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IRS Off the Hook: No Criminal Charges Over Tea Party Targeting
Newsmax ^ | 1-13-14 | Reuters

Posted on 01/14/2014 3:56:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni

The FBI is not planning to file criminal charges involving the Internal Revenue Service's extra scrutiny of the Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing law enforcement officials.

The newspaper quoted officials as saying that investigators probing the IRS actions, which unleashed a political furor in Washington, did not uncover the type of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would constitute a criminal violation. The evidence showed a mismanaged agency enforcing rules it did not understand on applications for tax exemptions, the Journal reported.

The case is still under investigation, but criminal charges were unlikely unless unexpected evidence emerged, officials familiar with the probe told the paper.

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment when queried by Reuters.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; corruption; fbi; holder; irs; nixon; sham; teaparty; whitewash
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1 posted on 01/14/2014 3:56:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

So I guess Congress can call on all those who plead the 5th during the hearings now.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 3:57:53 AM PST by mware
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To: TurboZamboni

FBI my rump. Where is the special prosecutor ?


3 posted on 01/14/2014 3:59:53 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TurboZamboni

he ‘fix’ is in. Both Parties and the Feds hate the TEA Party and are working to destroy it.

It’s gonna be difficult though ... How do you destroy an idea and an organization that has no visible leadership to personalize and target in the ‘Alinsky’ style?


4 posted on 01/14/2014 4:03:11 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: TurboZamboni

It’s good to be king.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 4:10:44 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: The Working Man

Audits. lots of audits.

they’ll ‘randomly’ happen to anyone who rocks the boat.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 4:11:32 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ah, the joys of bureaucracy and rules designed to deny individual responsibility when such anonymity is desired. Given that the culture of the IRS is highly favorable to increased power and implicitly bigger government, who amongst them would desire to ‘squeal’ when one of their own works for that goal?

Anyone else getting the feeling that the IRS bureaucracy is becoming the tail that wags the dog? It is the largest single piece of the non-military government and has just been handed an increase in employment and enforcement authority by the Obamacare act. Since the TEA Party movement is anti big government, increased mandates and Obamacare in general, color me ‘shocked’! /sarc


7 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:22 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Question: As part of the investigation, did the FBI ever talk to any of the Tea Party groups. Was the FBI assisting the IRS in gathering Tea Party donor rolls to turn over to Progressive groups and the Obama Whitehut?


8 posted on 01/14/2014 4:19:18 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Question: As part of the investigation, did the FBI ever talk to any of the Tea Party groups. Was the FBI assisting the IRS in gathering Tea Party donor rolls to turn over to Progressive groups and the Obama Whitehut?


9 posted on 01/14/2014 4:19:18 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We will see how innocent this all was in 2017 when an INDEPENDENT COUNCIL is appointed to investigate the irs and the fbi.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 4:20:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: TurboZamboni
I'm sure Darryl Issa is "very angry" about this.
(/sarc)
11 posted on 01/14/2014 4:20:59 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: The Working Man

They can no more destroy us than they can destroy our souls... the gift of life and the yearning for Freedom and Liberty are gifts from GOD and these demons are no match. They can kill us but they can never stop us.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 4:22:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: TurboZamboni

All FBI resources have been dedicated to investigating the much more serious allegations of tampering with traffic in New Jersey.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 4:24:50 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: TurboZamboni

Nothing to see here.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 4:24:54 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now there are DOJ types that are complicit. They must all be tried, convicted and then executed.

Such heinous crimes against the republic need the death penalty.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 4:24:54 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Psalm 73

There will terse statements and fist pounding of tables!


16 posted on 01/14/2014 4:37:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

The IRS is only doing what the regime tells it to do. The criminal charges should be against The Won, but at this point, what difference does it make?


17 posted on 01/14/2014 4:40:50 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: TurboZamboni
http://t.co/h2DW78UtEa

IRS targeting Sarah Palin’s father, never contacted before

18 posted on 01/14/2014 4:41:27 AM PST by opentalk
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To: TurboZamboni

some of obammy’s people as well as his sorry ass should hang over this gub mint corruption.
Had G.W. Bush done this the liberals and their mouthpiece press would have impeached him.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 4:44:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: bert

I seem to recall that the Romans dealt with corrupt officials, by cutting off the tip of the nose, placing the perpetrator in a large bag with two wolves, and throwing the whole thing in the water.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 4:45:34 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess anybody can do anything...nobody is accountable, laws are meaningless, enforcement is non-existent...drip, drip, drip...(tagline).


21 posted on 01/14/2014 4:47:29 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TurboZamboni

The day the IRS came into existence a century ago, the US became a slave state.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 4:55:00 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: TurboZamboni

Frank Herbert (author of the Dune series)wrote the following:

“Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible. This is the danger of entrenched bureaucracy to its subject population. Even the spoils systems are preferable because levels of tolerance are lower and the corrupt can be thrown out periodically. Entrenched bureaucracy seldom can be touched short of violence. Beware when Civil Service and Military join hands.”

I can’t see that word of it is wrong, especially in this IRS scandal.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:16:09 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: TurboZamboni

When asked for a comment on the I.R.S. vs Tea Party scandal House Speaker John Boehner stated “ Don’t think we’re not going to do anything about this! I sent a sternly worded letter of caution to Attorney General Holder that this harassment against the Tea Party better not be exposed again or we may politely ask President Obama to say he didn’t know anything about it.” The Speaker then departed for a planned previously lunch reception with the K street firm Sells M Outte.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 5:19:47 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Daveinyork

We must hope that the military is not homogeneous. We must hope the real warriors have not been corrupted by those that strut around flashing their medals


25 posted on 01/14/2014 5:20:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bonehead4freedom

Actually, the DOJ effort is intended to provide words to the propagands organs to deflect the imminent S@%# Storm from congressman Issa.

The DOJ announcement is a panic indicator. They know the terrible consequences soon to be.

We know the place, but we do not know the time for the battle. The place is Issa’s hearing room. The battle that destroys them will be at the time and place of Issa’s choosing.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 5:26:32 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert

Being a “real warrior” does not make one automatically believing in freedom. The Nazis and the Imperial Japanese had a lot of “real warriors.”

A lot of “real warriors” have historically fought for bad causes, probably more than have fought for good causes. My hope is that most of our “real warriors” take their pledge to defend and protect the Constitution seriously.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 5:26:36 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: TurboZamboni

An effort to keep dumBO from having to issue pardons.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 5:49:44 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: TurboZamboni
"There will terse statements and fist pounding of tables!"

I am so sick of this Kabuki theater they put on - it's insulting.
WE know they're yankin' our chains - so just stop already.

29 posted on 01/14/2014 7:01:22 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: TurboZamboni
How are we doing so far? Looks like #35 is close to a done deal.

Current Communist Goals (1963)

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

30 posted on 01/14/2014 8:13:19 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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