Skip to comments.FOX19 EXCLUSIVE: Four local IRS workers allegedly connected to scandal
Posted on 05/16/2013 12:27:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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. (Snip) 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.
Remember how the TV told us that anyone that thought this was happening last year was just "CWAZY!, "NUTS!", "A Fox-News Zombie!", "Crazy Freeper!", or something similarly insulting?
Let me guess...were the IRS employees:
D. Obama supporters
E. all of the above
Already posted, please delete...
The answer is E.
It is curious how much better people talk wearing an orange jumpsuit. Their memory for names, places,dates, just achieves a real clarity.
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With the speed some stories get buried maybe the important ones should be posted more than once. My judgement says this is ...
Obama and goons have lied about this - and it’s bad enough that few outside of conservative websites will see this...
Then again, the press appears to be waking up to the reality democrats are lowlife criminals... the process is stated... it’s not going to stop.
I like the part where the article says they have already been disciplined.
Sure. Only jail time for these hacks.
...”Then again, the press appears to be waking up to the reality democrats are lowlife criminals... the process is stated... its not going to stop”...
I find myself wondering whether some really decent people at AP have learned something which goes beyone Benghazi and the criminal action which took place at the IRS and that is why the Justice Dept. was illegally snooping around in their business. I would almost put money on it. The America we have known, which is cherished by the world, regardless of what the envious say, has really taken a beating during the last five years and I am hoping both Democrats and Republicans will pull together to stop the suicidal path we are on. However, the press is the key. Will they betray and kill or will they seek the truth and give life. Time will tell.
Just doing what boss told them to do
My guess too. It is going to be fun when they get these employees before a Republican House Panel and get grilled.
I’m guessing Obama and Holder will have to bribe them with lotsa cash to keep their mouths shut. Otherwise they might sing like Tweety Bird. The Pubs had better be watching these people VERY closely for signs of bribing.
Wasn't that same defence tried by a bunch of thugs in the mid 40's?
This comes down to the same thing as following an illegal order in the military. If you do, your culpability is just the same as the person who issued that illegal order. This is just another coverup because as noted last night, some of the letters came from the DC and California offices as well. The Cincy thing was the first misdirection play.
At the time the first floated the low level blame, I said anyone in the Cincy office should have been on the line either with their lawyer or finding one to call anyone who could get them whistleblower status that day. I will guarantee you it did happen and all this stuff going on right now is just a defensive move because they are learning from additional illegal DOJ wiretaps who has already called.
All because of a youtube video!
They are trying to make it seem as though there are rogue persons in the IRS that have taken it upon themselevs to setup plans to target groups and individuals. This is coming from the whitehouse the president and his administration PERIOD!
Bachmann says the IRS is in charge of enforcing obamacare, now this is seroius
These employees are the next video director...
There was an article posted last night of an interview Hugh Hewitt did yesterday on the radio with a republican congressman who claimed that the phones in the congressional cloak room were part of the sweep by the DOJ,. If true then they were spying on congress too, dem and republican. That might leave a mark.
See ! See what happens when our fearless leader goes golfing and forgets his Blackberry ? Well now that he’s back on the job we won’t have to worry anymore. Shame on those nasty people who took advantage of his absence by crushing groups critical of our great and fearless one. We know if he was there he would have nothing to do with their nefarious and illegal activities. He said so and we believe everything he says and does.
Arrest them! Four more to size for an orange jumpsuit.
The Cinci employees are very busy right now collecting any evidence they can to save their asses. Their only way out of this is to be official whistleblowers. They are collecting emails and documenting everything they can to show that they were ordered to do these things. Maybe on Friday the first one will speak out, but next week it will all break loose.