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Treasury Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012, Official Says
nytimes.com ^ | 05/17/2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 05/17/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT by massmike

The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.

J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee that he informed the Treasury’s general counsel of his audit on June 4, and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly thereafter.”

Mr. George told Treasury officials about the allegation as part of a routine briefing about ongoing audits he would be conducting in the coming year, and he did not tell the officials of his conclusions that the targeting had been improper, he said.

Still, the inspector general’s testimony will most likely fuel efforts by Congressional Republicans to show that Obama administration officials knew of efforts to single out conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status for additional scrutiny, but did not reveal that knowledge during President Obama’s re-election campaign.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201206; 20120604; cutler; irs; wilmer; wilmerhale

1 posted on 05/17/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

From NYT? No way...

The big top is about to come down on the clowns.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 1:35:13 PM PDT by Viennacon (l)
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To: massmike

And that arrogant POS Miller says this was in no way political? He should be sent away with the rest of them making big rocks into little rocks.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 1:37:20 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: massmike

..someone said Timothy Geithner was in this up to his crooked neck.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 1:38:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Beave Meister

With Obama, EVERYTHING is political..I am in shock this is coming from the NY Slimes..I will go outside to see if I see any piggies flying


5 posted on 05/17/2013 1:42:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: massmike

Funny that Bush probably found out the same time as us, but that he will end-up with the blame.

OB’s CHICKENS.... comin’ home to roost...


6 posted on 05/17/2013 1:42:39 PM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: Doogle

Geithner doesn’t have the brains to hatch something this sinister. He was simply doing the bidding of Obama/Jarrett.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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8 posted on 05/17/2013 1:43:48 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Doogle; All

Geithner??? isn’t he the guy who cutoff the pensions of nonunion workers at Delphi???

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/07/emails-geithner-treasury-drove-cutoff-of-non-union-delphi-workers-pensions/


9 posted on 05/17/2013 1:56:25 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: massmike

Is anyone surprised? CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC are already calling in their “experts” to say that no laws were broken, just inappropriate action. Now I wonder if Savanah Guppie, Matt Liar, Coyote Blitzer, Candy A$$ Cooper, or the rest of their ilk would consider it “inappropriate” action if they were audited or their phone record seized?


10 posted on 05/17/2013 2:00:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (IRS/Obamacare Death Panels selection criteria ....Tea Party, Patriot, 9/12, Constitution,...)
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To: massmike

General Counsel Christopher J. Meade

http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/Pages/officials.aspx


11 posted on 05/17/2013 2:11:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: massmike

U.S. Treasury General Counsel George Madison to Leave on June 1, 2012

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-18/u-s-treasury-general-counsel-george-madison-to-leave-on-june-1.html


12 posted on 05/17/2013 2:16:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: massmike

George W. Madison, the U.S. Treasury’s general counsel, is leaving the position on June 1.

Christopher Meade, the department’s principal deputy general counsel, will become acting general counsel, a Treasury official confirmed today. The official declined to be identified because the information wasn’t released publicly. Meade, 43, is a former partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Christopher J. Meade Confirmed as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury

4/26/2013 Page Content

WASHINGTON – Christopher J. Meade was confirmed by the United States Senate yesterday evening to serve as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s General Counsel. In this role, Meade will be the chief legal officer of the Department and the principal advisor to the Secretary and other senior Treasury officials on legal and policy matters. He will also head the Treasury Legal Division, which includes the consolidated legal staff of the Department of the Treasury.

Since March 2010, Meade has served as Principal Deputy General Counsel. In that position, he has advised the Secretary on legal issues ranging from domestic and international economic affairs, terrorism finance and financial crimes enforcement, tax policy, ethics, administrative law, and government law. He has served as Acting General Counsel since June 2012.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Christopher J. Meade is Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and, since June 2012, has served as Acting General Counsel.

From 2005 to 2010, Meade was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), where he was a member of the Litigation and Securities Departments, as well as the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group. During this time, he argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Meade served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens from 1997 to 1998, and Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1996 to 1997.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 2:19:51 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Contributions to Political Committees

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
VIA HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT
04/24/2007 1000.00 28935236893

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING LLP

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
04/16/2004 250.00 25971227201
06/30/2004 250.00 25971286327

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMERHALE

OBAMA, BARACK
VIA OBAMA FOR AMERICA
08/22/2008 1800.00 11972654186

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMERLTALE

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR
VIA BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT, INC.
03/27/2007 350.00 11931775953

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER J
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING/ATTORNEY

DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF FLORIDA
10/18/2004 254.00 26950550710

MEADE, CHRISTOPHER J
NEW YORK, NY 10009
WILMER HALE/LAWYER

DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
05/06/2008 250.00 28020270124

Total Contributions: 4154.00


16 posted on 05/17/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Mr. Meade was nominated by the New York State Defenders Association and the American Civil Liberties Union for his commitment to serving the public interest, particularly in the area of immigrants’ rights, including more than 600 hours of pro bono service during 2002. In 2002, Mr. Meade was co-counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Demore v. Kim, arguing that the blanket mandatory detention of certain immigrants is unconstitutional. He also represented an immigrant who had been enslaved in the Bronx, and assisted her with collecting a judgment against her abusers.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 2:26:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: massmike
obama irs gestapo scandal conservative corruption    irs evil diabolical corrupt tyrants gestapo
18 posted on 05/17/2013 2:49:22 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: massmike

Subpoena Timmy. He’s white. Let’s knock the crap out of him. So far everyone has been white, and I find that to be very interesting. I think we’re being fed info step by step about expendable Obama flunkies...we need to subpoena Valerie Jarrett.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 3:36:38 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Uncle Miltie
Meade, 43, is a former partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP.

Pickering. Sounds familiar. Is he the same Ambassador whom Issa just subpoenaed, re. Benghazi?

20 posted on 05/17/2013 3:45:57 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234

No relation. I looked it up.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 4:27:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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22 posted on 05/17/2013 4:29:38 PM 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: massmike

If Obama didn’t know, he has a staff of really stupid people.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 9:48:40 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: rfp1234

Wilmer Cutler Pickering and Hale... aren’t they the guys responsible for catch and release at gitmo or am I thinking of someone else?


24 posted on 05/17/2013 10:09:17 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Uncle Miltie
"Judge Robertson’s conscience also seemed to go AWOL when it came to the case of Archie Schaffer, an executive with Tyson Chicken - the company that had showered Mr. Clinton with campaign contributions and helped steer Mrs. Clinton to her commodities market killing.

Recently, Judge Robertson has acquired membership to the Council for Court Excellence Executive Committee where we find some of his old pals from Wilmer Cutler Pickering. Robertson was with Wilmer Cutler Pickering before Clinton appointed him.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering, now goes by the name of WilmerHale. The Law Firm is involved in everything and with everyone from Banks, VC’s, the SEC, Pharm, etc. "

Wilmer Cutler Pickering was also involved in the defense of "Cold Cash" Jefferson in Louisiana.

25 posted on 05/17/2013 10:19:58 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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From frontpage magazine : "Now it’s a torrent, and major U.S. firms including Clifford Chance; Dorsey & Whitney; Allen & Overy; Covington & Burling; and Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr – the last of which also does business with companies involved in the U.S. defense, national security, and government contracts sectors – have teamed up with Michael Ratner and CCR to provide legal services to terrorists and terrorist suspects. (Does the firm know Ratner’s background? If so, does the government know about its connection to Ratner?) Today, teams of lawyers fly to Guantanamo Bay to help people who, if given the chance, would kill all of them and make the Koran their only basis of law. "

The firm then that's responsible for the release of the guys who led the attack on Benghazi, Qumu & ___?...

26 posted on 05/17/2013 10:31:37 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: massmike
FYI - Your post gets a shout-out at NewsBusters.

NYT's Peters 'Cleans Up' Jonathan Weisman's Original Report on Friday's IRS Scandal Hearing

Did Team Obama reach out and touch the NYTimes or as Rush says, Liberals protect & promote each other instinctively.

27 posted on 05/19/2013 5:17:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: massmike

Disgusting how the NYT and many similar “news organizations” CHANGE stories and flush the old one completely. DISHONESTY and FALSEHOOD.

Since consumers of the NYT’s public accommodation rely on articles consumed as reference sources, if the NYT had integrity they would take a “Wiki” type approach and publicly archive all the prior published versions.

But NO, they don’t, and therefore it falls to private individuals to keep a copy to hold them accountable, but then the copy can scarcely be shared due to fair use limitations. FR is now only allowed to excerpt this type of this at best.

Does anyone know this? —> If you have a paid version of the NYT, are you able to access all previously published versions of articles? If you pay an extra fee are they available? Or are they really “down the memory hole” for official purposes? (I bet it is completely in the memory hole.)

I would propose that copyright law be updated so that when “public accommodations” like the NYT publish items for public consumption, that those items must remain reasonably accessible in order for full copyright to be maintained. If they do not want to archive and maintain access to things they already foisted on the public, that’s fine; but since they put it out there already and then pulled it, they should lose full copyright protection, such that it becomes “fair use” for others to publish the entire original article or web page for the purposes of education and discussion.

Maybe that’s too invasive to freedom to attempt to make any type of law about that...

...well, we could try shaming news organizations to stick to a new set of ethics that includes either providing archival access to publications or else voluntarily expanding fair use permissions on the copyright...

...nah, they have no shame, so that would not work either with these minions of the violent utopian elitists...


28 posted on 05/19/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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