Skip to comments.Issa: FBI impeding inquiry into IRS targeting of conservative groups
Posted on 12/03/2013 6:48:56 AM PST by oxcart
The Houses 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 Committees 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 auditors report revealed the tax agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny.
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Ooh, Issa. Meesa shaking in my booties!
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.
Just tell ‘em to take their sweet as$ time there, Big Daryll.
independent counsel is needed. No other way to have confidence in the process. renew the statute - or, House hire independent investigators
but when all law enforcement is corrupt to protect a party, we got problems.
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.
What’s your point?
Well, what’s he going to do about it?
Maybe put someone serious in charge?
Make sure it extends past the next couple of election cycles while you’re at it.
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.
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.
All the admin has to do is threaten a few more ‘training accidents’ and those docs will never see the light of day.
Oh, good. The wolf is investigating the fox. The hens are not comforted.
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 Votes 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 shes involved in, said Cleta Mitchell, an attorney for True the Vote and counsel to the ActRight Legal Foundation.
HEY ISSA! Quit f*rting around and do what needs to be done: IMPEACH OBAMA IN 2014 !
Chairman Issa, never threaten. Just do it! Word gets around that you mean business. Well, they know your MOS so never mind.
I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years. It’ll be the same here. These democrat liars are going down...
Revealing that Issa is all bark and no bite is akin to telling them santa isn't real.
I am so tired of Issa’s Potemkin investigations.
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.
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
When you see that the law protects them from you and not you from them,
your society is lost.
Well Dumb-Dumb, issue a subpoena and if not responded to have them arrested. Your bleats and bluster are BS.
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?
Issa SHOULD have enough facts to PUT THEM ALL IN PRISON!!!!
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.
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.
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.
>> 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.
Issa needs to put some trophies on his wall or go home.
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.
I watched Nixon being taken down... it took years. Itll 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.
Impeach a king?
He will simply outlaw impeaching.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
The democrat leadership didnt take down Nixon - the press took him down... And the press is staring to take an interest in Obama. Its 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.
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!
Can someone tell me if Issa's accomplished anything besides being one of Greta's most frequent guests?
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.
In other news, rain is wet.
So IRS, FBI and ‘justice’ are all corrupt..
True the Vote ping, thanks 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.