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Why Are Trumpís Justice Department Appointees Protecting the IRS?
The Daily Signal ^ | August 23, 2017 | Hans Spakovsky

Posted on 08/26/2017 11:43:23 AM PDT by Twotone

Various media sources have reported that federal District Court Judge Reggie Walton has ordered the IRS to finally respond to various legal requests for information and documents made by the conservative tea party organizations that sued the agency.

But the question that no one is asking is why that order was even necessary, and why the Justice Department, which is now supposedly under the control and authority of the new administration, hasn’t reversed its obstinate, inflexible, and stubborn defense of the IRS.

It was over four years ago that the inspector general for tax administration at the Treasury Department released a report detailing that the IRS had targeted conservative nonprofit organizations seeking tax-exempt status, and that then-IRS employee Lois Lerner admitted what had been happening at an American Bar Association meeting in Washington.

The inspector general report found that officials were delaying the processing of applications and requesting voluminous, unnecessary, and irrelevant information, due to the perceived opposition of the nonprofits to liberal policies being promulgated by President Barack Obama and their association with the tea party movement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailysignal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; irsscandals; maga; teaparty; triplechess
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1 posted on 08/26/2017 11:43:24 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Why wouldn’t they?


2 posted on 08/26/2017 11:45:07 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Because they promised to drain the swamp.


3 posted on 08/26/2017 11:49:43 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

Because we won an election for the presidency. That is not to be confused with running the executive branch.

Buy ammo.
Have a refuge and avoid debt on it like cyanide.
Strengthen family and friend relationships.
Have a good set of hand tools.
Keep a -lot- of interesting books around.

Be ready.


4 posted on 08/26/2017 11:55:03 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hhate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: Twotone

Not just the IRS. Harry Reid was due for bribe charges.


5 posted on 08/26/2017 11:55:20 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: Twotone

This is another of those data points, like the continued tenure of the Obama appointed IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, that makes me wonder how much President Trump is really in control of the mass of the government.


6 posted on 08/26/2017 11:55:47 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Twotone

Imagine if they remain unscathed throughout the entire Trump presidency. If a democrat becomes president again someday, they will be so emboldened that the Lerner shenanigans will seem likely a schoolyard prank.


7 posted on 08/26/2017 11:56:17 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

likely = like


8 posted on 08/26/2017 11:57:06 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Twotone

The Trump State Department and the Trump Justice Department sent the same lawyers into this judge to make the same arguments that had been made for four years during the Obama years, that we’ve already searched and we are not going to search anymore.

— Judge Napolitano


9 posted on 08/26/2017 12:00:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Twotone

It is deeply disturbing and ridiculous for Justice Dept to be permitted to hide behind the wall of silence they enjoy.

Sessions has us believing his department cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.

He makes strides on illegal immigrants and FBI is soaking in the false Russia ruse, and THAT is it!

Death by paralysis is killing us. Corruption is on the march.


10 posted on 08/26/2017 12:02:00 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: Twotone

Sometimes the simplest explanations....


11 posted on 08/26/2017 12:02:16 PM PDT by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)
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To: Twotone

Sessions needs to wheel his mobility scooter down the hall to check it out


12 posted on 08/26/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: RitaOK

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Sessions is protecting numerous law breakers.
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13 posted on 08/26/2017 12:05:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: nickcarraway

Why would the Dept. of Homeland Security have to—hat in hand—request from the State Department that they suspend issuance of visas to countries that refuse to accept back their countrymen who entered this country illegally and are being deported?
It’s bad enough that we have rogue `Republicrats’ torpedoing President Trump, but these people work for him and at his pleasure, at least the policy-makers.
There was enough swamp waiting for him, but now he has to get tough with his own appointees?
And why is Jeff Sessions acting like a milquetoast, after breathing fire as a senator?


14 posted on 08/26/2017 12:07:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Twotone

The swamp was never drained. Its rising all around Trump.


15 posted on 08/26/2017 12:09:15 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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That is an understatement. Sessions is letting everything go along . Business as usual. Anyone mentioning sessions is told, even by numerous FReepers that” it takes a long time to do an investigation”. As a general statement this is probably true. In the present cases, People(Hillary, Rice, Comey, Huma, DWS, etc..) have already made public statements of guilt. Nothing more is needed to charge.

Trump , on the other hand, needs to step up his game. Overall he is doing well. He won’t be able to compete if the achieve the goal of “getting rid of him”. Rino’s are waiting for the impeachment process. They will fillet Trump. He must go on offense. He can’t take years to replace a corrupt IRS Commissioner. He can’t wait until the 2018 Elections to shut down Mueller. By then, Hillary will have paid so much money into Mueller he will find something.


16 posted on 08/26/2017 12:15:32 PM PDT by DrDude (Clinton/Awan/Huma/Obama all are tied together in Treason)
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To: Uncle Sam 911
"The swamp was never drained. Its rising all around Trump."

And the Congressional floaters are keeping the system clogged.

17 posted on 08/26/2017 12:19:47 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Truth29
This is another of those data points, like the continued tenure of the Obama appointed IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, that makes me wonder how much President Trump is really in control of the mass of the government.

I'm wondering why Koskinen wasn't one of the first people replaced. Do you think it's possible Trump is worried that Koskinen might leak his tax returns? Something is definitely not kosher.

18 posted on 08/26/2017 12:30:33 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Truth29

But the question that no one is asking is why that order was even necessary, and why the Justice Department, which is now supposedly under the control and authority of the new administration, hasn’t reversed its obstinate, inflexible, and stubborn defense of the IRS.

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outside of sessions & rosenstein, everybody else in Justice is a holdover from the caliphate of mulla hussein al soerento..

same at FBI. Same at State.


19 posted on 08/26/2017 12:32:13 PM PDT by thinden
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Don’t know, but Koskinen was one of the most reviled of appointees, arrogant beyond belief before Congress, and many groups in the base wanted him out immediately. Yet, he is still there, so, yes, something is definitely not right.


20 posted on 08/26/2017 12:52:48 PM PDT by Truth29
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