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Potentially explosive development in IRS scandals
American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 07/05/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by jazusamo

One of the most important and so-far least noted threads in the IRS sandal cloth is the inexplicable remark made by Austan Goolsbee, at the time the Chairman of the White Council of Economic Advisors about the taxes paid by the Koch brothers - arch villains in the Manichean delusions of the American left - that would require his knowledge of their confidential tax returns. Did the White House senior staff illegally browse through the tax records of their political enemies? The Washington Free Beacon has been trying to find out, and uncovered an interesting response:

CJ Ciaramella reports:

The Treasury Department on Wednesday refused to confirm or deny the existence of an inspector general report investigating whether or not former White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee illegally accessed tax information on the Koch brothers.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington Free Beacon, declined to acknowledge the existence of the report.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; foia; goolsbee; impeachnow; inspectorgeneral; irs; irsscandal; irsscandals; koch; obama; tigta

1 posted on 07/05/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

bump!


2 posted on 07/05/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: jazusamo

Another one? How many ‘explosives’ do we have before they ticket the door and do and end to end audit, housecleaning.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 11:10:37 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: jazusamo

News not covering this ongoing IRS investigation. I just saw this: Liberal nonprofit that pressed Shulman to target conservatives houses his wife’s group

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/04/liberal-nonprofit-that-pressed-shulman-to-target-conservatives-houses-his-wifes-group/#ixzz2YCDYkpFU


4 posted on 07/05/2013 11:12:25 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SueRae

I hear you, it’s long overdue.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: All
The meticulously researched timelines posted allover FR are significant since they chronicle events that show the Tea Party was heating up---holding massive rallies, and showing up at townhalls to protest Obamacare.

The arrogant, self-entitled Obamatons surely went ballistic. Does not take much imagination to know the WH con artists were thinking up demonic ways to stop the Tea Partiers who stood in their path.

SIGNIFICANT Remember that when the Obamatons landed in the WH, they also took over the census. So when Obama sent his COS---Rahm Emanuel----to takeover Treasury, he had all the tools at his disposal to target individuals, tea parties, patriot groups, and so on.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS: Obama's stranglegold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role

THE TARGETING PAPER TRAIL BEGINS: Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chicago con artists (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).

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THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

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Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044 : All of the Treasury factotums doing Rahm's bidding need to be identified and brought before Congress to testify under oath. We need to know the specifics WRT Emanuel's activities at Treasury including dates and times when Emanuel consorted w/ the IRS.

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER Obama was fond of saying "Tea Parties are a threat to democracy."

Obama told hispanics, " we will reward our friends and punish our enemies."

Valerie Jarrett ominously warned, they "would not forget" which Americans did not worship Obama.

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Contact Congress Toll Free 1-(866) 220-0044---Taxpayers demand Congress call govt employees at Treasury (IRS), who were underlings of Obama COS Rahm Emanuel...to testify under oath, including the number of times Emanuel consorted with the IRS. The WJS reported Emanuel's unusual arrangement----his dual role as WH COS and Treasury head.

CONTACT FOX NEWS --- 1-888-369-4762

CONTACT CONG TREY GOWDY (R-SC)
1404 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6030
Fax: (202) 226-1177

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TALKING POINTS--WSJ REPORTOn Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, White House COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

6 posted on 07/05/2013 11:18:02 AM PDT by Liz
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To: jazusamo
0bama did accomplish one of his campaign promises. He stated that he would transform the United States. Well, he did. Transformed the government of the United States from one you could almost trust, to one if you trust you're a fool.

Good job Baraq.

5.56mm

7 posted on 07/05/2013 11:19:34 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: jazusamo

No. I think Lifson’s onto something important. If it can be proved that Obama illegally used IRS files (like doing political oppo research, blackmailing people, or looking for donors) then the whole IRS scandal could blow wide open.

Goolsbee might be the rock we can turn over to find out the extent of it. Goolsbee is an Obama hack from way back. He advised Omeba during his senate race, worked on his first presidential election campaign, and is the senior economic policy advisor. He’s knee deep in the Obama/Jarrett cabal.

This could be a game changer.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 11:20:47 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: jazusamo

This little assertion is a LIE:

“there is no public interest that outweighs the privacy interests established and protected by the FOIA (5 U.S.C. §§ 552(b)(7)(C) and (b)(6))”

Whether a government official was ILLEGALLY in possession of a third party’sTax information IS NOT protected by the above cited U.S.C.!!!!


9 posted on 07/05/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: JT Hatter

I hope you’re correct on that, it’s for sure that Treasury nor Goolsbee want to talk about this.


10 posted on 07/05/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: G Larry

Amen to that.

I agree completely, the Act was made to cover up criminal behavior.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 11:30:54 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: SueRae

The attention span for the American low info voter has long passed. With America’s got no talent going on and the fall season of Dancing with the Kardashians coming it is time to move on.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

13 posted on 07/05/2013 11:34:38 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: JT Hatter

He would be a candidate for Arkancide before he ever said a word.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: JT Hatter

You think he’s the one got Ryan’s divorce records unsealed?


15 posted on 07/05/2013 11:35:05 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework, OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: G Larry
wasn't made to cover...
16 posted on 07/05/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Has the FBI even bothered assigning anyone to this investigation? Or is the FBI and IRS joined at the hip in their hatred of Obama’s political opposition?

Really, has the FBI talked to ONE Tea Party person? Eff ‘em.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 11:43:44 AM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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18 posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: GOPJ

I’d sure like to know what’s been said about this between Holder and the FBI Director.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 11:47:48 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: JT Hatter
We already know that at least one felony was committed by an IRS employee, when that conservative businessman's tax returns were released to a left wing group, and they've proven using forensics that they were released without redaction.

Just how many felonies were committed is a mystery, as is who committed this one.

But it was a pretty obvious statement by the regime that when the head of the FBI testified before congress about the IRS investigations, he didn't know how many agents had been assigned, or even who was in charge of the investigation.

He had to know he was going to be asked. He was saying that we have no intention of investigating any crimes committed by the IRS. His response was to effectively drop his trousers, pull out his pockets, and tell the members to "kiss the bunny on the nose!"

Mark

20 posted on 07/05/2013 11:57:01 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: GOPJ
Really, has the FBI talked to ONE Tea Party person? Eff ‘em.

As of the other night, according to Jordan Sokolow, not one of the 40-something parties in the class-action law suit has been contacted by the FBI.

It really is the "JUST-US" department, and I never thought I'd live to see the day where this could happen, at least at this level.

Mark

21 posted on 07/05/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: JT Hatter
Omeba

Clever!

22 posted on 07/05/2013 12:12:18 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: jazusamo

‘Common Cause’, ‘Public Campaign’ and the IRS’s Shulman.
Throw in the MSM and you’ve got a grand lefty collusion.


23 posted on 07/05/2013 12:12:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: JT Hatter

and the difference between this and Watergate is...?

No one has had the ‘nads to get obama to testify about his awareness and involvement in this subversion of the IRS?


24 posted on 07/05/2013 12:17:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: MarkL
I fear it's worse. The FBI's crossing lines.

Freepers need to start treating the FBI with the same unrelenting contempt and scrutiny we use against the New York Times or the corrupt ones who doctor tapes at NBC...

If the IRS and FBI are targeting conservative citizens because of their political beliefs they need to be hauled in front of grand juries. "Sir, how many "Occupy" groups' have FBI agents assigned to them? How many Tea Party groups? How many left wing organizations do you 'investigate? How many right wing organizations? We need to know if you've become the de facto secret police of a corrupt administration....

25 posted on 07/05/2013 12:21:21 PM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: jazusamo

I think the FBI’s as dirty as the IRS...


26 posted on 07/05/2013 12:22:13 PM PDT by GOPJ ((MSNBC?)... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: GOPJ

Agreed...I believe they’ve cowed to Obama/Holder.


27 posted on 07/05/2013 12:28:07 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: silverleaf

I am still hoping one person will crack or will be compelled to crack - after that, the entire rot will be exposed quickly as the perps try to get the best deal possible by talking “firstest”.


28 posted on 07/05/2013 12:31:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SueRae
Another one? How many ‘explosives’ do we have before they ticket the door and do an end to end audit, housecleaning.

I don't know. Maybe in the year 9,510. It DOES get frustrating, doesn't it?

29 posted on 07/05/2013 12:32:43 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: jazusamo

Two words:

Valerie Jarrett...............


30 posted on 07/05/2013 12:46:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Yep, she’s got to be in it up to her eyeballs.


31 posted on 07/05/2013 12:52:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Under a Republican presidency, the media would be calling for impeachment.
Under the current marxist regime, the media is silent.


32 posted on 07/05/2013 1:05:29 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: jazusamo

the obama campaign also seemed to be very familiar with mitt romney’s tax returns during the last campaign . . . hardly a day went by without a campaign surrogate claiming that there was some defect or deficiency or another in romney’s returns.


33 posted on 07/05/2013 1:30:15 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: I want the USA back

Under the current marxist regime, the media is silent.


Silently fearing for their lives if they say anything. Back to that hot-dog-eating contest!


34 posted on 07/05/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework, OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Omeba is what I call Barack in my book, Lost in Zombieland: The Rise of President Zero.

I regard him as a microbe.

JT


35 posted on 07/05/2013 3:40:05 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: txhurl

You think he’s the one got Ryan’s divorce records unsealed?
....................

That’s a real good question txhurl.


36 posted on 07/05/2013 3:41:59 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: silverleaf

and the difference between this and Watergate is...?

No one has had the ‘nads to get obama to testify about his awareness and involvement in this subversion of the IRS?
..............................

Exactly! And it’s places/people like FR and American Thinker who can bring this to daylight. Darry Issawus and the Repugs aren’t going to do it. In fact the way things have been going, it seems like they’re content for a few days of media exposure, then they go silent, like they’re participating in the coverup.

I’m not holding my breath for Boehner or McConnell to do their jobs.


37 posted on 07/05/2013 3:47:30 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: jazusamo
EVERYONE sees clearly what's going on.

When will SOMEONE in WASH spearhead the move to FLUSH the TOILET?

38 posted on 07/05/2013 3:54:13 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: jazusamo

The FBI is too busy to investigate complaints against the IRS Because, its agents are still trying to find where Jim Hoffa is/was buried!

It’s true, just last week they spent close to a million dollars to follow up on a tip, (source unknown) that Hoffa’s body was buried somewhere.

The tip probably came from a Mafia guy in prison for life. That’s where the one in 2009 came from. When FBIes spent two weeks and millions of taxpayer dollars digging in a pasture at a MI horse farm. I wonder if the lifer wise- guys bet on who can get the FBI to “bite”.

What if JT Hoffa is/was in the Witness Protection Program?

Where ever he is/was, I don’t care and wish the FBI would investigate the criminals presently serving in government.


39 posted on 07/05/2013 7:18:11 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: M Kehoe
0bama did accomplish one of his campaign promises. He stated that he would transform the United States. ...he ...transformed the government of the United States from one you could almost trust, to one if you trust you're a fool.

Well said.

40 posted on 07/05/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: jazusamo; mickie
Second line of above article........"the White Council of Economic Advisors"

I'm sure it's supposed to say "The White HOUSE Council of Economic Advisors".

Just didn't want anyone to get all excited over a typo.

Leni

41 posted on 07/06/2013 1:13:18 PM PDT by MinuteGal (')
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To: jazusamo; ExTexasRedhead

Bang for later ........................................................................................ FRegards


42 posted on 07/06/2013 3:26:25 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: jazusamo

Oh, you mean like Harry Reid popping off about the Mittster’s tax returns?


43 posted on 07/06/2013 3:31:48 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: jazusamo
Austan Goolsbee, at the time the Chairman of the White Council of Economic Advisors

Love the typo. The White Council?

44 posted on 07/06/2013 3:49:55 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: MinuteGal; savedbygrace
That's funny, maybe it should have been:

Austan Goolsbee, at the time the Chairman of the White Council of Economic Advisors to the second black president. :-)

45 posted on 07/06/2013 4:08:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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