Skip to comments.Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
Posted on 05/14/2013 8:40:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressive group nine confidential applications of conservative groups whose tax-exempt status was pending.
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After all this time, what difference does it make?
That was a long, long time ago. /sarc
Any thoughts on why they would reveal this? Seems kind of stupid and self defeating.
But...according to the original IRS apologist, “this is not how we do things.” Really?
and can we forget Harry Reid saying he “knows” that Romney didn’t pay taxes???? I hope creepy Harry gets caught in this rip tide.
WOW...and the hits keep on coming...
It is possible Obama was clueless staying above the fray and that Jarrett ordered all of this..
Yeah, I was wondering that myself.
Usually leftists are “all in” on anything that advances their agenda and their power.
Apparently, it IS how they do things.
I5t’s a dog whistle to encourage other Progressive bureaucrats to do the same at greater frequency and volume.
Disclosing tax information to an unauthorized person(s) is a federal crime.
26 USC Sec. 7213. Unauthorized disclosure of information
(a) Returns and return information
(1) Federal employees and other persons
It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of the United
States or any person described in section 6103(n) (or an officer or
employee of any such person), or any former officer or employee,
willfully to disclose to any person, except as authorized in this
title, any return or return information (as defined in section
6103(b)). Any violation of this paragraph shall be a felony
punishable upon conviction by a fine in any amount not exceeding
$5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both, together
with the costs of prosecution, and if such offense is committed by
any officer or employee of the United States, he shall, in addition
to any other punishment, be dismissed from office or discharged from
employment upon conviction for such offense.
Soros backed group
maybe he is done with obama
why didnt these people come forward right away.
did they use the info..are they culpable????
It does seem kind of self defeating, doesn’t it. Maybe they should be asked why it took them so long to come forward with this revelation and why they are revealing it now. Methinks this isn’t about them wanting to do the right thing, because that could have happened when the incidents happened.
there is a lot of chatter about another bombshell to be dropped before the end of the week.
maybe they are just trying to get ahead of it.
I'll be back with the link...
“why didnt these people come forward right away.”
Because they are afraid their group will be revealed as receiving illegal information. They should be sued out of existence. Soros would have to bankroll their legal defense, costing his something for his sleazy activities in this country. The US should have deported this slime ball long ago.
Is it Special Prosecutor time yet?
As I remember, ObamaLied used this very same technique when he ran for the senate.
That’s what I keep wondering—why all of this stuff is just coming out—I suppose it could be a Benghazi smokescreen but with the IRS being the Obamacare police, something tells me all of this IRS stuff is leading up to the repeal of Obamacare...
Culture of corruptin.
How long until we hear that a white president wouldn't be scrutinized like this?
It's time for an official Racism pause and ceasefire.
“I suppose it could be a Benghazi smokescreen but with the IRS being the Obamacare police, something tells me all of this IRS stuff is leading up to the repeal of Obamacare...”
My guess is that the CIA is taking him down
From the above link - Stephen Miller - acting head of IRS said TEA PARTY groups were NOT being targeted. That’s NOT his story today... More Obama Administration LIES..
I wrote to the IRS three times last year after hearing concerns that conservative groups were being targeted, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement Monday. In response to the first letter I sent with some of my colleagues, Steven Miller, the current Acting IRS Commissioner, responded that these groups werent being targeted.
In all likelihood this group probably figured that investigators would discover the crime so better to fess up now rather then get caught in an investigation.
Interesting questions. Rush notes O never governs - a constant campaign - always someone else but now we want to hold O accountable for what we also argue he did not do.
It is never the single man - it is always the ones he brings to the party that do the worst work.
Don't hold your breath. Sandy Burglar was caught stealing national security documents by stuffing them in his underwear (several copies of the same documents) to cover for Bill Clinton during the 9/11 investigation.
It was deemed a "sloppy accidental mistake" and he was reprimanded.
I’ve noticed for years that democrats working in government offices with access to sensitive information have no problem getting information on enemies and using that information against them.
Joe the Plumber.
And they are NEVER prosecuted for their crimes.
Smoke screen for the amnesty and gun registration bills.
The calls are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!
It's time to pick sides on this one. If they thought they were eventually going to get dragged into it. Give something up quickly. This way, they might be able to hide the fact that they were actively collaborating with the IRS to get Conservative Groups denied Tax Exempt Status.
I really think it is time for one. There is just so much stuff going on that a dedicated team needs to take over.
Charge 0bama with 'Abuse of power', making his 2012 re-election NULL AND VOID.
They are loyal to themselves and their own power. In their world, being part of the social collective that has power encourages loyalty. When the power of the collective is in jeopardy, it's every man/woman for themselves.
The collective is threatened. They are picking sides to avoid further scrutiny.
Bingo. This is CYA move on their part. They know it will come out so they’re copping to it to lessen any repercussions they might suffer from it.
Their house is on fire. The media is turning. The first witnesses get amnesty. They are picking sides.
The media can no longer contain the damage. They are overwhelmed. I don't think it is a matter of things "just coming out." They avoided the gun running. They blacked out Gosnel. They re-wrote and lobbied for Obamacare. They glossed over Executive Orders. They avoided Obama's past like the plague. Suddenly the only news is scandal after scandal. They can't find a fall back story because celebrities are behaving.
Obama needs a war to break out to save him (or have the media bail him out) at this point.
ON A SIDE NOTE: It is painfully clear that this Administration is against the people thus Congress needs to immediately order the confiscation of the BILLION + rounds of ammo the DHS has purchased before this government starts using it on us.
The administration orders the irs to harass conservative groups. It tells the irs to give information to groups that it’s friendly with. It allows Americans to die in Libya rather than annoy its buddies. It condemns police who arrest people of the wrong race. It refuses to prosecute voting site harassment. It gets on TV and shows support for a young thug. It refuses to condemn the Boston terror attack but tells people not to judge everyone of a certain creed. It writes in a book that it was born in Kenya and then claims that it was born in the USA.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark?
The person 'doing all this' is not Obama. It is the most powerful man in our government. The one nobody hears about. The one nobody notices.
For instance, here he is sitting in the KEY COMMAND position between The General and the Secretary of State. He was in charge during the Bin Laden fiasco, and he was in charge while Obama was asleep during the Benghazi fiasco. He is the MAN BEHIND THE THRONE (source: Wikipedia) and he publicly STATED that he was the one IN CHARGE during these incidents.
This was a very widespread PHOTO on the internet, and especially FR, and yet, NO ONE NOTICES THE GUY, or that he is sitting where OBAMA should have been.
What is his name?
Yes, what is his name?
I am so suspicious of this and all the other info that’s coming to light. What’s going on?
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
Denis McDonough is currently serving as the President Barack Obamas Chief of Staff, a position he assumed in February 2013. Prior to assuming this role, he served as the Deputy National Security Advisor from October 2010 to January 2013. He also served as the Chief of Staff of the National Security Staff and as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications.
Prior to arriving at the White House, McDonough served as a senior advisor on foreign policy issues on the Presidential Transition Team and on President Obamas 2008 campaign. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. McDonough has also worked in the Congress, including as Foreign Policy Advisor for Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle.
Are either of you familiar with the CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS (CAP) ?
I looked into ProPublica's side of it. They state they contacted the IRS immediately and were repeatedly ignored and then told it was only a minor mistake.
I suspect they came forward for two reasons: first, to be the knowing recipient of this stuff is to be very vulnerable to legal action and to end up holding the bag when the denials start from the IRS, and second, because part of their mission is to be a watchdog for precisely this sort of thing.
I think there is a tendency in some quarters in DC to consider this sort of thing borderline legal and one of the perquisites of office. It isn't anything of the sort, it's quite a bit like sending the army after political opponents, and I suggest that most of the people behind it aren't quite old enough to remember Richard Nixon getting burned for it. Or perhaps they felt they'd never be caught, or that they could bluster their way out of it. They're trying the latter now.
He looks like Rahm. Re: Benghazi, it is rumored that he, McDonough, during the phone conversation that Barry was having with Bibi, gave the STAND DOWN order because Barry was occupied with his phone conversation and was NOT to be bothered. This timing is consistent with time in Washington and actual time in Libya.