Skip to comments.Cincinnati IRS employee: Washington was ‘basically throwing us underneath the bus’
Posted on 06/03/2013 3:51:03 AM PDT by servo1969
In interviews with House Oversight Committee investigators, Cincinnati IRS employees said that they believed that targeting of conservative groups came from Washington, not from a couple of rogue agents.
Sunday the House Oversight Committee released partial transcripts of Oversight Committee investigators interviews with unnamed Cincinnati IRS employees, which contradicts the line coming from the White House.
Its impossible, an IRS employee responded to an investigators question about the allegations that the targeting of conservative groups was due to two rogue agents. As an agent we are controlled by many, many people. We have to submit many, many reports. So the chance of two agents being rogue and doing things like that could never happen.
Answering a question about the employees reaction to news reports that the targeting was contained in Cincinnati and the fault of the Cincinnati office, the employee said that Washington has been throwing them under the bus.
Well, its hard to answer the question because in my mind I still hear people saying we were low‑level employees, so we were lower than dirt, according to people in D.C. So, take it for what it is, a Cincinnati IRS employee said. They were basically throwing us underneath the bus.
The employee further noted that it was a supervisor who requested they do a search for tea party and similar applications in March of 2010.
Did [your supervisor] give you any indication of the need for the search, any more context? an investigator asked.
He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases, the employee responded, going on to answer that by April 2010 the group was handling fewer than 40 cases and had sent seven cases to Washington, D.C.
When asked for the reason behind the request that cases be sent to Washington, D.C. the employee responded, He said Washington, D.C. wanted seven. Because at one point I believe I heard they were thinking 10, but it came down to seven. I said okay, seven.
The employee explained that the Cincinnati office sent the first seven cases that had come into the system.
The employee further noted that Washington, D.C. had additionally requested the applications or parts of the applications for two specific groups.
Investigator: But just to be clear, she told you the specific names of these applicants. IRS employee: Yes. Investigator: And she told you that Washington, D.C. had requested these two specific applications be sent to D.C. IRS employee: Yes, or parts of them.
According to the partial transcript, the employee noted that this was an unusual request.
The employee added that the Cincinnati IRS employees were just following orders and that the employee believed those instructions came from Washington, D.C.
Investigator: So is it your perspective that ultimately the responsible parties for the decisions that were reported by the IG are not in the Cincinnati office? IRS employee: I dont know how to answer that question. I mean, from an agent standpoint, we didnt do anything wrong. We followed directions based on other people telling us what to do. Investigator: And you ultimately followed directions from Washington; is that correct? IRS employee: If direction had come down from Washington, yes. Investigator: But with respect to the particular scrutiny that was given to Tea Party applications, those directions emanated from Washington; is that right? IRS employee: I believe so.
Another interviewee, described by the Oversight Committee as a more senior IRS employee, complained about micromanagement from Washington, D.C. that ultimately led the employee to apply for another job in July 2010.
It was the whole Tea Party. It was the whole picture. I mean, it was the micromanagement. The fact that the subject area was extremely sensitive and it was something that I didnt want to be associated with, the more senior IRS employee told an investigator who was asking about his decision to find another job.
The more senior employee added that what was going on was inappropriate.
Investigator: Why didnt you want to be associated with it? IRS employee: For what happened now. I mean, rogue agent? Even though I was taking all my direction from EO Technical [Washington, D.C], I didnt want my name in the paper for being this rogue agent for a project I had no control over. Investigator: Did you think there was something inappropriate about what was happening in 2010? IRS employee: Yes. The inappropriateness was not processing these applications fairly and timely.
Sunday, Committee Chairman Darrell Issa unveiled that committees findings on CNN, promised that the full transcripts will come out, and called White House spokesman Jay Carney a paid liar.
They belong in jail, or worse, for throwing the
Election to al Qaeda through FEDERAL FRAUD.
170) Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative groups
It’s getting mighty crowded under that bus.
Bravo, Chairman Issa. Carney is Obama’s “paid liar,” and it’s high time that becomes public knowledge. Holder is also a “paid liar,” as is the stooge VP Biden. The Corruptocrat Party has an abundance of paid liars who practice their craft daily and are never called out on it.
Strange, because everyone hates liars, including God (Proverbs 6:16-19).
The dam is breaking, isn’t it?
More popcorn, My Dear?
Think about it. You are reading this from the “daily caller.com” not from a MSM outlet. The dam holding the “waters of truth” back is the MSM and I see no cracks in the dam.
Feigning ignorance and scapegoating subordinates is not an answer to criminal activity.
Hopefully, this will end with Obama's removal from office.
It looks like a ghastly spectre right out of a nightmare....a spectre preparing to push a doomsday TNT plunger to blow up the world, justice scales, peacenik olive branch and all.
It's probably the worst logo of all times...but perhaps, with what we know now, the symbol is indicative of the attempts by those evil aliens now controlling the White House and the IRS to blackmail the citizenry and destroy faith in our government.
Commenting FR’s are working overtime developing some great graphics directing their disgust at “The Big O”. But it would be most effective if they directed that at the goose stepping media and his stooges the legislators up for the 2014 re election tying them to him.
I think that's how bad the IRS scandal may end up being....
“Its getting mighty crowded under that bus.”
The Magic Negro Bus!
Next thing you know Obama is going to send out some flunky (ala Susan Rice) to tell us the IRS abuses of the Tea Party were because of a video that no one ever saw, and that he’s taken the initiative to arrest and lock away the producer of the video with no due process. And the MSM will say, “Yeah! Problem solved!”
Cincinnati? Why, that’s flyover country.
Anything beyond the outskirts of Frederick is
essentially disposable, dontcha know.