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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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To: Diogenesis
Nixon tried to stop the marxist threat that we are now living with. Obama is the fate that Nixon tried to save us from but the media destroyed him first.
21 posted on 05/11/2013 2:21:04 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The IRS also has been targeting tea party/patriot individuals. Talk about subverting the democratic process! After a nine month long IRS enema, I confess that I feel sick every time I contribute to a conservative cause. I’m even suspicious of callers claiming to be soliciting funds for the tea party or patriotic groups.

Democrat = Gestapo

Thanks to God and a fine tax attorney, I survived, but how many people can pay the price of a top tax attorney? The government has unlimited funds and lawyers. Most people don’t have the money or the huge amount of time required by ideologically inspired tax audits.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 2:21:31 PM PDT by July4
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To: Diogenesis
D, there is no comparison. Nixon was a Christian, a veteran, a native born American who knew how many states were in the union at any given time. He was a heterosexual. He spent eight years learning how to run a country by working with one of the best. Nixon was an anti-communist and a patriot. He would not have hung Americans under attack out to dry.

Nobody died at the Watergate.

23 posted on 05/11/2013 2:22:29 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: crosslink

Given everything else that’s going on, he may have more to worry about than his legacy.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 2:22:47 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The timing is interesting to me. It detracts from Benghazi, which is a more damaging issue.


25 posted on 05/11/2013 2:23:56 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: crosslink

He did however point out that the man in charge was a Bush appointee. Bush’s fault.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Diogenesis

Nixon loved his country,The One doesn’t.

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27 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bammy keeps claiming that the IRS is “independent”.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

IRS independent? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought the chain of command was POTUS - Treasury Dept. - IRS.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by July4
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To: Diogenesis

Makes you wonder if the IRS is that civilian army Barry threatened us with when the idiots elected him the first time.


30 posted on 05/11/2013 2:34:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: tet68

Somewhere Former President Richard Nixon is thinking “If only I was born in Kenya”.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The IRS reported into then-secretary of the Treasury, "Turbo Tax" Tim Geithner, a well-known tax avoider. So, once again, the guy who evades the tax system then institutes policies to discriminate against good citizens.

This is the most un-American act, using the IRS politically and everyone, EVERYONE, should be outraged.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well... they are armed, rather well.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 2:41:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For decades, patriot and martyr, Irwin Schiff, tried to tell the truth abut the income tax

34 posted on 05/11/2013 2:45:53 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems a lot of random acts of journalism are happening all of the sudden.

It is surprising what they uncover when they do actual investigative reporting, rather than just parrot the Dems liberal daily talkingpoints.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: July4

Bammy doesn’t have nothing to do with nothing. Especially if it’s bad news.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wastedyears
We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights?

Well, Johnny, we used to. As soon as the drone has passed over, I'll tell you about it.

37 posted on 05/11/2013 3:23:50 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On another site, someone remarked that this is an attempt to draw attention from Benghazi and amnesty legislation. We can not lose sight of the big picture. This needs to be woven into the bigger narrative that the larger the government, the larger the abuses, if this doesn`t prove it, then what will, Femma Camps?
38 posted on 05/11/2013 3:36:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PRISON!


39 posted on 05/11/2013 3:40:03 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

40 posted on 05/11/2013 3:40:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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