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  • Federal Judge Orders IRS to “Name Specific People” Who Directed Tea Party Targeting

    08/21/2017 2:06:35 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sundance
    If the U.S. electorate were ever to grasp the full scope of what took place in the IRS, FBI and DOJ weaponization of government to specifically target people, no-one in Washington DC would ever be safe from the backlash. There’s enough material inside the IRS story for multiple Pulitzer prizes, in addition to severe and jaw-dropping revelations as to republican politicians who aided the overall scheme.  Start by finding out who in the IRS specifically sent 21 CD-ROM’s to the FBI, and find out who specifically received them inside the FBI, and what they did with them.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list

    03/22/2016 4:36:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted. The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed. The judges also accused the Justice Department lawyers, who are representing the IRS in the case, of acting in bad faith — compounding the initial targeting —...
  • More Lying By The IRS Before Congress And The Courts

    07/24/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The tangled web of IRS deceit unravels a bit more with news recycled backup tapes of lost emails still exist and statements before a federal judge that Lois Lerner's hard drive was irreparably damaged were untrue. Deliberately destroying evidence pertaining to the investigation of possible criminal activity is a crime. So is lying about it to Congress and the courts as part of a cover-up of that activity. On July 11, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by the targeted conservative group True the Vote, told Obama administration lawyers he...
  • IRS Lawlessness: 20 Hard Drives, Six Unanswered Questions

    07/24/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 55 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: An internationally accredited information-technology asset-management firm says the IRS has some explaining to do as our patience is taxed with tales of even more convenient computer crashes. Private-sector organizations as vast as the Internal Revenue Service typically have redundancy built into their information technology systems, as secure record keeping is the key to managing their businesses and staying in business. Such records, if nothing else, are often required to be kept by law, and often by the IRS itself. As we have noted, Lois Lerner's lost emails from the critical period when the IRS was serving as a political...
  • 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’s longtime defense of the agency’s 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‘s 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 “to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in...
  • IRS audits 10% of Tea Party donors

    05/08/2014 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2014 | Rick Moran
    When the IRS was targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status for special scrutiny, they demanded the list of donors supporting those groups in 17 cases. Despite assurances from the agency that the lists had been destroyed, a search requested by Congress revealed that at least 3 lists had survived. And of the donors on those lists, fully 10% of the individuals had been audited. The rate of audits for ordinary Americans is about 1%. Now, the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee is demanding that the Government AccoIRS intimidation on a whole other level.untability Office investigate the IRS to...
  • New IRS rules would scuttle tea parties: 'All they did was shift tactics'

    01/20/2014 9:15:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 19, 2014 | Garth Kant
    Constitutional law experts tell WND the IRS hasn’t stopped targeting conservative groups, including tea parties. It’s just trying a different approach, one that may be impossible to stop. Many have heard of the president’s repeated promises last week to bypass Congress to accomplish his goals, saying “I’m going to act on my own if Congress is deadlocked. I’ve got a pen, to take executive actions where Congress won’t, and I’ve got a telephone to rally folks around he country on this mission.” But another effort to fundamentally transform the American political system has gone little noticed and barely reported by...
  • Yes, IRS Harassment Blunted The Tea Party Ground Game in 2012

    06/20/2013 6:44:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/20/2013 | Stan Veuger
    The controversy over the IRS's harassment of conservative groups continues. President Obama's team continues to blame low-level bureaucrats. Some conservatives suspect a more sinister explanation: that the levers of government were used to attack an existential threat to the president's 2012 reelection. The president and his party dismiss this as a paranoid fantasy. The evidence, however, is enough to make one believe that targeting Tea Party groups would have been an effective campaign strategy going into the 2012 election cycle. It is a well-known fact that the Tea Party movement dealt the president his famous "shellacking" in the 2010 mid-term...
  • Occupy IRS: Wife of Former IRS Commissioner Joined Occupy Wall Street

    06/03/2013 5:29:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Monday, June 3, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Susan L. Anderson, wife of embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, was a supporter of, and active participant in, the Occupy Wall Street movement, attending and promoting Occupy DC in Oct. 2011. Photo posted to Twitter by @slandersonwdc In the fall of 2011, during the height of the global Occupy protests, Anderson tweeted out to her followers: Jobs on Main Street, not on K-ching Wall Street! #takeback11 #ows #occupydemocracy http://yfrog.com/o0crsizj 12:20 PM - 5 Oct 2011 At Larry Lessig teach-in @ #occupydc. Will intro him tonight on his new book on how big $ threatens our #republic @ GW Law...
  • IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party

    06/02/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-2-2013 | Kerry Picket
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) revealed new testimony from IRS employees on CNN's State of The Union on Sunday. According to transcribed excerpts released by the Committee, a Cincinnati IRS employee made it clear they were told by Washington, D.C. personnel to give extra scrutiny to Tea Party groups: Q: In early 2010, was there a time when you became aware of applications that referenced Tea Party or other conservative groups? A: In March of 2010, I was made aware. ****** Q: Okay. Now, was there a point around this time period when [your supervisor]...
  • IRS Employee in Bombshell Congressional Interviews About Tea Party Targeting...

    06/02/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sunday, June 2, 1013 | David Martosko
    IRS employee in bombshell congressional interviews about tea party targeting: 'Washington, DC wanted some cases ... I sent seven' Interviews with IRS employees have established that the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service was engaged in targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for unfair levels of scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Rep. Darrel lssa, chairman of powerful House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, made that startling announcement on CNN Sunday morning. 'As late as last week,' he said, 'the [Obama] administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a...
  • It Takes Some Moxie to Challenge the IRS (FReeper 3D-JOY picture in Florida Today)

    06/02/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 75 replies
    Florida Today | Sunday, June 2, 2013 | Wayne T. Price
    Gannett-owned Florida Today is headline and link only. Please do not repost the picture here.Link.
  • IRS may have targeted conservatives more broadly

    05/30/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 12 replies
    McClatchy ^ | May 30, 2013 | David Lightman and Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON A group of anti-abortion activists in Iowa had to promise the Internal Revenue Service it wouldn’t picket in front of Planned Parenthood. Catherine Engelbrecht’s family and business in Texas were audited by the government after her voting-rights group sought tax-exempt status from the IRS. Retired military veteran Mark Drabik of Nebraska became active in and donated to conservative causes, then found the IRS challenging his church donations. While the developing scandal over the targeting of conservatives by the tax agency has largely focused to date on its scrutiny of groups with words such as “tea party” or “patriot” in...
  • IRS Directed to Lock Down All Agency Data

    05/28/2013 10:14:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies
    IRS Directed to Lock Down All Agency Data By Eliana Johnson May 28, 2013 12:50 PM The Internal Revenue Service is in the process of locking down all computer data across the agency, a sign that investigations into the scandal-plagued agency may be taking a broader sweep than initially anticipated. Agency employees last Thursday received an e-mail alerting them, ”This is a late breaking top priority and things could change in the future,” according to an IRS employee who asked not to be named. Employees were directed not to “wipe, re-image or otherwise destroy any hard drives” on any machine...
  • Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show

    05/24/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/24/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    A series of letters suggests that senior IRS official Lois Lerner was directly involved in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups as recently as April 2012, more than nine months after she first learned of the activity. Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS...
  • House Oversight e-mails: IRS IG report was originally supposed to be released … last September?

    05/23/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on May 22, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    See for yourself. Issa’s committee was told last year that the report would be ready in September, two months before the election. Eight months later, the bomb finally dropped. Why? Did the IG initially underestimate the volume of malfeasance and how long it would take to dig it up? Or are there other, more cynical reasons?Even if the report wasn’t ready, Issa claims the IG had a statutory obligation to keep Congress updated on its findings as they were made. He didn’t. Why not? Issa is referring to part of the Inspector General Act that requires watchdogs to report serious...
  • Noonan: A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall

    05/24/2013 12:35:36 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 53 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/23/13 | Peggy Noonan
    The IRS's leaders refuse to account for the agency's corruption and abuse. "I don't know." "I don't remember." "I'm not familiar with that detail." "It's not my precise area." "I'm not familiar with that letter." These are quotes from the Internal Revenue Service officials who testified this week before the House and Senate. That is the authentic sound of stonewalling, and from the kind of people who run Washington in the modern age—smooth, highly credentialed and unaccountable. They're surrounded by legal and employment protections, they know how to parse a careful response, they know how to blur the essential point...
  • Coburn: Constituents link IRS audits to Mitt Romney donations [our whistleblower side is lit up]

    05/23/2013 9:55:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Coburn: Constituents link IRS audits to Mitt Romney donations By Daniel Strauss - 05/23/13 09:33 AM ET Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Thursday his constituents have suggested they were audited by the Internal Revenue Service because they donated to Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. Coburn made the charge during an interview on MSNBC. [Watch video] "What I would tell you, is our whistleblower side is lit up," Coburn said Thursday on the news channel. "And I got a phone call yesterday and one of the things I want to know is, everybody that contributed to Romney, I want to know...