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Noonan: A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal
Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 07/19/2013 4:58:22 AM PDT by opentalk

The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.

That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused, frequently off-point congressional hearing in which some members seemed to have accidentally woken up in the middle of a committee room, some seemed unaware of the implications of what their investigators had uncovered, one pretended that the investigation should end if IRS workers couldn't say the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes, and one seemed to be holding a filibuster on Pakistan.

Still, what landed was a bombshell. And Democrats know it. Which is why they are so desperate to make the investigation go away. They know, as Republicans do, that the chief counsel of the IRS is one of only two Obama political appointees in the entire agency.

… The IRS chief counsel is named William Wilkins. And again, he is one of only two Obama political appointees in the IRS.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagopolitics; illegal; impeach; irs; irsscandal; irsscandals; noonan; obama; obamacare; wilkins; williamwilkins
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1 posted on 07/19/2013 4:58:22 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Harry Reid had Mitt Romney’s tax returns!


2 posted on 07/19/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: opentalk

The republican leadership will make this go away. They have no backbone, starting at the very top, Rep Bonehner and all those around him.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 5:04:04 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I think Wilkins should be imprisoned for life. Personally, I’m not above the death penalty, either. This is treason as a most basic level.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 5:06:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: opentalk

We had a lot of folks on the Live Thread of the hearing who were predicting that nothing would come out of this. I understand that it’s not moving as fast as it does in a two hour movie.

There are a LOT of rocks to turn over.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 5:09:44 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: opentalk

IRS corruption bump for later........


6 posted on 07/19/2013 5:09:47 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: rawhide

IRS being used as a political tool.... Implications are far reaching with Obamacare on the horizon.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Look, it is Treyvon Martin all the time 24/7. Nothing to see here, move along.


8 posted on 07/19/2013 5:11:31 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: opentalk

"I don't know what to dooooo, *sniff sniff* the pres pres president will be angry with meeeeeee"

9 posted on 07/19/2013 5:12:18 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: opentalk

Republicans won’t push anything. They don’t like upsetting the Democrats.


10 posted on 07/19/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: All
The IRS chief counsel connected to conservative targeting is one of only two Obama political appointees in the IRS.

Whoa, Peggy---Obama is dirctly connected. MOF, Obama had his very Chi/mobster at Treasury (controlling the IRS).

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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). Read on.

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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

11 posted on 07/19/2013 5:15:36 AM PDT by Liz
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To: central_va
Similar to....MSM running coverage of a local criminal trial during the ousting of Morsi and MB in Egypt.
12 posted on 07/19/2013 5:16:37 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: central_va

marxist media pushing Treyvon to keep the treason of Benghazi and IRS off front page.

Lapdogs/Guard-dogs just doing their job...


13 posted on 07/19/2013 5:17:18 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Gaffer

he worked directly for Obie


14 posted on 07/19/2013 5:17:35 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: opentalk

Is it really a “bombshell” if no one is surprised?


15 posted on 07/19/2013 5:18:35 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: opentalk

Gee, Peggy, guess your boy Obama isn’t so great after all?


16 posted on 07/19/2013 5:19:48 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: opentalk

It won’t touch Obama. Nothing touches Obama. He is “black.”


17 posted on 07/19/2013 5:22:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: rawhide

The republican leadership will make this go away. They have no backbone
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Republicans never really play to win. There are a couple of fighers in the party but they are largely outnumbered by confused and unprincipled appeasers who are always looking for ways to “compromise” with the deceitful Dems.

You’re right, the Republican “leadership” will cave on this like they do with everything else. They are only good at one thing: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


18 posted on 07/19/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Gaffer

Agree. These people need to be put on trial.


19 posted on 07/19/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Doogle

Good post. That is what passes for leadership in the Republican party.


20 posted on 07/19/2013 5:30:52 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Gaffer

I think Wilkins should be imprisoned for life. Personally, I’m not above the death penalty, either. This is treason as a most basic level.
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But is there any doubt that, like the people in the Cincinatti office, he was just following orders? I hope we get a reading on how many visits to the White House were logged by Wilkins. Maybe some clever Freeper can dig that out for us. I’m betting that, in the end, we will find that the Dragon Lady herself was in charge of this operation. If so, I would definitely rule out the death penalty. Perhaps 23 hours a day in an 8 by 4 ft. cell would be more appropriate.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 5:31:38 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Doogle
IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins a Big Donor and Loyal Democrat

And in an interesting twist, Wilkins appears to have led the defense team of former Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright and the United Church of Christ in Chicago back in 2008. The UCC was under investigation by the IRS at the time for being violation of its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The Wall Street Journal reports that Wilkins apparently did the legal work for Wright and UCC pro bono.

22 posted on 07/19/2013 5:34:21 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: InterceptPoint
If so, I would definitely rule out the death penalty.

Why? They're certainly intending to do that to you. Oh yeah, now it's just taking your freedoms from you in the form of political oppression against your 1A rights, but next it's onto more harsher tacks. You don't think the DHS and all their other government agency brothers are stockpiling upwards of a trillion rounds of ammo for nothing do you? MRAPs, Helicopters, Personal Defense Weapons (what they call assault rifles for their own people).. They aren't preparing all that for your benefit. Death penalty - nothing less.

23 posted on 07/19/2013 5:36:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: From The Deer Stand

Republicans won’t push anything. They don’t like upsetting the Democrats.
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In my opinion, its long past time for Republicans to drop civility routine. The regime is clearly engaging in illegal tactics to intimidate American voters. This scandal is an appalling abuse of power that strikes at the very heart of our democracy. Republicans need to man up, for once, and directly confront this outrage in the strongest terms.

Note to clueless Republicans: People will rally behind you if you can summon up the political courage to do this.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 5:42:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: InterceptPoint

What about the head of the IRS, who practically lived at the White House (hundreds of visits, whereas his predecessor under Bush had made exactly four visits)?

Noonan is, for once, right: the GOP has got to up its game. A good start has been made - and for those of you who expect instant results, remember that even the Dem-dominated investigation into the unpopular Nixon took two years to get to anything substantial - but now they have to keep pushing.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 5:43:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: Starboard

“You’re right, the Republican “leadership” will cave on this like they do with everything else. They are only good at one thing: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Is it any surprise that Boehner has not appointed a select committee? Do you suppose the IRS has a few important bits of info concerning Boehner?


26 posted on 07/19/2013 5:44:04 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Tax-chick

Nothing touches Obama.
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The country will pay a huge price for the naive mistake in electing this clown. There is always a price to pay for stupidity, and we are about to get the mother-of-all bills for it.


27 posted on 07/19/2013 5:46:19 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: livius

for those of you who expect instant results
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I don’t think its a matter of expecting instant results so much as it is expecting the Republicans to get serious (for once) and take it to the Dems with bare knuckle tactics. That is exactly what the Dems would do to us.


28 posted on 07/19/2013 5:56:28 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: WILLIALAL

Do you suppose the IRS has a few important bits of info concerning Boehner?
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I suppose that the docile Boehner has been compromised — in more than one way.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 5:57:43 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: opentalk
the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes

Doesn't have to. Leftists all know the agenda, and they know that the pres would cover for him. Green light - GO!

30 posted on 07/19/2013 5:58:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Starboard

I agree.


31 posted on 07/19/2013 6:00:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: opentalk

Until the MSM becomes indignant (they ARE the conscience of the country) concerning this and all the other scandals besieging this admin, the story is going ......nowhere.
Chances of that happening is....Zer0.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 6:05:50 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: livius
remember that even the Dem-dominated investigation into the unpopular Nixon took two years to get to anything substantial - but now they have to keep pushing.

And Nixon & Assoc. were not that good at it. They had Gordon Liddy, but did not account for John Dean.

The current Cast of Criminals have it down to an art. BUT, they are still but men.

33 posted on 07/19/2013 6:08:09 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: newfreep
marxist media pushing Treyvon to keep the treason of Benghazi and IRS off front page.

SQUIRREL!!!!

34 posted on 07/19/2013 6:10:28 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: don-o

Squeeze the right pimple and they will pop.


35 posted on 07/19/2013 6:11:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: opentalk
With the leader of True the Vote explaining that the harassment involved everything from the IRS, to EPA, to OSHA, WE ALREADY KNOW HOW HIGH UP THIS GOES, as there is nowhere else in the government that those lines of authority meet.

Good grief.

36 posted on 07/19/2013 6:12:42 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party, advancing indentured constituency for 150 years.)
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To: opentalk
At what point have things gone too far?

Is it possible to clean up all of the DC crime, corruption and treason without another 1776?

37 posted on 07/19/2013 6:14:30 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: opentalk

How many “bombshells” have gone off since the Clintons were in office? “Bombshell-this” and “bombshell-that”. That term is as overused as “breaking news” on Fox news.


38 posted on 07/19/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ -- http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Starboard

What are the expected results? So a congressional committee proves malfeasance and corruption via its oversight acivities. Who prosecutes? Who punishes? That is in the hands of other federal minions, the higher ups who are presidential appointees. There is no deserved outcome here without the honest particpation of the federal legal and judicial system coupled with daily outrage from the media and honest Democratic Party politicians Ain’t gonna happen.


39 posted on 07/19/2013 6:14:58 AM PDT by yetidog
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To: opentalk
IRS being used as a political tool.... Implications are far reaching with Obamacare on the horizon.

Among other things, they tried to impeach Nixon just for wanting to use the IRS against his enemies.

Obama actually did it.

40 posted on 07/19/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARAD in the past.E)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I guess that’s, uh, one way to put it.


41 posted on 07/19/2013 6:17:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Tax-chick

And for the people get their news from Jimmy Fallon, John Stewart, the babes on the View, Kelly Ripa, etc., this never happened.


42 posted on 07/19/2013 6:17:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s important, too. When the media is 99.9% in the tank for the administration, there’s no such thing as a “scandal.” Never happened.

Oh, look! A squirrel!


43 posted on 07/19/2013 6:19:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: opentalk

Now we know why Justice sent agitators to Florida. Stir up the pot. Make it seem that all whites are racists in the hopes the public will look the other way. It’s working. The media is doing their part to protect this administration. I don’t believe America is as interested in the Zimmerman case as Lieberals want us to be. All these people(Obama, Holder, Jarret, etc..) should rot in prison. I am so frustrated.


44 posted on 07/19/2013 6:24:25 AM PDT by penguinhunter
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To: opentalk

Well, Peggy. We may have crime and corruption in the Obama Administration, but at least we don’t have that horrible Sarah Palin as Vice President, right?


45 posted on 07/19/2013 6:28:20 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Doogle
LOL!
That's great a great one
I've got John *HIC! HIC!* Boehner by itself.

46 posted on 07/19/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: Starboard

The other issue is this a huge political win for the Republicans. All the polls show that regardless of party, people are pissed off about this whole IRS scandal. Everyone hates the IRS and paying taxes.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: opentalk

Like all the Obama scandals NOTHING will come of this. The media is in the tank for Obama and the GOP leadership is too timid fearing that seriously pursuing anything against Obama will brand them as racist. Nixon was hounded out of office for trifles in comparison. Obama should be impeached for a dozen reasons, but NOTHING will come of it even if the GOP had majorities in both houses of Congress. I fear that Obama knows he can do almost anything with impunity and will bit by bit make himself dictator. November 6, 2012 may have been our last free presidential election.


48 posted on 07/19/2013 7:06:12 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Harry Reid had Mitt Romney’s tax returns!

You joke, but they are both Mormons. I'm sure they've had many conversations, one liberal to another.
49 posted on 07/19/2013 7:07:32 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: opentalk
"This is the moment things go forward or stall. Republicans need to find out how high the scandal went and why, exactly, it went there. To do that they'll have to up their game."

Memo to Boehner and Issa: As per the above quote at the end of her article, Peggy says "up yours".

50 posted on 07/19/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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