Skip to comments.IRS hearings: ‘This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.’
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 Obamas 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. Its not pretend, its 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 ...
The IRS is beyond redemption and needs to be rooted out.
Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!
As is: the BATFE, the DEA, the FBI, the FDA, and the NSA.
Impeach and remove for the abuse and cover-up
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.
Lois Lerner must be tried and then executed for crimes against the Republic.
Such behavior must never be repeated.
Obama will have eight years to infest all areas of federal government.. this is just the beginning IMO.
Add Elijah Cumming’s antics to it and this is getting to be pop-corn concession worthy.
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).
By the way, idiots, miss Romney yet? None of this would be happening to America.
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!
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.
Why is Romney not at these hearings? His election was stolen by the these IRS tactics.
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?
Because he played his part already in the charade.
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.
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.
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.
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 cant be used 30 days out from an election. @ 3:56 oppose, vote, reject, candidates name, political party.
She also mentions in the part one video at around 35 min.
2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part One
2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part Two
2-6-14 The IRS Targeting Investigation: What is the Administration Doing? Part Three
Shorter clips on this thread
Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation
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)
Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep
The Seven Senators Who Asked the IRS to Investigate Non-profits
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.
HAPPY TAX SEASON EVERYONE!!!
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....
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.
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.
no audits in 20 years , then suddenly 15 visits in 2 years to Catherine Engelbrecht from various Obama Stasi....pure coincidence.
“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.
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.”
Cummings must be added to the list of those to be tries and then executed
Unfortunately the reason there are NO INDICTMENTS is that Washington D.C. has become Kabuki theater central.
If we had no income taxes this would not be happening.
you think they won’t harass the opposition if there were no income tax? they would find a way
1913 was a very bad year.
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.
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.
There is currently pending legislation in both houses of the legislature (HR25/S122) which, when enacted, will fix the problem completely and permanently!
The greatest tool Communism has in our toolbox is the progressive income tax.-- Karl Marx
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.
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: