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IRS worker blasts Lerner for blaming Ohio office on targeting, likens effort to 'nuclear strike'
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-7-2013 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 06/07/2013 5:01:49 PM PDT by servo1969

An IRS agent in the embattled Cincinnati office is lashing out at the agency's managers for pinning the blame on them for the targeting of conservative groups, describing one official's attempt to pass the blame as a "nuclear strike on us."

According to transcripts of interviews that House investigators conducted with two Cincinnati office employees and which Fox News reviewed, agent Elizabeth Hofacre claimed that the idea this program was the work of two rogue agents is "absurd."

She said that when Lois Lerner, the high-level official who oversaw the Cincinnati unit and is now on leave over the scandal, first acknowledged the program last month and traced it to the Ohio office, "I was furious."

"I mean, it was inaccurate, but me especially because I was involved in the processing of these in 2010 so it looked like ... Lois Lerner was putting it on us," she said.

Hofacre went on to say that she thinks the public has been purposely misled on the claim that two rogue agents were responsible.

"Everybody that has been making those statements should know they are inaccurate," she said. "I just thought when Lois Lerner dropped that bomb shell, oh, it was Cincinnati's problem, she thought it would go away, but instead it exploded."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: cincinnati; hofacre; irs; lerner; lois; nuclear; obama; ohio; scandals; strike; washington

1 posted on 06/07/2013 5:01:49 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

The House should impeach Obama! The Senate would be forced to rule guilty or be exposed in public with their decision for not guilty against the evidence.

“Impeachment requires a congress willing to do it. It would be nice if all the witnesses to what we now know to be a cover-up could have their day in court


2 posted on 06/07/2013 5:06:48 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: servo1969
I was involved in the processing of these in 2010 so it looked like ... Lois Lerner was putting it on us

No sh*t Hofacre you ignorant slut. You work for a criminal syndicate and expect to be exonerated as an innocent victim? FOAD.

3 posted on 06/07/2013 5:07:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: servo1969

What is the average IQ of IRS employees? What if no one would work for the IRS?


4 posted on 06/07/2013 5:11:31 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: servo1969
If you owe these criminals any money just send them one of these. They spent $64,000 on plastic squirting fish so it should cover any money you owe.
5 posted on 06/07/2013 5:13:36 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
So far she's our best witness ~ she left that job in 2010 yet she took her emails with her.

The way document security is compartmentalized in IRS that action was not without risk. Issa would be up the creek without her.

So, what part of the Executive Office building are you working in these days?

6 posted on 06/07/2013 5:17:20 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: servo1969

What about her previous experience with Federal management led her to be surprised about a total lack of honor.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 5:19:50 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: servo1969

The last time it was a video caused the Ambassador’s murder, now another BIG lie to try to cover up a scandal. It is a pattern with this administration.


8 posted on 06/07/2013 5:25:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: servo1969

Obama ordered his IRS to rig the election of 2012 for Obama and democrats/socialists in the Senate. Obama also used other gov agencies to rig the election. Why isn’t anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obama’s resignation.

Obama’s IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started The IRS stole the election. We no longer live in a free country

IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3026441/posts?page=1


9 posted on 06/07/2013 5:27:02 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: servo1969

Lois Lerner = pure evil

Obama = pure evil

both democrats

Pelosi = pure evil

Reid, Fienstein, Mcdermot, democrats,

seeing a pattern?


10 posted on 06/07/2013 5:29:31 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: servo1969

If they are not put in prison and Obama impeached,
the public will be very dismayed and PUT CONGRESS IN PRISON.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: servo1969

This does not stop with Lois Lerner, it goes all the way up to theWon. THIS scandal is exactly why we cannot trust government with the NSA/Verizon deal either. They will use it the same way they used the IRS. For their dirty work against conservatives. NO WAY.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Democrat_media

‘Why isn’t anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obama’s resignation.’

Exactly right, every conservative media outlet and Republican in congress should be calling for impeachment on a daily basis! Anything less is just BS foder.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT by doc
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To: tioga
Yes government never works as the IRS scandal shows

government can't be trusted

but liberals/democrats trust government and love gov

14 posted on 06/07/2013 5:38:53 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The “I was only following orders” thing simply doesn’t fly here. They knew this was wrong, they had an honorable “out” they did not choose.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 5:44:39 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: servo1969

I WANT PEOPLE TO GO TO JAIL OVER THIS!


16 posted on 06/07/2013 5:48:19 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: servo1969

Why bother Lerner when she is on paid vacation. After all, she is probably
on a beach catching some sun and drinking a Piña Colada on the tax
payers dime.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 5:53:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: FreedomPoster; hinckley buzzard; Paladin2; Stentor

Why are you attacking the whistle blower (Hofacre)? Your attitude may discourage low level bureaucrats from exposing the big bosses’s misdeeds.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by ravinson
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To: servo1969
We cannot let this Lerner thing fade...I understand there is so much more, and so many more, including the purple lipped prince, Valerie Jarret and more, but in every major operation I have ever been involved in, we must start at a foundation...Lerner was the first raised up to us as a sacrifice and nothing is happening to her. She was the trial balloon. If she fades without retribution, the next thing we let slide will be even worse.

To let her go on admin/paid leave, erodes the foundation of our change.

19 posted on 06/07/2013 5:59:42 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Excuse me...Here's your nose. I found it in my business....agian!)
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To: ravinson

Maybe I don’t understand the full details of what went down here. If Hofacre is a pure whistleblower, then I retract regarding her. What I’m saying is that lower level types that let this slide don’t get a pass.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ravinson
Some of the long term leftwingtard agents of disinformation might well OUT themselves in this deal ~ 'cause it's really big and could well doom Democrat party fortunes for most the rest of the century.

I see some of them being sacrificed here and on other boards already ~ criticizing the whistleblowers is part of the traditional technique of protecting the bad guys.

21 posted on 06/07/2013 6:33:07 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: IrishPennant

At a certain level you can’t just walk away from a government job ~ they gots’ ta’ let you go firest. The way I see it is Lerner is not being turned loose ~ Hull is. Gives me an idea of who ratted who out and who will get prosecuted as an employee ~


22 posted on 06/07/2013 6:36:58 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: FreedomPoster
Hofacre is just one of many. You have to realize she got out of that unit in 2010 ~ if this ploy (whistleblowing is a ploy in a tough game) fails, she is not going to be destroyed by triumphal returning bosses ~ the others who speak up will be!

Large federal bureaucracies are not an amorphous mass ~ the subagencies specialize in a variety of things and engage in TURF WARS ~ but when it comes to subordinates, you really have to be careful blowing away your own immediate boss. I am sure Hofacre has her friends back in the unit under attack ~ but what they're saying to each other is something I can only guess.

23 posted on 06/07/2013 6:41:45 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: ravinson
Your attitude may discourage low level bureaucrats from exposing the big bosses’s misdeeds.

Stop being so hysterical. My alleged attitude has no effect on anything. Federal agencies are corrupt and the lower level non-management people understand that and try to join up for the sake of their careers or they keep their heads down and try not to commit identity suicide. I have personally seen a case where a whistle blower was paid off to take early retirement. He had a good lawyer and the union behind him and he was quite bright. Lying under oath is learned early. Nepotism is also an epidemic.

My main point was that this Halfwit or whatever its name was did or should know the way it was going to unfold. The only way to get rid of the corruption is to legislate the departments out of existence.

24 posted on 06/07/2013 8:58:05 PM PDT by Stentor
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