Skip to comments.FOX19 EXCLUSIVE: Four local IRS workers allegedly connected to scandal
Posted on 05/15/2013 8:21:04 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as four people may be the first Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.
On Wednesday, the IRS announced that it has pin-pointed two employees at the agency's Cincinnati office for being 'primarily' responsible.
In addition, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigned his position, revealed by President Obama on Wednesday.
"Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS, because given the controversy surrounding this audit, it's important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward," said President Obama in a statement on Wednesday evening.
Prior to his resignation, Steven Miller called the two Cincinnati employees 'rogue' and 'off the reservation', adding that they were 'overly aggressive' in handling the requests from those conservative groups over the past two years.
Miller also added that those two employees have already been 'disciplined' by the agency.
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.
FOX19 has also confirmed those four Cincinnati employees made large requests of information from:
The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party in January of 2012. The Ohio Liberty Council in January of 2012.. Dan Backer, a lawyer based in Washington D.C. who helped six small conservative groups apply for 501c4 status in February of 2012. The Liberty Township Tea Party in March of 2012.
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.
This is only the beginning. Watch the real fun now, as everyone now runs for cover and begin to ‘lawyer up’. Man, I hope Boehner doesn’t drop the ball on this one, and he’d better get that ‘Select Committee’ up and running soon.
Of all the places to play a major role in the destruction of America. Cincinnati. Geeez.
They need to identify EVERY IRS manager and lackey in the bureaucratic “tree” from the IRS commissioner down to these flunkeys.
But -even here! - the news reporter hides behind ??? using the excuse “we don’t know of they are guilty yet”
Lois is about to get the Presidents medal at Western New England College as an Alumni.
The College is going forth with their acclamation of her wunderbar public service.
Bet I know something all four have in common.
This my friends is a fabrication. Just convenient little fish to feed the sharks and entertain the sheeple.
So sad so pitiful so shameful
We need to keep the heat up on our side to pursue this. They used the IRS to damage our ability to organize and get out the vote.
People need to go to P-R-I-S-O-N.
Yes, prison terms would keep future bureaucrats from attempting similar actions.
Bath-House Barry and Valerie Jarrett are just throwing chum out for what they perceive are the sharks.
Little do they know, we’re not going for the chum-—we’re going for the throat.
The only way anyone is going to prison is to....
- secure testimony under oath
- develop case/evidence that violations of U.S. laws were committed
- issue indictments
- with consequent trials by jury
The congress is the only hope, because Obama and his cronies will only settle this issue by way of obscure ‘disciplinary’ actions and some firings of underlings. All the MANAGING culprits will be protected and remain in place. And “scandal” will be over. Unless CONGRESS ACTS, as they are responsible to doing under their “oversight” responsibility under the U.S. Constitution.
Now, getting softasssss Boehner to act is an entirely different matter.
Aren’t they giving out “awards” to every piece of shiite that is in trouble?
They think it will convince their base that the commies are wonderful!
And, it will probably work...with the idiots that voted for Barry and watch awards shows.
What do you read? What does your spouse read? What do you think and why do you think it? Who gave you permission to read and think ? Who are your friends and will they ever run for office in the next fifty years?
Nice of them to take one for the team. Think Øbongo will send them a Christmas card in the pen?
Techenicallly they call themselves a University now.
They better dig up and ensure they are keeping safe proof that this is the case, Obama is looking for someone to blame other than himself and he intends to bury them.
We’re being rope-a-doped. This isn’t the scandal - Benghazi is! They’re going to trot out a few handfuls of bad IRS agents, fire up the bus, and say “OK, sorry about that, but we fixed it”.
Don’t be distracted. Both sides have used the IRS for dirty tricks. If you think it was just coincidence that this came out just as Benghazi-gate started to undermine Obama and Hillary - think again. And think about who the IRS reports to.