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Cincinnati IRS employee: Washington was ‘basically throwing us underneath the bus’ ^ | 6-2-2013 | Caroline May

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.

“It’s impossible,” an IRS employee responded to an investigator’s 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 employee’s 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, it’s 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 don’t know how to answer that question. I mean, from an agent standpoint, we didn’t 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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 committee’s findings on CNN, promised that the full transcripts will come out, and called White House spokesman Jay Carney a “paid liar.”

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; gettherope; holder; impeachnow; irs; loislerner; obama; teaparty
Say 'Hi' to Obama's grandmother for us.
1 posted on 06/03/2013 3:51:03 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

2 posted on 06/03/2013 3:53:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: servo1969

They belong in jail, or worse, for throwing the
Election to al Qaeda through FEDERAL FRAUD.

3 posted on 06/03/2013 3:56:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: servo1969
Here are 180 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds

170) Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative groups

4 posted on 06/03/2013 3:57:14 AM PDT by grundle
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To: TexasCajun

It’s getting mighty crowded under that bus.

5 posted on 06/03/2013 3:58:50 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: servo1969

6 posted on 06/03/2013 4:00:15 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: servo1969

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).

7 posted on 06/03/2013 4:03:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: servo1969
Might need many more Buses.
8 posted on 06/03/2013 4:10:05 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Now we know why ZERO picked Biden. Job Security. . .)
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To: DeaconRed

The dam is breaking, isn’t it?

More popcorn, My Dear?

9 posted on 06/03/2013 4:16:28 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: ibytoohi

Think about it. You are reading this from the “daily” not from a MSM outlet. The dam holding the “waters of truth” back is the MSM and I see no cracks in the dam.

10 posted on 06/03/2013 4:25:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: servo1969

Of course, Obama continues to profess to knowing nothing...
All of these scandals lead right to the top of a corrupt, criminal regime.

Feigning ignorance and scapegoating subordinates is not an answer to criminal activity.

obama i know nothing
   obama what is it you do around here couch liar
obama hang curtains

It's treated differently when it's a Republican President...

Hopefully, this will end with Obama's removal from office.

11 posted on 06/03/2013 4:36:51 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: LyinLibs; flaglady47; mickie; seekthetruth; seenenuf; surfer; Bushbacker1; Dan Nunn; scottteng; ...
Everytime I see that funereal all-black IRS logo (above) I get the willies.

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.


12 posted on 06/03/2013 5:01:59 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: LyinLibs


13 posted on 06/03/2013 5:12:39 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: servo1969

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.

14 posted on 06/03/2013 5:15:04 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: servo1969
It's time to roll out this famous Thomas Nast political cartoon:

I think that's how bad the IRS scandal may end up being....

15 posted on 06/03/2013 5:20:02 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MagnoliaB

“It’s getting mighty crowded under that bus.”

Magic Bus...

The Magic Negro Bus!

16 posted on 06/03/2013 6:03:28 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: servo1969

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!”

17 posted on 06/03/2013 6:25:11 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: servo1969

Cincinnati? Why, that’s flyover country.

Anything beyond the outskirts of Frederick is
essentially disposable, dontcha know.

18 posted on 06/03/2013 6:57:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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