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Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began 'Tea Party' inquiries
Reuters ^ | 6/9/13 | David Morgan and Kim Dixon

Posted on 06/09/2013 3:16:01 PM PDT by jimbo123

A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.

In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.

Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN's "State of the Union" program that the manager's comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.

"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this," Cummings told CNN's "State of the Union" program.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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So what's the name of this "Conservative Republican"?
1 posted on 06/09/2013 3:16:01 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Yeah right...


2 posted on 06/09/2013 3:17:52 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: jimbo123

“Conservative Republican”? I guess this scandle is over now.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 3:17:56 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: jimbo123
...and how many years has this person been a union member?

HF

4 posted on 06/09/2013 3:18:17 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: jimbo123

Yeah! That’s the ticket!


5 posted on 06/09/2013 3:18:34 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: jimbo123

Chris Christie and Mitt Romney claim to be “conservative republicans” too!


6 posted on 06/09/2013 3:18:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: jimbo123

“Conservative Republican”? I guess this scandal is over now.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 3:18:57 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: jimbo123

I think little Kimmie and Davy used “conservative Republican” in hopes of getting some credibility for their BS article. The problem is, when commie libs are looking for credibility, they always describe themselves as being a “conservative Republican, who voted for Bush, twice, and was a “sniper” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oh yeah. They usually drive a “Honda” Prius.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 3:19:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Chris Christie and Mitt Romney claim to be “conservative republicans” too!

So does Karl Rove.
9 posted on 06/09/2013 3:19:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: holden

All these people have ‘confidential’ listed in their hiring documents so NONE OF THEM BELONG TO A UNION. There’s a federal law on the matter.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 3:19:54 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: jimbo123

LOL. Nice try al Reuters.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 3:20:05 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: jimbo123

Karl Rove? Joe Scarborough?


12 posted on 06/09/2013 3:20:20 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They usually drive a “Honda” Prius.

With a "Co-Exist" bumper sticker.
13 posted on 06/09/2013 3:20:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
So what's the name of this "Conservative Republican"?

John McCain does double duty with the IRS? Who knew?

14 posted on 06/09/2013 3:22:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jimbo123

ROFLOL!

Liberals must be pretty damn stupid to think we are this stupid.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 3:23:40 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jimbo123

If Elijah Cummings has an unnamed conservative Republican saying it started in the Cincinnati IRS I have an unnamed Liberal Democratic Activist in the White House that says it came from Obama. This is 100 percent Bull Sh-t!!!!!

I think the wheels are coming off the train.


16 posted on 06/09/2013 3:25:41 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: jimbo123; All

Worse yet, how come only Cummings has the transcript of this interview ..??

This looks like a cover-up to me .. which is not new for this admin .. by using Cummings “interview” to place the blame back on Cinci - and “the WH is not involved.

What a bunch of garbage! These dems will do anything to protect their liar-in-chief .. well,I’m not buying it.

And .. never forget that ALL DEMS BELIVE ALL REPUBS ARE “CONSERVATIVE” .. which is another load of garbage.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 3:27:03 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: KittenClaws
Liberals must be pretty damn stupid to think we are this stupid.

Considering how quickly some have turned on the guy claiming to be the NSA leaker, I think a lot of conservatives are that stupid.
18 posted on 06/09/2013 3:28:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jimbo123

So, now comes the new script. The conservative groups were given extra scrutiny because they were different from the others that had come before. Perhaps the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) decision had a big part of the new applications for 501(c)4). This opened up a new opportunity for new groups like the Tea Party. What the IRS did was give the fast lane for their pro Democratic Party groups and put the other groups through scrutiny as if the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision never existed. If you were a small group, you could never get the Lawyer power to exert your rights in light of the Court’s decision. And the IRS knew this, like they do in other actions they put on American citizens.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 3:29:39 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jimbo123

Stop the scandal accusations, FReepers! A “conservative Republican” says that it was strictly a Cincinnatti initiative!

We should always trust “conservative Republicans” like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb Bush, Steve Schmidt, David Brooks, and David Frum!


20 posted on 06/09/2013 3:29:41 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: jimbo123
[”They wanted to make sure that it was handled in a way whereby when other cases came behind it that were similar, that they would be treated in a consistent way,” the lawmaker said.]

They were treated “in a consistent way.” They were unmercifully harassed and their applications were delayed—some have remained frozen to this day. IRS agents sought the identity of donors and attempted to gather the identity of everyone with any connection to each group. Individuals were audited and some were harassed by other federal agencies like OSHA and ATF. “Conservative Republican” my keester.

22 posted on 06/09/2013 3:33:05 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: cpdiii
“I think the wheels are coming off the train”

Yep, Cummings is the Rat in the investigative committee, the point Man, he has been given his Marching orders. It's beyond comical at this point, but that doesn't stop Roto Rooters from trying.

I'm sure said person, if he exists, is living in a grand Villa in a Country with no extradition.

23 posted on 06/09/2013 3:35:28 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: jimbo123

It’s just a version of Bush’s Fault.

Blame The Victim.

Blame America First.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 3:35:45 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: cripplecreek
Considering how quickly some have turned on the guy claiming to be the NSA leaker, I think a lot of conservatives are that stupid.

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His story does not add up. The BS meter is off the scale.

So, perhaps you're right. Some people claiming to be conservative, can be that stupid.

25 posted on 06/09/2013 3:36:09 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jimbo123

So who is going to check out this “Conservative republican’s” bank account to see how large a check was deposited from a CHICAGO DNC account!


26 posted on 06/09/2013 3:36:21 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: DAC21

I forgot to add, “IT”S THE COVER UP STUPID”


27 posted on 06/09/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: jimbo123
Al Reuters....carrying Osama Obama’s water.Yet again.
28 posted on 06/09/2013 3:40:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: jimbo123
A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 3:41:06 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: jimbo123

LIAR.


30 posted on 06/09/2013 3:42:51 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: KittenClaws
His story does not add up. The BS meter is off the scale.

My only suspicion about the guy is that he may not be the leaker at all. He could be someone trotted out there by Obama to destroy the whole story but I'm smart enough to watch and see what happens.

I'm not stupid enough to just drop the story and move along considering what we have seen republicans admit and what we know.
31 posted on 06/09/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CyberAnt

They also have Cummings and Rangel using talking points that it all came out of Cincinnati. What do these two have in common? Don’t question them you rasist.


32 posted on 06/09/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: jimbo123
Did this so called "Conservative Republican" get a big promotion or bonus for the scrutiny?
33 posted on 06/09/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cpdiii

I think the wheels are coming off the train.


Not at all. The Dems have a game plan and are playing hard ball here. This is part of it.

What exactly is the GOP action plan? I don’t see it. They have done nothing but hold a debate club meeting. Cummings and the Dims are running circles around Issa and Camp. Boehner has been almost completely MIA on the IRS.


34 posted on 06/09/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: jimbo123
...he manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.

The precedent was already set by Ubama's myriad "community organizing" groups.

ACORN was a 501(c) for crying out loud, and ACORN was about nothing but politics.

35 posted on 06/09/2013 3:49:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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So what's the name of this "Conservative Republican"?

Barack Obama.

36 posted on 06/09/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jimbo123

Two things: If this “Conservative Republican” really does exist outside of the imagination of Mr. Cummings, why would he use the IRS to target his friends? Also, if he really does exist, why on Earth would Mr. Cummings believe him? In other words, when has he EVER believed a conservative Republican in the past?


37 posted on 06/09/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t.

But, the issue is not the leaker. Have you considered that?

I’m sick of liberals changing the subject. I don’t give a krap what woo-hoo they put out there, I don’t care if Reagan himself returned from the dead claiming to be the leaker.

The leaker is NOT the issue.

Our rights are being violated. Period.


38 posted on 06/09/2013 3:49:58 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws

Libs are attempting yet another bait and switch, that chaps my behind more than anything.


39 posted on 06/09/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jimbo123
In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings

LOL... show us the video of the interview... give us a name and face to go along with this please. Has this person been fired for doing all this damage on his own... or has he been promoted in exchange for this "startling revelation"?

40 posted on 06/09/2013 3:51:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: lodi90
“What exactly is the GOP action plan? I don’t see it. They have done nothing but hold a debate club meeting. Cummings and the Dims are running circles around Issa and Camp. Boehner has been almost completely MIA on the IRS”

We can hope not this time, but history tells us the Dumb Party is now watching the laser pointer buzzing around the ceiling courtesy of President Jarrett

41 posted on 06/09/2013 3:51:42 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“They were treated “in a consistent way.”

And, of course, this new “revelation” does nothing to address the fact that confidential conservative donor lists were disclosed to left-wing groups.

Did the “conservative Republican” agree to fall on his sword for those felonies, too? I seriously doubt it.

I suspect this “conservative Republican IRS agent” is a figment of Mr. Cummings’ age-addled mind.


42 posted on 06/09/2013 3:53:02 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: jimbo123

And Benghazi was due to a video that no one saw./s


43 posted on 06/09/2013 3:55:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: KittenClaws
Liberals must be pretty damn stupid to think we are this stupid.

They know were not that stupid. And they don't care. This will give the MSM enough to feed to the low-info voters. They will swallow it.

44 posted on 06/09/2013 3:56:56 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: jimbo123

Headline is interesting too:

“Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began ‘Tea Party’ inquiries”

DECEPTIVE. The proper headline would be:
“Leading Democrat Claims Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began ‘Tea Party’ inquiries”

Reuters DOES NOT claim to know his name. How could they check out the story? Why did the run with their headline? Of course the answer is OBVIOUS, but it also shows just how evil the media is now.


45 posted on 06/09/2013 3:57:21 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: jimbo123

And what are the names of the public servants who “began the TEA Party inquiries”? Conservative inquiring minds want to know.


46 posted on 06/09/2013 3:57:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: jimbo123

have him testify under oath

47 posted on 06/09/2013 3:57:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jimbo123

And close to retirement? Likes oak and mountain cabins? Fall guy!


48 posted on 06/09/2013 3:58:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: jimbo123
Elijah Cummings say's?? Yeah right!

On October 4, Cummings sent True the Vote a letter accusing the group of engaging in a “criminal conspiracy”

He has no reason to lie right? It's not like he's involved in the IRS targeting or anything, Right?

49 posted on 06/09/2013 3:59:39 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: jimbo123

Cummings has an IQ of around 50.


50 posted on 06/09/2013 4:00:10 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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