Skip to comments.Documents: IRS harassing letters came from DC headquarters and California offices
Posted on 05/15/2013 11:06:23 PM PDT by GVnana
Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees
Tax agency has admitted targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for special, politically motivated scrutiny
IRS inspector general focused on wrongdoing in Cincinnati, Ohio office and ignored abusive letters coming from other cities
MailOnline found letters from IRS's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and from IRS offices in two southern California cities
The American Center on Law and Justice is threatening to sue the IRS if 27 tea party groups aren't granted tax-exempt statuses by Friday
Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status.
The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations.
And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner whom President Obama fired later in the day had identified two 'rogue' employees, both in Cincinnati, whom he thought were responsible for targeting right-wing organizations with tactics that were not applied to left-wing or non-political groups.
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So much for the 2 guys in Cincy making all those crop circles by themselves theory
Pinging some FRiends here...
This thing is much bigger than first thought.
In fact, it explains so much about the last election, and the manner...with surety...the the ‘rats claimed that the TEA Party was dead.
Thanks so much for the ping!
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Once again, the English press doing the job that American journalists refuse to do.
Read this, you know there have to be more like her out there.
Of course it was organized at the top. Just thinking logically, why would a bureaucracy's worker bee, a lowly tax clerk, want to stir up a storm by sending out clearly illegal requests to a narrowly selected group of organizations? Where would you even find a government worker with initiative? Why would they want to endanger themselves by putting their names to letters that will most certainly make their way to courts and media? How would they organize, invisibly to their superiors, a country-wide targeting campaign? It is absolutely impossible; and those workers that are identified already are just the first sacrifices. They could be even innocent.
I totally agree
Have you seen this?
M passing it to as many media as possible. Even sent to my congressman
Does it fit into RICO law?
Need to find out if Sor is visiting the WH as often as he initially did
Tip of the iceberg.
Yeah, it didn't take long for CNN to get a black eye on that story. LOL.
Did you see this? Holly crap this explains it all:
Timeline Shows Influence of Soros-Funded Groups
March 1-17, 2010: First ten reported cases of targeting by the IRS against groups that had ties to the “tea party or similar organizations.”
Sept. 16, 2010: TIME article “The New GOP Money Stampede” quotes Wertheimer;
Sept. 23, 2010: DISCLOSE act, a campaign finance disclosure act specifically targeting a Tea Party group, in the writing of which the CLC participated, fails in the Senate;
Sept. 28, 2010: Democrat Senator Max Baucus writes a letter to the IRS, citing the TIME article;
Oct. 5, 2010: Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center petition IRS, Wertheimer writes HuffPo article;
Oct. 7, 2010: Legal brief from HoltzmanVogel PLLC against the Democracy 21 petition;
Oct. 14, 2010: Dick Durbin asks IRS to investigate American Crossroads, HuffPo coverage;
June 27, 2011: Second petition to the IRS by CLC and Democracy 21;
June 29, 2011: IRS senior agency official Lois Lerner briefed on efforts to target groups which “criticize how the country is being run”;
Sept. 28, 2011: CLC and Democracy 21 petition IRS again, this time about four conservative groups;
Oct. 31, 2011: CPI “investigation”;
Nov. 18, 2011: Mother Jones article;
Nov. 21, 2011: Alternet repost of Mother Jones Article;
Dec. 29, 2011: New York Times oped;
Jan. 15, 2012: IRS targeted groups focusing on limiting government or educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights;
February 2012: First articles promoting this issue appear in New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times
$6.1 Million in Soros Funding Since 2000
Center for Public Integrity: $2,716,328
Campaign Legal Center: $677,000
Media Consortium: $675,000
Mother Jones: $485,000
Democracy 21: $365,000
Human Rights Campaign: $600,000
Soros and his fellow travelers are essentially running a shadow government. Soros is like Goebbels with deep pockets, running the propaganda apparatus that has had a significant impact on American elections and American society.
Jail to the chief.
To understand what happened, first all the people affected by these audits and harassment must be interviewed and their cases reviewed. Then every IRS person associated with these cases must be prosecuted and threatened with prison time. These people must reveal under oath who gave them direction.
I doubt anyone in Washington will conduct this kind of investigation.
As is typical of this administration, they begin throwing people, at the lowest levels possible, under the bus in order to determine at which level the sheep among us will be satisfied, thus sparing all of the politically connected decision makers in each agency.