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Growing IRS Scandal Requires A Special Prosecutor
Investors.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Editorial

Posted on 09/18/2013 5:39:33 PM PDT by jazusamo

Corruption: As the layers on the IRS scandal are peeled back, it's become increasingly clear the law has been broken and the White House may have been far more deeply involved than claimed. Time for a special prosecutor.

A House investigation has found that, far from being a case of "rogue agents" in Cincinnati as the White House has claimed, the IRS harassment of conservative groups appears to have been directed from the very top in Washington, D.C.

IRS employees say they were made "acutely" aware as far back as 2010 that President Obama wanted to go after tea party and other conservative groups, the Washington Times reports. Not wanting to disappoint, they did what they thought they were supposed to do.

"As prominent politicians publicly urged the IRS to take action on tax-exempt groups engaged in legal campaign intervention activities," the House report said, "the IRS treated tea party applications differently."

That's bad enough. But other newly discovered IRS documents, USA Today reported Wednesday, "show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about 'anti-Obama rhetoric,' inflammatory language and 'emotional' statements made by nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status."

A 2011 IRS document named 162 groups — along with comments by IRS lawyers in Washington. Just 11 of those were liberal or "progressive" in political orientation. The political bias is absolutely clear.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; irs; lerner; obama; specialprosecutor; teaparty

1 posted on 09/18/2013 5:39:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I’ll take “Let’s Go Straight To Impeachment” for $200 Alex.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 5:42:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: jazusamo

The Dems and their propaganda arm (the US “news” media) will fight this every step of the way, calling it a “witch hunt” and”a waste of time when there is so much pressing business for the government”. Like they cared about that stuff during Watergate.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jazusamo

Way past time. They will get away with it. And far worse soon.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 5:44:19 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: bigheadfred

I want citizens arrests. This has gone beyond comprehension. PERSECUTION OF PATRIOTS????? I think not.


5 posted on 09/18/2013 5:45:35 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: bigheadfred

Impeachment is the first step, criminal prosecution is the second. Obama should be wearing an orange jump suit for this. He and Michelle should have been rposecuted for their real estate scam.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 5:46:36 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: jeffc; bigheadfred

Agreed...The Rats and enemedia will not let this happen, but I believe a SP is more than warranted.

Impeachment should happen, even if it’s certain the Senate won’t convict, the turkey in the WH deserves that for his legacy.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 5:50:31 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: LALALAW

You spelt raposecuted wrong. But I think they should be gang raposecuted.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 5:51:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: jazusamo

You know those little trees the Japanese grow? Obama is doing such a good job with this country I now refer to him as Bonsai Barry. I should do a graphic of that.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:56:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: LALALAW

When government becomes tyrannical people start dishing out justice on cold platters.


10 posted on 09/18/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: bigheadfred

I’m no expert on Bonsai but I believe they do that by cutting the roots, sounds appropriate for Bonsai Barry and will be looking forward to the graphic.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 6:02:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo; Revolting cat!; GeronL

I’m reading a book on the federal investigations into MCA records, the mob, and other corruptions in the music industry in the 1980s.

I’m in the final hundred pages of a nearly 500 page book. The lead investigator has been taken off of some of the cases and otherwise stifled as someone(s) within MCA called in political connections in the Justice Department and IRS to get the investigator off the cases.

Seems former justice department officials went into the private sector to work defense AGAINST charges by the government and used their connections within the government to shut things down. Additionally the investigator encountered a judge who was friendly on a personal level to the mobster who first came under prosecution.

Even with good men doing an investigation, the corrupt crooks in unelected offices can still see to it that nothing ever comes of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Stiffed-Story-Music-Business-Mafia/dp/0060167459/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379552585&sr=8-2

Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia Hardcover
by William Knoedelseder

And as to attempts to put the blame on MCA ties to “Reagan”, a former head of the DNC was a board member at MCA who was apparently was flexing political muscle on this case (also mentioned in the book).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schwarz_Strauss


12 posted on 09/18/2013 6:09:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


13 posted on 09/18/2013 6:10:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: jeffc
The Dems and their propaganda arm (the US “news” media) will fight this every step of the way, calling it a “witch hunt”

They will. And it is pure projection. THEY engaged in a naked witchhunt against "tea party patriots".

14 posted on 09/18/2013 6:10:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL

First thing that came to mind in these federal prosecutions was that he should have sought a change of venue from the Los Angeles area. WAY too many music/political/mob ties there.

The drug dealer who had John Holmes and others whack the theif who robbed the dealer’s home was connected to politicos in LA. He never served time for the murders, I think he was eventually jailed on tax issues.


15 posted on 09/18/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

tax issues, like Al Capone..


16 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: a fool in paradise

Yep, there are untold numbers of corrupt people in government in many fields.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 6:16:00 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: GeronL
If I recall from reading some books on some of the charges against radicals in the 1960s, there would be a felony "conspiracy" charge to commit a misdemeanor.

Shades of using Scooty Libby's "perjury" to convict him for the non-disclosure of Valerie Plame.

Plenty of prosecutable perjury and deliberate misleading testimony in a federal investigation going on in the Fast and Furious, IRSScandal, and Benghazigate cases.

They'd rather chase after Roger Clemens.

18 posted on 09/18/2013 6:20:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

and sooner or later they will throw the book at George Zimmerman for failing to use a signal to turn into his driveway or jaywalking across an alley.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

They could drive him to alcoholism and an early grave as happened to Joe McCarthy and Alan Freed. Forever infamous and cast out of society.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 6:27:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sickoflibs; Liz
... newly discovered IRS documents, USA Today reported Wednesday, "show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about 'anti-Obama rhetoric,' inflammatory language and 'emotional' statements made by nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status."

It's like we're living in the old USSR...

21 posted on 09/18/2013 6:34:34 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: jeffc

The media will surely do that but the biggest stumbling block is Eric Holder who’d have to appoint any special prosecutor. Chances of that happening are zero to none. These times are not comparable to any others in recent American history. I’m very worried about what the administration may do by Executive fiat between now and the 2016 elections.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 6:42:29 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: bigheadfred

Impeachment file on arrogant B. Hussein Obama, aka Harrison J. Bounel, or Barry Soetoro, currently a legal citizen of the sovereign nation of Indonesia.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 6:57:43 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jazusamo
Impeachment should happen, even if it’s certain the Senate won’t convict, the turkey in the WH deserves that for his legacy.

I second that. I can't imagine the rubber stamp House of Representatives coming up with enough courage even to consider impeachment, but that would be the right thing to do.

24 posted on 09/18/2013 6:57:59 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: jazusamo

what more do they need to form a Grand Jury??


25 posted on 09/18/2013 7:20:42 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: bigheadfred

You nailed it right out of the gate.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 7:43:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: All

...never going to happen...


27 posted on 09/18/2013 8:32:09 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: jazusamo

R-I-C-O


28 posted on 09/18/2013 9:08:00 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: GOPJ

“It’s like we’re living in the old USSR...” It should. We are dealing with people sharing the same ideology and goals.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 11:23:47 PM PDT by chulaivn66 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: jazusamo

Borhner has skeletons. This is why.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 1:00:26 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: a fool in paradise

So true.

Fake nonsense when jail cells should await Holder and Obie,plus Hitlery.


31 posted on 09/19/2013 1:01:50 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: jazusamo

PAGING DARRELL ISSA!!! Get HILLARY in front of your committee...UNDER OATH!! NOW!!


32 posted on 09/19/2013 2:05:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jazusamo; Revolting cat!; GeronL
I finished the book on MCA this morning. While one of the reviews makes effort to tie Iran-Contra to the MCA investigations, the book only makes reference to it on one page out of nearly 500.

And the man who got an MCA board member named Howard Baker to replace Donald Regan (who was too “divisive”) was Robert Strauss (former Democrat chairman) who was brought in under the request of Nancy Reagan and Michael Deaver.

Democrat chairmen and Republicans who buddy up with Tommy Dasshole in “non-partisan think tanks” don't strike me as having the interests of Reaganite conservatism at their own interests.

The book NEGLECTS to mention that it was boardmember Strauss who referred Reagan to Baker. The book tried to play up Reagan's actor past history to Lew Wasserman (last of the Hollywood moguls). Strauss was mentioned elsewhere in the book by name as a figure in the scandal.

I couldn't find any web coverage linking (or denying linkage) between Lew Wasserman and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's families.

The book also never outs just who it was Sal Pisello was doing a job for at MCA or what that illicit job had been (extortion or otherwise).

There are some odd comments here and there in the book against “right wingers” and “Republican dark suits” from the L.A. author of the book.

And no outing of who it was in the Justice Department that ultimately shielded MCA and the mob from criminal prosecution.

Ultimately the goosechase book has no firm payoff. The allegations (from thousands of hours of taped wiretaps and hidden cameras and observations by Brian Williams, among others) were never proven in court (because of outside forces) and those accountable were never held to their crimes. Even after publication, they never appear to have gotten their comeuppance.

33 posted on 09/19/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


34 posted on 09/19/2013 10:23:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: a fool in paradise

They probably didn’t like who was the real culprits and wrote the book to cast shadows and faint blame at others.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 10:24:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

In searching for a Debbie Wasserman/Lew Wasserman connection, I noticed that Lew Wasserman’s grandson has a company and is linked to Bill Clinton.

Plenty of Democrats tied to Hollywood.

The book gets funny in turns because of discussions of Rev. Al Sharpton (who’s shakedown rackets of labels “for not enough black employees” for payoffs to go away is known in the industry) and Al Gore Jr. (who followed his PMRC hearings with an attempt to ride the coattails of payola investigations on his way to a 1988 White House run). Rudy Giuliani is also referenced in parts because of his chase for John Gotti and other mob figures.


36 posted on 09/19/2013 10:28:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dems/Hollywood/TheMob just one big happy family.

Thanks.


37 posted on 09/19/2013 11:09:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Also from the book, I gleamed details on some MCA crony who was related to the Democrat mayor of Dallas who heartily pushed for a favorable 40 year contract to MCA and PACE concerts (later merged with Clear Channel later to be named Live Nation) on a civic venue.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 11:11:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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