Skip to comments.CNN Exclusive: Two ‘Rogue’ IRS Employees Blamed For Tea Party Targeting Scandal
Posted on 05/15/2013 3:20:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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<...”Jay Sekulow (L) says his American Center for Law and Justice will sue the IRS if it doesn’t grant tax-exempt status to 27 tea party groups ‘by Friday’.
‘The IRS’s assertion that this scheme was launched by a couple of rogue employees in the Cincinnati office is absurd,’ Sekulow said. His organization represents 27 tea party organizations, all of which were targeted, he said, with partisan attacks.
‘To suggest that a couple of low-level employees decided to launch this unprecedented conduct of intimidation does not square with the facts,’ he added. “....>
( Both Lois Lerner..(who leads the IRS division that evaluates and monitors tax-exempt organizaations.).... and Shulman will testify in a house Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on May 22.)
Note:....On March 2012, Douglas Shulman, (then the IRS Commissioner), testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight... that the tax agency did not investigate organizations differently according to their political ideologies.....
<....”As you know, we pride ourselves in being non-political, non-partisan organization,”... Shulman said then. ...”There is absolutely no political targeting”...>
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Nothing will happen to the rogue operatives.
They have already been disciplined... With promotions and benefits.
This government is rotten to its core. Civil War looms. Maybe not in my lifetime, but it’s coming.
It was asked before, of another president.
P. S. Cruz or Issa.
So identify and fire these “low level employees”. Prosecute them. It could be that it is near impossible to fire a Federal worker in the IRS
And if prosecuted they rat out their superiors who directed them.
Sure just a couple of rogue employees...they must have been very busy to process the hundreds of applications and of course had absolutely no supervision. To believe that story would be to recognize that the IRS leadership is totally incompetent and should be sacked.
“Two rogue individuals alright. Hussein &Holder”
Right. And Valerie Jarrett is very likely in the mix as well.
This is not the action of 2 people in one office, this was happening all over the country.
Where is the yeah sure girl giff?
One person engaged in improper conduct could be described as a “rouge employee” but two people working together engaged in improper conduct is a “conspiracy”. Engaging in a conspiracy is usually more serious.
They were promised future benefits. Holder will block all prosecution of law.
The only way these people go to jail is with a special prosecutor.
Special prosecutor. This situation is screaming for it.
It appears that this all began shortly after Obama's State of the Union speech in 2010 when he denounced the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. Either he let it be known that the agencies should find a way to accomplish what his lawsuit had failed to accomplish, or a lot of people in the IRS were good at reading his mind.
I'll enjoy hearing what Woodward and Bernstein have to say about this one. Just like old times.
Well, at least Obama can still count on CNN.
That’s the one!
Who is she?
2013 Oscar winner for Best Actress — Jennifer Lawrence.
Where is the “Smells Like Bull$hit” housewife with the spray can? That image is perfect for this thread.
We should remember the tone for this administration was set
in April, 2009 when Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano stated that “Right Wing Extremists” posed a national security threat.
These so called “Right Wing Extremists” were comprised of returning vets, pro life advocates, pro marriage advocates, etc.,etc., And, as a result of these policies, the organizations were put on a watch list by the Department of Homeland Security.
The American Family Assoc, Religious Freedom Coalition, Georgia Christian Alliance and other groups took out full page ads in the Washington Times demanding an apology from Napolitano for smearing their organizations. (I doubt they ever got it.)
Fast forward to approximately 2010, when all of a sudden, “Conservative” groups were put on a watch list of the IRS. The main difference in “Right Wing Extremists” is now they are called “Conservatives”.Somehow I don’t think it is a coincidence that two key departments of the Administration adopted the same policies that would harass and harangue those folks they did not agree with.
It is difficult for me to believe that the beaurocratic nightmares of the IRS could have been pulled off by a couple of rogue agents.
However, despite the claim of just two employees being involved, FOX19 has exclusively learned from two separate sources that there could be at least four Cincinnati employees involved.
Those four employees — whose names we have chosen to withhold until they have been officially confirmed — Have each worked in the IRS Exempt Organizations Department.
This is the same department that has admitted publicly to sending letters to Tea Party and other conservative organizations.
One of FOX19’s two sources went on say that these four IRS workers claim “they simply did what their bosses ordered”. Keep in mind, as FOX19 reported on Tuesday, the report by the Office of Inspector General states that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting Tea Party groups as early as 2011.
In fact, according to that report, Lois Lerner who heads the IRS division that oversees tax exempt organizations, was told on June 29, 2011 that groups with ‘Tea Party’, ‘Patriot’ or ‘9/12 Project’ in their names were being flagged for additional, and often burdensome, scrutiny.
While the IRS is pointing at ‘two rogue employees’, the number of organizations that were singled out has swelled to nearly 500, according to Rep. Congressmen Darryl Issa and Ohio’s Jim Jordan.
FOX News is also reporting that at least two Cincinnati agents have been subpoenaed to testify before congress on Monday.
“For some reason CNN wants to make us think it was just the center at Cincy.”
Whatever keeps Benghazi from the headlines....
Sure it was. It was Nixon defining moment and will be Obama defining moment. Someone is going to ask it and the media will cover it.
The folks at CNN are stenographers for elite democrats - they're not real news people. Which is why they were unable to logic their way through this... (dems didn't feed them a 'take' on the issue)
Well ... we know there’s at least 500 entries on Obama’s “Enemies List” and one of them isn’t Ayman al Zawahiri.