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  • Back To The Corrupt Future

    05/12/2017 10:36:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Rick Hayes
    Consider a show based on the facts surrounding the “Fast and Furious" Scandal or the IRS Scandal Back in the day when the three networks ruled the airways, people escaped the rigors of everyday life and gathered with their family to enjoy watching a television program. And although everyone knew that in real life, justice doesn’t always prevail, for those few hours at least, families could be confident that before the credits rolled across their television sets, somehow good would triumph over evil. Imagine how those same families of the past would have reacted if one of the three networks...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • An Important Legal Ruling Against the IRS May Have Huge Implications

    04/21/2017 8:16:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organization True the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to submit every document related to the case and be deposed by True the Vote's legal team.From their press release: Judge Reggie Walton of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and...
  • Lois Lerner: Public Can Never Know What I Did

    04/20/2017 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 157 replies
    Unfiltered Patriot ^ | 4/14/17 | Shawn
    Embattled ex-IRS executive Lois Lerner was in federal court last week, asking a judge to seal her forthcoming deposition due to the inflammatory nature of her testimony. Lerner told the judge that if her actions at the IRS were to become public knowledge, she could face death threats from angry Americans – particularly those on the conservative side of the spectrum. Lerner is well-known for her role in the IRS’s partisan targeting of Tea Party groups; under the Obama administration, the IRS singled out nonprofit groups with conservative, Tea Party-ish style names for extra scrutiny. Many of their cases lingered...
  • Lois Lerner demands secrecy in tea party targeting lawsuit testimony

    04/15/2017 7:56:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/15/2017 | Rick Moran
    The IRS manager most directly responsible for the targeting of tea party groups has demanded that her deposition for an upcoiming class action lawsuit related to the scandal be kept secret. Lois Lerner, former head of the tax exempt department at the IRS, claims that she has received death threats in the past and fears that publicity surrounding her deposition will lead to similar threats. Washington Times: Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their...
  • House GOP to File Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal

    04/13/2017 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) went on with Stewart Varney on Thursday morning to discuss recent developments on Capitol Hill.   Roskam told Stewart House Republicans are planning of filing criminal charges against Lois Lerner.     Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people...
  • Weekly Update: New Obama IRS Scandal Documents

    04/08/2017 11:54:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 7, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Documents Confirm that Obama IRS Improperly Targeted Conservatives JW Exposes Dangerous Criminals Protected by Texas Sanctuary City Policy Climategate Obstruction Challenged in Court U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz Addresses Government Oversight Challenges at JW Documents Confirm that Obama IRS Improperly Targeted Conservatives We continue to undercover the details of the Obama IRS’ arbitrary and capricious behavior toward those presumed to be “enemies” of President Obama. This week we released 695 pages of new documents containing admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS...
  • House GOP mad that favorite whipping boy still on job at IRS

    04/05/2017 4:04:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 6:40 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Unhappy that their favorite whipping boy is still in charge of the IRS, House Republicans asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to fire Commissioner John Koskinen. Fifteen Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee sent Trump a letter asking him to can Koskinen. They said trust in the IRS has hit rock bottom and that under Koskinen, the IRS destroyed evidence when Congress was investigating the tax agency for inappropriately singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny. “He also misled Congress in the process, intentionally degraded customer service at the agency, and has since lost the trust of the...
  • Why does IRS chief who stonewalled Congress on targeting scandal still have a job?

    04/03/2017 6:05:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2017 | Rick Moran
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen did not make a good impression at hearings of the House oversight committee on the agency's targeting of conservative groups. He was arrogant, unresponsive, and made snide comments about GOP members of the committee. Although appointed by the president to a term that ends this November, Koskinen has said he will step aside if the Trump White House requests it. If that's the case, you would think Koskinen would be one of the first Obama holdovers to lose his job. But more than 60 days into the Trump administration, Koskinen is still pulling down a generous...
  • Conservatives Demand IRS Commissioner’s Head In White House Meeting

    03/30/2017 7:53:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2017 | Peter Hasson
    An off-the-record White House meeting with roughly two dozen conservative leaders Wednesday included explicit calls for President Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, according to a source in the room. White House conservative liaison Paul Teller organized the meeting Wednesday between Trump staffers and leaders of conservative groups including the Heritage Foundation and Judicial Watch. ... The broad consensus among attendees was that Trump needs to clean out Obama-era bureaucrats if he is going to be successful in pushing through his agenda. ... Koskinen has been in conservatives’ sights for a while now over political targeting of conservative non-profit...
  • GOP calls for IRS Commissioner Koskinen to be fired

    04/05/2017 12:05:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress’s top tax expert led Republicans Wednesday in demanding President Trump fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying the tax agency cannot be repaired as long as he’s at the helm. “Trust in the IRS is hitting rock-bottom,” the Republicans, led by Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a letter calling on Mr. Trump to take action. The 15 committee Republicans said not only did the IRS destroy evidence from key figure Lois G. Lerner’s computer in the tea party targeting probe, but the agency also “intentionally” made the tax experience painful for customers...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial...

    04/04/2017 12:22:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 4, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page Cache Uncovered Last Month (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications. The documents were...
  • Who is Peter J. Kadzik ??

    03/29/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by The Raven · 9 replies
    Justice . GOV ^ | Marc 29, 2007 | The Raven
    Quotes: “There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails,” - Email from Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik with a warning to Podesta on Hillary’s emails on May 19, 2015, with the subject line, “Heads up. (from Wikileaks) "We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution - Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik concluding the IRS did nothing wrong in targeting Tea Party groups. FBI Director James Comey...
  • IRS Still Hasn’t Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups

    03/23/2017 11:23:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 03/22/2017 | Ethan Barton
    An obscure bureaucratic policy that allowed IRS officials to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns is still in place, meaning the same abuses may be continuing, according to a nonprofit government watchdog. The federal tax agency’s policy requires IRS officials to stop processing tax-exempt applications that are “likely to attract media or congressional attention,” the Cause of Action Institute said in a report made public Wednesday. The policy also directs IRS officials to prepare “sensitive case reports” for their supervisors and to ignore “the merits of the application” if it involved...
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • Two Years Later, IRS Locates 6,924 Documents Related to Tea Party Targeting

    03/09/2017 6:27:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Agency will not commit to a timeframe to make the documents public. The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them. The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status. The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public. "At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its...
  • The Seven Most Undercovered Obama Scandals

    01/17/2017 10:23:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    News Busters ^ | 01/17/2017 | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn-in yet but the liberal media has obsessed almost over every Trump tweet and controversy. Conversely, Barack Obama’s administration has been full of scandals and gaffes but liberal reporters have insisted that his record is clean as a whistle.  Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, after Obama’s January 10 farewell speech gushed: “He’s been scandal free, frankly, in the White House. We haven’t had that what for a while.” Time magazine’s Joe Klein, back in December declared there has been “absolutely no hint of scandal” during his eight years. And in 2013 reporters...
  • Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

    11/21/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 4:29 PM EST | Hans Bader
    Yet another judge has ruled against the IRS over its unconstitutional targeting of conservative and tea party groups based on their political views. […] Judge Michael R. Barrett wrote in his decision that the Texas Patriots tea party group had “made a strong showing of a likelihood of success” on its claim that its free speech rights were violated by the IRS lengthy delay in processing its application. “The evidence strongly suggests that the IRS initiated the delay” because the Texas group was affiliated with the tea party, the judge wrote. […] Moreover, in documents recently unearthed by Judicial Watch,...
  • New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on (tr)

    11/16/2016 2:12:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 31 replies
    Full Title : New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including notes from a 2011 interoffice meeting revealing a top IRS official admitted that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax exempt status based on “guilt by association” and “party affiliation.” According to former IRS Director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements Holly Paz, “they think they know what the org is really doing, rather than...
  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...