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Krauthammer: Obama Committed a “High Crime” and Should Be Impeached [WATCH]
Conservative Tribune ^ | June 18 2014 | Conservative Tribune

Posted on 06/18/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT by PoloSec

A recently released Congressional report makes the case that President Obama was indeed behind the IRS abuse of conservative and Tea Party groups.

Evidence has been found linking the IRS attacks to senior Democrat members of Congress, and shows that the IRS broke the law by providing confidential tax information to Democrats and to the Department of Justice. This information was then used against conservative individuals and groups to silence their dissent.

Meanwhile, only a year after they were requested, the IRS finally agreed to release all of Lois Lerner’s emails, which should provide further evidence linking the IRS attack to Washington and the White House. Conveniently however, the IRS just now says that two years worth of Lerner’s emails have mysteriously vanished in a hard drive crash that occurred in 2011.

Most people aren’t buying the IRS excuse though, especially conservative columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who thinks the IRS is either stalling or deliberately destroyed evidence. He reacted to the story, and the statement from the White House defending the IRS’ lame excuse, saying what happened constitutes a “high crime” worthy of impeachment.

(H/T Western Journalism)

First, the White House statement that was delivered by new spokesperson Josh Earnest:

It’s entirely reasonable because it’s the truth and it’s fact, and speculation otherwise I think is indicative of the kind of conspiracies that are propagated around this story. There is ample evidence to indicate that a good faith effort has been made by the IRS to cooperate with Congressional oversight, and the far-fetched skepticism expressed by some Republican members of Congress I think is not at all surprising and not particularly believable.

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1 posted on 06/18/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Ok, Charles, but they’d replace Biden a la Agnew, and with whom?


2 posted on 06/18/2014 1:58:11 PM PDT by stanne
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To: PoloSec

some ‘unimpeachable’ insider , with abundant evidence , needs to rat this man out . To the max . There is someone out that that knows his secrets , knows the truth . They need to come forward . The man they are protecting does not deserve the protection .


3 posted on 06/18/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: stanne

He did and he should.

If he is permitted to elude justice, he will set the pattern for future evils even worse.

Not only should he be impeached, he should be tried for treason and imprisoned for life.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: stanne

A replacement HAS to be better


5 posted on 06/18/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT by kidd
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To: PoloSec

Obama does everything high.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: PoloSec

“the IRS finally agreed to release all of Lois Lerner’s emails, “

Yeah, “all” ... all except the ones documenting the White House commanding the IRS: “Sic `em!”


7 posted on 06/18/2014 2:04:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: stanne

That’s all right — we’ll take Biden


8 posted on 06/18/2014 2:05:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: PoloSec

Someone needs to first check the appropriate records, which the Democrats will have made sure aren’t lost, and then ask Hillary about Kraut’s point here. She was a staffer on the impeachment committee and may well have a specific record on the subject. She certainly thought Nixon deserved to go and actually went beyond the call (and the rules) of duty to encourage that goal.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 2:06:43 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“some ‘unimpeachable’ insider , with abundant evidence , needs to rat this man out “

There’s a reason that everybody around the president is a crook. You don’t hire boy scouts to steal. There is probably not one honest person around him. There’s doubtless nobody honest close enough to give direct evidence. Before Obama took office I had lunch with a former state prosecutor. He went down the list starting with Holder and outlined their crimes. He shook his head and said, “nobody has ever occupied the office and surrounded himself with so many criminals. This is going to be horrible (for the people) on an epic scale.”


10 posted on 06/18/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PoloSec

Where does it say

In Good Faith WE Trust, dickhead? Uhhh


11 posted on 06/18/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

12 posted on 06/18/2014 2:12:20 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: stanne

Get Biden too...... can you say President Boehner?


13 posted on 06/18/2014 2:14:10 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Uncle Chip

At least Biden’s an American.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 2:16:23 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: kidd

A replacement is in order, and it’s being worse should not be a reason not to go with it, but it could be exactly what they want, and we should be ready.

But a replacement could certainly be worse, esp if he or whoever it is he works for, chooses it, which they will.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 2:16:31 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Uncle Chip

I’d take Biden as pres any day of the week. BO’s handlers are a way underestimated. It’ll never happen.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 2:17:20 PM PDT by stanne
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To: 43north

And that could be the next dem candidate’s brand, tagline, bumper sticker and motto


17 posted on 06/18/2014 2:19:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: LeoWindhorse

They will need physical as well as legal protection because there is little doubt that some lunatic Obama supporter would try to murder them to shut them up.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: stanne
Ok, Charles, but they’d replace Biden a la Agnew, and with whom?

So, toss Biden before he can get a VP confirmed. Then we could set about getting a new Speaker of the House.

19 posted on 06/18/2014 2:20:39 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: PoloSec

Fast & Furious.

IRS Abuse of conservative groups.

EPA Abuse of coal industry

NSA Abuse of just about everybody

Executive rewriting of 0bamacare law.

Benghazi.

Supporting Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Releasing 5 Talibastards.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

not just Obama, every unelected staffer too.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 2:22:18 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: WildHighlander57; LucyT; maggief; crosslink

Biden ? Boehner ? You stay in office by making sure the replacements are also unacceptable !


22 posted on 06/18/2014 2:23:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: PoloSec

23 posted on 06/18/2014 2:35:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PoloSec

OK Charles , but please remove Reid and Holder first . This is probably the main reason Holder has stuck around so long


24 posted on 06/18/2014 2:37:03 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: longtermmemmory

For sure ... the Communist Usurper has surrounded himself with a maladministration of malefactors.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: cynwoody

They’ll never allow it

Watch what they would replace him (joe) with.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 2:41:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: cynwoody

Funny, as comical as Biden is, he is most qualified of the bunch to be President.

That’s sad.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Gen.Blather

how about the SS ? Are they corrupt also?


28 posted on 06/18/2014 2:46:36 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: stanne
Impeachment is a political act, but the objective is to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. If Congress is unwilling to do its duty because it seems futile in terms of who might replace Obama, then they all must go.

No doubt, any impeachment attempt will fail ultimately in the Senate, which will not convict Obama if impeachment gets that far. But what other options are open to curb a tyrannical President who is openly flouting the law and circumventing the legislative process?

29 posted on 06/18/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: PoloSec

I remember this from the Clinton impeachment. “High crime” was any crime committed by somebody in a high place. In other words ANY crime by a person in a high place. Nothing higher than President. Misdemeanor is simply bad behavior, bad demeanor.
President was to be held to high standards. Of course.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 2:48:20 PM PDT by all the best
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To: bert

FWIW....I’d prefer Biden to Boehner for two years. Why? As President, Boehner would destroy anything constitutional conservatives want. If Biden were president, DC ‘pubs would rally to conservative issues.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 2:49:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: kabar

Clinton did not have Obamacare, IRS treachery, Bengazi negligence, Iraq disaster etc.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 2:52:01 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“how about the SS “

I meant the men that Obama brought with him into office. The functionaries that come with the White House, the staff, the Marines, the Secret Service, should be like they always were. But they, generally, have no evidentiary value as to high crimes and misdemeanors unless they witness them. I’d consider that unlikely.


33 posted on 06/18/2014 2:53:11 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

witness and generate the video/recorded evidence


34 posted on 06/18/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: bert

It is all about who has an R or D after their name in Congress. The Democrats will not vote for impeachment nor will a number of Reps.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 3:01:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: PoloSec
"NOT EVEN A SMIDGEN OF CORRUPTION"
36 posted on 06/18/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kabar

we need a way to do this by un-election.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 3:03:48 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: stanne

I think the rule of law...and doing what’s right..Trump who’s next in line.


38 posted on 06/18/2014 3:04:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Like Hill, is going to deep-six a fellow traveler.


39 posted on 06/18/2014 3:06:11 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: bert

Good God help us!!!


40 posted on 06/18/2014 3:06:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
some ‘unimpeachable’ insider , with abundant evidence

Well, since they are all RATs...I don't know if there is such a thing.

needs to rat this man out

Ha, that's exactly right.

41 posted on 06/18/2014 3:12:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: PoloSec

This scandal has brought one, and only, one major question to the forefront: WHAT IS THE GOP GOING TO DO ABOUT IT???!!!


42 posted on 06/18/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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To: PoloSec

Obama has committed a multitude of crimes that deserve impeachment, but it will NEVER happen. The GOP leadership has no stomach for impeachment and the Democrats will stand by Obama no matter what. The MSM would pillory the GOP for the very mention of impeachment with cries of racism. I fear Obama will declare himself dictator or at the least use some pretext to suspend civil rights before 2016


43 posted on 06/18/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Osage Orange

Should is the operative word


44 posted on 06/18/2014 3:48:39 PM PDT by stanne
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To: kabar

The dems are in charge right now, of the executive.

I’m just saying, who else do they have?

Who’s next


45 posted on 06/18/2014 3:50:42 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I never said “should”...and I don’t think you did either in the post I replied to.


46 posted on 06/18/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

No you didn’t. The rule of law should be followed. There. I said it


47 posted on 06/18/2014 3:55:10 PM PDT by stanne
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To: LeoWindhorse

Look how many insiders it took to “persuade” Nixon to resign. McCord, Gray, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Kleindienst, Dean, Richardson, Ruckelshaus. Oh, I guess Cox, too, because Nixon appointed him as Special Prosecutor. And, of course, “Deep Throat.”

There were 25 subsequent convictions of various Nixon insiders, who were incarcerated.

The Washington Post, Walter Cronkite, and even the US Supreme Court were implicitly swaying public opinion against the President, simply by an honest treatment of the preponderance of the evidence.

None of those conditions similarly obtain in our time.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 4:08:15 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all smart little girls to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: PoloSec

Well Kraut tell it to the Hand. That’s the GOP’s response to your idea.


49 posted on 06/18/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: stanne

ok...........


50 posted on 06/18/2014 4:13:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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