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Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
Breitbart ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; impeachnow; irs; irsbrownshirts; obamaagenda; obamasfault; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; propublica; specialprosecutor
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1 posted on 05/14/2013 8:40:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/14/2013 8:42:10 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Perdogg

Bombshell?


3 posted on 05/14/2013 8:42:48 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: Perdogg

After all this time, what difference does it make?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 8:43:08 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: Perdogg
Is this how the Koch brothers personal affairs became national news?
5 posted on 05/14/2013 8:44:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Perdogg
the 2012 election cycle

That was a long, long time ago. /sarc

6 posted on 05/14/2013 8:44:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Perdogg

Any thoughts on why they would reveal this? Seems kind of stupid and self defeating.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Perdogg

But...according to the original IRS apologist, “this is not how we do things.” Really?


8 posted on 05/14/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Perdogg

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.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 8:46:55 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Perdogg

WOW...and the hits keep on coming...

It is possible Obama was clueless staying above the fray and that Jarrett ordered all of this..


10 posted on 05/14/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: shalom aleichem

Yeah, I was wondering that myself.
Usually leftists are “all in” on anything that advances their agenda and their power.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 8:47:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NTegraT

Apparently, it IS how they do things.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 8:48:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shalom aleichem

I5t’s a dog whistle to encourage other Progressive bureaucrats to do the same at greater frequency and volume.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 8:48:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg

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.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: shalom aleichem

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????


15 posted on 05/14/2013 8:49:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: MrB

Obamalito’s Way..................


16 posted on 05/14/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: shalom aleichem

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.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 8:50:42 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

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.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 8:51:44 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Perdogg
“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 weren’t being targeted.”

I'll be back with the link...

19 posted on 05/14/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: RummyChick

“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.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 8:52:58 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GOPJ

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-denounces-reported-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups/2013/05/13/a0185644-bbdf-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_story.html


21 posted on 05/14/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Perdogg

Is it Special Prosecutor time yet?


22 posted on 05/14/2013 8:54:04 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Perdogg

As I remember, ObamaLied used this very same technique when he ran for the senate.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: shalom aleichem

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...


24 posted on 05/14/2013 8:55:38 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: jpsb
appoint Judge Jeanine Pirro or Sarah Palin as special prosecutor
25 posted on 05/14/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Perdogg

Culture of corruptin.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jpsb
There are not enough prosecutors available to look into the the Obama Whitehouse.

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.

27 posted on 05/14/2013 8:56:49 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: homegroan

“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...”

Good guess

My guess is that the CIA is taking him down


28 posted on 05/14/2013 8:57:38 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Nachum

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-denounces-reported-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups/2013/05/13/a0185644-bbdf-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_story.html

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..

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“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 weren’t being targeted.”

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29 posted on 05/14/2013 8:57:55 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: CitizenUSA
"Methinks this isn’t about them wanting to do the right thing"

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.

30 posted on 05/14/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: RummyChick

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.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 9:00:36 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: OwenKellogg
Bombshell?

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.

32 posted on 05/14/2013 9:00:40 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Perdogg

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.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 9:00:45 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: RummyChick
Soros backed group

Smoke screen for the amnesty and gun registration bills.

34 posted on 05/14/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: OwenKellogg

The calls are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!!


35 posted on 05/14/2013 9:02:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shalom aleichem
Any thoughts on why they would reveal this? Seems kind of stupid and self defeating.

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.

36 posted on 05/14/2013 9:02:50 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Democrat_media
or Mark Levin

I really think it is time for one. There is just so much stuff going on that a dedicated team needs to take over.

37 posted on 05/14/2013 9:03:02 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Perdogg
But they were more than happy to take the documents during the election. Too little, too late.

Charge 0bama with 'Abuse of power', making his 2012 re-election NULL AND VOID.

38 posted on 05/14/2013 9:03:53 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: MrB
Usually leftists are “all in” on anything that advances their agenda and their power.

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.

39 posted on 05/14/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: jpsb

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.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 9:07:18 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: homegroan
That’s what I keep wondering—why all of this stuff is just coming out...

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.

41 posted on 05/14/2013 9:13:06 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Perdogg

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.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 9:20:18 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Perdogg

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?


43 posted on 05/14/2013 9:25:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: RummyChick
It is possible Obama was clueless staying above the fray and that Jarrett ordered all of this..

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.

44 posted on 05/14/2013 9:32:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

What is his name?


45 posted on 05/14/2013 9:42:13 AM PDT by convocation (Malachi 2:17)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yes, what is his name?


46 posted on 05/14/2013 9:56:08 AM PDT by Liberty Wins
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To: shalom aleichem

I am so suspicious of this and all the other info that’s coming to light. What’s going on?


47 posted on 05/14/2013 10:01:03 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Liberty Wins; convocation
First, THANK YOU both for PROVING MY POINT.

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

Denis McDonough is currently serving as the President Barack Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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.

Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV

Are either of you familiar with the CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS (CAP) ?

48 posted on 05/14/2013 10:06:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: shalom aleichem
Any thoughts on why they would reveal this?

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.

49 posted on 05/14/2013 10:21:18 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 10:54:52 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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