Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

An Opportunity For Congressman Issa
Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Hank Adler

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.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 06/28/2014 5:31:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Issa should go back to Lebanon...


2 posted on 06/28/2014 5:41:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

drivel....... he is doing the drudge work, digging in the pile of refuse and finding what he needs.

Patience is required.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 5:51:44 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Nonsense. He wants the filthy koranimals to destroy this country too so he can “feel” at home.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 5:55:27 AM PDT by bayouranger (Those who are anti-islam are a National Security Threat.- J.Brennan CIA Dir. Feb10)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Vendome
Issa is doing a good job. I wish we had more like him.
6 posted on 06/28/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bert

Very well said


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:06:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:07:40 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58; bert

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.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

If you think you can do any better why aren’t you in Congress, big mouth?


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:09:09 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hostage

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’>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember.

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.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 6:15:58 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

bflr


13 posted on 06/28/2014 6:21:25 AM PDT by Cap Huff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Issa is one of Wash D.C’s Kabuki theater directors.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 6:24:11 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

Problem is Holder..he won’t act on any referral..


15 posted on 06/28/2014 6:24:53 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Did Human Rights Campaign pay money for NOM’s donor list?


16 posted on 06/28/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT by abclily
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:20 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken5050; All
We should all watch the Judicial Watch and the ACLJ lawsuits. I do believe there is a Civil hearing on the 10th of July for instance.
A Federal Judge might appoint a Special Prosecutor.
The FOIA lawsuits and the civil case discovery issues are huge. The IRS failed to inform the Courts that these emails went missing, and these lawsuits and FOIA requests are all over a year old.
18 posted on 06/28/2014 6:42:44 AM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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...


19 posted on 06/28/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

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


20 posted on 06/28/2014 6:53:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: bert

LOL

Like it

Hope so....


21 posted on 06/28/2014 7:23:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

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.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 8:15:13 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson