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Cleta Mitchell to Newsmax: IRS Scandal Reaches to White House (says she has tangible proof!)
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Posted on 05/14/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT by drewh

Cleta Mitchell, one of Washington's most respected elections attorneys, told Newsmax she has tangible proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were fully aware of the agency's campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, despite their denials.

And she thinks the president knew about the practice too. If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense.

Mitchell, in an interview with Newsmax TV on Tuesday, said she was told by a Cincinnati IRS agent that applications by two of her conservative clients were being processed by — and would ultimately be approved or denied — in Washington.

She said she also is aware of nearly 100 other conservative groups that were being targeted by Washington.

"There were nearly 100 groups across the country that got the very egregious set of letters from the IRS that were almost identical and they came from offices all over the country so I know of at least 85 to 90, maybe more, organizations," said Mitchell, who represents six groups which say they have been targeted, including the King Street Patriots and True the Vote.

"If they had the name "tea party" or they had the word "patriots" or if their mission was smaller government or study the Constitution, believe it or not, that would cause the IRS to say, 'Oh we better investigate these groups.'"

In the case of one such client, she and her family subsequently became targets for audits to their personal and business tax returns, and were even visited by three different government agencies. She also knows of other groups who had surprise visits from the FBI after they applied for IRS status.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: irs; irsscandal; obama; whirsscandal
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1 posted on 05/14/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Note the irony of the visible words on the sign:


2 posted on 05/14/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: drewh

THIS is huge AND serious.......


3 posted on 05/14/2013 11:20:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh

Lord, make it so.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 11:21:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Red Badger

I think the other shoe just dropped. :)


5 posted on 05/14/2013 11:21:40 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

IT says DC which we know, no where does she say WH, that is only implied or inferred by reader.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: drewh

Will holder and odumb@$$ resign immediately


7 posted on 05/14/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200

A whole lot of resumes are being brushed up today...


8 posted on 05/14/2013 11:24:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: drewh

9 posted on 05/14/2013 11:25:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh
"She thinks"

Well heck, "I think" so too, but that will not buy me much, will it? A lot more proof is needed other than a good hunch.

10 posted on 05/14/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: drewh
I think the other shoe just dropped.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Baynative

Linky no worky. Server probably getting hammered.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 11:29:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: drewh

The GOP House can impeach him until the cows come home. But as long as the Senate Dems remain craven and corrupt, he will not be removed. That is the hard lesson from the Clinton years, and why Obama is pursuing this tyranny with such brazeness.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:08 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: drewh

drewh ~:”... If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense.”

A telephone communication is heresay
A written notification is admissable proof
if written by an adminstrator ( who willthen be thrown under the bus )


14 posted on 05/14/2013 11:30:10 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: drewh; All

And now we know that the IRS sent confidential applications to progressive superpacs.

Including donor lists.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 11:31:55 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Rush was just laying out the story with the Sandlers and Pro Publica.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 11:33:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: drewh

I wanted to join but I was afraid something like this would happen.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: drewh
As long as Boehner is sitting as speaker, there is no such thing as an impeachable offense.

Certainly their are egregious offenses, but until the House is willing to take a vote on impeachment, there will be no impeachment, and therefore no impeachable offenses.

I doubt history will ever reveal what exactly the dems have on Boehner, but it must be devastating.

18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: drewh
If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense.

Its only impeachable if those with the power of impeachment are willing to wield that power.

Democrats will always close ranks and lock arms.

19 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Red Badger
THIS is huge AND serious.......

Your use of "Huge and Serious" is inappropriate here as it is not in line with typical FR lore.

:o)

20 posted on 05/14/2013 11:35:57 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: Baynative

brilliant. Like the teleprompter head photo.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:12 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Its not a link, it's a that shows up fine on my screen. Try this for photo irony.
22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:37:42 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: drewh

A lawyer’s hunch based on logic is not tangible proof.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:27 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Baynative

LOL! Was just telling my folks about that pic while watching the presser.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:46 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: penelopesire

Holy crap ping..read it all


25 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:16 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: drewh

Impeachment is possible in the House.

Conviction and removal in a Dem led Senate will only occur when the politicians fear the loss of their cushy jobs when the people are sufficiently outraged and demand action.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Baynative

“Could be an impeachable offense”

IT IS A DAMN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE! Obama is more corrupt than Johnson, and I’m not talking LBJ.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 11:41:03 AM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: dirtboy

AS I have been posting for about ten days, the lesson on conviction and removal that we learned did not negate the earlier lesson: When the criminality becomes obvious, the criminality and treachery done elsewhere becomes easier to expose and if there are forums like ours that keep this stuff from falling off the radar a feeding frenzy will result.

That feeding frenzy is a natural media event we can and must promote to the point that the voters that mistakenly bought this guy’s story for our nation’s future become sick of him and vomit him up — removed or not, they won’t want a Marxist like him again.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 11:41:18 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years)
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To: drewh

I really think there is a possibility that Chief of Staff gave the stand down order on Benghazi and that may be the shoe that drops this week.

Stands to reason he might know about the IRS, too.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/05/13/the-epicenter-of-benghazi-denis-mcdonough-deputy-national-security-advisor-in-2012-and-white-house-fixer/


29 posted on 05/14/2013 11:43:22 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: drewh

Sent this to Drudge.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 11:45:35 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: KC Burke

Limbaugh is reporting what I read last night - a liberal press service - funded by Geo Soros in part - did receive information from the IRS of the information they illegally targeted.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: drewh

another victim was on Fox and had a letter from an IRS official in Washington.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Tenacious 1

Thus emphasizing the scope and seriousness of the charge........


33 posted on 05/14/2013 11:47:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Tenacious 1; Red Badger
"THIS is huge AND serious.......

Your use of "Huge and Serious" is inappropriate here as it is not in line with typical FR lore.

:o)

...with great justice...

<8^)

34 posted on 05/14/2013 11:48:12 AM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: SE Mom; penelopesire

Hoping Cinncinnatti has some good whistle blowers


35 posted on 05/14/2013 11:48:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And a whole lot of shredding going on


36 posted on 05/14/2013 11:48:38 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

ProPublica got the leaks from the IR


37 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: drewh

obama will sneak out and fly to kenya... because kenya does not have an extradition treaty with the US!!!

Hey... I can dream can’t I? :-)

LLS


38 posted on 05/14/2013 11:50:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: llevrok

Yep!


39 posted on 05/14/2013 11:55:13 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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40 posted on 05/14/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: drewh

They are NOT gonna impeach Barry.

He is going to spend the next 3 1/2 years in Special Prosecutor Hell, and his agenda is D...E...A...D.
But they don’t have the stones to toss the First Black
POTUS out of office.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RummyChick

great read


42 posted on 05/14/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Baynative
I've seen that image a lot lately and did not notice the truthful irony!

Good catch.

43 posted on 05/14/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: drewh
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44 posted on 05/14/2013 12:08:46 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: RummyChick

thanks for the link, I liked this part:
“One of Obama’s closest advisers is his Deputy National Security Adviser. The person acting the part of Deputy National Security Adviser is one Denis McDonough. While McDonough enjoys the credentials of a well-educated 41-year-old, he has sparse work experience. Working on the hill as a legislative aide before transferring to a liberal think tank before campaigning for Obama before becoming Deputy National Security Adviser, is good for McDonough but embarrassing to the position which he holds. [...]

McDonough has a reputation around D.C. – as a rabid mind-fixer in his mission to ‘set the record straight’ with democratic politicians and mainstream media types, who dare veer off the political reservation. It’s rather humorous in a way to see a glorified political functionary like McDonough act the part of a seasoned and experienced political heavyweight. McDonough was promoted out of ideological loyalty over convention. Try telling McDonough that and he’ll likely piss ideological vinegar all over you. But the thing with McDonough’s verbal piss, it doesn’t stain things, it can’t… it’s too inexperienced.”


45 posted on 05/14/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: drewh

Wait until the question from Gingrich starts to settle in:

“Why are you willing, specifically, to target small government, pro-constitution groups AND NOT fundamentalist islamic groups?”


46 posted on 05/14/2013 12:16:35 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: drewh

47 posted on 05/14/2013 12:22:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: drewh

Were the number of Tea Party tax-exempt applications obstructed by the IRS inordinately high in the key battleground states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia)? If so, it would indicate a deliberate strategy to influence the election by indirectly suppressing conservative GOTV efforts in those states. It’s a question our GOP congresscritters should ask.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: drewh

The feds got Al Capone on tax avoidance, they can get Barry Soetoro on this scandal with the IRS.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 12:56:27 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: drewh

The feds got Al Capone on tax avoidance, they can get Barry Soetoro on this scandal with the IRS.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 12:56:39 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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