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Double Whammy: GOP Demands IRS Special Counsel
Breitbart ^ | 5-2-14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/02/2014 3:49:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Not only are House Republicans forming a select committee to investigate Benghazi, there is now a concerted push from top GOP officials for the appointment of a special counsel on the IRS scandal.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) introduced the IRS scandal special counsel resolution on Friday. Jordan’s resolution calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the IRS scandal, rather than the current Department of Justice attorney investigating. The current DOJ investigator donated thousands of dollars to President Obama’s re-election campaign and to the Democratic National Committee.

In a statement announcing his resolution’s introduction, Jordan said:

We need this Special Counsel to help us get to the truth because the so-called investigation by the Justice Department has been a joke. The current investigation has no credibility because it is being headed by a maxed-out donor who is financially invested in the President’s success. The Attorney General says he won’t share any information with Congress about the investigation, but looked the other way when information was leaked to the media signaling that no one would face criminal charges. This resolution calls for a real investigation by an unbiased investigator to get to the truth and hold those responsible for this illegal targeting accountable for their actions.

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Congressional investigations into the IRS targeting scandal have uncovered evidence of serious criminal activity, which must be resolved aording to the law. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice’s current investigation has lost credibility and public confidence. Appointing a Special Counsel is a necessary step to restore impartiality to a case that requires it. The person Attorney General Holder appoints must be someone beyond the Administration’s own political circle, whose professional independence and political disinterest is beyond reproach.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cantor; gowdy; holder; irs; lerner

1 posted on 05/02/2014 3:49:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Could have been the trifecta if the coward Holder didn’t run to Obama crying for executive privilege on F&F.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Related:

Next: Demand for special counsel to probe IRS scandal, Lois Lerner

3 posted on 05/02/2014 3:51:51 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is no chance, that the most transparent administration in history, would actually become transparent.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

National Day of Prayer....next day....Special Counsel Day

coincidence? maybe


5 posted on 05/02/2014 3:52:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: entropy12

About as much chance as Nancy Pelosi’s ‘most ethical administration ever’ would actually become ethical!


6 posted on 05/02/2014 3:53:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvtK17hlnfY


7 posted on 05/02/2014 3:53:51 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow a sucker punch right to ODumbo and Just Us Holder.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: entropy12

“The most transparent administration in history.” You will recall Clinton also claimed that title. Anytime Rats say that, you know it is the exact opposite.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 3:54:57 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: entropy12; All

So are you pro or anti Snowden and Manning?


10 posted on 05/02/2014 3:55:18 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No Special Counsel! That would put their disgusting behavior behind closed doors for the foreseeable future. A Select Committee,yes......the American people need the benefit of sunlight on this corruption!


11 posted on 05/02/2014 3:55:42 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: entropy12

The progressives have never pushed as far or as hard as the past five years. They’ve stirred up more than hornets.

Anything is possible.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 3:57:05 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

...about time.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 3:57:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Better hop to it before the DemocRats take back the House in November.

The Media is going to throw everything they got at the Republicans between now and then so nothing would surprise me. Today it started with the fantasy Unemployment Rate drop.

Happy Dazed are here again...


14 posted on 05/02/2014 3:58:51 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: cookcounty
yesterday was the National Day of Prayer.....

with help from the special councils we will soon be celebrating


15 posted on 05/02/2014 4:03:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do it!


16 posted on 05/02/2014 4:06:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do. It. Now.

Trey is now on Greta . . . go TREY!

And while you’re at it . . . make a Contract With America ala Newt Gingrich style.

Be. Bold. Be. Brave. The American People want, need and desire the GOP to be tough & strong. No more wimps.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 4:07:56 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Better hop to it before the DemocRats take back the House in November.

Did you forget the sarcasm tag...?

That's just about impossible...

The dims need to swing 19 seats to their column to give the dims a majority of one...

Which also means the GOP needs to outright lose 18 seats...and gain zero...

Not going to happen...

18 posted on 05/02/2014 4:48:14 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Popman

There is lots of time between now and November. Wait til the GOP passes immigration amnesty.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 4:53:20 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Popman

Hope you’re right, but Obama was Reelected so nothing would surprise me. It’s going to be a long Six Months.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 4:56:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Holder will not allow a special counsel for a honest IRS scandal investigation. You can bet on that.
21 posted on 05/02/2014 5:25:13 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Boehner should have called for both at once.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 5:29:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why can’t the House act on its own and appoint a special prosecutor? Even if congress lacks the statutory authority, who cares? 0bozo has violated the constitution so turnaround is fair pay.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 7:03:04 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: gleeaikin

I was for Snowden until he took up refuge in Russia.
Manning I did not follow much, and he was not as big news item as Snowden. So I have no opinion.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 9:17:28 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: Qwackertoo

I am excited Boner appointed Trey. I will be glued to C-SPAN.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT by entropy12 (Democrats win WH for one reason...welfare checks, food stamps and 143 more giveaways)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Better get with the program soon,before the fox has started the investigation into the henhouse.


26 posted on 05/03/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It better be a truly Independent Prosecutor and NOT an Obama stooge.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:08:44 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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