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Acting Chief of I.R.S. Forced Out Over Tea Party Targeting
New York Times ^ | May 15, 2013 | Johnathan Weisman

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:06:07 PM PDT by lbryce

President Obama announced Wednesday night that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service had been ousted after disclosures that the agency gave special scrutiny to conservative groups. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., meanwhile, warned top I.R.S. officials that a Justice Department inquiry would examine any false statements to see if they constituted a crime. Attorney General on the I.R.S.

Speaking in the White House’s formal East Room, Mr. Obama said Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew had asked for and accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner, Steven Miller, who as deputy commissioner was aware of the agency’s efforts to demand more information from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status in early 2012.

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Mr. Obama said. “It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is the I.R.S. has to operate with absolute integrity.”

Mr. Miller, who told agency employees that he would leave the administration in early June, is scheduled to testify Friday before the House Ways and Means Committee in the first of a series of hearings on the I.R.S. activities.

The president acted as his administration broadly stepped up pressure on the I.R.S. — and sought to insulate itself from the outcry over the agency’s conduct. Mr. Obama spoke to reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Mr. Lew and his deputy, Neil Wolin, who will be responsible for carrying out the president’s orders to install safeguards to prevent a similar effort.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; irs; scandal; teaparty
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41 posted on 05/15/2013 10:39:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lbryce

What do they mean forced out,he was leaving in June anyway,so now he is forced out? Guess when the Forced out guy is leaving? The same date he was leaving without being forced out,June,what a farce

42 posted on 05/16/2013 3:54:14 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: bigheadfred

He’s done his work. He swung the sword and now he falls on it.

How long until he’s picked up for a lucrative “private” sector job?

43 posted on 05/16/2013 5:01:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Venturer

> And Obama jumps up and takes credit for getting rid of the guy.

Can you believe this arrogant POS?

After 5 years of it, yeah. If you have no conscience, lying is easy; it’s just acting to a sociopath.

44 posted on 05/16/2013 5:22:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: gore_sux

> Hmmm. I just read an interesting point on RCP. Remember when Harry Reid repeatedly attacked Romney for not paying taxes for a decade? Where did Mr. Reid claim to get that information from? According to Reid it was from a guy at Bain, but perhaps there was some more leaking from the good’ ol IRS going on there. Time to investigate Senator Reid too! This could become a real bloodbath!

I think it’s not only possible that Harry got his info from the IRS it’s the most likely scenario that makes sense. Yep. This needs to be checked out too and if it’s true he needs to be removed as well without his pension. An investigation into how he accumulated his wealth might not be a bad idea either...: - )

45 posted on 05/16/2013 5:29:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lbryce

Lies, lies, and more lies.

46 posted on 05/16/2013 5:31:21 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Miller took office exactly three days after ObaMao was safely re-elected and, thus, had nothing to do with the scandal. This is Kabuki Theater, pure and simple.

47 posted on 05/16/2013 6:27:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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