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In IRS Scandal, Begging Is Not an Action Plan
American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley

Posted on 03/10/2014 4:48:17 AM PDT by Moseley

One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon was merely threatening to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents. Don’t let anyone forget that. Today, IRS officials should go to jail for the overt campaign of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party organizations, conservative organizations, and individual critics of the liberal agenda.

Yet the conservative response to the IRS scandal consists mainly of begging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute and begging the IRS to start playing nice by releasing information implicating its own staff in wrongdoing and perhaps criminal violations. Like that’s gonna happen.

Begging is not a plan of action. As a lawyer, the author must point out that lawyers leading conservative organizations are failing to implement the proven techniques already developed by Judicial Watch when Bill Clinton was president. The “whine and cheese party” is not the right way to achieve the results that justice demands. And all Americans are at risk from how this is being handled.

Judicial Watch was so successful and aggressive in prying information out of the Clinton administration and exposing corruption that Larry Klayman inspired a recurring character in the liberal political TV series The West Wing. The TV drama reflected the view of Washington from the left, and portrays the fear and trauma among liberals concerning Larry Klayman.

To be sure, it was painstaking, hard work. Apparently complaining is easier than hard work.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; cletamitchell; gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; loislerner; teaparty
Lawyers for conservative organizations should have already taken sworn depositions of IRS staff by now, while fighting to take Lois Lerner’s deposition. Requests for Documents should already be bearing fruit. Of course, the administration will not cooperate. Fighting inch by inch is the job.

Two panel discussions at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor in Maryland explored IRS misconduct and the IRS scandal.

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, repeatedly called for criminal prosecution. But Tom knows that only the U.S. Department of Justice can decide to prosecute. So talking about prosecution is entirely useless. Begging Obama pal Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate and prosecute IRS staff who implemented Obama’s goals is not an action plan. It’s pathetic.

To be fair, Tom Fitton has already filled Judicial Watch’s plate with some massive projects. When I worked at Judicial Watch as a lawyer, Larry Klayman was its head, but I was always very impressed with Tom. Larry Klayman, now at Freedom Watch, is taking on the massive job of suing the National Security Agency over its illegal spying on American citizens. So the master himself is just a tad busy right now fighting other Goliaths.

But how could conservatives have forgotten Judicial Watch’s successes? Judicial Watch wrote the book on taking the bull by the horns to force disclosure about government misconduct. How hard is it for other lawyers to just copy?

After the first panel, Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, son of mega-lawyer Jay Sekulow, enthusiastically discussed with me at length what could actually be done. I explained some of Judicial Watch’s examples. Jordan Sekulow was very receptive, but demurred that the ACLJ’s lawsuits were still in the motions stage and that it was complicated because there were so many lawyers on the other side. Yeah, that’s real familiar. I helped distribute Judicial Watch pleadings to a huge cast of lawyers. But that never slowed Larry Klayman down. It meant that, to change the world, we young lawyers sometimes went home at midnight. But Larry never left before we did.

Made-for-TV lawyer Cleta Mitchell recommended that conservatives and Tea Party groups send a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the IRS demanding all documents about themselves. But this is the problem. Unless followed up on by an aggressive, persistent, effective lawsuit, sending a FOIA is a waste of time. A FOIA just makes paying clients feel like something is happening that isn’t.

1 posted on 03/10/2014 4:48:17 AM PDT by Moseley
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The hated, EXEMPT Congress, organizers of DeathCARE,
OpenBorders, and MANPADs for al Qaeda, DOES NOT CARE.

2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:52:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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The establishment GOP is waiting for the wolves to eat their enemies, the Tea Party, before taking action. But on eating the Tea Party the establishment may find the real enemy is now too powerful to stop. Then, presumably, they’ll try appeasement and give up the political Sudetenland.

3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:58:44 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (")
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Jail is for the underlings. Lois Lerner must be tried and put to death for her crimes

4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:01:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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OBAMA HAS WEAPONIZED THE IRS AGAINST POLITICAL OPPONENTS ordering multiple overt campaigns of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party/conservative organizations, and those daring to criticize Obama's agenda. (One of the Nixon Articles of Impeachment was merely "threatening" to use the IRS to selectively audit political opponents.)

Conservatives are reduced to begging Holder's DOJ to investigate and prosecute.....and begging the IRS to play nice by releasing information implicating its own staff in wrongdoing and perhaps criminal violations.


Conservatives have got to start asking---How Did Obama and His Minions Get So Much Power Over the IRS?



THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD shortly after quitting his powerful WH job as Obama's COS, Rahm held a presser declaring he "just remembered" he really, Really wanted to be Mayor of Chicago. Then Rahm announced he had magically "raised" $10 million for his campaign in "just a matter of weeks." (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down). Ya gotta wonder how much Wall Street Rahm wired offshore when Obama put him in charge of the entire US Treasury. Read on.

CONNECTING THE DOTS: Obama's stranglehold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role

THE TARGETING PAPER TRAIL BEGINS: Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama and the Chicago con artists (a) took control of the US Census; (b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).

THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here:


BTW, Mayor Daley's former chief of staff, Valerie Jarrett, hired Obama's wife, Michelle, to work in Chicago City Hall. Jarret is now ensconced in Washington, as Obama's chief policy advisor.

In Chicago gangland vernacular, "chief policy advisor" means "wire-transfer artist".

5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT by Liz
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This bi*** is taking the fifth in committee and then turning around and having discussions with the justice department.

The GOP is impotent in this. Was watching Gowdy(?) I think on Pirro’s show last night and he basically said there is nothing they could do that wouldn’t possibly take years. He wanted to ask the Democrats on the committee to help them get to the bottom of it. Incredible.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:20:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Gen.Blather

This will go the way of F&F. Then the IRS will codify this as regulations.

7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

The Democrats are Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!

8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:41:57 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Moseley

Unfortunately, no one in this corrupt administration will go to jail.

10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:50:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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This was, in essence, the theft of the presidential election. The regime is using the IRS and other agencies to threaten, intimidate and crush us peasants and we are basically being told there is nothing we can do.

11 posted on 03/10/2014 7:11:14 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: headstamp 2

Impeachment, but we know that’s not going to happen.

12 posted on 03/10/2014 7:15:29 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Travis McGee

Adolf agrees

13 posted on 03/10/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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