Skip to comments.Treasury Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012, Official Says
Posted on 05/17/2013 1:34:13 PM PDT by massmike
The Treasury Departments inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Services 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 Treasurys 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 generals 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 Obamas re-election campaign.
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No relation. I looked it up.
If Obama didn’t know, he has a staff of really stupid people.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering and Hale... aren’t they the guys responsible for catch and release at gitmo or am I thinking of someone else?
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, VCs, the SEC, Pharm, etc. "
Wilmer Cutler Pickering was also involved in the defense of "Cold Cash" Jefferson in Louisiana.
The firm then that's responsible for the release of the guys who led the attack on Benghazi, Qumu & ___?...
Did Team Obama reach out and touch the NYTimes or as Rush says, Liberals protect & promote each other instinctively.
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...