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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

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To: SeekAndFind
I feel just a little bit sorry for the two schmucks who're about to be thrown under the RAT bus with their lives and freedom on the line, but only because the real culprits will skip free....again. The two "rogue operatives" no doubt deserve to wear the bus, but not alone.
101 posted on 05/15/2013 6:10:34 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: justlurking
Yes, I don't think alot of these “low level” peopole are going down without bringing those that told them to do it with them—that is, unless they have been threatened.
102 posted on 05/15/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: shalom aleichem

<...”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”...>

(From the article)


103 posted on 05/15/2013 6:29:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: ExSoldier

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.


104 posted on 05/15/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Orange1998

It was asked before, of another president.


105 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Orange1998

P. S. Cruz or Issa.


106 posted on 05/15/2013 6:40:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


107 posted on 05/15/2013 6:41:17 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


108 posted on 05/15/2013 6:51:23 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Old Yeller

“Two rogue individuals alright. Hussein &Holder”

Right. And Valerie Jarrett is very likely in the mix as well.


109 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:45 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is not the action of 2 people in one office, this was happening all over the country.


110 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where is the yeah sure girl giff?


111 posted on 05/15/2013 7:20:51 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: mware

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.


112 posted on 05/15/2013 7:26:58 PM PDT by etcb
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To: dandiegirl

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.


113 posted on 05/15/2013 7:40:36 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: RetiredArmy
They are the two hardest-working people in the federal government--going after 500 conservative organizations.

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.

114 posted on 05/15/2013 7:46:09 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind
Why sure it was. It was just a third-rate burglary, right? A cancer on the Presidency? Some low-level staffers committing multiple felonies with the best of intentions? An Attorney General in crime up to his ears? IRS abuse? Couldn't reach the President's office, could it?

I'll enjoy hearing what Woodward and Bernstein have to say about this one. Just like old times.

115 posted on 05/15/2013 7:50:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, at least Obama can still count on CNN.


116 posted on 05/15/2013 7:51:08 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Sequoyah101

117 posted on 05/15/2013 8:01:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the one!

Who is she?


118 posted on 05/15/2013 8:15:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

2013 Oscar winner for Best Actress — Jennifer Lawrence.


119 posted on 05/15/2013 8:17:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sequoyah101

Where is the “Smells Like Bull$hit” housewife with the spray can? That image is perfect for this thread.


120 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:04 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


121 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT by After Hours (Life is tough, but it is tougher when you are stupid: John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

http://www.fox19.com/story/22265631/four-cincy-irs-workers-not-two-allegedly-connected-to-scandal


122 posted on 05/15/2013 9:00:44 PM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: muawiyah

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

Whatever keeps Benghazi from the headlines....


123 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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124 posted on 05/16/2013 6:11:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


125 posted on 05/16/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Bryan24
It is IMPOSSIBLE for 2 rogue employees to do what was done. Congress better put on their big boy britches and slap this down right now.

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)

126 posted on 05/16/2013 4:45:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Jesus said, Give your money to the poor. NOT 'Give your neighbor's money to the poor' freeper kevao)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well ... we know there’s at least 500 entries on Obama’s “Enemies List” and one of them isn’t Ayman al Zawahiri.


127 posted on 05/16/2013 10:48:31 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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