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Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups
The Washington Times ^ | 12/03/13 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 12/03/2013 6:48:56 AM PST by oxcart

The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.

Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report revealed the tax agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: California; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: california; darrellissa; fbi; issa; jimjordan; ohio; teaparty; truethevote
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1 posted on 12/03/2013 6:48:56 AM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Ooh, Issa. Meesa shaking in my booties!


2 posted on 12/03/2013 6:50:06 AM PST by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: oxcart

Okay, the ‘ol gumshoe Issa is still on the case. That’s a relief. Should have something in the next 3 to 5 years... if most of the witnesses haven’t died by then.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 6:51:26 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: oxcart

Just tell ‘em to take their sweet as$ time there, Big Daryll.


4 posted on 12/03/2013 6:51:34 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: oxcart

independent counsel is needed. No other way to have confidence in the process. renew the statute - or, House hire independent investigators

something

but when all law enforcement is corrupt to protect a party, we got problems.


5 posted on 12/03/2013 6:52:47 AM PST by Principled
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To: oxcart

The FBI targets conservatives just like the IRS.

The FBI use to be law enforcement - now they’re more like mob enforces for democrats and thuggy political elites.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 6:53:32 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ
Every agency in federal government has been corrupted by the Obamas. Even including the census, for heaven's sake !
7 posted on 12/03/2013 6:55:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: antidisestablishment

What’s your point?


8 posted on 12/03/2013 6:55:17 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: oxcart

Well, what’s he going to do about it?
Maybe put someone serious in charge?


9 posted on 12/03/2013 6:55:29 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: chris37

Make sure it extends past the next couple of election cycles while you’re at it.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 6:56:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Principled

Independent counsel won’t get anything done either....the dems have learned how not to answer questions and demonize the counsel.

I keep dreaming that republicans learn that they are in a war to the death and not some silly gentlemen’s club.


11 posted on 12/03/2013 6:57:00 AM PST by Geoffrey
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To: GOPJ

Issa is like the perpetual college student who takes every course, but never graduates. Not one of his investigations have resulted in any significant action.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 6:59:18 AM PST by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: chris37

All the admin has to do is threaten a few more ‘training accidents’ and those docs will never see the light of day.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by txhurl
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To: oxcart

Oh, good. The wolf is investigating the fox. The hens are not comforted.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 7:00:23 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: txhurl

At the same time, however, one of the conservative activists whose groups were targeted came forward to say that she was assailed by both the IRS and the FBI, as well as other federal agencies.

Catherine Engelbrecht was an officer in the King Street Patriots, which was seeking status as a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and True the Vote, which was seeking status as a 501(c)(3) charity.

Soon after True the Vote began pushing to clear rolls of ineligible voters, Ms. Engelbrecht said, she and her husband faced an occupational safety investigation into their company, an IRS audit of their company, repeated rounds of IRS questions about True the Vote’s activities, and six inquiries from the FBI about the King Street Patriots — including general inquiries and specific questions about someone who attended a group meeting.

“They basically got the full monte — all these agencies with everything she’s involved in,” said Cleta Mitchell, an attorney for True the Vote and counsel to the ActRight Legal Foundation.


15 posted on 12/03/2013 7:02:59 AM PST by txhurl
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To: oxcart; Eric in the Ozarks; All

HEY ISSA! Quit f*rting around and do what needs to be done: IMPEACH OBAMA IN 2014 !


16 posted on 12/03/2013 7:03:42 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: oxcart

Chairman Issa, never threaten. Just do it! Word gets around that you mean business. Well, they know your MOS so never mind.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 7:03:42 AM PST by jch10 (The Republican Party cannot win without the TEA Party. Too bad only the Democrats know it.)
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To: GOPJ
Issa shouldn't expect the FBI to investigate any crimes committed by the obama regime. It is obvious that Holder's first priority isn't upholding the law, it's protecting corrupt criminals in the rat regime.
18 posted on 12/03/2013 7:04:27 AM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: antidisestablishment

I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years. It’ll be the same here. These democrat liars are going down...


19 posted on 12/03/2013 7:04:50 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Obadiah
Hey, you watch your keyboard! There are still some FReepers out there that think Issa is out for more than Kabuki theater and have hence put all their trust and hopes in him.

Revealing that Issa is all bark and no bite is akin to telling them santa isn't real.

20 posted on 12/03/2013 7:05:40 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: oxcart

I am so tired of Issa’s Potemkin investigations.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 7:08:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: GOPJ

I would no more trust the FBI with anything than I would the DNC. They are well on their way to becoming a STASI, NKVD or Gestapo cult.


22 posted on 12/03/2013 7:08:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: oxcart

And the 4th Reich continues to grow stronger, while the public demands answers. Soon the 4th Reich will place Issa under investigation and try to silence him


23 posted on 12/03/2013 7:09:52 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: peeps36

When you see that the law protects them from you and not you from them,

your society is lost.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 7:10:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: oxcart

Well Dumb-Dumb, issue a subpoena and if not responded to have them arrested. Your bleats and bluster are BS.


25 posted on 12/03/2013 7:12:06 AM PST by Ray76
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To: jch10
Chairman Issa, never threaten. Just do it! Word gets around that you mean business. Well, they know your MOS so never mind.

Why aren't those cited for contempt of Congress sent to federal prison? That's the way it used to be done. Remember the Hollywood Ten?

26 posted on 12/03/2013 7:17:01 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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To: oxcart
Democrats are LAW-Less because Issa is BALL-LESS!!!!

Issa SHOULD have enough facts to PUT THEM ALL IN PRISON!!!!

27 posted on 12/03/2013 7:18:14 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GOPJ; All

Commie Obama Speaking Rules:

1.) Begin with a Lie
2.) Blame others
3.) Ridicule others
4.) Demonize others
5.) Swagger in an arrogant manner before, during and after each speech.
( Have the Secret Service arrest anyone who dares to BOO, heckle, or not cheer vigorously enough).

BTW, who says that North Korea does not have traits that should not be imitated?

After all, America and North Korea are both just Communities that require the same expert “Reform” known only to Communist Community Organizers.


28 posted on 12/03/2013 7:18:14 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Every agency in federal government has been corrupted by the Obamas. Even including the census, for heaven's sake !

And a great deal of the courts also.

That is the reason that the republicans have gone over the heads of the AG and other corrupt agencies and are trying their cases in the court of public opinion.

By using the media to reveal the obstruction of the government to legislative inquiries, by getting information leaked by lower level employees, the legislature is documenting the government corruption. Even though they are unable to prosecute.
The plan is that an informed electorate will make the correct decisions.

29 posted on 12/03/2013 7:21:57 AM PST by oldbrowser ("From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" .....Marx)
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To: GOPJ
It’ll be the same here. These democrat liars are going down...

Respectfully, I submit that is as likely as my wife suggesting I get a hot 30 yo mistress and having her move in with us.

30 posted on 12/03/2013 7:22:06 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: GOPJ

>> I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years.

Yeah, and they had JUNKYARD DOGS on it.

With a fluffy poodle like Issa at the point, it’ll take... well, let’s just say it’ll never happen.


31 posted on 12/03/2013 7:25:12 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: oxcart

Issa needs to put some trophies on his wall or go home.


32 posted on 12/03/2013 7:27:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: oxcart

This is an X-File, Mulder. We’re transferring you to Dubuque to follow-up on 18 year olds who fail to register with Selective Service.


33 posted on 12/03/2013 7:30:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: oxcart
The House can just slash the FBI funding - but they won't.
The House can defund rogue District Courts - but they won't.
Our ability to make changes through elections is just about cooked.
34 posted on 12/03/2013 7:32:28 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: GOPJ

I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years. It’ll be the same here. These democrat liars are going down...


You are day dreaming. Nobody is going to jail. Nothing is going to happen because the GOP leadership doesn’t want the conflict involved that it would require. They have steadfastly refused to engaged obama for 5 years. What makes you think they will start now?

The GOP won’t defund, impeach, etc. It’s simply not on their tip toe to the next election agenda. This is nothing more than a little bit of red meat hot air for the gullible base. I see it is working.


35 posted on 12/03/2013 7:44:01 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Graewoulf

Impeach a king?

He will simply outlaw impeaching.


36 posted on 12/03/2013 7:46:24 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: oxcart

Memo to Darrell,
Start frogmarching people out of their offices until they cooperate. Contempt of Congress, obstructing justice, RICO violations, anything but those stupid subpoenas.


37 posted on 12/03/2013 7:49:51 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: oxcart

If you’re looking for proof that the gop wing of the uniparty is in cahoots with the ‘rat wing, you need look no further than Issa’s committee. Its the roach motel for scandals. eric holder could not have picked a more solid and consistent ally than Darryl Issa.


38 posted on 12/03/2013 8:02:22 AM PST by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
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To: GOPJ
I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years.

It was only 2 years, one month and 25 days between the Watergate break-in and Nixon's resignation. Today is 12/3/13. How long has it been since F&F started or since the IRS started its current persecution?

39 posted on 12/03/2013 8:07:20 AM PST by Roccus (Dealing with POLITICIANS is the true war on terror)
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To: oxcart

GRRRRRREAT posts BUMP!

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

” You would use the law to oppose socialism? But it is upon the law that socialism itself relies. Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.” - Bastiat


40 posted on 12/03/2013 8:18:10 AM PST by PGalt
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To: GOPJ

Your mouth to God’s ear. I have no faith in the system at this point. We have an entire class that beleives themselves to be above the law and with good reason. They don’t have to answer to anyone. Even the Supreme Court has become a mockery; the Congress of cowards is even worse.


41 posted on 12/03/2013 8:19:10 AM PST by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: lodi90

The democrat leadership didn’t take down Nixon - the press took him down... And the press is staring to take an interest in Obama. It’s a small snowball rolling down a very large hill.


42 posted on 12/03/2013 8:37:16 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ

The democrat leadership didn’t take down Nixon - the press took him down... And the press is staring to take an interest in Obama. It’s a small snowball rolling down a very large hill.


Sorry, that’s wishful thinking. I saw a bit of the Today show today and there was NOTHING about the numerous kenyan scandals. All fluff. The press won’t be taking down the kenyan. The beltway GOP is in a holding pattern enjoying the cocktail parties and waiting for Nov. 2014. Nothing will happen to those who assaulted us.

The “best” outcome is the GOP taking the Senate and even then they won’t be engaging the kenyan. Then they will tell us wait until 2016. McConnell already did in fact. The beltway GOP simply has no interest in being an engaged opposition party to obama and the rampaging Dems.


43 posted on 12/03/2013 8:46:38 AM PST by lodi90
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To: oxcart

Just more dog and pony show from the House Pubes......Nothing get’s resolved, nobody is held accountable, no department has their funding cut or eliminated....just some camera time for everyone involved in the hearings.

The Founding Fathers must be looking on down at us going WTF!


44 posted on 12/03/2013 8:54:16 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Repeat Offender; Obadiah
Revealing that Issa is all bark and no bite is akin to telling them santa isn't real.

Can someone tell me if Issa's accomplished anything besides being one of Greta's most frequent guests?

45 posted on 12/03/2013 9:00:07 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: oxcart

How can you tell the difference between a serious attempt to route out the corruption and a dog and pony show for the bubbas in flyover country...? In one, there is zero funding provided to the FBI until they cooperate with the investigation. In the other, you get strongly worded statements at a press conference. This is bullshit. Don’t fall for it.


46 posted on 12/03/2013 9:02:02 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: oxcart

In other news, rain is wet.


47 posted on 12/03/2013 10:04:34 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: oxcart

So IRS, FBI and ‘justice’ are all corrupt..


48 posted on 12/03/2013 2:31:47 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

True the Vote ping, thanks oxcart.


49 posted on 12/03/2013 3:58:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: oxcart

We live in the Age of Mistrust. You simply cannot trust government at all at any level. Where do you take a case about the FBI obstruction to? Justice Dept? It’s nuts.


50 posted on 12/03/2013 6:35:43 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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