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CNN Exclusive: Two ‘Rogue’ IRS Employees Blamed For Tea Party Targeting Scandal
MediaIte ^ | 05/15/2013 | by Matt Wilstein

Posted on 05/15/2013 3:20:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

CNN’s Drew Griffin broke into Wolf Blitzer‘s Newsroom report Wednesday afternoon to reveal new information about the investigation into the IRS’ admission that they targeted conservatives during the 2012 election year.

Griffin said a Congressional source told him that the acting commissioner of the IRS, Steven Miller, has identified two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office, who he characterized as “off the reservation.” The commissioner reportedly said the two, as yet unnamed, employees were “principally responsible for overly aggressive handling of Tea Party requests for tax exempt status over the past two years.” Another source, according to Griffin, said that Miller confirmed that two employees have “already been disciplined.”

“I suspect a lot of Republicans, especially, but there are a bunch of Democrats outraged by this as well,” Blitzer said, “are going to suggest this may just be the tip of the iceberg, if you will. They’re going to want to see who else could be implicated in this.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; impeachnow; implausibledenial; irs; irsscandal; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politicalpersecution; religiouspersecution; rogue; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/15/2013 3:20:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

THIS is a lie and a cover-up.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 3:21:46 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: SeekAndFind

Ya, and it was a you tube that caused Benghazi as well....

And I got a bridge to sell ya in Brooklyn.

The sheeple will fall for it though.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 3:21:56 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two rogue individuals alright. Hussein &Holder


4 posted on 05/15/2013 3:24:17 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I hope that all the fat-cat federal bureaucrats hired by Obama understand the ramifications of Obama’s scapegoat policy.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 3:24:21 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind
It is just one lie after another.
6 posted on 05/15/2013 3:24:33 PM PDT by detective
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free
Low level employees don't spread the idea to other centers ~ but their bosses do!

For some reason CNN wants to make us think it was just the center at Cincy.

7 posted on 05/15/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Put them on the witness stand, under oath.

They can either name who put them up to this, or they will be the target of the mother of all civil rights suit.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late to call them “rouge”. Bette Midler has already tweeted her support for such partisan activity by government offices.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 3:26:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sure hope those low level rogue employees were able to forward e-mails to their personal accounts before they were disciplined, so they could provide documentation that they were following orders from higher ups.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 3:26:50 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama needs a bigger bus. Eventually people he keeps blaming will turn on him. I hope sooner than later.

Words can’t express how much I hate Obama and I hate the republicans let him get away with everything. There is no accountability at all for him.

FUBO


11 posted on 05/15/2013 3:27:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

So how much is Soro’s paying the employees to say it was them not obama who went after conservatives?


12 posted on 05/15/2013 3:27:44 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 05/15/2013 3:28:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

What about Senators Charles E. Schumer, Michael Bennet, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, Jeanne Shaheen and Al Franken?


14 posted on 05/15/2013 3:28:49 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send them to jail until they sing!!!!


15 posted on 05/15/2013 3:29:29 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free

“THIS is a lie and a cover-up.”

Any bureaucrat who gets instructions to do something they’re antsy about would document, document, document. If they try to hang somebody that somebody had better have printed off the emails and recorded the voicemails and verbal instructions. CYA is the name of the game and any employee would be stupid not to follow the game rules.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh but when even a liberal nutcase shoots somebody they speculate he was incited by tea party rhetoric.

Obama talks dirt on conservative Americans every day, and these people work for his administration. Duh they got their ideas from him.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 3:30:13 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ilovesarah2012
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18 posted on 05/15/2013 3:30:20 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: SeekAndFind

Boxer and Feinstein?


19 posted on 05/15/2013 3:31:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mat_Helm

If it was just two rogue agents then why has
Miller resigned?


20 posted on 05/15/2013 3:32:26 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free

There is no such thing as rogue operatives in the federal government. Even the most trivial of memos is reviewed ad nauesaum by layer after layer of the bureaucracy. The chain of command is rigidely inforced.

The vast majority of federal employees are in government service because they like the structure and job security. They don’t go off the reservation. Period. This direction came from upper layers. The only question is how high did it go.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 3:32:32 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

TWO people did all this?? TWO people?? Sure. Right. Very believable. I mean, I believe it, don’t ya’ll??


22 posted on 05/15/2013 3:32:53 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this “Cincinnati” business is misleading some people. Isn’t that a major IRS office? Also I heard that one person was reviewing all conservative applications, later expanded to “several” people.

So these two “rogue” people cornered the IRS market on conservative applications, and no one noticed?

Sure, they didn’t notice it was taking conservative groups 27 months to get approved.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 3:33:01 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: muawiyah

He did not care when it favored him but now he cares after winning? He had this one chance to come clean instead he claims “unaware”. What is next???.... “I am not a crook”.


24 posted on 05/15/2013 3:33:40 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: SeekAndFind

aka Two employees to get Swiss Bank accounts.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 3:34:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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who signed the IRS requests - I betcha it was more than just two names. I heard there were 500 companies - how many agents sent out requests?

It might be the unit supervisors giving the instructions to the agents. I don’t know how many agents each unit head supervises.

At a minimum I hope they go to jail. I hope they get sued personally. I hope the are disbarred from any federal government contract.


26 posted on 05/15/2013 3:34:47 PM PDT by glm
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure. Just 2 rogues. They will be sacrificed like lambs, and when the heat’s off, given cushy jobs compliments of the democrat party.
The irs will be good for a few months, then go back to being the instrument of a fascist dictatorship.


27 posted on 05/15/2013 3:36:48 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Griffin said a Congressional source told him that the acting commissioner of the IRS, Steven Miller, has identified two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office, who he characterized as “off the reservation.” The commissioner reportedly said the two, as yet unnamed, employees were “principally responsible for overly aggressive handling of Tea Party requests for tax exempt status over the past two years.” “

BOVINE SCATOLOGY! Sorry for shouting but this isn’t even bullish!t, it’s horse sh!t. Blame the lower level staffers and avoid the blame further up the chain.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 3:36:52 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (DoD civilian, retired Army. Furlough...the new "F" word.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bette Midler is a rouge agent, I bet!


29 posted on 05/15/2013 3:37:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind

Absolutely no one I talk to will buy this crapola!!


30 posted on 05/15/2013 3:38:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

As far as I know he has been president since 2008. He wanted re-election so it didn’t matter to him that the IRS was punishing the Tea Party, he wanted them stopped and they did it for him.

He just came on tv saying how outraged he is and it will be investigated and dealt with. He is going to throw people under the bus now because he got his re-election and doesn’t need them anymore.


31 posted on 05/15/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A. Bulls#it.
B. This is a trial balloon to see how it polls to pin the blame on 2 underlings
3. A CNN Exclusive = “Made Up out of Thin Air”
4. All the above


32 posted on 05/15/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Well that’s a relief. At least his scandals are not anything like Bush’

Pray for America to Wake Up


33 posted on 05/15/2013 3:41:58 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: Williams
Sure, they didn’t notice it was taking conservative groups 27 months to get approved.

You are right! Any manager worth his salt would check on department performance including volume, back logs, quality of work and conformance to standards. They would know what their people are doing. No one runs a "rogue" operation of this magnitude without the approval or a wink from higher up.

34 posted on 05/15/2013 3:45:30 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: rwa265

I sure hope those low level rogue employees were able to forward e-mails to their personal accounts before they were disciplined, so they could provide documentation that they were following orders from higher ups.


That reminds me of a retired Air Force Sergeant I once worked with. He always amazed me with his constant printing of e-mails that he received.

I asked him why he did it, he said that he learned the hard way that e-mails can just disappear when the “brass” wants them to. It’s a lot harder to make hard-copy disappear especially if they don’t know you have it.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free

Yes, but the American people are known to fall for cover-ups time immemorial.


37 posted on 05/15/2013 3:47:45 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: bray

The American people can’t wake up; they have a vested interest in everything obama.


38 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:48 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SeekAndFind

And their supervisors were like WWE referees and “powerless to stop it.”

Do they think everyone is as dumb as a Democrat?


39 posted on 05/15/2013 3:48:57 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: trubolotta

Any manager worth his salt would check on department performance including volume, back logs, quality of work and conformance to standards. They would know what their people are doing.
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This is true — even for the worst of managers in the federal government. Managers don’t tolerate their subordinates doing anything that could come back to bite them. The managers may not know what they themselves are doing, but they ALWAYS know what their people are doing.


40 posted on 05/15/2013 3:50:20 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is not responsible for any of the current scandals. He inherited the culture of corruption from the previous administration.


41 posted on 05/15/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: Theodore R.

You’re right. The American people don’t want to stop the gravy train. America — Land of the Free — now has a whole new meaning.


42 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: trubolotta

I think Obama should re-deliver his Ohio commencement speech telling young people not to listen to anyone who says government might do bad things.

He shouldn’t be let anywhere near young people.


43 posted on 05/15/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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The Chi/mob---Obomba/Jarrett/Holder/Axelrod/Emanuel--- are trying to contain the damage---claiming the IRS action was confined to the Cincinnati office.

BUT the Cincinatti IRS office (which seems to have done most of the hands-on dirty work) is the one that controls all the “battleground states” that Obama needed to win in the last election.

Obama's own political support organizations (even outside of the country!) got fast-tracked........BUT any organization he thought might oppose him in those crucial states got silenced or prevented from collecting funds during the time leading up to the elections.

Hatch Act rules.

44 posted on 05/15/2013 3:53:40 PM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
I call bs. I know several government workers, and I tell ya, none would risk their pension and benefits for a political posturing of this type.

99.999% chance that someone in the Obama administration gave the order, or there was some kind of sweet deal or incentive for these so called rogue employees (from the Obama administration).

45 posted on 05/15/2013 3:57:49 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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"The buck stops here." - Harry S Truman

"What buck? I never saw a buck. The buck never got here. Bush must have taken the buck." - Barry H. Obama

46 posted on 05/15/2013 3:57:49 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: SeekAndFind
These two "rogue" IRS goons will take the fall for this, and as long as they are standup, and keep their mouths shut, they will be taken care of.

This is the way the Mob works. It's SOP for our Mobbed up Prez. No one rats out the Don.

47 posted on 05/15/2013 3:57:52 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Williams

Obama’s speech was loaded with bull squat anyway. I don’t know any conservatives who believe that the government is the root of all problems. That would make us anarchists, no? We do, however, believe that liberals are the root of most problems with government.


48 posted on 05/15/2013 3:58:05 PM PDT by JoeRed
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and have already been disciplined.

What does that mean? Fired? Wrote up? What?

I hope criminal charges are coming.


49 posted on 05/15/2013 4:00:11 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: SeekAndFind

50 posted on 05/15/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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