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Holder launches probe into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups
Fox ^ | 5/14/13 | Fox

Posted on 05/14/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Nachum

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he's ordered a Justice Department probe into an IRS program that singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for additional scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status.

Holder announced the investigation during a press conference in Washington. He said the FBI was coordinating with the Department of Justice to see if any laws were broken. He called the practice "outrageous and unacceptable," echoing remarks from President Obama a day earlier.

The probe comes as newly obtained documents show the current IRS chief knew about the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups as early as May 2012 and other officials in Washington were clued in more than a year before that.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holder; holderfox; holderweasel; irs; irsscandal; probe; specialprosecutor; targeting

1 posted on 05/14/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


2 posted on 05/14/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, right


3 posted on 05/14/2013 2:00:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

When did he do that? In 2010 or 2008?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum

Color me skeptical..........


5 posted on 05/14/2013 2:01:28 PM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: onyx

Fall-guy lists being prepared as we type.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 2:01:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

In other news, Hannibal Lecter is heading up a task force to end cannibalism.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 2:02:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nachum

Fletch: “Thank God, the... police”


8 posted on 05/14/2013 2:02:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SpaceBar

You’re right.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 2:02:36 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SpaceBar

At the very least.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 2:03:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum
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11 posted on 05/14/2013 2:03:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum
Just like Captain Renault investigating gambling at Ricks!


12 posted on 05/14/2013 2:04:16 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum
Now give it the Full Reno: since it is being investigated by the DOJ, no one can comment on it any longer and it would be inappropriate for the press to look any further because of the risk of corrupting the prosecution. Then quietly drop it a year or so later.
13 posted on 05/14/2013 2:05:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Nachum
Holder is the fox guarding the henhouse not the sheepdog guarding the sheep.

Need I mention Fast and Furious....

14 posted on 05/14/2013 2:06:06 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Nachum
Look over hear everyone IRS IRS IRS, Forget Benghazi...


15 posted on 05/14/2013 2:06:32 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Nachum

Look in the mirror, Holder!


16 posted on 05/14/2013 2:08:05 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

Holder has used this trick before. Once the “investigation” is started, the Justice Dept. can ignore all press and Congressional requests for information on the topic by saying, “We’re in the middle of an investigation.” They stall until the smoking guns are lost and the public has lost interest.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 2:08:08 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Nachum

“Holder launches probe into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups”

And tomorrow: IRS to audit Holder.
And then: Congress to probe Holder and IRS.
And so on...


18 posted on 05/14/2013 2:12:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RicocheT

You are correct.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 2:13:09 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Nachum

The fox shall make a thorough investigation of the hen house.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 2:13:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: RicocheT

Congress has way more power over the IRS than over other agencies. They can’t stonewall this one because Congress can deal with the IRS directly. The Kenyan is SOL!


21 posted on 05/14/2013 2:14:26 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

IRS is under the Treasury Department which is under the Executive Branch.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 2:23:59 PM PDT by Newfy
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To: Nachum

woofie is going gangbusters on the now released iRS investigative report.. WH alert level remians at Smoke&MirrorsCon 2 .. steady as she goes..


23 posted on 05/14/2013 2:29:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Nachum

“FOX”.

News organization reporting, AND who is guarding the hen house.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 2:29:52 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: Nachum

Can we get the IRS to investigate Justice for the AP wiretaps?


25 posted on 05/14/2013 2:30:43 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: RicocheT
Holder has used this trick before. Once the “investigation” is started, the Justice Dept. can ignore all press and Congressional requests for information on the topic by saying, “We’re in the middle of an investigation.” They stall until the smoking guns are lost and the public has lost interest.

If that's how holder wants it, we'll just concentrate on Benghazi.

26 posted on 05/14/2013 2:31:49 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Nachum
Why are the Republicans allowing the Obama clan to investigate themselves?
They should be out there making sound bites and YES, make it political! Damn

Boehner, put down the scotch and get to work!

27 posted on 05/14/2013 2:32:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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To: Nachum

This bastard will do his ‘probe’ and of course find that the conservative groups acted improperly and that his boss did nothing wrong.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 2:32:36 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Nachum

I am sure Holder is launching a probe into the IRS, he wants to find out why they were so careless as to get caught.


29 posted on 05/14/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Nachum

“Holder to aid IRS in document shredding”


30 posted on 05/14/2013 2:40:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Nachum

You mean that Holder is “fisting” himself?


31 posted on 05/14/2013 2:48:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Nachum

                                                       


Holder launches probe into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups

32 posted on 05/14/2013 2:51:50 PM PDT by tomkat ( solve for x: islam = filth .. Baraq = islam ... Baraq = x)
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To: Nachum

That will be fruitful.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 2:57:40 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Nachum

How can he probe himself?


34 posted on 05/14/2013 2:58:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

Just in case everyone is wondering, let me go ahead and fill you in on what Holder’s report will say, in short:

“No malfeasance found. All personnel followed policy to-the-letter.”

Which, of course, will be a true statement since it’s this administration’s policy to target opponents and journalists.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 3:01:02 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: Nachum

Zero confidence in any Holder department probe.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 3:10:05 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Nachum

He’ll conclude he didn’t know anything about his orders and thus is innocent.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 3:17:47 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Nachum
Obama had the media report this I think. Benghazi is off the radar Obama says its not his department, Holder says he will look into it and that will be the end of it. No one high up gets in trouble and Obama is unscathed but was able to use this to get other things of the front burner. Obama is a bastard genius. The media is in the bag for Obama one big giant head fake and everyone is falling for it. My opinion only.
38 posted on 05/14/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Nachum

There is a purpose to this. Now all the sources have to clam up when Issa comes calling. The reason for this “investigation” is to obfuscate. But this is all an act, to play out what they think is a sideshow.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Nachum

Probe into how the word got out, likely.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 3:25:30 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: Nachum

I feel really good knowing that Holder is in charge of this. I’m sure nothing will be found and all will be good.

Nothing to see, move along.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 3:26:19 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Will88

FLASH-Holder to investigate Fast and Furious.

Says report must be ready not later than March, 2035.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 3:26:34 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Nachum

Too bad Muslims don’t hate the IRS as much as real Americans.

Maybe they need maps to the IRS buildings. What could go wrong they are the ROP after all.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 3:31:28 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Nachum

holder is part of the problem, not the corrective to the problem. The problem being corruption in the “executive branch.”


44 posted on 05/14/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: mnehring

OJ looking for the real killer.


45 posted on 05/14/2013 4:06:39 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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I have a probe for Holder-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOEZAHexacA


46 posted on 05/14/2013 4:41:29 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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