Skip to comments.IRS Supervisor In DC Scrutinized Tea Party Cases
Posted on 06/16/2013 4:47:47 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
WASHINGTON (AP) An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Her assertion contradicts initial claims by the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in Cincinnati were solely responsible for mishandling the applications.
Paz, however, provided no evidence that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target conservative groups or that anyone in the Obama administration outside the IRS was involved.
Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn't fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling "tea party" cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active conservative and liberal.
Paz said dozens of tea party applications sat untouched for more than a year while field agents waited for guidance from Washington on how to handle them. At the time, she said, Washington officials thought the agents in Cincinnati were processing the cases.
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Per Fox News just now “This is breaking on a Sunday night.”
Yeah, that sounds true. What else, Ms. Paz--a unicorn ate your homework?
Obama ordered his IRS to rig the election of 2012 for Obama and democrats/socialists in the Senate. Obama also used other gov agencies to rig the election. Why isnt anyone shouting this form the rooftops? Come on Levin, coulter , Sarah Palin, Rush, DRudge ,FOX etc. call Obama out on this and call for Obamas resignation.
Obamas IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started The IRS stole the election. We no longer live in a free country
IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party
government never works as the IRS scandal shows
government cant be trusted
but liberals/democrats trust government and love gov
Call Congress to stop the Amnesty bill.
Because everybody just "knows" that "TEA Party" is really just slang for OWS, MoveOn, National Council of La Raza, etc.
And then a recess was called because her pants caught on fire.
“Washington officials thought the agents in Cincinnati were processing the cases.”
Is there ANYONE in DC who is not a LIAR?
There were stories from 2 or 3 days ago that Paz had been fired by the IRS. Spokesmen for IRS wouldn’t comment, but if she was fired it was because they knew this story was coming out.
Thanks for the link. He did rig the election and we may never know all of the ways.
AND she said this UNDER OATH? Sorry, it's NOT believable...
You are right!
But who, specifically, in the agency made these claims and who told them to say that? Do we know? Can we not get someone to go after them for (obviously) lying and running a coverup (you know, what got Nixon to resign...)?
I sincerely believe the "news" media will not try to find out. After all, the Prez is a Dem, not a Repub, so there can't possibly be a scandal here, right? /sarc
I nominate Trey Gowdy to get to the bottom if this. HE ROCKS!
I don't know about that; the more NSA stuff comes out the more the media might just start doing its job here — for the simple reason that the NSA-stuff is really pissing a lot of people off, regardless of democrat/republican affiliation.
Just as Clinton’s greatest crime was trying to fix a civil damage case in which he was a defendant so is the IRS efforts to rig the election in which Obama (and his cronies)was running. You only need ask the question “qui bono”. Impeachment must remain an option.
Take it one step further.... HOW did they know this story was coming out???? Yep they are still targeting their email...
What the IRS did, on orders from the White House/DNC, was to disenfranchise conservative voters by not allowing the conservative groups to organize and get out the vote. During all of these scandals, the word disenfranchise has suddenly disappeared from the media’s vocabulary.
Talking about hedging your bets. This woman is prevaricating desperately to try to stay out of trouble. They should give her immunity only if she spills the entire beans. She is hiding more than she says.
In the federal government, you do as you are told or go bye bye. You can resist or refuse to do something only for so long. You can sandbag or cause ‘network issues’ only for so long.
Everyone knows this. Everyone.
This came from the WH. By mouth. Nothing in writing. That’s how these peeps roll.
Yeah, Trey is one of the good guys. I hope he can find a way to bring down the Dems.
Hmmmm...that's not what the drones in question are saying.
What a bad liar this woman is...
Ya but the question begging to be answered is, how many organizations containing the words "fair" "ACORN" "Tides" "Progress" "Union" were held for extra scrutiny?
these people hang around together. They go to the same parties, they attend the same democrat fundraisers, they go to the same stores, they eat at the same restaurants and they take their kids to the same private schools. To think that this was not at least suggested by the people connected to white house is naive.
Nothing will happen with this. There will be a few early retirements, lateral moves and the occasional promotion to another agency.
Don’t expect anyone to actually be punished.
They have too many files on too many people for that to happen.
How about Who’s telling the FBI, ATF, OSHA, etc.????
and a guy in the audience was heard to whisper....that's bad....but if she ever figures out that's not a trombone she blows every nite and is not really a part of the Washington Philharmonic it will break her little heart
It is just simply amazing as to how far these folks will go to keep from telling the truth. I wonder who was in the meeting that was convened to write this response and how many rewrites were necessary. The same number as the Benghazi presser lie?
I think that Paz has been purged, who knows where she will end up. Probably as another presidential advisor with presidential privilege against testifying.
This function, exempting some from taxes, is contrary to their very mission and nature.
They may well be the ONLY agency of government doing what it was designed to do!
Duh, there are literally hundreds of thousands of government employees who are simply apolitical, don’t care about it, have nothing to do with it, and whose eyes skip right over political issues. So, it is possible. They are like the 90 million American adults who never even vote!
The SES and appointee levels do that stuff ~ the staffers are not SES types. Nor will they ever be. A scandal in your subagency ruins your career ~
Waiting for guidance? The election is Nov4th,don’t do anything until Nov.5th