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White House: No special prosecutor for IRS scandal, despite public support
Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2013 | By Aaron Blake

Posted on 05/30/2013 10:03:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Edited on 05/31/2013 5:07:26 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The White House will not be pushing for a special prosecutor to handle the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, even as three-fourths of Americans are calling for one.

Asked aboard Air Force One about a Quinnipiac University poll that showed 76 percent of Americans want a special prosecutor to handle the case, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration isnít looking at that option.


(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: coverup; irs; robertbauer; shulman; specialprosecutor
New IRS commissioner will conduct a 30-day review.
1 posted on 05/30/2013 10:03:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He’ll have heads rolling!


2 posted on 05/30/2013 10:04:48 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Punish the innocent.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 10:05:47 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Brad from Tennessee
and that the White House will cooperate with those probes.

This is pure fantasy.

4 posted on 05/30/2013 10:06:38 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I think a SP will come before the mid terms, though not right away.
5 posted on 05/30/2013 10:06:47 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Democrat Obama used the gestapo IRS to rig the election for
him and the democrats/socialists in the Senate.

Obama’s IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting organized. Other gov agencies also involved in stealing the election. So IRS and other agencies coordinated in rigging the election.Why isn’t anyone shouting this from the rooftops( calling Coulter, Malking, Palin, Rush , Levin, Drudge?)

The IRS intimidated good conservative Americans into not raising funds for the election, The IRS criminals massively suppressed conservative voter turnout. the 2012 election must be contested. The IRS rigged it. the media said the democrat ground game was superior . that’s bs. now we know what happened to the tea party of 2010 . the IRS destroyed it.

These arrogant communists/democrats at the IRS act like they are above the law.

No other country has a Gestapo IRS running their healthcare.

Government doesn’t work. It’s not just cause it’s big. Walmart is big but works cause capitalism works. Abolish the IRS. Impeach and imprison democrat Obama

The enemy is the democrat party = government


6 posted on 05/30/2013 10:10:03 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Translation of what he really said.”Independent prosecutor? Are you crazy? You know what happened here. Do you think Obama would appoint an independent investigation with real teeth? It would bring down our administration. Get real. The Left never apologizes or does anything to hold itself accountable. Independent prosecutor? What planet are you on? When we reelect Pelosi as Speaker our troubles will be over. Until then we will delay , spin and just scream racism.”


7 posted on 05/30/2013 10:12:34 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Brad from Tennessee
... three-fourths of Americans are calling for [a special prosecutor].

People understand IRS audits, and rightly fear misuse of same. Even Dems!

.

8 posted on 05/30/2013 10:13:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Right - we will have an Obama hand-picked appointment investigate the Holder investigating Holder

This is a legalized circle-jerk designed to find NOTHING !!

Independent counsel , or defund the IRS now !


9 posted on 05/30/2013 10:15:11 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media, for they will destroy you)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We do not need a special prosecutor to know that this administration is anti American....treasonous even.

And it is our opinion that counts. Not some court ruling. Some “ findings”.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 10:17:21 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well then, I say 76 percent of Americans decide it is time for a TAX REVOLT, until this is investigated thoroughly.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 10:20:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

impeach obama NOW!!!!


12 posted on 05/30/2013 10:24:43 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And to think Dubya the doofus actually named a special prosecutor for the Valerie Plame nonsense!


13 posted on 05/30/2013 10:29:33 PM PDT by montag813
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14 posted on 05/30/2013 10:31:37 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: Brad from Tennessee

I’m shocked I tell ya... shocked

seriously, that’s like asking the bank robber if he thinks there should be an investigation into the string of bank robberies in the area. of course he’ll say no... from his yacht


15 posted on 05/30/2013 10:44:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The White House is doing its best to keep this story out of the news. The IRS has always been the Democrats’ personal Gestapo. And liberals certainly don’t care; to them, the only crime is not being one.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 10:54:17 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Under 0bama, AMERICANS GET THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY WANT! This is deliberate, of course.


17 posted on 05/30/2013 11:00:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And Ben Ferguson, the idiot morning drive time jock on WPAP AM, said today that Obama hasn’t done anything to warrant impeachment.

I damn near threw the radio out the window.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 11:06:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

19 posted on 05/30/2013 11:12:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: dalereed

I like that idea - lots


20 posted on 05/30/2013 11:27:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Why would they.


21 posted on 05/30/2013 11:34:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
...and that the White House will cooperate with those probes.

ROFL!!!

22 posted on 05/30/2013 11:36:16 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They won’t stop doing it and they won’t investigate it.

“Nothing to see, just move on”


23 posted on 05/30/2013 11:45:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

puke, why didn’t they follow up and ask what that has to do with it.

People need to go to prison.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 12:23:46 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Seaplaner
People understand IRS audits, and rightly fear misuse of same. Even Dems!

Not any longer. :(

25 posted on 05/31/2013 12:47:16 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The imposter and the IRS have nothing to fear with boehner at the gavel.


26 posted on 05/31/2013 4:10:19 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The Republicans should be shouting two messages:

(1) Where is the transparency?

(2) If there is nothing to hide, why can't we get any answers?

Of all our governmental institutions, the IRS should be the most open and transparent because they are the institution with the most power and highest potential for tyranny. Everyone, conservative or liberal, should be outraged.

27 posted on 05/31/2013 4:18:14 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You will before it is over kenyan... you will feel the heat soon enough.

LLS


28 posted on 05/31/2013 4:33:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Democrat_media

Yes, that is exactly what the progressive democrats have been trying to do for a long time now.

First it was the DHS trying to intimidate the Tea Party in 2009 with their new guidelines on who is an extremist or potential terror threat. Adding Tea Party, Patriots, Catholics etc. to The List. And make no mistake about it, this now permeates military training and reserve training. Occupy Wall Street? Naw, they are not on the list despite causing major mayhem in NY and CA.

Then as the Tea Party started getting legs, protests, and don’t think for a minute the progressive democrats were frightened by marches in DC and gatherings at the Lincoln Memorial, etc. They downplayed their fears, but upgraded their reaction. Senators etc. literally mailing the IRS to target these ‘new conservative/patriot’ groups.

2010 rocked their precious world when they lost the House. They thought Pelosi was the heroin of the nation for shoving 0bamacare down our throats as ‘good medicine.’ Only to find, they lost the House because of it.

We need to keep in mind, and this is key, our success was because the conservative movement is not centralized. Remember the Alinsky tactic is to single out, target & demonize. That meant the only way to go after us is individually and to try and hit us where it hurts. If Occupy Wall Street could not get it done...the IRS could. Along with other government agencies meant to rein-in business through regulations.

The question now for conservatives...we had fun, we blew off some steam, we marched, we protested and what did we get for our efforts? INTIMIDATED.

Well, this is now where we separate the Sunshine Patriots out. It is not going to get easier from here. It is only going to get more difficult.

“Why isn’t anyone shouting this from the rooftops( calling Coulter, Malking, Palin, Rush , Levin, Drudge?)” You ask a good question, but as Mike Trivasanno from WTAM often reminds his listeners...’these people are entertainers first and foremost.’ Are they Sunshine Patriots? The longer they remain silent the more they reveal their answer.

Caution needs to be exercised here because if ‘we the people’ determine our ballot box has been so far corrupted to nullify the election...these leaves only one choice and keep in mind DHS has been prepping for that choice. And that tells me all I need to know about the regime.


29 posted on 05/31/2013 5:58:07 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

All in all, he’s just another brick in the stonewall.


30 posted on 05/31/2013 6:01:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

IRS Commissioner #1 Cabinet Visitor to White House and Obama Knew Nothing?

Posted 1 hour ago by Dave Jolly Filed under Ethics, Government, Politics, Scandals

President Barack Obama has claimed that he knew nothing about the IRS scandal involving the targeting of tea party and other conservative groups. In fact, he claims to have known nothing about Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the DOJ scandal involving AP reporters. I haven’t heard him say anything about the EPA targeting of conservative groups, but I’m sure he’d say he nothing about it either. It seems that Obama is the greatest know-nothing president we’ve ever had.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/11060/irs-commissioner-1-cabinet-visitor-to-white-house-and-obama-knew-nothing/#ixzz2UsIvPvfH


31 posted on 05/31/2013 6:02:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The contrast

Bush welcomes probe of CIA leak
'I want to know the truth,' president tells reporters

< WASHINGTON (CNN) --President Bush said Tuesday he welcomes a Justice Department investigation into who revealed the classified identity of a CIA operative.

"If there's a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is," Bush told reporters at an impromptu news conference during a fund-raising stop in Chicago, Illinois. "If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of.

"I welcome the investigation. I am absolutely confident the Justice Department will do a good job.

"I want to know the truth," the president continued. "Leaks of classified information are bad things."

He added that he did not know of "anybody in my administration who leaked classified information."

Bush said he has told his administration to cooperate fully with the investigation and asked anyone with knowledge of the case to come forward.

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said Tuesday the criminal investigation was launched Friday and the White House and CIA were asked to preserve all documents that might be relevant to the probe.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/30/wilson.cia/

32 posted on 05/31/2013 6:12:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I think that Dick Morris is on to something.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/morris-obama-irs-scandal/2013/05/30/id/507260?s=al&promo_code=13AD1-1

“The incredible frequency of the White House visits — essentially weekly — indicate that Obama must have been deeply involved with the inner workings of the audits and harassment of conservative groups,” Morris writes on his website.

Morris asks what other reason would have brought Schulman to the White House 157 times during the period that groups with “tea party,” “patriot” and other conservative buzzwords in their names were being targeted for extra scrutiny.

“Not ObamaCare. Not without having (Health and Human Services) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in attendance, you wouldn’t,” Morris says. “About Treasury issues? Deficit reduction? Not without Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.”

The reason, Morris says, is that Obama was following the IRS actions with an “obsessive, personal involvement.”

Why else would IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman have visited the White House at least once a week?

While I don’t always agree with Dick he is spot on regarding the Shulman visits. Surely there is a log showing who Shulman met with on these visits or the purpose of his visits. You just don’t go there 157 times without somebody knowing what your business is that day. I am sure there is a written agenda for his trips if not then Dick is correct in that the visits were for working on targeting the Tea Party. I still think it involved Robert Bauer.


33 posted on 05/31/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

They should be shouting that the Obama administration used the IRS to rig the 2012 election.


35 posted on 05/31/2013 7:38:33 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: ncfool

The Easter egg roll requires much research and planning. It’s technical and the IRS are such experts at rolling people.

(/sarcasm)


36 posted on 05/31/2013 8:04:13 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: ncfool
Thanks for this summary and link. I agree with you and Morris. The Obama “obsessive, personal involvement” theory may be supported by the handy “kill list” binder—mug shots and bios of terrorists—that gives him an intimacy with still living dead men.
37 posted on 05/31/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 8:32:15 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Who thinks that an administration that attacks its ‘political enemies’ (their words) with the IRS is going to volunteer to have a true independent investigation into those attacks?

Anyone?

Please...


39 posted on 05/31/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

To date they’ve eluded justice, or even responsibility, for Fast and Furious, Benghazi and an infinite list of other crimes. Finally it’s possible to entertain a feeble hope that things have changed. Neither Nixon or Clinton were willing to appoint independent prosecutors until the public outcry got loud enough.


40 posted on 05/31/2013 8:52:02 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
I think the intent of the FOX News and AP phone record subpoenas was not to find evidence but to identify people in government who were acting as confidential sources to the news media.

In the James Rosen case, Obama was obsessed with FOX News and who in the White House might be talking to FOX reporters.

The AP case is a charade. The White House knew who was leaking classified information because the leaker was the White House. If you go back a year descriptions of secret national security programs were being leaked to the New York Times. The information was so detailed and privileged that the news media—jealous of the Times’ scoops—speculated that it had to come from the National Security Council, which is part of the White House. And people were saying it was leaked to promote Obama as a covert warrior.

Republicans in Congress began an investigation. To stop them Obama ordered Holder to investigate. This was surreal because there were maybe a couple of dozen people with full knowledge of these projects. And Obama knew who leaked because he sanctioned it.

The DOJ has run two separate probes for the last year. More than 500 people have been interviewed and who knows how many documents they've collected. This is all a charade
but Holder, with some compliant court officials, uses it as a vehicle of political espionage.

This is the “Chicago Way.”

41 posted on 05/31/2013 9:57:01 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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