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Misfired 2010 email alerted more IRS officials to Tea Party scrutiny
Reuters ^ | June 7, 2013 | Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West

Posted on 06/07/2013 8:14:58 PM PDT by grundle

A misfired email from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service employee in Cincinnati in July 2010 alerted a broad group of Washington IRS officials to the heightened scrutiny being given conservative groups, according to an interview the IRS worker gave congressional investigators.

The interview transcripts, reviewed by Reuters on Thursday, provide new details about Washington IRS officials' awareness of the scrutiny given to groups seeking tax-exempt status using terms like "Tea Party" or "patriot" to flag applications.

The transcripts show that in July 2010, Elizabeth Hofacre, an IRS official in Cincinnati who was coordinating "emerging issues" for the agency's tax-exempt unit, was corresponding with Washington-based IRS tax attorney Carter Hull.

She was asked to summarize her findings in a spreadsheet and notify a small group of colleagues, including some staff in the Washington tax-exempt unit. She sent an email that month to a larger number of people in Washington by accident.

"Everybody in D.C. got it by mistake," Hofacre said in the transcripts. She later clarified that she did not mean all officials but those in the IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements unit.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: benghazi; districtofcolumbia; elizabethhofacre; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; ohio; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 06/07/2013 8:14:58 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
Yup. Uh huh. That's what happened. No one Washington had any idea that this was going on and then -- WHAM! -- a rogue IRS agent on Ohio sent out an accidental email and informed the Big Shots what was going on. They were totally shocked. Totally.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

2 posted on 06/07/2013 8:20:29 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: grundle
"Misfired."


3 posted on 06/07/2013 8:22:13 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They were totally shocked. Totally.
__________________________________________

poor things

that was back in 2010

it was so bad that they are only just atarting to recover...


4 posted on 06/07/2013 8:24:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ClearCase_guy

The current excuse they have is absolutely pathetic.

If it was “low level employees” then everyone deserves to be fired/sacked/jailed for being so incompetant that an underling could do such a thing.

The fact that this is working just goes to show how biased the media is.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 8:28:10 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: grundle
In lieu of the Spurs in the finals:


6 posted on 06/07/2013 8:41:45 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: grundle

And together, former IRS commissioner Shulman and the IRS Torquemada in charge of enforcement of Obamacre compliance, a Ms Ingram, logged over 300 visits to the WH.
I’m guessing they discussed only what Jughead would read in the newspaper over the last couple weeks.
And maybe the Tea Party and exempt applicants with the words ‘patriot’ and ‘liberty’ in their names, and they asked, “D-uhh, you want we should cut sum nuts, Boss?”
And Jughead replied, “That’d be great. Coffee, I mean. Ha ha!”

Now these fine folks, Learner & Co. (BHO, CEO), are trying to pin the tail on donkeys like this woman and a Murther. With this WH the buck stops as low as they can go.


7 posted on 06/07/2013 8:44:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: grundle

They should arrest that employee, give her a fair trial and convict her of parole violation. We may never hear from her again.


8 posted on 06/07/2013 8:45:59 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: ClearCase_guy

Okay, so they were alerted in 2010. And they did NOTHING to stop it?


9 posted on 06/07/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: grundle

um....”misfired” email?

That’s a new one - is that their latest lame-o excuse they are going to try?


10 posted on 06/07/2013 8:47:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: tumblindice

Sounds like Carter Hull needs to find an attorney pretty quickly. The bag is in his hand.

Probably want to stay away from Ft Marcy park.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 8:53:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Yup. Uh huh. That's what happened. No one Washington had any idea that this was going on and then -- WHAM! -- a rogue IRS agent on Ohio sent out an accidental email and informed the Big Shots what was going on. They were totally shocked. Totally.

Occam's Razor prevails... The most probable explanation, but...

"She was asked to summarize her findings in a spreadsheet and notify a small group of colleagues, including some staff in the Washington tax-exempt unit
...
It is critical to identify who was on the short list of the "small group of colleagues..."

Members of the obvious criminal conspiracy.

12 posted on 06/07/2013 9:19:26 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Same thoughts as you.

“She later clarified that she did not mean all officials but those in the IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements unit.”

Of course, by all means, it was the computer’s fault as it should have only sent the email to what she ‘meant’, instead of what she picked for the TO: entry.


13 posted on 06/07/2013 9:30:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Tennessee Nana
that was back in 2010

"everyone in DC got the email."

YET... they all denied knowing about it.

14 posted on 06/07/2013 9:32:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Enterprise

Those TPS reports need a cover sheet, as you well know. Did you get the email? Cause I can send it to you if you didn’t.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 10:29:23 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Husker8877

The truth hurts people like you so badly.


16 posted on 06/07/2013 10:31:54 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: grundle

Great info. Thanks.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 11:56:54 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Husker8877

I didn’t get the EMAIL. Honest. I’ll have to check with Michael and Samir to see if there is a communications flow glitch.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 1:44:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: grundle

Their use of the term “BOLO” is just frightening.

What’s next? IRS roadblocks?

“Yes, Officer?”

“We’re not officers, mam...we’re with the IRS. I will need your driver’s license and social security card, though.”

“Social security card? Why?”

“I need your SS number so we can check the computer to make sure you’re paid up on your taxes. Plus, we’ll be making sure you have the proper health care coverage. “


19 posted on 06/08/2013 5:03:02 AM PDT by moovova
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Okay, so they were alerted in 2010. And they did NOTHING to stop it?"

Why would they want to stop what they ordered?

20 posted on 06/08/2013 5:08:16 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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