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IRS hearings: ‘This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.’
Human Events ^ | 2/7/2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 02/07/2014 9:52:52 AM PST by george76

Cleta Mitchell, attorney for an assortment of Tea Party groups that received very special attention from Barack Obama’s politicized Internal Revenue Service, lowered the boom on what she described as a “sham, non-existent” Justice Department investigation of the scandal during House Ways and Means Committee hearings on Thursday:

“I want to make three primary points here today,” said Mitchell. ”First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not pretend, it’s real. Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone-headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the United States told the American People on Sunday. And, number 3, the IRS scandal is not over. It is continuing to this day. And the Department of Justice Investigation is a sham. It is a nonexistent investigation.”

Her one-sentence summary of the scandal was powerful stuff: “The IRS, at the direction of some political elites in Washington - not in Cincinnati, but Washington – took what had been, for decades, a process of reviewing applications for exempt status that, for 501(c)(4) organizations, could be expected to take three to four weeks, and they converted that process into one that took three to four years, and in some cases is still not over.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: irs; lying; scandal; teaparty; tyranny

1 posted on 02/07/2014 9:52:52 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

The IRS is beyond redemption and needs to be rooted out.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 9:55:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: george76

Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!


3 posted on 02/07/2014 9:56:25 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Paladin2

As is: the BATFE, the DEA, the FBI, the FDA, and the NSA.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 9:59:07 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Ann Archy

I agree!


5 posted on 02/07/2014 9:59:29 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: george76

Impeach and remove for the abuse and cover-up


6 posted on 02/07/2014 10:01:15 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Paladin2

Good in theory, but that’s sort of like “rooting out” the Nazi Party - it would take a bigger, meaner government/police/military apparatus than we conservatives have available to us. When confronted with their misdeeds, the IRS and especially its enablers are not going to hang their heads in shame and go quietly.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 10:02:04 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Paladin2

Lois Lerner must be tried and then executed for crimes against the Republic.

Such behavior must never be repeated.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 10:04:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: All

Obama will have eight years to infest all areas of federal government.. this is just the beginning IMO.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 10:05:59 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: george76

Add Elijah Cumming’s antics to it and this is getting to be pop-corn concession worthy.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 10:06:27 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: george76
It's time we realize the entire income tax system is economic and political drag on the country. We should repeal the 16th Amendment and replace the income tax with this:


11 posted on 02/07/2014 10:06:53 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: george76

The only entity that can stop the widespread assault on our government institutions by liar communists is the SEALs, and I’m afraid the hardcore patriotic ones have been kicked out or placed on helicopters and killed (or even murdered at firing ranges).


12 posted on 02/07/2014 10:12:43 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: george76
The communists lead by King Obama have won out and are now in total power in America. All branches of the Administration are in control of the overthrow of America. Get used to it.

By the way, idiots, miss Romney yet? None of this would be happening to America.

13 posted on 02/07/2014 10:17:17 AM PST by Logical me
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To: george76
Thank God for Cleta Mitchell, Catherine Engelbrecht, John Eastman and Becky Garritson for not giving up on this!

Where in the H*LL is Boehner, Issa, Ryan, Gohmert, etc.?!! All of this was in Congressional testimony in June, 2013!!!

These patriots presented evidence of CRIMINAL acts (including felony) ... coordinated targeting by IRS/DOJ/FBI/ATF/OSHA/DOL and illegal sharing of confidential donor information with enemies of the organizations, which led to the donors being attacked and intimidated too! This is not just IRS bureaucrats taking their time approving 501(c)(4) status!

Someone needs to be impeached. In-Contempt-Of-Congress Holder would be an appropriate and EASY first target. Do Your Job GOP House of Reps!

14 posted on 02/07/2014 10:22:41 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Logical me

You got a hell of a grip on that delusion. Time to let it go.

Your Romney Repubs didn’t do sXit to stop Zero or change the mess he’s made. That’s the reality. They HELPED HIM.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 10:28:19 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Logical me

Why is Romney not at these hearings? His election was stolen by the these IRS tactics.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 10:32:41 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Cyber Liberty
Add Elijah Cumming’s antics to it and this is getting to be pop-corn concession worthy.

Catherine Engelbrecht mentioned in her testimony yesterday, that Cummings had "visited" her along with all these other gov't bureaucrats. Does anyone know the back story on that?

17 posted on 02/07/2014 10:41:46 AM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Phillyred

Because he played his part already in the charade.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 10:46:54 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bearshouse

She filed a complaint with the Ethics Committee after her testimony against Cummings. He’s been badgering her with intrusive demands for documentation along the same lines as what the IRS has been doing (Who are her donors, where does she make speeches, what do the people she trains do, etc).

She was on Megyn Kelly’s show about it last night.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 10:49:12 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: george76
I saw this meeting on CSPAN yesterday, it was awesome. Ms. Mitchell was on fire as she got the Dems told off. 2 other ladies who have been harassed by the IRS,FBI,ATF,etc. were testifying as well, they were also great.

They said this will be shown again this next Sunday at 2:30.........., will see. If possible everyone should watch this. Not often that I enjoy these meetings, but this was stunning.

Attn.Ms. Mitchell was once a D.Rep in Okla., now turned Republican after she knew the D's were about Big Gov't. Listen to here tell it herself on Sun. love it.

Jay Sekulow is also on the panel, watch him put those hideous Dem's in there place.

20 posted on 02/07/2014 11:10:26 AM PST by annieokie
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To: bert

As much as I want to send Lerner down the river, the House needs to give her immunity for her testimony. She is the link for the bigger fish upstream.

The rinopublicans are not serious about this investigation. Most likely they are secretly happy that Tea Party organizations are being hassled by the IRS.

Same thing with Benghazi. Until Leon Panetta is asked under oath what he told Obama that investigation is going nowhere either.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: annieokie; Cyber Liberty; Bearshouse; george76

This is the complete video set for the hearing. I would suggest everyone take the time to watch it. Although clips have merit and demonstrate a brief quote – the entire hearing is well worth the time to watch in context.

It is chilling to see how far the government would go to diminish or stomp out free speech. Those new rules from the IRS will definitely affect elections. Becky Gerritson, during an interview with Cavuto, identified various terms that can’t be used 30 days out from an election. @ 3:56 – oppose, vote, reject, candidate’s name, political party.
She also mentions in the part one video at around 35 min.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO3noWtj47A

2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAkUhJDiZHg

2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFUUEzDlX2Y

2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part Three
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9PlSrMvnto

Shorter clips on this thread
Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119889/posts

Catherine Engelbrecht has filed an ethics complaint against Cummings. There were a couple of interactions with Cummings in the hearings. Recall that there were senators who started the IRS ball rolling.

Catherine Engelbrecht files formal ethics complaint against Elijiah Cummings for intimidation (The Kelly File)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWIhKbTJ0o4

Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3120053/posts

The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to “Investigate” Non-profits
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020866/posts


22 posted on 02/07/2014 11:47:29 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: A'elian' nation
As much as I want to send Lerner down the river, the House needs to give her immunity for her testimony. She is the link for the bigger fish upstream.

That cat is already out of the bag. As Sekalow pointed out yesterday, the memo that was released yesterday lays out those up her chain of Command AT TREASURY in Washington D.C. that were involved. Cummings was too busy worrying obut his own troubles to be conserned with Evidence To Crimes the Administration committed.

23 posted on 02/07/2014 11:49:23 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: george76

HAPPY TAX SEASON EVERYONE!!!


24 posted on 02/07/2014 11:50:36 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: george76
"... contrary to what the President of the United States told the American People on Sunday. And, number 3, the IRS scandal is not over. It is continuing to this day. And the Department of Justice Investigation is a sham. It is a nonexistent investigation.”

POTUS stated that "there is not a smidgen of corruption..." in the IRS scandal..." what was the man thinking and O'Reilly looked shell shocked....

25 posted on 02/07/2014 11:55:07 AM PST by yoe
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To: Phillyred
Why is Romney not at these hearings? His election was stolen by the these IRS tactics.

His job was to lose the election, which he did admirably. He's out of it... but will have to remain silent as long as the NSA is under the control of the rats.

26 posted on 02/07/2014 11:57:49 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: A'elian' nation

There is a good reason for the harsh punishment

Rather then plea bargaining, the method in the IRS crimes must be to scare the crap out of all involved. Fear is a very powerful motivator.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 12:01:06 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: george76

no audits in 20 years , then suddenly 15 visits in 2 years to Catherine Engelbrecht from various Obama Stasi....pure coincidence.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 12:09:32 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: bert

“fear is a very powerful motivator”

Where is Judge Sirica when we need him?
Watergate wouldn’t have gone anywhere without him.
He threw them in jail till they talked.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 12:15:50 PM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: TurboZamboni

Engelbrecht was audited by the IRS, ATF and received multiple visits by OSHA and ATF.

After the hearing, Engelbrecht and her attorney Cleta Mitchell filed a complaint against Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings for his intimidation and ..

Congressman Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters on letterhead from this committee, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote,” Engelbrecht said.

On Fox News’ The Kelly File, Engelbrecht described federal government intimidation as “weaponizing of government.”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/02/07/true-the-vote-president-catherine-engelbrecht-slams-irs-abuse-weaponizing-of-government-n1791240


30 posted on 02/07/2014 1:51:32 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Cummings must be added to the list of those to be tries and then executed


31 posted on 02/07/2014 1:53:06 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: A'elian' nation
I agree with all you say in your post #21

Unfortunately the reason there are NO INDICTMENTS is that Washington D.C. has become Kabuki theater central.

32 posted on 02/07/2014 8:40:09 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: george76

If we had no income taxes this would not be happening.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 9:13:15 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

you think they won’t harass the opposition if there were no income tax? they would find a way


34 posted on 02/07/2014 9:15:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mister Da

1913 was a very bad year.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/1913_was_a_very_bad_year.html


35 posted on 02/07/2014 9:23:36 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; Man50D; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...

These hearings should prompt the American people to demand that the income tax be replaced with the FairTax and that the IRS be abolished!

You know IRS abuses of Americans will only get worse, folks!

What are we waiting for? If not us, who? If not now, when?

Americans will not be a FRee people until the income tax is replaced with the FairTax and the IRS is abolished!

Find out how to help us do that at http://www.fairtax.org.


36 posted on 02/08/2014 9:17:04 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: george76

Disband the IRS and institute a national sales tax, and retain some kind of tax on corporation income.

And appoint a special prosecutor now, Mr. Boehner.

One of many that are needed.


37 posted on 02/08/2014 9:20:10 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Paladin2
There has been political abuse of the IRS by both parties since it's inception and it is NEVER going to end for so long as we continue to abide the Marxist income tax and the IRS!

There is currently pending legislation in both houses of the legislature (HR25/S122) which, when enacted, will fix the problem completely and permanently!

http://fairtax.org

“The greatest tool Communism has in our toolbox is the progressive income tax.”-- Karl Marx

38 posted on 02/08/2014 9:27:02 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: george76

So finally someone has come up with a way around a republic constructed with safeguards against the various tyrannies that have afflicted humanity over the centuries. The regulatory state. Sure, there’s rule of law - thousands of rules, ten of thousands of rules, used by the state to hinder those they don’t like and smooth the way for those they support. Go ahead and listen to Rush and Mark, own your guns, get an abortion, and, soon, smoke your weed. Go to church and curse the current government. In the meantime, an army of bureaucrats are arrayed against you, and you’d better follow the rules.... and if you don’t, the state won’t kill you. It’ll nickel and dime you into silence, or merely ruin your career, or reputation, or take your property. Hey, we’re not Stalin! No one’s going to shoot you. Maybe you can go on disability when it’s over. ....

God help us.


39 posted on 02/08/2014 1:39:31 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Bigun

A most excellent post, Bigun!

This is a FReedom issue: We will never be a truly free people so long as we have an income tax and the IRS.

In order to become a FRee people again, we must scrap the Internal Revenue Code and scrap the IRS!

Go to our website to find out how you can help us do that:
http://www.fairtax.org


40 posted on 02/08/2014 9:26:33 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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