Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

IRS worker blasts Lerner for blaming Ohio office on targeting, likens effort to 'nuclear strike'
Fox News ^ | June 7, 2013

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: districtofcolumbia; irs; loislerner; ohio
1 posted on 06/07/2013 6:24:45 PM PDT by don-o
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: don-o

As long as we’re “likening” things, can I liken the IRS to the GESTAPO?

2 posted on 06/07/2013 6:26:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o


3 posted on 06/07/2013 6:26:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More open defiance is needed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

The Nazis were much sharper dressed

4 posted on 06/07/2013 6:27:42 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: don-o

..she won’t fit under the bus......

5 posted on 06/07/2013 6:32:19 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o
The IRS workers knew this was wrong, and they did nothing but follow orders.

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.

6 posted on 06/07/2013 6:37:30 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o
Heheh...this administration is going to unravel. It is already doing so.

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.

7 posted on 06/07/2013 6:38:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o

They need someone to edit the headlines for grammar.

8 posted on 06/07/2013 6:53:29 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o

Step right up the TV camera and microphone, friend, and tell the world what was really going on, then...

9 posted on 06/07/2013 7:01:05 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o
Valerie Jarrett.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 7:02:28 PM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o


11 posted on 06/07/2013 7:35:26 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: justlurking

Yes. Not one whistleblowed this targeting.
There are no sympathies for these workers. They have no courage.

12 posted on 06/07/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by RginTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: justlurking

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.

13 posted on 06/07/2013 7:53:27 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: RoosterRedux; M Kehoe

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.

14 posted on 06/07/2013 7:56:27 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: don-o

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.

15 posted on 06/07/2013 10:02:57 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

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...

Thanks don-o.

16 posted on 06/08/2013 9:06:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson