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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

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.

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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