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Feds pick Obama supporter to lead probe of IRS tea party targeting
The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/08/2014 3:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo

The Justice Department put an avowed political supporter of President Obama in charge of the criminal probe into the IRS’s targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan said they’ve discovered the head of the probe is Barbara Kay Bosserman, a trial lawyer in the Justice Department who donated more than $6,000 to Mr. Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, as well as several hundred dollars to the national Democratic Party.

“The department has created a startling conflict of interest,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan said in a letter, reviewed by The Washington Times, which was sent Wednesday. “It is unbelievable that the department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the president’s policies.”

The IRS’s internal auditor revealed last May that the agency had been inappropriately targeting and blocking applications for tax-exempt status from tea party and conservative-leaning groups, and in the immediate aftermath Mr. Obama promised the FBI and Justice Department would investigate whether the IRS broke any laws.

Eight months later, the investigation has not produced any public findings, and Mr. Issa says they have stonewalled his efforts to find out what’s going on.

Ms. Bosserman didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. The Justice Department’s press office said it was looking into the letter.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bosserman; doj; fbi; holder; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; issa; teaparty
Typical corruption in the 0bama administration, have the fox investigate the disappearance of the chickens.
1 posted on 01/08/2014 3:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

If I didn’t already know the federal government is corrupt top to bottom I would be outraged.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 3:20:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

OK this is not even funny anymore...


3 posted on 01/08/2014 3:22:07 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: jazusamo

4 posted on 01/08/2014 3:22:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

Obama’s people thoroughly investigated themselves and found no wrong doing. End of discussion.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 3:24:02 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: jazusamo

Wa-wa-wa Issa. Don’t rely on the Executive to investigate the Executive. Don’t be a dope.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 3:25:32 PM PST by Ray76
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To: jazusamo

Most Transparent Admin, Evah!™...

NOT!

7 posted on 01/08/2014 3:26:21 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jazusamo

SOP......


8 posted on 01/08/2014 3:27:15 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jazusamo
I bet the Obama Administration all have their fingers crossed just obama-hoping that no on will squawk very loudly about his particular lawlessnesses.

We need to turn up them squawk-speakers to FULL BLAST!!

9 posted on 01/08/2014 3:27:49 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: jazusamo
How do you spell S p e c i a l P r o s e c u t e r?
10 posted on 01/08/2014 3:28:49 PM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 01/08/2014 3:29:16 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

“Eight months later, the investigation has not produced any public findings, and Mr. Issa...”

Is the chief reason why.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 3:29:55 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jazusamo

We’re in a war.

But only one side is fighting!


13 posted on 01/08/2014 3:30:15 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Rapscallion

That’ll be the only way we’ll get an honest investigation.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 3:30:34 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

We should be burning down their buildings and hanging the bastards from light posts.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 3:31:27 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jazusamo

Gee, I never saw that one coming.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 3:48:01 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: jazusamo

Well I feel a lot better. :-)


17 posted on 01/08/2014 3:50:57 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Ya. They have probably already written the report. They just need to sit on it for a couple of months and then have a press release.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 3:54:08 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: jazusamo

Bastards!

The federal abuse of Ms. Engelbrecht detailed in the last paragraph of the article is stunning.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 3:57:53 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s pretty clear that the root cause of why the IRS investigation is going nowhere is that there is bi-partisan support for destroying the Tea Party.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 3:58:55 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: jazusamo

I would say that the “FIX IS IN” but it always has been in under the Obama regime.

It is a real national tragedy when the American people can’t trust their government to investigate illegal activities by other govt entities.

But we must remember, ‘THAT’S THE CHICAGO WAY’.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 4:03:23 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: upchuck

Exactly...As a kid and a young man the FBI was looked up to, not so any longer and I won’t even comment on the ATF.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 4:04:27 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Menehune56; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Amen to you both.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 4:05:58 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Now Norm, I am pretty sure that Issa will pen a letter and say that he is really, really mad this time.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 4:15:25 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I know Issa is upset. Because every time he fails to do anything, which strangely, is every time he needs to do something attached to his job description, the same handful of GOP sycophants who play conservatives on FR for fun (and likely profit), invade threads like this filled with excuses for the lack of results on A N Y T H I N G with his name attached to it.

If I were him, I’d be mad as hell his lackys were losing the battle to BS us. He ain’t getting his money’s worth.


25 posted on 01/08/2014 4:26:14 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jazusamo
It is unbelievable that the department would choose such an individual to examine the federal government’s systematic targeting and harassment of organizations opposed to the president’s policies.”

Issa really just can't believe it?

He must be at least half retarded.

Does he get to work on a short bus?.

I guess this means he needs to waste time doing something else.

Maybe catching a rubber ball on a string in a cup.

26 posted on 01/08/2014 4:32:15 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

Why even bother investigating? The results are predetermined.


27 posted on 01/08/2014 4:57:39 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: jazusamo
Eight months later, the investigation has not produced any public findings, and Mr. Issa says they have stonewalled his efforts to find out what’s going on.

Say what you will about the Whigs, you've got to admit they're highly skilled at crying in their beer.

28 posted on 01/08/2014 6:11:47 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: jazusamo

And the hits just keep on coming...


29 posted on 01/08/2014 6:24:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jazusamo

Impeachment File for “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 6:33:23 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jazusamo.


31 posted on 01/08/2014 6:45:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: jazusamo
The Justice Department put an avowed political supporter of President Obama in charge of the criminal probe into the IRS’s targeting of tea party groups, according to top Republicans who said Wednesday that the move has ruined the entire investigation.

Fox, Henhouse; you know the drill.

32 posted on 01/08/2014 7:20:38 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: jazusamo; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
No bias here!

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

33 posted on 01/08/2014 7:27:10 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: null and void

dripping all the way


34 posted on 01/08/2014 7:51:38 PM PST by Nifster
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To: null and void

Thanks, and for you: A 3D Printer Ping.

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35 posted on 01/08/2014 7:56:12 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (One true thing about "Obama": No one's madder than he is.)
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To: null and void

Since the RATS have forced our hand, who out there wants to be the Next Ken Starr?


36 posted on 01/08/2014 8:34:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Norm Lenhart

Did I forget this Norm?

Issa is a stooge for Boehner.

37 posted on 01/08/2014 11:38:39 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: jazusamo
We should have thrown them all in jail back during the 911 hearings!

Plenty of evidence! Red handed!

Reprehensible R's let them slide!

Why?!?!?!?

They are CO CONSPIRATORS!

Puppet govt for puppet people!

38 posted on 01/09/2014 12:58:04 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: itsahoot

No, I am agreeing with you. Just ranting off what you posted ;)


39 posted on 01/09/2014 1:16:01 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: rawcatslyentist
We should have thrown them all in jail back during the 911 hearings!

Plenty of evidence! Red handed!

Reprehensible R's let them slide!

???

40 posted on 01/09/2014 6:44:28 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: jazusamo
Democrats are such sleaze bags.
41 posted on 01/09/2014 2:27:12 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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