was rocked harder by Snowdenís allegations than Germany, which has endured a bout of hysteria over charges that NSA was listening...
  • Claims encrypted Snowden files accessed now questioned

    06/15/2015 11:23:04 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 4 replies
    SC Magazine UK ^ | June 15, 2015 | Tom Reeve
    While UK government officials are said to have been briefing the Sunday Times that the Russians and the Chinese have managed to ďcrackĒ the encryption on the Snowden files, cyber-security experts have been casting doubt on the credibility of the story. The Sunday Times reported this weekend that the top-secret cache of files stolen by Edward Snowden from his former employer the NSA had been decrypted by Russia and China, forcing MI6 to pull agents out of live operations in hostile countries. The story was built around anonymous briefings by officials from Downing Street, the Home Office and the security...
  • Iowa Judge dismisses entire jury pool because 111 of the 112 are white

    05/16/2015 3:37:16 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/13/2015
    Iowa judge dismisses entire jury pool in murder trial of black man because 111 of the 112 people are white An Iowa judge has dismissed a 112-member jury pool after determining that a black man charged with murder couldn't get a fair trial 111 members of the jury identified as white Tyrone Washington Jr., 41, of Northwood, Iowa is accused in the August 2013 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Justina Smith Defense attorney Charles Kenville requested to have jury pool stricken, and Judge Colleen Weiland granted his motion An Iowa judge has dismissed a 112-member jury pool after determining that...
  • Al Gore: We Must ĎPut a Price on Carboní and on Climate ĎDenial in Politicsí (In Iowa)

    05/07/2015 9:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cole Mellino
    Al Gore pressed Iowans on Tuesday to make climate change a major issue in the next presidential election. Since Iowa holds the first presidential primaries in the country, candidates have campaigned heavily in recent years to win the hearts and minds of the residents of the Hawkeye State.(TWEET-AT-LINK)¬ďMore and more Iowans care about the climate crisis. Iowa is a leader in renewable energy. And Iowans can exert influence in their conversations with candidates,¬Ē Gore said at Climate Reality Project‚Ä≤s leadership training event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The three-day event from May 5-7 is designed to bring together a global network...
  • Harry Reid Says He Wonít Seek Re-Election

    03/27/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by kingattax · 179 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 27, 2015 | By CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON ó Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obamaís ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in Novemberís...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sandersí Wife May Have Defrauded State Agency, Bank

    03/26/2015 7:57:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | Blake Neff and Peter Fricke
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation indicate that†the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have been able to use her clout to†get away with loan fraud, nearly bankrupting the small†college she was president of and collecting a sizable severance package in the process.These revelations come amid growing speculation that Sen. Sanders, a self-described socialist who has blasted the U.S. government asan oligarchy run by billionaires and railed against the golden parachutes received by top corporate executives, will contend for the Democratic presidential nomination.Jane Sanders was the president of tiny Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont for seven years,...
  • ĎToo late, jack@ss': Seth Rogen feverishly backtracks after ĎAmerican Sniperí tweet

    01/19/2015 4:14:29 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 19, 2015
    Seth Rogen took quite a bit of heat for this tweet about ¬ďAmerican Sniper¬Ē: Seth RogenVerified account ‚ÄŹ@Sethrogen American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds. 11:05 AM - 18 Jan 2015 Apparently, he finally started feeling the burn. This afternoon, he¬ís trying to walk it back: Seth RogenVerified account ‚ÄŹ@Sethrogen I just said something "kinda reminded" me of something else. I actually liked American Sniper. It just reminded me of the Tarantino scene. 2:55 PM - 19 Jan 2015 Seth RogenVerified account ‚ÄŹ@Sethrogen I wasn't comparing the two. Big...
  • ĎThe Viewísí Whoopi Goldberg Slams Seth Rogen, Michael Moore Over ĎAmerican Sniperí Criticism

    01/21/2015 1:25:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 20, 2015 | Alicia Banks
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ABC daytime talk show host comes back feisty from a two-week hiatus and dominates the first portion of ďHot TopicsĒ ďThe ViewĒ host Whoopi Goldberg wasted no time firing back Tuesday at Seth Rogen and director Michael Moore for their comments about film ďAmerican Sniper,Ē which surpassed $105 million in a record-breaking MLK-weekend box office. Rogen had tweeted that the Oscar-nominated film reminded him of a scene in ďInglourious Basterds.Ē Moore, meanwhile, tweeted that his father taught him ďsnipers are cowards.Ē ďWe stood behind you Seth with your movie, and we said you had the right to make...
  • Micheal Moore produces his own war epic to answer American Sniper

    01/18/2015 8:02:23 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 41 replies
    Vanity | 1-18-2015 | Trueblackman
    In this epic tale Micheal Moore stars as the lead of a hardy special forces leader.
  • ĎAmerican Sniperí Targeted By Michael Moore; Says Shooters ďCowardsĒ

    01/18/2015 7:30:44 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 109 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    ...While the controversy-generating doc director doesnít like Sniper or snipers, he is a big supporter of fellow Best Picture nominee Selma..."
  • New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections

    12/09/2014 9:11:23 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-9-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    New emails show IRS' Lerner met with DOJ prosecutors before 2010 elections BY: Mark Tapscott December 9, 2014 Former IRS executive Lois Lerner met with officials from the Department of Justice election crimes staff as early as September 2010 to discuss prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofit applicants, according to new emails obtained by a watchdog group. In a Sept. 29, 2010, email from an unnamed DOJ official, arrangements were made for a meeting the following month between attorneys from the election crimes unit of the Justice Department's Public Integrity Section and the IRS to "discuss 501(c)(4) issues." The...
  • The IRS Scandal is Not Going Away

    12/06/2014 10:12:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-6-14 | Bruce Walker
    The IRS scandal is not much in the news these days, but it is not going away. The more Obamaís minions stonewall this scandal, the more congressional Democrats discount the scandal, the more the leftist establishment media ignores this scandal, the more toxic it will be for the left. In late November we learned that 30,000 of Lois Lernerís lost e-mails have been found, but these e-mails have not yet been converted into readable form. The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and...
  • Uncovering Obamaís IRS Enemies List

    12/04/2014 12:39:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Thousands of pages of smoking gun documents remain in legal limbo More proof has emerged that President Obama is using the IRS as a weapon against his perceived enemies as the administration abruptly canceled the release of 2,500 damning documents reportedly showing that the IRS illegally shared taxpayer files with the White House. The existence of the documents is yet more proof that Obama maintains an extensive enemiesí list and that he treats the IRS as his personal plaything while he closely collaborates with senior IRS officials who have practically taken up residence with him in the White House. To...
  • Feds balk at releasing docs showing IRS sharing tax returns with White House

    12/03/2014 10:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Less than a week after ífessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and wonít release the trove to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector generalís office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and canít be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500. The decision coincides with publication this week of the Washington Examiner's series, "Watchdogs, lapdogs and attack dogs," that assesses problems...
  • IRS: The Internal Repression Service

    05/17/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Through months of Obama administration stonewalling, the redoubtable Judicial Watch perseveres in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, finally uncovering bombshell documents that have eluded several congressional investigations. For the second time in a matter of days, we find that standing oversight committees with competing subject-matter jurisdictions and limited attention spans are incapable of the grand-jury-style probe needed to get to the bottom of administration lawlessness. For that, in the absence of a scrupulous special prosecutor reasonably independent from the Obama Justice Department (not gonna happen), it becomes clear that a select committee will be necessary. Just two weeks ago,...
  • IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and California ..

    05/16/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington
    TITLE:Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees Tax agency has admitted targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for special, politically motivated scrutiny IRS inspector general focused on wrongdoing in Cincinnati, Ohio office and ignored abusive letters coming from other cities MailOnline found letters from IRS's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and from IRS offices in two southern California cities The American Center on Law and Justice is threatening to sue the IRS if 27 tea party groups aren't granted tax-exempt statuses by Friday Letters from...
  • They Werenít ĎRogueí Agents: Itís impossible to believe targeting was confined to Cincinnati.

    06/06/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/06/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    How might you feel if you had performed, with your bossesí permission and direction, a project that they later blamed on you and publicly denounced as a rogue operation? Thatís the situation in which some employees of the Cincinnatiís IRS office find themselves. The IRS and the Obama administration have repeatedly said that low-level, ďrogueĒ employees in Cincinnati were to blame for the agencyís inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, despite an array of evidence to the contrary. As a result, those Cincinnati employees are understandably miffed. Several IRS employees in the Cincinnati field office acknowledge in recent interviews with the...
  • Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees

    05/15/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko
    Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status. The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations. And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner Ė whom President Obama fired later in the day Ė had identified two 'rogue'...
  • TYRRELL: Exit the IRS stage left

    06/20/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies
    Rare.US ^ | June 20, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    Who is Gary Muthert? Well, he is the Internal Revenue Service officer in Cincinnati who gathered applications in 2010 ó presumably from the tea party and other conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. He did it, he says, at the behest of a local Cincinnati IRS manager who incidentally remains unidentified. According to transcripts of Muthertís testimony to the House investigative committee, the unidentified manager informed Muthert that ďWashington, D.C. wanted some cases.Ē That is to say, tea party cases. Who is Elizabeth Hofacre? She too is an employee of the IRS in Cincinnati. She somehow received Muthertís cases, and whether...
  • Issa Says Washington Directed IRS Targeting Out of Cincinnati

    06/02/2013 11:42:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies ^ | June 2, 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    WASHINGTON - The IRS agents in Cincinnati who were involved in the targeting of conservative groups were "being directly ordered from Washington," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said today, and he accused the White House of lying about the involvement of IRS headquarter officials in the scandal, calling White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a "paid liar." "The administration is still - their paid liar, their spokesperson, picture behind - he's still making up things about what happens and calling this local rogue," Issa said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The reason that Lois Lerner tried to take the Fifth...
  • Obama tells a whopper on IRS scandal (I say it is a bald-faced lie)

    12/09/2013 5:44:53 AM PST · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    wash times ^ | 12/9/13 | j curl
    Fact: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups requesting tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. Thatís a fact. Congress held hearings ó embarrassing hearings. Three top Internal Revenue Service officials resigned. No heads rolled, but for the Obama administration, and the lawless Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., that amounted to a major scandal. Even White House spokesman Jay ďCircusĒ Carney called the IRSĎ actions ďinappropriate.Ē Fact. But President Obama, in an interview last week with sycophant Chris Matthews, now says the entire scandal was made up by the media. ďWhen we do things right,...
  • The IRS Scandal is My Fault, Too?

    05/14/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 5-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, it was just yesterday at the fundraiser in Harvey Weinstein's fashionable West Village home in Manhattan. Again, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were in the audience. This morning on Good Morning America, here is portion of Jonathan Karl, the White House correspondent's report about the IRS scandal -- and, lo and behold, I end up being in this report. KARL: That's not good enough for some conservatives, who point to past references the president has made to Tea Party groups. OBAMA: I've been a little amused over the past couple of days where people are having...
  • Confusion and Staff Troubles Rife at I.R.S. Office in Ohio

    05/19/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 66 replies
    During the summer of 2010, the dozen or so accountants and tax agents of Group 7822 of the Internal Revenue Service office in Cincinnati got a directive from their manager. A growing number of organizations identifying themselves as part of the Tea Party had begun applying for tax exemptions, the manager said, advising the workers to be on the lookout for them and other groups planning to get involved in elections. ďI donít believe thereís any such thing as rogue agents,Ē said Bonnie Esrig, a former senior manager in the I.R.S. office in Cincinnati. The specialists, hunched over laptops on...
  • IRS Scandal: Abuse Committed By Higher-Ups Outside Ohio

    05/29/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 29, 2013 | John Nolte
    The Obama administration's spin that only two rogue agents in Cincinnati, Ohio were behind the systematic harassment of conservative groups by the IRS, continues to unravel. NBC News reports that a number of targeted conservative groups received letters from IRS higher-ups from offices outside of Cincinnati -- including Washington DC. Moreover, one conservative group claims to have received a harassing IRS letter just three weeks ago. Jay Sekulow is a one-time trial lawyer who represented the IRS in tax-exempt cases. Today, though, he represents 27 conservative groups singled out by the IRS. The lawsuit he intends to file includes letters...
  • New IRS e-mails: Yep, direction came from D.C. and yep, it was political

    05/15/2014 7:42:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    A tranche of new Internal Revenue Service e-mails refute the White House‚Äôs longtime defense of the agency‚Äôs actions in the IRS targeting scandal. The e-mails, uncovered by a Judicial Watch FOIA request, reveal there was direction coming from the Washington headquarters of the IRS and that the targeting of Tea Party groups was indeed political. The Washington Examiner‚Äės Mark Tapscott excerpts: In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky ¬ďto let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C.crime

    New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati. On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington. "EOT is working the Tea party applications in coordination with Cincy. We are developing...