Skip to comments.An Opportunity For Congressman Issa
Posted on 06/28/2014 5:31:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
As has been widely reported, my friend John Eastman stated yesterday that his Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence has successfully represented the National Organization for Marriage in its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for the illegal disclosure of the organization's donor list. That list was disclosed to an individual in Boston by the name of Matthew Meisel. Mr. Eastman reported that Mr. Meisel subsequently disclosed the illegally-obtained donor information to NOM's political adversary, the Human Rights Campaign, which then posted the donor list on the internet. The IRS agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying the National Organization for Marriage $50,000.
Mr. Eastman also reported that "We also learned that Meisel claimed to have a 'promising conduit' who could obtain the tax return donor information. That sure sounds like a lot more than an inadvertent mistake, as the IRS has claimed. But Meisel refused to answer our questions during his deposition, asserting his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination."
The Government has already announced in congressional testimony that it was not going to bring any prosecutions for the illegal disclosure of the National Organization for Marriage's tax returns.
Mr. Meisal is most likely a very small fish swimming in the midst of a very large scandal. He does not work for the Internal Revenue Service. Perfect.
Most scandals begin to unravel when the first person begins to name names. Thus far, Mr. Issa's Oversight Committee in the House of Representatives has been unable to push over the first domino and get anyone to name names and e-mails of key IRS employees have gone missing. (Note that the chances of seven separate computer crashes in a couple of months by the key members of the IRS tax exempt group has a far less probability of occurring than the reader of this piece being hit by lightning.)
Mr. Issa has been unwilling to grant Lois Lerner immunity because of the possibility that she has committed serious crimes.
Mr. Issa should consider a subpoena for Mr. Meisal and upon his likely decision to take the fifth amendment, begin the process to grant Mr. Meisal immunity from prosecution. With immunity, Mr. Meisal would have no choice but to name names or a name in the Internal Revenue Service with respect to his receipt of the donor lists of the National Organization for Marriage.
Who in their role of seeking to perform appropriate oversight or seeking to find out what was happening in the Internal Revenue Service could be opposed to granting this small fish immunity if DOJ has declined to prosecute? Certainly no one facing the voters in November should object.
Let Mr. Meisal be the first domino.
Issa should go back to Lebanon...
drivel....... he is doing the drudge work, digging in the pile of refuse and finding what he needs.
Patience is required.
Sounds good and Meisal may name names. But then again he may not.
We need to remember these people are ideologues and they value their connection with their master ideologues after they have weathered confrontation with the ‘enemy’.
Therefore, the only way of getting Meisal’s attention is to ensure he faces severe prosecution. But who will prosecute?
Issa let Lerner slip through his fingers. Boehner refused to jail her in a House of Representatives detainment facility.
There are no consequences for lawlessness. Therefore, Issa and all of Congress are impotent in enforcing law. But I think certain members of Congress can enforce their will because they have connections that can perhaps assist in causing or forcing people to commit suicide. But these connections seem reserved for ruling class elites only and are not something that ever sees the light of day.
Nonsense. He wants the filthy koranimals to destroy this country too so he can “feel” at home.
Very well said
Inaccurate article as the IRS will not pay.
We taxpayers instead do the paying due to ineptness and bigotry rampant in IRS.
Only if this money comes directly from IRS employees involved in this can u say IRS is paying
Well, I wait to be disproven.
A slow boat to China sucks.
Barry and his acolytes leave soon and there will be opportunity to pay them back.
If nothing happens before Christmas then nothing will happen.
If you think you can do any better why aren’t you in Congress, big mouth?
Issa should be doing just as described.
However, watch out! Mr. Meisal may meet a tragic accident of simply disappear into the new caliphate of ISIS never to be seen again. Radical Liberals do such things.
We need to remember these people are ideologues and they value their connection with their master ideologues after they have weathered confrontation with the enemy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The IRS is NOW nothing more than part of a federally funded extortion ring. Learner, Meisel and all the rest are no better than mafiosa shakedown thugs. Issa needs a special prosecutor, and the RICO ( racketeering and influence peddling)statute needs to be invoked.
Issa is one of Wash D.C’s Kabuki theater directors.
Problem is Holder..he won’t act on any referral..
Did Human Rights Campaign pay money for NOM’s donor list?
That’s tax payer money with which the IRS paid the fine. I realize the DOJ will do nothing, but doesn’t the fact that this is tax payer money give “standing” for any citizen to sue?
Always in new legal territory with this crowd.
I can do better than you.
Is that your trite response? “If you can do better run for office”???
Someone crap in your conrflakes this moroning?
Don’t recall yoh dishing out pathetic invective before...
Consider a musical analogy rather than a tramp steamer analogy.
The overture has moments of soft intervals that form the most of the piece, we hear the English horn solo and faint trumpet and french horn fanfare.
But as the end nears, the tone changes. The volume of instruments build in a growing crescendo.The volume builds and builds, and then there are the cannon and church bells interspersed with strong tympani. The final crescendo unites the orchestra and presents the message of the piece.
Issa, the composer/conductor will direct the crescendo at the proper time
John Fund suggests subpoena hundreds of IRS employees. One by one bring them in front of congress, choose close to 30 year veterans to subpoena, they might get someone about to retire to crack.