Skip to comments.Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began 'Tea Party' inquiries
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.
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“Conservative Republican”? I guess this scandle is over now.
Yeah! That’s the ticket!
Chris Christie and Mitt Romney claim to be “conservative republicans” too!
“Conservative Republican”? I guess this scandal is over now.
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.
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.
LOL. Nice try al Reuters.
Karl Rove? Joe Scarborough?
John McCain does double duty with the IRS? Who knew?
Liberals must be pretty damn stupid to think we are this stupid.
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.
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.
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.
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!