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Clinton Adviser Lanny Davis: Time for Independent Counsel to Investigate IRS Scandal
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 27, 2014 | Larry O'Connor

Posted on 06/27/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT by don-o

A former White House counsel during the Clinton administration said Thursday that it’s time for an independent counsel to look into the growing IRS email scandal.

Lanny Davis, a close adviser to Hillary Clinton and a frequent defender of the Obama Administration, appeared on my morning talk show in Washington, D.C., on WMAL. I asked him to comment on the latest hearings on the lost IRS emails conducted earlier this week in Congress:

If this were a Republican administration I’d be saying when hard drives have been obliterated and this recent Lois Lerner—I think very inappropriate, maybe innocent but completely inappropriate—’maybe we should look at Mr. Grassley’ uh … there’s no Democrat that I know of that wouldn’t be asking a Republican administration to conduct an independent investigation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary; impeach; irs; irsscandals; lannydavis; lerner; obama; scandals; specialprosecuter; specialprosecutor
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Kind of weasely - no surprise. But, straying off the reservation a little?
1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Well, I guess this shows that there are at least some Dem hacks who are willing to go only so far in twisting facts and spinning the news to defend a Democratic Administration.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:40:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: don-o

Just carrying water for Hilary. She wants to make it appear she don’t even know who Obama is.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:40:45 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: All

The sleeper case that could bust open the IRS scandals

http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/06/the_sleeper_case_that_could_bust_open_the_irs_scandals.html


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:45:44 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: don-o
All this means is things have gotten politically explosive enough that the professional Democrats want the issue to delay and go away.

"Sorry, can't talk about that until the investigation is over..." My Counsel advises me not to comment during a pending investigation... We can't talk about that... etc."

An independent counsel picked by Holder or Jarrett? Get real.

5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Yorlik803

There are two things going on here. The first is whether Hillary can be implicated in any of this and the second is how fast can Hillary’s people turn this into a win for Hillary.

Think about this. If Obama is impeached and removed from office, Biden becomes President. Who will his VP be? You get a draft Hillry movement going and that’s game, set and match.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 6:47:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Prospero

Good take on the situation.

They drag things out in court, until the public loses interest.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 6:50:19 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

All this means is the demonic-rats are confident that all the emails have been destroyed. Expect further crashes if an independent counsel is appointed.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: don-o; sickoflibs; Liz; LucyT; MrB
If this were a Republican administration I’d be saying when hard drives have been obliterated and this recent Lois Lerner—I think very inappropriate, maybe innocent but completely inappropriate—’maybe we should look at Mr. Grassley’ uh … there’s no Democrat that I know of that wouldn’t be asking a Republican administration to conduct an independent investigation.

- Lanny Davis speaks...

9 posted on 06/27/2014 6:54:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: don-o

Yup, the only option Obama has now is to appoint a tame Special Prosecutor, preferably one that has donated large sum of money to Obama, to put the lid on this and run the clock out until after the 2016 elections.

After the prosecutor is in there can be no comment and no publicity because it’s “an ongoing investigation”

The Clinton’s honed this one to an art. And Ken Star managed to work through about 15 different Clinton acts of treason without indicting anyone.

Better to have Trey Gowdy investigate this guy, a least we get some results


10 posted on 06/27/2014 6:56:33 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The National Organization for Marriage has just obtained a $50,000 settlement from the IRS for its criminal release of confidential donor information to an opposition group.

This whole thing could bust open...

11 posted on 06/27/2014 6:57:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: don-o

If she was actually able to drive the investigation to resulting indictments without damaging herself, she would be a hero, and easily win the Presidency.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 6:57:30 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: don-o

Good ole Lanny.

He was one of the administration “faces” to the media during the Clinton Crime Family reign.

One of those guys like Shuck Chumer that makes me cringe just seeing him on tv.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:21 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: don-o
Lanny Davis Smoke Screen.

Independent Counsel?
Sure. That will take 6-months, Election is 4 months.
Independent Counsel in place, 1 year from today
Investigation by Independent Counsel, 6 months
Hearings Scheduled: 2 months
Hearings in 2016: Results, 0
Election: 2016.

Feel free to throw in a 6-month delay at any point tin the process.
Lanny, we thank you for your devoted (and very well paid, BTW) service.

14 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:48 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: don-o

I suspect what the dems are pulling now is to elevate the narrative that Obama has created such a mess that only one person can possibly be elected to the White House who can clean it up.. and that person is Hillary.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 7:03:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: ScottinVA

You nailed it.

They will prop up Hillary! as the smartest woman in the world (again) and how only she can right the ship that a man (Obama) screwed up.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 7:07:26 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

no. Biden will be replaced long before any impeachment would finalize...with Hillary.

Pay attention people.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT by stanne
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To: don-o

Obviously Lanny doesn’t see the IRS Scandals as a threat to the Queen-in-Waiting. This is Hillary speaking, BTW. Just because you don’t see her lips moving doesn’t mean it isn’t her voice coming out of Lanny’s mouth.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:06 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: don-o

Independent counsel is only appointed by whom? Eric Holder. Just more smoke and mirrors and even if he does, it will be somebody like Fitzpatrick who knew even before his investigation got started on the Plame Game who the leaked was but instead decided to play the perjury trap game to get somebody inside the White House as the villain. Armitage walked with no consequences and his boos, Powell knew all along and did nothing to make sure that Bush’s White House took the hit.

Lanny knows this would take years and nobody but the innocent will be focused on as the sacrificial offering. Plus, if an appointment would be made, everyone would just take the “ongoing investigation” excuse to clam up so it would all get buried as far as the public/media focus is concerned.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:59 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: don-o

His reservation is team Clinton.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: rdcbn
I asked Davis if he meant a special prosecutor should be appointed and he argued that a special counsel reporting to the attorney general would be sufficient. “Yes, there ought to be another look at this by somebody that President Obama chooses to appoint who’s independent,” Davis explained, “or at least the Republicans would see as independent.”

Even a democrat like Lanny Davis knows a 'ringer' is going to backfire.

Americans are noticing the criminality of the Democrat Party - and that's NOT going to be easy to switch back. Democrats can't risk an openly biased Special Prosecutor. They're corrupt not stupid.

21 posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: mazda77
I asked Davis if he meant a special prosecutor should be appointed and he argued that a special counsel reporting to the attorney general would be sufficient. “Yes, there ought to be another look at this by somebody that President Obama chooses to appoint who’s independent,” Davis explained, “or at least the Republicans would see as independent.”

Even a democrat like Lanny Davis knows a 'ringer' is going to backfire.

Americans are noticing the criminality of the Democrat Party - and that's NOT going to be easy to switch back. Democrats can't risk an openly biased Special Prosecutor. They're corrupt not stupid.

22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Bump to that link. The sleeper case that could bust open the IRS scandals - Thomas Lifson, June 27, 2014

Z-Street's lawsuit alleges unlawful viewpoint discrimination, a First Amendment claim. The IRS tried several arguments to dismiss Z-Street's lawsuit, all of which were dismissed by Washington, DC federal district court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an Obama appointee. She noted that Z-Street was not suing to gain tax exempt status, but rather over the viewpoint discrimination ...

What makes the Z-Street case unique and potentially extremely damaging is that its lawsuit was filed in August 2010. That filing placed the IRS under legal obligation to preserve records.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 7:32:14 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GOPJ

Ask the conservatives in Mississippi about what the Republicans view as independent.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: don-o

Called creating separation. Cleaning the slate. Nothing to do with the honest Clintoons.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Of course it is. But, if the effect is to annoy Obama a bit from his other flank, what’s not to like?


26 posted on 06/27/2014 7:42:07 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GOPJ

Lanny Davis WORKS for the Obama White House.


27 posted on 06/27/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: don-o

Wow. Wonder who he’s trying to suck up to?


28 posted on 06/27/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: don-o

IMO this Clinton camp is just distancing themselves from sloppy and clumsy tactics of Obama. Clintons like to triangulate and appear smarter than everyone else. So they are selectively honest when it can benefit them. Remember it is not about the dem party to them - it is always about them and them only with the dem party supporting and pointing to them.

With change from Obama to Hillary the fuhrership changes hands and Lanny is ramping up for the new Fuhrer.


29 posted on 06/27/2014 8:02:05 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: mazda77

The filthiest Republican is clean next to the average corrupt liar that IS what Democrats have become. Paid liars and shills... we have to remember what we’re up against.


30 posted on 06/27/2014 8:08:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: don-o

Lanny knows Obama plans to stay at the White House 20 Jan 17


31 posted on 06/27/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: rdcbn
From 1996 to 1998, he served as a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, and was a spokesperson for the President and the White House on matters concerning campaign-finance investigations and other legal issues. In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Davis to serve on the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 2005 Intelligence Reform Act. Wikipedia

Lanny Davis does NOT work for the Obama Administration. He's a democrat but he's not one of the filthy lowlife liars that seems to be all that's left of 'democrats'...

32 posted on 06/27/2014 8:11:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: don-o

Lanny is as near to an honest RAT as you’re likely to find these days.


33 posted on 06/27/2014 8:40:19 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

And that ain’t sayin’ much!


34 posted on 06/27/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: don-o

Kicking the can down the road.


35 posted on 06/27/2014 8:43:33 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: don-o

bttt


36 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o; LucyT; null and void; Cold Case Posse Supporter; Flotsam_Jetsome; circumbendibus; ...

eligibility ping to a long predicted key moment when a crucial Clinton insider comes out to declare that the 18.5 second..er...missing IRS email is a genuine potential smoking gun pointing directly back at the White House and the Hillary’s 2016 election is now viewed by the Clinton camp to be in jeopardy by Barry’s continued occuapancy in the White House.

Shall FReepers now take bets on which day in 2014 President Biden will be sworn in..after Barry suddenly discovers that a medical condition now requires that he “spend more time with his family”?


37 posted on 06/27/2014 9:49:43 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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This narcissist isn’t going out quietly...


38 posted on 06/27/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: All

39 posted on 06/27/2014 10:11:12 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: mylife
They drag things out in court, until the public loses interest.

They drag things out in court, until the Statute of Limitations kicks in.

40 posted on 06/27/2014 10:25:59 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: GOPJ
The filthiest Republican is clean next to the average corrupt liar that IS what Democrats have become.

Wishing it were so, doesn't make it so. We absolutely could have defunded ObamaCare but didn't, care to posit why?

41 posted on 06/27/2014 10:33:32 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Cboldt; LucyT; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; crosslink; onyx; null and void

Cboldt, many thanks for finding this!!

All y’all, Ping to link in this post!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3173010/posts?page=23#23


42 posted on 06/27/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

Credit to Hotlanta Mike. I just reposted the same link he did.


43 posted on 06/27/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Thanks for finding this!!!


44 posted on 06/27/2014 10:43:59 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: GregNH

The parallels to Nixon in 1974 are uncanny. Mid-term route is pending. I expect a committee of Dems to make Barry an offer he can’t refuse before too long. He is a puppet, after all. He will get a new script reading himself off the stage. I also, of course, believe that Arpaio’s impending reveal is percolating in the background and ready to boil over.

The MSM including the late-night comedians are looking at the polling of their audiences showing they are turning against Barry (except the blacks, of course) and audiences are demanding anti-Barry news updates and anti-Barry jokes and now even anti-Hillary jokes! The liberal agenda is in danger if this clown isn’t removed from the White Hut and the rehabilitation of the Dem party attempted first before the Senate is lost in 2014 and then before Hillary loses in 2016.


45 posted on 06/27/2014 11:26:55 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: don-o
Lanny Davis doesn't wipe his butt without permission from Billary.

This is the opening salvo in the long-awaited civil war between House Clinton and House anti-Christ.

Obviously, Hitlary has no fear of implication in the IRS felonies, and if the fading embers of this scandal can be fanned into a major conflagration that at least badly damages the anti-Christ, and possibly even destroys him, then the way will be a little clearer for her to ascend the throne and the Clintons to take back unchallenged control of the dammocrap organized crime syndicate.

It has the further advantage of blotting out Benghazi. If the anti-Christ is consumed by an IRS scandal, no one is going to pay attention to what was done or not done thousands of miles away in the hellhole of Libys.

With the economy potentially heading south for a while, with Afghanistan being retaken by the Taliban, with Iraq and Syria in flames, with Russia ascendent and the US on the run, all the tinder is prepared to light the fire that ruins what is left of the anti-Christ’s presidency. A special prosecutor for the IRS felonies could easily light that fire.

Remember that what saved Clinton from the Monica scandal was that the economy seemed good at the time, very, very good. I remember the assholes in our country saying, we care about the DOW Jones, not PAULA Jones. A good economy covers a multitude of impeachable offenses.

But a faltering economy, not so much.

The irony is that every evidence suggests that the economic coup de grace that is pushing us from weak “growth” into formal recession is the implementation of DeathCare. LOL.

If I believed in karma...

46 posted on 06/27/2014 11:34:46 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Seizethecarp

See I believe there are powers in force here that we quite don’t understand. Part of why he is a narcissist is that he has been groomed for this job, “Leader of The World” from the early ‘80’s. These “groomers” intent is to destroy us from within. They are very close to their goal. I think that the investment of time and treasure that has gone into this plan is huge and “they” are not going to see it go up in smoke easily.

I could be wrong, (I pray I’m wrong), but somehow I see something ahead happening to prevent Zippo’s departure and further damage to the US.


47 posted on 06/27/2014 11:35:43 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH
These “groomers” intent is to destroy us from within. They are very close to their goal. I think that the investment of time and treasure that has gone into this plan is huge and “they” are not going to see it go up in smoke easily.

I could be wrong, (I pray I’m wrong), but somehow I see something ahead happening to prevent Zippo’s departure and further damage to the US.

I share your concern.

My greatest worry is that the people behind Obama, finding him an increasing liability, might think to turn him into an asset -- by making him a martyr.

A martyred Obama might contribute to the election of the Vice-President, Joe Biden, who can obviously be controlled. And a Biden administration may be sufficient to finish the job.

48 posted on 06/27/2014 11:45:26 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Since it was taxpayer money that settled that case, no “sting” is actually felt by the actual perps. They laugh it off....

Instead - some people at IRS need to experience HARD TIME in JAIL!!!!!! That’s the only incentive that would CHANGE things.

Grrr


49 posted on 06/27/2014 1:33:56 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: GregNH
I think that the investment of time and treasure that has gone into this plan is huge and “they” are not going to see it go up in smoke easily.

The "they" involved need to be targeted for "accidents" or made to disappear.

50 posted on 06/27/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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