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!
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.
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.
It’s just a version of Bush’s Fault.
Blame The Victim.
Blame America First.
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.
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!
I forgot to add, “IT”S THE COVER UP STUPID”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Libs are attempting yet another bait and switch, that chaps my behind more than anything.
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"?
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
“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.
And Benghazi was due to a video that no one saw./s
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.
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.
And what are the names of the public servants who “began the TEA Party inquiries”? Conservative inquiring minds want to know.
have him testify under oath
And close to retirement? Likes oak and mountain cabins? Fall guy!
He has no reason to lie right? It's not like he's involved in the IRS targeting or anything, Right?
Cummings has an IQ of around 50.