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Lois Lerner Sent Confidential Taxpayer Info to FBI Right Before 2010 Midterms, Networks Ignore
News Busters ^ | June 11 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens

Posted on 06/11/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by PoloSec

On Monday, the House Oversight Committee investigating the IRS targeting scandal released new e-mails that showed Lois Lerner sent a database of tax exempt organizations to the FBI right before the 2010 midterm elections.

So what was the reaction of anchors and reporters at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) networks to the release of federally protected confidential taxpayer information? A big fat yawn. So far no one at the Big Three evening or morning shows have reported on this most recent development in the IRS-Tea Party targeting scandal.

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According to a release from House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, Lerner had a database of tax exempt organizations sent to the FBI just before the 2010 midterm elections. That database included legally protected taxpayer information. Emails show Lerner and DOJ Election Crimes Branch official Richard Pilger discussing what format the FBI prefers when it comes to receiving information for their investigation...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; lerner; mediabias; scandals

1 posted on 06/11/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Doesn’t matter. Holder won’t prosecute. Makes Obama look bad.

Next?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 2:39:42 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Unreal. Once there are specific names out there, do those individuals have a right to pursue legally?


3 posted on 06/11/2014 2:41:50 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: PoloSec

So start campaigning on pulling their FCC licenses as they are not serving the public trust.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe after last night the GOP can put on another show to “ investigate” the IRS scandal. (Wink)


5 posted on 06/11/2014 2:44:05 PM PDT by kempster
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To: PoloSec

It’s so out of control rotten to the core corrupt in this administration, it is almost impossible to fathom ... the IRS and FBI colluding as political enforcers ...

This government is no longer legitimate.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 2:44:25 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: PoloSec

Move along. Nothing to see here. It is only the house doing they’re job. (or at least appearing to do they’re job)


7 posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:02 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: PoloSec

The EXEMPT see nothing wrong.

Nothing wrong with open borders.

Nothing wrong with incurable diseases returning.

Nothing wrong with millions losing real health care.

Nothing wrong with arming al Qaeda during War.

The EXEMPT are .... EXEMPT.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: PoloSec

Try to imagine what other confidential health information will now be accessed by every sleazy politician and DC lawyer.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 2:47:58 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: PoloSec
Wasn't it Chuck Colson who went to jail post-Watergate for illegally having in his possession one FBI file?

Either the law applies equally to all, or it applies to none.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 2:49:31 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: ilgipper

26 U.S. Code § 7213 - Unauthorized disclosure of information

a) Returns and return information
(1) Federal employees and other persons
It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of the United States or any person described in section 6103 (n) (or an officer or employee of any such person), or any former officer or employee, willfully to disclose to any person, except as authorized in this title, any return or return information (as defined in section 6103 (b)). Any violation of this paragraph shall be a felony punishable upon conviction by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution, and if such offense is committed by any officer or employee of the United States, he shall, in addition to any other punishment, be dismissed from office or discharged from employment upon conviction for such offense.

(When is it legal to send to DOJ?}

(2) Department of Justice
In a matter involving tax administration, a return or return information shall be open to inspection by or disclosure to officers and employees of the Department of Justice (including United States attorneys) personally and directly engaged in, and solely for their use in, any proceeding before a Federal grand jury or preparation for any proceeding (or investigation which may result in such a proceeding) before a Federal grand jury or any Federal or State court, but only if—
(A) the taxpayer is or may be a party to the proceeding, or the proceeding arose out of, or in connection with, determining the taxpayer’s civil or criminal liability, or the collection of such civil liability in respect of any tax imposed under this title;
(B) the treatment of an item reflected on such return is or may be related to the resolution of an issue in the proceeding or investigation; or
(C) such return or return information relates or may relate to a transactional relationship between a person who is or may be a party to the proceeding and the taxpayer which affects, or may affect, the resolution of an issue in such proceeding or investigation.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

The House needs to imprison her.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Diogenesis

But one day the peasants will eat the EXEMPT for dinner.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 3:10:15 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Old Yeller

Just why isn’t this criminal, lerner, in prison for her many crimes?


14 posted on 06/11/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Signalman

The next US AG will prosecute her for felonies committed.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 3:31:43 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: PoloSec

So does the GOP leadership.

Conservatives have to fight this battle alone. The Republican leaders surrendered to Obama and won’t use this as weapon to reign in Obama.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 3:47:03 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: PoloSec

Lois should be locked up under the jail!


17 posted on 06/11/2014 3:50:31 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The next US AG....

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I just wonder if there will be a next Attorney General....


18 posted on 06/11/2014 4:25:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: PoloSec

Lois Lerner is one of Obama’s Destroying Angels - sorry, she’s untouchable.

In a just society, she’d already be doing hard time.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 4:41:18 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: PoloSec
So what was the reaction of anchors and reporters at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) networks to the release of federally protected confidential taxpayer information? A big fat yawn.

No one see ABC,CBS or NBC's 'news departments' as a part of the 'BIG THREE'... They coast on the big money brought in my the crappy little shows that are aimed at low information voters.

If the 'news departments' of the 'big three' were independent they would be smaller than MSNBC...

20 posted on 06/11/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: PoloSec
IT Experts Call BS On IRS Claim To Have Lost Lois Lerner Emails
21 posted on 06/15/2014 2:12:43 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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