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  • IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

    03/31/2015 5:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Bernie Becker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another. ďYou can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,Ē the agencyís chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club. Republicans have heaped even more criticism upon the agency than usual over the last 22 months because of its improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) perhaps has made the most prominent calls to get rid of the IRS. While launching...
  • Report Says Former IRS Employees--Think Lois Lerner--Can Still Peruse Your Tax Returns

    03/24/2015 11:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/24/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Could Lois Lerner still take a look at your tax returns on IRS computers? It sounds preposterous, but a new watchdog report says former IRS employees still have access to IRS computer systems long after they have no official business with the information. The report is by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. The GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. In the case of IRS security, the report says not well. This report cites significant deficiencies in the security of IRS financial reporting systems. Millions of Americans who are legally...
  • Too Many Conservatives Running In 2016 Primary

    03/23/2015 5:02:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Ted Cruz is set to announce is candidacy for President of the United States. Rand Paul is apparently going to announce early next month before going on a campaign tour. Until today technically the only candidate was Jeb Bush, who announced late last year his intentions. At the time everyone thought that Bush was going to force everyone else to declare their candidacy early. It doesnít appear that has happened, Cruz and Paul have appeared in no rush to make a formal announcement. Scott Walker, perhaps the front runner in the race, still hasnít formally announced his candidacy and thereís...
  • DOJ defends Clinton from subpoena - "It's sheer speculation she withheld work-related emails"

    03/20/2015 12:57:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    The Justice Department is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a motion to subpoena her private emails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). ďSuch action is unnecessary and inappropriate under FOIA,Ē DOJ officials wrote in a legal briefing filed Thursday. Officials were responding to a case launched by Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch. Klayman is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to subpoena Clintonís computer server where she housed the private email address she used while serving in the State Department. Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of...
  • 80,000 ObamaCare tax forms on hold

    03/20/2015 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    The Obama administration announced Friday that 80,000 corrected tax forms for people on plans through ObamaCare have still not gone out. It's unclear how many people will be affected by the delay, but the administration said people who have not received the corrected forms do not have to wait to file their taxes and will not have to pay any additional tax due to the effort. The issues stem from the announcement last month that 800,000 people on insurance plans through ObamaCare received incorrect tax information. At the time, the administration said forms with corrected information would be sent out...
  • IRS gives some Obamacare customers a tax break

    03/20/2015 1:06:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    cnbc ^ | 3-20-2015
    The Internal Revenue Service on Friday expanded relief to Obamacare customers who are filing tax returns based on incorrect information about their health plans. The relief came in reaction to the disclosure by federal health official there were more errors on tax-related forms sent to Obamacare enrollees beyond the 820,000 forms identified as having problems last month. Between 3 and 4 percent of customers of HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, have some kind of errors on 1095-A tax forms related to their account, according to marketplace CEO Kevin Counihan. The errors could affect the amount of money a taxpayer owes...
  • At the White House, There's Nobody Home

    03/19/2015 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19,2015 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) bucked the Obama administration and expressed doubt about administration concessions to the Iranians. Other Democrats could join him But almost immediately after weighing in on Iran, Menendez found himself the target of a federal investigation into purported corruption Meanwhile, the aforementioned Hillary Clinton is bogged down in another trademark Clinton scandal. Clinton never used a standard government e-mail account while secretary. And rather than submitting her actual e-mails to the State Department back in December, Clinton submitted 55,000 printed pages of e-mails ó making it much harder for those e-mails to be searched. Obamaís own...
  • Outgoing US attorney hasn't acted on Lerner contempt charge

    03/18/2015 5:16:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-18-15 | Jeesse Byrnes
    Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia appointed by President Obama and set to step down next month, has not acted on a contempt of Congress charge for former IRS official Lois Lerner. Machen, who announced at the beginning of the week he'd step down April 1 to return to private practice, has not referred Lerner's case to a grand jury. Her contempt citation for not testifying at two hearings has been in Machen's hands since May 2014. During Machen's five-year tenure as a top prosecutor, the largest U.S. Attorney's Office was dominated by cases related to...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • Feds wonít release IRS targeting documents

    02/10/2015 5:38:26 AM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bob Cusack
    The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRSís targeting of Tea Party groups. Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agencyís scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations. The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Hill asked for 2013 emails and other correspondence between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The request specifically sought emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and Treasury...
  • IRS smoking gun just blew a hole in Obama's plans

    05/21/2013 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/13 | Doug Book
    The IRS has admitted to harassing conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, singling out for extra special scrutiny organizations which featured ďpatriotĒ or ďtea partyĒ designations in their name. We now know that a number of these groups were forced to withdraw their applications, being unable or unwilling to continue what in some cases had become a 3 year battle with the corrupt federal agency. But few in the media have bothered to ask who directed the IRS to engage in this criminal behavior. It has been reported that Senators Chuck Schumer and Al Franken addressed a letter to IRS...
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • EmailGate: Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder. How Corrupt Is This Administration?

    03/11/2015 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-11-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although we all talk about Hillaryís EmailGate, we shouldnít forget that this controversy actually started with Lois Lerner. When Republicans tried to find out whether the IRS had purposefully targeted conservative organizations, this former head of the Internal Revenue Service said her email had suddenly disappeared. Mark ďThe Great OneĒ Levin debunked that excuse months ago: [Watch Video] In other words, thereís no way that Lernerís hard drive suddenly crashed causing her to lose two years of emails. Itís just not possible. And then came in Hillary, who the Benghazi Committee says, didnít hand over all her emails and who...
  • NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

    03/05/2015 7:43:23 AM PST · by george76 · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group ďTrue the Vote.Ē Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of ďTrue the Vote,Ē testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during her testimony before Congress and Cummings, ďFrankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.Ē ... This week the...
  • The House Takes on IRS Lawlessness

    03/05/2015 5:37:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/05/2015 | George Will
    <p>Representative Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lernerís legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax-exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.</p>
  • EXPOSED: Department of Justice Shut Down Search For Lois Lernerís Emails

    03/02/2015 10:05:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administrationís Department of Justice shut down an attempt to force the Internal Revenue Service to search for Lois Lernerís missing emails at off-site storage facilities. The IRS never looked for Lernerís backup email tapes at the West Virginia storage facility where they were being housed. Treasury deputy inspector general Timothy Camus told Congress that the IRS never asked IT professionals at the New Martinsville, W.V. storage site for the backup tapes. Camus only found the backup tape for Lernerís missing 2011 emails about two weeks ago. But the Obama administration knew that emails were stored at off-site facilities,...
  • MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH in the Case of Barack Obama and his Muslim Brother Malik

    02/28/2015 4:07:09 AM PST · by high info voter · 23 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Ben Barrack
    There has been a major breakthrough in the case of Malik Obama. It may also help to explain why members of Congress, mainstream media, and shockingly, even the attorneys for Tea Party groups targeted by the IRS have chosen to ignore the earth-shattering scandal involving the Presidentís eldest brother. This new discovery reveals a mosaic of intrigue that has never before been presented. Itís a scandal with everythingÖ and more......
  • More Lois Lerner Emails Recovered: ĎNo One Will Ever Believe That Both ... Within a Weekí

    02/27/2015 8:06:22 AM PST · by Rockitz · 100 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 26 February 2015 | Jason Howerton
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced on Thursday night that hundreds of former IRS official Lois Lernerís previously ďlostĒ backup tapes have been recovered, which could result in the recovery of a new trove of her emails. IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday that it took investigators just two weeks to recover 424 backup tapes that were previously said to be unretrievable. ďTo date, we have found 32,744 unique emails that were backed up from Lois Lernerís email box. We are in the process of comparing these emails to what...
  • Treasury IG: New Lois Lerner e-mails shows ďpotential criminal activityĒ

    02/27/2015 7:23:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when Barack Obama insisted that there wasn‚Äôt a ‚Äúsmidgen of corruption‚ÄĚ in his administration related to the IRS scandal? Good times, good times. The discovery of tens of thousands of e-mails from Lois Lerner, the central figure in the IRS targeting of conservative non-profits, may rewrite the scandal ‚ÄĒ and may end up with criminal charges for Lerner:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Federal investigators are looking for possible criminal activity in connection with the missing emails of a central figure in the Internal Revenue service¬ís targeting scandal.The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration testified at a House...
  • Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

    02/26/2015 10:06:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2015 11:10 PM EST | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agencyís tea party scandal. But they donít know how many of them are new. The emails were to and from Lois Lerner, who used to head the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. Last June, the IRS told Congress it had lost an unknown number of Lernerís emails when her computer hard drive crashed in 2011. At the time, IRS officials said the emails could not be recovered. But at a congressional hearing Thursday evening, investigators said they recovered...
  • Obama IRS Should Face Justice (Weekly Update)

    01/31/2015 11:09:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 30, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department Exchanging Terrorists for an Army Deserter? Will Senate Endorse Obamaís Lawlessness?IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill OíReilly of Fox News about a year ago, President Obama said that President Richard Nixon was actually more liberal in his policies than Obama is. But, while comparing their policies, Obama conveniently left out one chilling similarity: Both presidents used the virtually unbridled power and authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target their political opponents. In fact, in many respects Obamaís IRS abuses actually have been much worse than Nixonís. As...
  • IRS Scandal Is Back (Weekly Update)

    01/16/2015 1:45:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 16, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    The Obamacare-IRS ScandalFrench Terror Attacks Tied To FBI Asset? New Docs: Top IRS official may have obstructed investigations into the IRS scandal The Obamacare-IRS Scandal There is a lawsuit that could bring President Obamaís federal healthcare crashing down under the weight of its own lawlessness. A few weeks ago, we filed anamicus brief in support of plaintiffs who are making the plain obvious point to the United States Supreme Court that President Obama (or any other president) should not be permitted to rewrite federal statues in brazen violation of the U.S. Constitutionís separation of powers. The plaintiffs in David King...
  • Docs: Ahead of 2012 Presidential Election Lois Lerner Begged Supervisor Not to Visit IRS Office

    01/14/2015 1:47:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1-14-2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Docs: Ahead of 2012 Presidential Election Lois Lerner Begged Supervisor Not to Visit IRS Office Katie Pavlich | Jan 14, 2015 New emails obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit show former IRS official Lois Lerner begged her supervisor not to visit the Cincinnati office or ask specific questions related to Congressional inquiries into whether the agency was improperly targeting conservative groups just ahead of the 2012 presidential election. As a reminder, it wasn't until May 2013 when Lerner admitted inappropriate targeting had occurred and plead the Fifth in front of the House Oversight Committee.¬†¬ďPlease don¬ít...
  • IRS Cries 'Budget'!

    01/06/2015 7:04:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Another day and another complaint by the IRS that they wonít have enough money to administer the tax code properly. Boohoo. Maybe they should have thought about that before Lois Lerner came before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and decided to invoke her right not to incriminate herself. Repeatedly. Its one thing when a Mafia don does that. But come on: The IRS? Or perhaps they should have thought of it before they lost the emails that they said died because of a hard drive failure. This time the crier for the IRS is CNNMoney, which complains that...
  • Lois Lerner & North Lorea: Icky and Hacky

    12/23/2014 6:05:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Greetings from the formerly sunny island of Oahu! I havenít needed my uva and uvb lenses much so far this year, as the little black cloud seems to be following us; the rain I mean.And now I hear that Congress is releasing a report today that reveals our ex-IRS top official Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party groups and misled the public about its secret political targeting program: The Daily Caller has obtained an advance copy of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report set to be released Tuesday morning that definitively proves malicious intent by the IRS to...
  • BOMBSHELL REPORT: IRS Targeted ĎIckyí Conservative Groups

    12/22/2014 6:14:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Top IRS officials specifically targeted tea party groups and misled the public about its secret political targeting program led by ex-official Lois Lerner, according to a bombshell new congressional report. The Daily Caller has obtained an advance copy of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report set to be released Tuesday morning that definitively proves malicious intent by the IRS to improperly block conservative groups that an IRS adviser deemed ďicky.Ē (Thatís right. ďIcky.Ē) ďThe Committee has identified eight senior leaders who were in a position to prevent or to stop the IRSís targeting of conservative applicants,Ē the Oversight...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Nonpartisan, apolitical IRS prepares to blame the GOP for delayed tax refunds

    12/19/2014 9:53:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The IRS has been bled white, complained Commissioner John Koskinen. Budget cuts to the agency, he adds, have forced the IRS to eliminate almost all overtime, implement hiring freezes, and furlough nonessential operatives. It will also likely mean a reduction in taxpayer services like audits and, yes, even the processing of refund checks. And Koskinen wants the public to know that it¬ís all the GOP¬ís fault. ¬ďEverybody¬ís return will get processed,¬Ē the IRS commissioner told reporters on Thursday. ¬ďBut people have gotten very used to being able to file their return and quickly get a refund. This year we...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSís missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. ďHands up, donít shoot.Ē Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her ďdisabledĒ son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • LOIS LERNER invitation to Ft. Marcy Park (White House instructs - come alone)

    07/11/2014 6:02:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    ebay ^ | 7-11-14
    Let's see how long ebay takes to remove this. If you want to ask some fun questions, perhaps they will receive fun answers. Maybe this could go viral.
  • New Lois Lerner emails indicate Obamaís DOJ involved in IRS targeting scandal

    12/11/2014 1:12:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    In the month prior to the 2010 midterm elections, Internal Revenue Service investigator Lois Lerner met with Justice Department officials to discuss the criminal prosecution of tax-exempt political groups. It had previously been revealed that Lerner investigated avenues for prosecuting certain tax-exempt status applicants upon the suggestion of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) when the watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained Lernerís emails on that subject via a FOIA request. The email, dated May 8, 2013, revealed some coordination between Lerner and the Department of Justice: I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ, I...
  • 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...
  • Judicial Watch Documents:

    12/09/2014 9:08:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    New documents obtained through a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show former IRS head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner met with the Department of Justice Election Crimes Division as early as October 2010, just one month before the historic 2010-midterm elections when Republicans regained control of the House and at the peak of the tea party movement.††From Judicial Watch: As result of a court order, the DOJ last month produced only two pages of heavily redacted emails (832 pages were withheld in entirety) that show the Obama Justice Department initiated an October 8, 2010, meeting between 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
    yahoo.com ^ | 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
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 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
    NY Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI and MICHAEL LUO
    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...
  • IRS employee: Washington showed ďunprecedented interestĒ in Tea Party groups

    06/08/2013 8:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Elizabeth Hofacre has turned out to be a gold mine to investigators of political corruption at the IRS. The Cincinnati-office specialist didn’t take kindly to having the entire mess dumped on the shoulders of her colleagues and herself, and has made it plain in depositions that this was no low-level innovation. The Hill became the latest media outlet to peruse the transcripts, and added a little more to the growing public record of the targeting effort’s genesis in Washington rather than Cincinnati: An IRS staffer in Cincinnati told congressional investigators that a Washington official was the driving force behind the...
  • The Real Story of the IRS Scandal: How the MSM Spins the Story of the Lost eMails

    06/18/2014 6:21:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    ĎCongressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agencyís tea-party controversy.Ē Thatís the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRSís claim that it lost an unknown number of e-mails over two years relating to the agencyís alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president. But note how the AP casts the story: The investigators ó Republican lawmakers ó are outraged. Is it really so hard to imagine that if this were a Republican administration, the story wouldnít be the...