Skip to comments.IRS released confidential info on conservative groups to ProPublica
Posted on 05/14/2013 3:22:15 AM PDT by markomalley
ProPublica on Monday reported that the same IRS division that targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle provided the investigative-reporting organization with confidential applications for tax-exempt status.
That revelation contradicts previous statements from the agency and may represent a violation of federal guidelines. Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS sector that reviews tax-exemption applications, told a congressional oversight committee in April 2012 that IRS code prohibited the agency from providing information about groups that had not yet been approved.
Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) had asked Lerner in March 2012 to provide a list of all organizations that the IRS had subjected to special scrutiny.
Lerner replied that she could not legally reveal information about groups that were not approved and that identifying targeted applicants that were already approved would require additional work, specifically a manual review of each file. She did not identify any of the organizations.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Put these people in prison, all of them
TREASON - entrenched unaccountable bureaucrats (socialists) elevating to TOTALITARIAN tactics for the powers that be when the time is right.
DISMANTLE the IRS.
TREASON - continuous, PRE-MEDITATED, agenda-driven, in-your-face, media-complicit, AGENCY-ABETTED, representative-enabled, ongoing...
At a minimum. HOORAY GeronL!
Nixon’s “crimes” were tame, compared to this. Obama’s actions are Clintonesque - only socialists act this way.
One of the applications the IRS released to ProPublica was from Crossroads GPS, the largest social-welfare nonprofit involved in the 2012 election.
********The group, started in part by GOP consultant Karl Rove, ***********
promised the IRS that any effort to influence elections would be limited. The group spent more than $70 million from anonymous donors in 2012.
ProPublica has partners listed as all left wing media.
I reread that and understand it now.
I just saw a new ripple:
Apparently the IRS targeted PRO-LIFE GROUPS TOO.
On WND is a report where they were forcing a group to also teach pro-choice to qualify? The IRS even rewrote the organizations BYLAWS?
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!
I think this is the WH trying to PREVENT another woodward and bernstein from ever existing.
If anything this speaks of the WH leaking this story for intimidation.
notice how some of these states have fallen to the homosexual based marriage lobby? makes you wonder.
Here is the kicker, there is no way to sue the IRS, file criminal charge etc. The law makes them immune.
Time for IRS immunity to vanish.
That is not true.
72% do not want obamacare...
A MAJORITY of the 28% WANT obamacare...
which is reported as a majority
which is re-reported only a lunatic fringe does not want obamacare
which is re-re-reported as just bitter clingers and religious kooks under IRS audits do not want obamacare
which msnbc re-re-re-reports as racism.
Just a note about this. Rush is now (11:13AM PST) reporting this story. He said he just got this information in an email from a “confidential source.”
Yet...here it is posted on FR at 3:22AM this morning and the “source” is the Washington Post.