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No special prosecutor for IRS scandal: Here’s the back story
Fox News ^ | 3/24/2014 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 03/24/2014 2:48:12 AM PDT by markomalley

Conservatives are up in arms over the Justice Department’s refusal to name a special prosecutor in the IRS scandal.

And that’s basically how the media covered it, as an Eric Holder vs. Ted Cruz argument.

But there’s some important history here that helps explain why the Obama administration is, in effect, able to investigate itself. And it’s a debate that goes to the heart of public confidence in government.

The attorney general’s office disclosed its decision in a letter to Cruz, saying the appointment is “not warranted” there is no “conflict of interest” in the Justice Department pursuing the case. The letter said the probe is being conducted by “career prosecutors and law-enforcement professionals…without regard to politics.”

The Texas senator fired back that Holder’s department is abandoning a “bipartisan tradition of the Department of Justice of putting rule of law above political allegiance.”

So how can the administration be trusted with such a sensitive probe? The reason Holder was able to make that decision goes back to Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: ericholder; irs; tedcruz; texas
The reason there is no special prosecutor is because the GOP are wimps and are unwilling to cut Holder/Obama off at the knees.
1 posted on 03/24/2014 2:48:12 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
"The reason there is no special prosecutor is because the GOP are wimps and are unwilling to cut Holder/Obama off at the knees."

DOUBLE DITTOS. . . . . .

2 posted on 03/24/2014 2:51:48 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: markomalley

The IRS needs to be gotten rid of.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 2:57:38 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: markomalley
Negotiating with the enemy will do you no good. In the end, they are still the enemy, and they still want to see you dead, and make no mistake, these people would rather have you be dead than to have to deal with you while you're living.
4 posted on 03/24/2014 2:59:11 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: markomalley
The reason there is no special prosecutor is because the GOP are wimps and are unwilling to cut Holder/Obama off at the knees.

That's only half of it.

The other half is that the GOPe very much wants conservatives and the Tea Party kneecapped by Holder and the JustUs Department.

5 posted on 03/24/2014 3:02:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: savedbygrace

I think we need a good old French Revolution style revolt here myself.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 3:04:23 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: markomalley

There’s enough evidence already made public that the IRS conspired (see emails) to single out taxpayers for scrutiny based on political beliefs.

And if Lois Lerner won’t talk, put her in the House jail and begin to call all her colleagues, one by one. The worst we have is we could keep this in the news, not good for Democrats with an election coming up.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 3:09:44 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Gaffer

This may be more providential set-up for the people’s “guillotine.”

Let the Democrats wash each other’s hands in full public view, if they insist.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 3:12:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Who the hell is really surprised that there will be no “SP”?

This is “ODUMBO TIME” folks and there are no laws, at least for the “ruling party”.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 3:31:01 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: markomalley

There is no special prosecutor because the GOP establishment RINOs DO NOT WANT a better funded ascendant conservative wing of the GOP.

EFF them. We will beat them anyway.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 3:39:30 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Let the Democrats wash each other’s hands in full public view, if they insist.
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That’s not good enough ,, it’ll never register with the low information crowd ,, they’ll still allow the media spin to dominate their worldview.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 3:53:37 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: markomalley
We've been down this road before.

A special prosecutor would be meaningless. It would simply give the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) a target to demonize and destroy.

All the news stories would be about partisan witch hunts; any crimes that may have been committed would be ignored.

12 posted on 03/24/2014 4:15:12 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: markomalley

G.O.P. STANDS FOR GIVE OBAMA POWER.

The GOP wants ObamaCARE, LoveINT, and every
antiAmerican agency/law, that the DNC wants.

GOP = DNC.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 4:28:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Gaffer
"I think we need a good old French Revolution style revolt here myself."

We think alike. Time for the pitchforks to go to DC.
Maybe we can start a new party. THE PITCHFORK PARTY.

14 posted on 03/24/2014 4:31:14 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Lets start a new party.. The Pitchfork party. We take no crap from anyone. . . .)
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To: wayoverontheright
Keeping this in the news is not good for skittish Democrats with 2014 looming. There’s enough available evidence that the IRS conspired to single out taxpayers based on political beliefs......put Lois Lerner in the House jail and call up all her colleagues.

Good points. There's more ways than one to nail these SOB's. All of the IRS' misdeeds need to go viral---Twitter, Facebook, youtube networks....and so on.

INCONVENIENT FACTOIDS

Candidate obama said tea parties are a threat to democracy.

Valerie Jarrett said they "would not forget" which Americans did not worship Obama.

obama told latinos we will reward our friends and punish our enemies.

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Let's not forget other Obama worshippers colluding to target conservatives......like Hollywood.

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

DID THE IRS JIHAD AGAINST CONSERVATIVES BEGIN WHEN OBAMA TOOKOVER THE US TREASURY? WHAT MISCHIEF WERE OBAMA/RAHM EMANUEL UP TO AT THE US TREASURY (IRS is an agency of the US Treasury)?

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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: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

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Tea Party organizer Mark Meckler's "Citizens for Self-Governance" most recent project is called “Sue the IRS.” Meckler and his co-plaintiffs seek punitive damages from the IRS for its illegal treatment of conservative organizations. Given the way the IRS has acted, this could be a growth industry.

Meckler needs to add to his suit these seven vote-crazed Dumbocrat Senators paranoid about losing their seats demanding the IRS investigate conservative groups.

WHO KNEW? The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrats. Other govt agencies were sicced on conservatives---the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, who was harassed on numerous occasions, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.

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THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL---DEMS STOOP TO CONQUEUR--order IRS to act (to save their seats)
by Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 2/13/14

Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.

Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.

One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.

“If they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s abusing the tax code. And either side."

Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely. Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Shaheen called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c) (4) of the tax code “outrageous.” Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her.

Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.

“That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter,” he said. “There are two things you don’t want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You don’t want secret money, and you don’t want unlimited money, and that’s what we have now.” --SNIP--

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THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL

<><> Seven lock-stepping US Senators scared of losing their seats ask the IRS to “Investigate” their political opponents,

<><> Rep Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing True the Vote patriot Catherine Englebrecht....

<><> der leader Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."

15 posted on 03/24/2014 4:32:40 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Diogenesis
G.O.P. STANDS FOR GIVE OBAMA POWER.

+1

16 posted on 03/24/2014 4:32:45 AM PDT 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: markomalley

Boehner and mitch are go along get along dopes who don’t care to rock the gravey train they are all getting rich with.
They and ALL RINO’s need dispatching from their positions.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 4:34:13 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: markomalley

So the criminals got away with their crimes!


18 posted on 03/24/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: factoryrat

The enemies army must be destroyed in the field


19 posted on 03/24/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: varmintman
dittos! whimp/facid/stop $$$$ flow... Good riddance w/IR$$ abolished
12% income or sales tax/Repeal 16th/17th amdt./drastic cuts feder. $$, 2 yrs. sundown/
reduct federal Departs, misuse of fed. funds: 5x fine, amt. stolen/5 yrs prison ea. count)
or abolished offending Departments./strict congress oversight.

20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:26:00 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: markomalley

You are exactly right and there will be no push by the Republicans in Congress to force Holder to reconsider. They are powerless and like it that way.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 9:32:31 AM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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To: Bratch; GeronL
A special prosecutor would be meaningless. It would simply give the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) a target to demonize and destroy.

All the news stories would be about partisan witch hunts; any crimes that may have been committed would be ignored.

Ironic when you consider that the IRS hassles were part of a deliberate "partisan witchhunt" to begin with.

22 posted on 03/25/2014 3:58:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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