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Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?
The American Spectator ^ | 5/20/13 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/20/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark

“For me, it’s about collaboration.” — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House

Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

March 31, 2010.

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:

April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.

In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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Interesting find. The amazing coincidence of Bambi meeting with the union head that represents the IRS, then the next day the IRS begins a coordinated attack on the TEA party.

Just happenstance I'm sure......paranoia on the part of the tinfoil hat right......./s

I don't think we can hate what these people have done enough.

1 posted on 05/20/2013 6:07:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

drip drip drip


2 posted on 05/20/2013 6:11:28 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Lakeshark
How many smoking guns do we need?
It boggles the mind how much is going on that 0bama was not involved with and knew nothing about. Not buying it.

3 posted on 05/20/2013 6:15:08 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Lakeshark

We need a special prosecutor.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 6:15:15 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: DAC21

drip drip drip
************************
tic toc, tic toc, tic toc

I think we’re going to need more popcorn for this one.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 6:17:05 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Lakeshark
Bttt.

5.56mm

6 posted on 05/20/2013 6:17:30 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Lakeshark

This is extremely significant information. Remember, an attempt has been made to blame this on low-level employees (that would be the union members, who are presumably the agents, etc. directly involved in the IRS attacks).

The overall strategy involving multiple agencies was clearly coordinated at levels above this (their high-level superiors) but somebody gave the go-signal to this particular set of Obama shock-troops on the ground. It would not be surprising in the least if were found to be Obama himself, a community organizer who found out in his Alinsky youth what the real purpose of a union was: political pressure and physical threats.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 6:17:47 AM PDT by livius
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To: Lakeshark

“Hey, President Obama said he heard about the IRS stuff on the news last week, just like everyone else. That’s good enough for me.”

—Every liberal


8 posted on 05/20/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: livius

This _should_ end with the dissolution of the IRS, the end of the income tax, and the abolishment of government employee unions.

It will not, however.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 6:19:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lakeshark
It is circumstantial, but the timing of the events is so damning to Obama. I am stunned that something like this was found so quickly. Thank you, Lakeshark for posting this.
10 posted on 05/20/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: SC_Pete
We need a special prosecutor.

Yep. What's the hold up on this?

11 posted on 05/20/2013 6:28:28 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SC_Pete
"We need a special prosecutor."

We need a flat tax.

(And fire 97.9% of the IRS.)

12 posted on 05/20/2013 6:29:28 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: PghBaldy
Yep, circumstantial, yet very damning.

Sort of like a person who was murdered being seen getting into a car with a group of thugs the night before they are found dead.

It just doesn't look right.

I'm sure this will lead the news reports tonight......./s

13 posted on 05/20/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark; little jeremiah; Fred Nerks; mojitojoe; stephenjohnbanker; TigersEye; LucyT; Beckwith
This is huge and serious OR at the very least, in traditional Freeper speak: "Hugh and Series".

Historically, it is the fascist/trade union interface that was used in Europe to undermine and destroy civil society. In this IRS case there is the destruction of civil society and trampling the Constitution.Serious Crimes.

The FBI should be directing their flat feets right to Colleen Kelley's door, AND Issa's Congressional Oversight Committee should depose her immediately.

Somehow, given the historical parallels to fascism in Europe, one may not believe that Colleen's life can be overly long. One might half expect Colleen Kelley to be found floating in the Potomac.  photo 03-15-54_colleen-kelley_original_zps6560cc1c.jpg

14 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:09 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Sooth2222

We need LIBs to leave the country.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jane Long; All
I think the administration has to agree to the idea of a special prosecutor.

I may be wrong, anbody know?

16 posted on 05/20/2013 6:32:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Sooth2222
(And fire 97.9% of the IRS.)

Shooting too low in the percentages here.....

:-)

17 posted on 05/20/2013 6:34:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m shocked that I can’t get to the link. /s Is the entire IRS trying to read it or just a bog standard DDOS.


18 posted on 05/20/2013 6:37:33 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: Lakeshark
It would seem that in in a situation like this, where the admin looks like won't agree to a SP, that another branch could recommend one. That may take, uh, guts on the part of the other branch, though.

Please ping me if you get the answer to this one. Thanks.

19 posted on 05/20/2013 6:39:34 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: DAC21

All the headlines today are shouting gleefully that “Obama’s Approval Rating Remains Unchanged”.

Meaning that he could literally start rounding-up his opponents and sending them to concentration camps, and roughly half the population would shrug, so long as their SNAP cards kept working.


20 posted on 05/20/2013 6:42:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jane Long
I guess I don't expect the senate to ask for one and get it with 60 votes. Not. Gonna. Happen.

There is a problem with a special prosecutor. First it can take waaaay too long, particularly since the administration will stonewall and give no documentation up. Much like what happened to Ken Starr, he can be also demogogued to death, they'll call them racist bigots out to get the oh so nice and innocent first black president.

21 posted on 05/20/2013 6:43:48 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Candor7; Lazamataz

UGH!!

Almost as bad as the reporter who’s name cannot be mentioned.

Not even LAZ would hit that!


22 posted on 05/20/2013 6:45:21 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Lakeshark

DING! so obvious its got to be true.....


23 posted on 05/20/2013 6:46:22 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Candor7

I am completely shocked, SHOCKED to discover that Colleen Kelley is a big, fat, very unattractive woman.


24 posted on 05/20/2013 6:47:46 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Lakeshark

This is also the time period when the WH, the dems. and their allies in the news media went full bore and tried to portray the TEA Party as ultra violent, right wing, racist, extremist, Tim McVeigh wannabes.

May 1, 2010 there was an attempted car bombing in NYC. Since it was a fertilizer bomb, it just had to be the TEA Party.

The WH talking points prior to the attack matched perfectly with the bomb design used.

So much so it was as if the terrorist were so in tune with the news and WH talking points of the TEA Party being a bunch of Tim McVeigh wannabes, the terrorist had designed their bomb and attack from WH talking points.

Now lets go to the “spontaneous “lie with Libya.

The terrorist are so in tune with the news the terrorist were able to pick up on a news story, plan and carry out a terrorist attack in just a matter of minutes, “it was spontaneous”.

Truly is amazing how the “spontaneous” lie goes to explain why the terrorist planned a fertilizer bomb for NYC.

The WH didn’t orchestrate the news about the TEA Party being a bunch of Tim McVeigh wannabes FOR the terrorist attack in NYC.

NOOOOOOO!

The terrorist simply pick up on the WH talking points and planned to bomb and attack accordingly.

Yea, that’s what happened.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:11 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Candor7

Is it a job requirement that all female Lib bureaucrats look like that?


26 posted on 05/20/2013 6:49:29 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Lakeshark

I never thought I would see the day when the United States had a government that makes the Mexican government look honest.


27 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:04 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Stentor

loading forever


28 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:12 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: hal ogen

Day after day I become more convinced that, eventually, a separation of some kind from the libs/left will be the only solution. What form that would take I do not know.


29 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:31 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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Demand accountabilty!
Stop this slap in our face!

Less than $15k to go!!
Let's git 'er done!!
Please Contribute Today!

30 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:35 AM 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: Rennes Templar

Not to be personal...but she is a big fat slob.


31 posted on 05/20/2013 6:50:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

No. That would hit back.


32 posted on 05/20/2013 6:51:11 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Candor7

My eyes! My eyes!

33 posted on 05/20/2013 6:54:49 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Candor7

She looks like a floater


34 posted on 05/20/2013 6:59:09 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Lakeshark; All

Protest Obama’s IRS at your local IRS Office or Post Office at Noon, May 21.

Gadsden Flags are optional.

Details on Michelle Malkin’s blog.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 6:59:33 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lakeshark
In searching that same White House visitors log, I find that this was the only time that Colleen Kelley (head of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)) visited the President specifically, though she did make four other visits in the period Feb 1, 2009 through Jan 1, 2013:

Here is the list of her White House check-ins (with person visited):

Potus - 3/31/2010
Greg Nelson - 1/14/2010
Potus/Flotus - 12/3/2009
Margaret Weiss - 12/1/2009
Margaret Weiss - 11/4/2009

At the time of this Jan 2010 visit, Greg Nelson held the title of "Associate Director for Energy, Environment, and Technology, Office of Public Engagement" according to his Linked In page. I can't even invent a reason why Kelley would need to visit Mr. Nelson.

I cannot find anything definitive on who Margaret (possibly also "Margo") Weiss is, or what her role is at the White House.

Five visits within five months.... then nothing else.

36 posted on 05/20/2013 7:03:51 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Lakeshark

What i find as amazing is why we on the right need to engage in the same kind of nonsense as the left.
I went to the site
http://www.usnews.com/whitehouse/visitors

He had about 100 visitors at the very same time so obviously some sort of ceremony. At the very least it should be mentioned.

I understand they could have met on their own but anyone bothering to do the legwork will see name after name after name at the same time.


37 posted on 05/20/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: alancarp
Colleen Kelley's logged White House visits:


38 posted on 05/20/2013 7:09:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: wiggen
Good post.

Thank you might have saved me some embarrassment.


39 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: wiggen
Article claims it was a meeting, not just a visit.

Can you see the difference from your link? If you can, kindly get a screen shot of what you are seeing and show it to us.

Thanks.

40 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Sooth2222

Can’t we do both?


41 posted on 05/20/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Lakeshark

Is anyobne else suddenly having problems accessing the American Spectator?


42 posted on 05/20/2013 7:18:07 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Lakeshark

Does this imply that this union has/had the power to set policy?


43 posted on 05/20/2013 7:19:46 AM PDT by monocle
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To: wiggen
Well, at 11:18 on the morning of 3/31/2010, Obama was at Andrews AFB talking about 'Energy Security'. That afternoon, he signed something making it 'Cesar Chavez Day' (hence the ceremony - but that was with United Farm Workers leaders and Chavez' family members).

There was something called the 'Workplace Flexibility Forum' that is shown when you click on her entry for that date. At 1pm, the White House's Council of Economic Advisors issued something called 'The Economics of Workplace Flexibility' that undoubtedly involved union people - and probably was the over-arching reason for her visit on that day.

Yes - you're correct: we should do a better job than what The Left does in these matters. However, I don't believe in coincidence when it comes to this Administration, and while I'm doing this extra legwork to see if this American Spectator report sounds credible, you have to say that the timing is rather striking, to say the least.

44 posted on 05/20/2013 7:20:57 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Rennes Templar; BillyBonebrake; Hemingway's Ghost

Colleen Kelly is obviously in the running to be a Helen Thomas replacement.

But her visits to the Obamafascistatroid at the WH are highly suspicious. I hope Issa nails her directly.


45 posted on 05/20/2013 7:22:02 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: monocle
I think it's implying the likelihood of a talking point (the TEA party is bad, must be audited) becoming a reality through collusion of the Bambi supporting union head of the IRS.

It's circumstantial, but looks bad.

46 posted on 05/20/2013 7:24:17 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: joygrace
Ping!

Already posted...very interesting article.

47 posted on 05/20/2013 7:26:00 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Candor7

Helen Thomas, move over, you’ve got competition.

(and in both, the REAL ugliness lies in what is BEHIND the face)


48 posted on 05/20/2013 7:35:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: wiggen
I'll throw in something else: see those WH visits on 12/1 and 12/3/2009? Please also note that Executive Order 13522 was issued on 12/9/2009 - a measure that gave federal employee unions much greater power within those agencies... and shielded all conversations had between union bosses (like Kelley) and the respective agencies.

There's more about this and the possible (likely?) connection to the IRS scandal at this site.

I don't even think now that this was quid-pro-quo... it's starting to look a lot more like a systematic plan.

49 posted on 05/20/2013 7:36:01 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: nathanbedford

You’re welcome. Exactly what i was attempting to save myself from.


50 posted on 05/20/2013 7:39:17 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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