Skip to comments.IRS worker blasts Lerner for blaming Ohio office on targeting, likens effort to 'nuclear strike'
Posted on 06/07/2013 6:24:45 PM PDT by don-o
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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As long as we’re “likening” things, can I liken the IRS to the GESTAPO?
The Nazis were much sharper dressed
..she won’t fit under the bus......
Yes, I know they wanted to keep their job, but anyone that has worked in a bureaucratic organization knows how to deal with things they know are wrong.
Every IRS employee that knew about this, and especially those that participated in this, willingly or unwilling, shares the blame.
Every one of them should be reprimanded. And the ones that initiated this should be fired, without recourse.
If Obama wants to gain control of America...he will need to issue a lock down order.
You know this is what he is thinking about.
If Obama is to turn America into a Marxist Union...he must lock us down at some point.
We have now passed that point...and Obama knows it.
It will be violent...but it will become more violent by an order of magnitude if he waits.
I say Obama, but he is only the front man. I should say Valerie.
Are you ready Val?
Are you ready to see how America will respond?
Putting all the Alinsky theory aside...and all the Marxism...are you ready to see what happens when you try to steal a nation's freedom?
This nation is armed and earned its spurs by conquering a wilderness.
Your childhood in Iran and Chicago couldn't have prepared you for this.
You and Obama are trying to conquer men and women who built a life for themselves and their families in hostile territory.
Do you honestly think they are going to simply give this up?
Bring it, Obama...bring it, Valerie.
Give it your best muslim shot.
They need someone to edit the headlines for grammar.
Step right up the TV camera and microphone, friend, and tell the world what was really going on, then...
Yes. Not one whistleblowed this targeting.
There are no sympathies for these workers. They have no courage.
Don’t forget about the jail time. There must be jail time.
Lerner for her contempt for all Americans and hatred for this country needs to spend every day to her dying day in a dark, damp and cold prison cell. Or we could just hang her from the nearest tree. I’m fine with either.
VJ swears by, and probably initiated, the Iranian claim back in ‘04 that Iran has 40K kamikazis here waiting for their order.
Iran has been holding us hostage since ‘79.
Israel knows exactly where all the seeds are here, and thus you see why POSHITUS and his new re-appointees are screwn once Israel throws down.
POSHITUS’ has another problem in that both the UK and Putin are in for the new crusade which is required.
This IRS scandal is the kind of story that would just destroy a republican (Nixon got torched with this stuff), but somehow has no effect on a Dem because he/she’s ‘trying his best.’
It’s obvious that this IRS story will continue to move up the chain until some ‘higher-up’ falls on the grenade for Obama and says “The IRS targeting” was my idea. I’m not naieve enough to think that Obama will be busted. He knows how to keep his tracks covered, for sure. With that said, someone is going to have to take the fall for this outrage and I strongly believe this person, whoever it is who gets thrown under the bus, deserves to go to jail.
In general it very obvious that President Obama is a paranoid, thin-skinned, light-weight. He has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt Everest and he’s a very mean-spirited vindictive person in his soul. He strikes me as a guy who never really did his homework in college, skated through many things in life using BS and finese, and has no idea how to handle responsibility as you and I know the word to mean. Most dissapointingly, he not only has no idea how to deal with people who see the word differently than he does, he disdains them to his core.
In short, he’s in way over his head.
Gubmint union leaders won’t remain blissfully unconcerned about this, or about Fast and Furious, or about wide-open borders, or police state tactics against themselves...