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Misfired email tipped off DC officials to IRS scandal in 2010
Fox News ^ | June 07, 2013

Posted on 06/07/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT by Sopater

WASHINGTON – A misfired email from an Internal Revenue Service employee in Ohio alerted officials in Washington that conservative groups were being targeted a full year earlier than previously acknowledged, Fox News confirms. Transcripts from interviews held with IRS employees in Cincinnati show that managers in Washington knew about the heightened scrutiny put on Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status in July 2010.

The transcript, which was initially reviewed and reported by Reuters, apparently shows that Cincinnati IRS official Elizabeth Hofacre was in communication with D.C.-based IRS attorney Carter Hull. Hofacre was put in charge of handling tax-exempt status applications from conservative groups by her Cincinnati boss, she claims.

According to the report, Hofacre was asked to summarize her initial findings and send it via email to a small group of IRS workers, including a few in the D.C. tax-exempt unit. Mistakenly, she sent the email to everybody in the Washington IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements unit.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; obamaspeople; scandal; terrorism; threatmatrix
Mistakenly, she sent the email to everybody in the Washington IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements unit.



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1 posted on 06/07/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

And that’s REALLY the first time anyone in Washington even thought about such dastardly stuff ... [/s]


2 posted on 06/07/2013 9:42:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sopater


3 posted on 06/07/2013 9:44:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ClearCase_guy

... honest.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 9:44:57 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m with you. Doesn’t pass the smell test. Whoever ordered this was from DC and they knew about it long before some “mis-fired” email.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 9:52:50 AM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Ok...seriously now...this time we're really, really being straight with you. That was absolutely the first time we heard of this stuff going on. Swear ta' gawd." Gotta Belieive Me!
6 posted on 06/07/2013 9:53:26 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Sopater

Then this is bigger then we know. As the IG should have elevated this in 2010 and instead it got swept under the bus.

I guess this will the summer of DRIP DRIP DRIP. This will only grow and grow.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Sopater

How many in DC were in on that email?


8 posted on 06/07/2013 9:55:34 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Diogenesis

Dude...enough with the pic spam...please?

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:diogenesis/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


9 posted on 06/07/2013 9:57:35 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: ncfool

I guess this will the summer of DRIP DRIP DRIP. This will only grow and grow.

Good we need to keep the drips dripping as close to the primaries as possible.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 10:02:17 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: newheart
Elizabeth Hofacre says that AFTER she got a pile of cases (40 of them I believe) she was told to send a selection ~ turned out to be 7 ~ to somebody in DC. Hull then showed up to GUIDE her.

A process that is slow at best became molasses-like, and after Hofacre went to a different job, whoever got aholt of 'em slowed them down to a new pace, and finally the process turned to concrete.

Look folks, a big part of the game plan was to select either newbies or people who were simply slow (a personality type every office worker knows about) knowing that these cases wouldn't get an early, or even timely decision!

Quite possibly no one knew who gave the order because that person was smart enough to simply let the cases languish in the hands of the least efficient analysts.

No doubt they've used this method before.

11 posted on 06/07/2013 10:06:23 AM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: ncfool

I have no confidence in that IG....NONE!


12 posted on 06/07/2013 10:09:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sopater

Initially someone was too slow in handling a TEAParty application, so the guy pushing the application called up and complained. That’s probably when this started ~ dealing with a complaint. http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/ is going to show up in the discussions eventually, along with a reprise of the May 13 misleading Politico story ~ see: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/kerrey-irs-advocate-to-blame-for-scandal-91299.html ~ Kerry says these folks failed. On the other hand they may well have succeeded beyond their wildest imagination, and the geeks at Politico KNEW THAT at the time they ran the story. Guess Ms Olson is not well connected in Democrat circles so they let her get tossed under the bus first.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 10:14:16 AM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Sopater

People routinely overlook the potential CYA opportunities inherent to the “accidental” cc all email....


14 posted on 06/07/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Sopater

Lois Lerner, the IRS official who set off the controversy, has said that she first learned of the BOLO list in June 2011, and that she ordered the partisan criteria to be removed immediately.

Well, except that LIAR Lois Lerner signed letters containing “partisan criteria”, in the Spring of 2012.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 10:26:02 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: lonevoice; Diogenesis

I like Diogenesis’ posts.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 10:38:45 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

Then you’re in luck. Just click on the link and you can see the same one over and over and over and over again!

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:diogenesis/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change


17 posted on 06/07/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: muawiyah
Quite possibly no one knew who gave the order because that person was smart enough to simply let the cases languish in the hands of the least efficient analysts.

You are exactly right, this is understanding the way bureaucracy really works and using that to your advantage. Nonetheless, the "who" remains the big question and one that truly needs to be discovered.

18 posted on 06/07/2013 11:05:58 AM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sopater; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ..
For people with such aversion to any and everything gun related, they sure use enough gun rhetoric to make their points, don't they? Just an observation.

Misfire. We need more misfires.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: bkopto; lonevoice; Diogenesis
I like Diogenesis’ posts.

Me too!

20 posted on 06/07/2013 3:43:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

+1


21 posted on 06/08/2013 2:44:20 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: lonevoice

WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE DOOOOOOOOOD??????????!!!!??1111????!!!!!!11111


22 posted on 06/08/2013 2:58:17 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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