Skip to comments.IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups
Posted on 05/13/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
IRS officials at the agencys Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea party-affiliated groups.
IRS employees in Cincinnati also told conservatives seeking the status of social welfare groups that a task force in Washington was overseeing their applications, according to interviews with the activists.
Lois G. Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, told reporters on Friday the absolutely inappropriate actions were undertaken by front-line people working in Cincinnati to target groups with tea party, patriot or 9/12 in their names.
In one instance, however, Ron Bell, an IRS employee, informed an attorney representing a conservative group focused on voter fraud that the application was under review in Washington. On several other occasions, IRS officials in D.C. and California sent detailed questionaires to conservative groups asking more than a dozen questions about their voter outreach and other activities, according to the documents.
For the IRS to say it was some low-level group in Cincinnati is simply false, said Cleta Mitchell, a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP who sought to communicate with IRS headquarters about the delay in granting tax-exempt status to True the Vote.
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Heard on cable news: the “Bush appointee” head of the IRS until November 2012...was a Democrat! He was the one who testified in early 2012 that there was no targeting of Tea Party non-profits.
Everyone knows this was not low level Ohio employees and they have to find a way to bring this to DC without pointing the finger at the purple lipped prince.
Get it all out there WaPo. The sooner you get it all out there, the faster you can dismiss it as ‘old news’.
Shut down the IRS (and the TSA, the Just-us Dept, the “energy” Dept., the “education” dept, the “labor” dept, the Extortion Protection Agency and any number of others).
Do you think that Obama organized the whole affair?Of course he did.
Wonder if the youtube video guy can be blamed for this breech also? /s
This Administration either thinks the majority of Americans are fools, or that the media will cover their arse for everything, or both, but in no way was a “low-level” worker responsible for policy.
The New York Times endorse this practice back in March of 2012- The MSM and DNC knew.
The I.R.S. Does Its Job
Kinda looks like this was coast to coast doesn’t it?
HA....wonder how many LIBERAL organizations the NYTimes would have said should be investigated? Crickets....and there are LOTS more liberal than conservative ones...
I still remember Obama saying, “Punish your enemies.”
“Wonder if the youtube video guy can be blamed for this breech also? /s”
That’s it! Spontanous audits because of the IRS being upset with the anti-Muslim video.
Fast and Furious, IRS audit the Tea Party, assassinate Libyan Ambassador, wiretap the AP Press, hijack healthcare, raise taxes, print cash, drones and death lists, abortion pills for children, bail banks: criminal government.
Does not resemble the activity of a constitutional republic founded on freedom, not in the least.
Hitler and Stalin look like pissants compared to these goons.
Get real. Hitler and Stalin had body counts in the millions.
This is bad enough, but we aren't burying bodies with construction equipment. Yet.
You think like a State Department hack! (just kidding)
50 Million Abortions in the USA to date. Uncle Joe and Dear Leader Mao have nothing on us.
There is no excuse for the babies killed, but it does need to be kept in a realistic perspective.
FRiend, the 50 million dead babies ARE real.
Life and freedom and liberty. That is where I stand.
“Koch Industries Lawyer to White House: How Did You Get Our Tax Information?”
Comparing the current administration to Stalin and Hitler is to overstate things a lot. That is my point.
The hundreds of millions killed by opressive governments around the world are real, too. We're not there yet.
This has legs now...
“This was the result of a few low level employees at one office” is no longer operable.
The only question now is, how well did they obscure the trail to the White House?
Keep in mind that Bill Ayers, just a guy in Obama's neighborhood, just a guy he barely knew, in whose living room Obama launched his political career, openly advocated murdering 25,000,000 Americans, simply because it would be easier than attempting to "re-educate" them.
No, we're not there, yet.
I believe we have commented with each other before on the comparison: this “progressive” government has people that go to work every day with a real hit list of people to kill in other countries, including Americans; the freedom to kill unborn babies within our nation has just been handed to 15 year old children. The second amendment effectively now does not exists in several large cities and states, the Homeland Security is arming itself with billions of rounds of hollow point ammo; there is seemingly never a truthful action by this government, all government action is cloaked while diminishing freedom and life and liberty. Years and years of record unemployment and recession, now IRS tea party attacks, AP “free” press wire taps - personally I think the republic is on the feather edge of collapse. How bad do you think things have to get before this scandalous cabal of nationalist socialist Marxists completely destroy our constitutional republic? Or, is it already gone and I should just accept it and tone done the hyperbole?
If one ponders the events of the last five years, it is entirely understandable why the Russian people accepted Stalin and why German people accepted Hitler, yet I am still astonished to see the Americans accept this criminal tyranny. Lies and Lies and more lies.
That's not happening.
There are problems. Big problems. Overstating them doesn't help you make your point.
Axelrod....Rahm....are just two slimeballs that could / would make that happen.........
Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Did you see the Compost just reported the White Hut consul was told on April 22 about the investigation? That is a major development I think.
Dear I.R.S. ‘members’/federal employees/members of an AFGE UNION,
In regards to the discovered/unconvered/found out/snitched/leaked/left memo on somebody’s desk information concerning investigations of Conservative political organizations and individual Americans.
I wish you all the following:
May the grandchildren that you may have or do presently have, grow to an adult age, and realize the criminal acts you performed, and have party affiliations in opposition to the one that you have sold your souls. May they marry the opposite of what you wish/hope/require them to marry, in either social status, IQ, employment status, or nationality.
I pray that ye view all the above, from your particular Club FED!
saul alinsky whom is in hades is probably dancing a jig with his buddy Lucifer.
Saul - Look lucifer that darkie has been able to cause more havoc in 5 years than at anytime else in the the history of the US. Gee my book must be a great Bible for the radicals.
Lucifer - come now Saul, there is a problem the US Constitution is a much shorter read than your stupid crap book. And it has stood the test of time and unfortunately that darkie will go down in history as a failure, and will be in jail soon enough. So saul, you are now banned to the farthest reaches of hades and you keep company with Hitler, stalin, Lenin, mao, Pol Pot and so many others whom thought that have it made in hades. Remember Hades is my domain, and God is still in control on earth and you guys always forget that he can and will smote you down when you least expect it.