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IRS anti-Tea Party scandal gets real senior IRS officials aware of targeting
Legal Insurrection ^ | May 11, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting real.

Yesterday it was just some “low level” employees involved. Now AP is reporting that senior IRS officials were aware of the targeting, via AP, IRS watchdog: Senior IRS officials knew in 2011 tea parties’ tax-exempt status being targeted (h/t @GabrielMalor):

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS watchdog: Senior IRS officials knew in 2011 tea parties’ tax-exempt status being targeted.

(added) AP has expanded its report now (h/t reader):

A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

On Friday, the IRS apologized for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if those groups were violating their tax-exempt status.

The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.

The Associated Press obtained part of the draft report.

That report says the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups learned that groups were being targeted in June 2011. It does not say whether Shulman was notified.

Remember, you’re not paranoid, they really do hate you. At the highest levels....

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1 posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/11/2013 1:53:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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3 posted on 05/11/2013 1:54:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember, just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean
some one isn’t out to get you.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 1:54:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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5 posted on 05/11/2013 1:57:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On Jan, 25, 2012, the criteria for flagging suspect groups was changed to, “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement,” the report says.

Wow, nothing more dangerous than educating people on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

6 posted on 05/11/2013 1:58:15 PM PDT by randita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senior IRS officials “knew?” They passed on orders from the WH.


7 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:01 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: randita

” Wow, nothing more dangerous than educating people on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. “

Cut IRS work staff in half(pre-Obama)


8 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting conundrum. Who is the liar in this, the MSM or the gubmint? For once both can not be. Oh wait, AP says IRS person named Douglas. Maybe that is the loophole, AP lies about Douglas but Douglas lies about the Tea Party. And so the truth is still valid, both are liars.

Very interesting. Please pass the popcorn.

9 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:44 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: onyx

Come on Freepers, let’s get ‘er done!


10 posted on 05/11/2013 2:04:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ProudFossil

This is what happens when you have a complaint press-the thugs think they can get away with anything.And up until now,they were right.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 2:05:18 PM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you catch that? “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” there is nothing more dangerous to a budding tyranny than an educated populace.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 2:06:46 PM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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13 posted on 05/11/2013 2:07:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: randita

We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights?

/bitter sarcasm


14 posted on 05/11/2013 2:13:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure that ALL paths lead back to the tsar of the US. Fraud, murder and coverups—a community organizers’ wet dream when he has the press on his side.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 2:13:47 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A perfect example of the limited Friday hangout - now when the report comes out the libs will be claiming “old news.”


16 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:18 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If all the lies told about this administration were printed on paper and sent to Guam, it would likely capsize. Hat tip to Hank Johnson, (d) Ga.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:59 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SaraJohnson

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SaraJohnson!!!

YOU ROCK!!!


18 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Diogenesis

I will repeat what Carney said yesterday when he was asked three time did was the White House aware of this at the IRS,

This just came up and I have not spoken to anyone
I will check on it for you
I am not aware of any of this but I will check

Looks like he is a little more curious since they hung him on the talking points. Could he be worried about his legacy?


19 posted on 05/11/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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Cautious , uhg


20 posted on 05/11/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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