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Senators ask ex-IRS chief to detail communications with White House
Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2013 | By Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 05/20/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Signaling that it intends to conduct an aggressive investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service targeted certain conservative-leaning groups, the Senate Finance Committee has asked the agency’s outgoing acting commissioner to document any communications with top Obama administration officials about the unfolding scandal.

Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), who lead the Finance Committee, wrote to Steven T. Miller on Monday making 41 specific requests for information. They include documentation of all attempts to elicit information from groups seeking tax-exempt status; a list of all the words and phrases used to target applicants for additional scrutiny; how IRS officials discovered that employees were inappropriately targeting certain groups; and all internal communications between employees working to review the groups.

Additionally, the senators ask Miller for “documents relating to communications between any and all IRS employees and any and all White House employees, including but not limited to, the President, regarding the targeting of organizations” seeking tax exempt status. The senators also want to see “any written communication, memos, policy drafts, or other documents” related to the IRS’s consideration of tax-exempt status since 2009.

“These actions by the IRS appear to be a clear breach of the public’s trust,” the senators wrote in their letter to Miller. “Targeting groups based on their political views is not only inappropriate but it is also intolerable.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 20100331; documents; emails; irsscandal; memos

1 posted on 05/20/2013 2:13:37 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

2 posted on 05/20/2013 2:15:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Been hearing the past couple of days that the IRS union structure would be the conduit through which this illegal persecution could be easily arranged.

People, please contact your reps and senators and make sure they understand, it wouldn’t be necessary for the WH to go through Treasury or IRS officials to get this done: Union thugs at the IRS could easily do it.

And that there is a known link from Obama personally to this union.


3 posted on 05/20/2013 2:19:53 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Travis McGee

You keep posting that nonsense about Colleen Kelly meeting with Obama on 3/31/10. She attended a conference at the Old Executive Office Building, along with 100+ others. No evidence that she “met with” Obama.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:09 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hey Max and Urine, I am sure Miller will send you a salutory “Go Eff yourself” immediately by return mail in a month or two after he’s made it to his “retirement villa “ on the Cote du Jour. The only way anyone will get Miller is by putting a bounty on his head.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 2:25:10 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Boy a good comrade and make sure you tied your shoelaces correctly.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 2:34:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; Conscience of a Conservative

“Conscience of a Conservative”. Think about that choice of screen name vis a vis that last comment. Trollish, if you ask me.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Travis McGee
Boy a good comrade and make sure you tied your shoelaces correctly.

Nonsense. You are the one who is blindly following the original story re: Kelly meeting with Obama, without doing the slighest bit to verify it. We should be above that sort of baseless speculation - leave that nonsense to the Left.

The whole story about Kelly meeting with Obama in the White House is based on nothing more than the WH visitor logs. Those logs are available online. You can look at them yourself, and see that, in addition to Kelly, there are 116 other people who visited the OEOB on 3/31/10 for the "Workplace Flexibility Forum." You can see what time each person signed in (all ~1200). You can see what time each person signed out (all ~1700-1730).

8 posted on 05/20/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Nervous Tick
“Conscience of a Conservative”. Think about that choice of screen name vis a vis that last comment. Trollish, if you ask me.

Still holds up as one of the best Conservative books ever written.

9 posted on 05/20/2013 2:50:26 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

It’s in the White house visitors log.....


10 posted on 05/20/2013 2:58:23 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: txrangerette

National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley, who represents IRS employees, met with Obama the day before the decision was made to profile conservative groups. Until I read this today I had been trying to imagine how a team of political operatives could orchestrate the audits without raising an alarm. The answer is they were always there—in all the IRS offices across the country—in the person of IRS employees who were also partisan union activists.


11 posted on 05/20/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Travis McGee

Is it my imagination or does Ms. Ingram look like the Church Lady? Definitely looks like a guy in drag...very scary-looking - a Nurse Ratchet type if I ever saw one.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 3:02:29 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: majormaturity
It’s in the White house visitors log.....

No, it's not. That's the point. The visitor log does show that she visited the WH (or, to be more precise, the Old Executive Office Building) on 3/31/10. That's the basis for the original American Spectator article on this issue, and all the others that followed. But, if you look at the actual visitor log (rather than just trusting the initial report), the log shows that she was at the OEOB for a "Workplace Flexibility Forum," and that there were 116 other attendees at the conference.

13 posted on 05/20/2013 3:09:39 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"And if you don't cough it up, we'll get the Justice Department to--

Oh, crap."

14 posted on 05/20/2013 3:12:51 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Clever though you may be (or think you are) — I had a brief look at your posting history and I stand by my original comment.

I think you bat for the other team.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 3:13:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

BS. Having higher standards than the other team (e.g., not jumping on every story that makes Obama look bad, even if the story’s not true) doesn’t mean that I “bat for the other team.”


16 posted on 05/20/2013 3:32:30 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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17 posted on 05/20/2013 4:09:42 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: Travis McGee

Ask the IRS?

How about demand, cuss, scream, yell, throw things...


18 posted on 05/20/2013 4:36:46 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


19 posted on 05/20/2013 4:39:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Travis McGee

“IRS being sued for illegal seizure of 60 million health care records”
http://www.nextgov.com/health/2013/05/lawsuit-says-irs-illegally-seized-60-million-health-records/63179/


20 posted on 05/20/2013 5:37:37 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

It may have been incorrect but Fox News Radio reported that she did meet with obama... said White House records backed it up... heard it on the radio when driving home.

LLS


21 posted on 05/20/2013 5:39:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

According to the WH records, Obama was the “visitee” when she came to the WH on 3/31/10, but he was also the “visitee” for all 116 other attendees at the “Workplace Flexibility Forum.”


22 posted on 05/20/2013 5:48:01 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Whatever happened may come out in testimony.

LLS


23 posted on 05/20/2013 6:19:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

>> BS. Having higher standards than the other team yadda yadda bla bla bla

We’re at WAR for the soul of America. Cricket rules do not apply.

You, therefore, have outed yourself as an aisle crossing (cross-dressing?) liberal sympathizer.

... is that you, Lindsay?


24 posted on 05/20/2013 11:16:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

>> not jumping on every story that makes Obama look bad

The problem, trollface, is that you jump on EVERY story that makes Obama look bad — and try to tamp it down.

In other words, you loves you some obama.

Is that you, Jay Carney?


25 posted on 05/20/2013 11:20:15 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Bull. Sh*t.

I don’t try to “tamp down” every story that makes 0bama look bad. Please point out where I’ve said anything to “tamp down” Benghazi, the AP (and now Fox News) surveillance, or the IRS issue (other than this supposed 3/31/10 meeting). Those are huge scandals that, in any just society, would cause very senior people, up to and including 0bama, to resign in disgrace or be booted from office.

But, that doesn’t mean that I automatically believe (or should believe) any anti-0bama story I read. I’m a “trust but verify” sort by nature, and I like to do some of my own research before jumping on a story. If my research leads me to conclude that the story is overreaching in some way (like here, where I looked at the visitor log and saw the 116 other attendees at the conference), then I will say so.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 4:35:46 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

The GUBERMINT has been lying to you for decades and your attitude of prove it beyond any doubt just makes it easier for them to do it. The only thing different here is that Hussein Obama has taken the lying to the next level, and you still don’t believe the clown is lying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQLxlSBGwMY


27 posted on 05/21/2013 1:18:11 PM PDT by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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