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IRS officials arenít cooperating in probes at top or bottom
Mcclatchydc ^ | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | By Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Posted on 05/22/2013 11:10:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service officials are not fully cooperating with efforts to learn who is responsible for targeting conservative groups, lawmakers learned Wednesday during the third and most tense, dramatic hearing on the scandal.

First, the director of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations at the heart of the scandal invoked her constitutional Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions during an appearance before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Then, a Treasury Department inspector general told the committee that IRS employees in the Cincinnati office that handled applications for tax-exempt designations were not being fully cooperative in the investigation. He said the IRS employees have stymied efforts to learn who developed the controversial questions asked of conservative groups.

The inability to find out more about who authorized the special scrutiny of conservative groups frustrated lawmakers striving to find out more even as the IRS launches its own 30-day inquiry and the Justice Department is starting a criminal investigation. At the same time Wednesday, the White House press secretary acknowledged that there have been “legitimate” criticisms about the way he has explained what the administration knew about the scandal.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; irsteaparty; issa; loislerner; teaparty
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To: txrangerette
So Rush says, quit hoping Obama will be blamed, instead simply blame big government liberals and the Democrat party, which is true anyway. They ARE to blame, not just Obama.

Absolutely true. And, in any case, Obama's not running in 2016.

To oust Obama before then, we'd need 2/3 of the Senate. Not going to happen. And, even if it did, removing him would just put Plugs in charge of Supreme Court nominations.

Of course, with 2/3 of Congress, we could just repeal his whole agenda while letting him stew in office until 20 January 2017.

21 posted on 05/23/2013 12:27:55 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Cementjungle

Congress is still waiting for documents on Fast & Furious.


22 posted on 05/23/2013 12:40:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: caww

Gummints like a toilet.

If you want it clean and sparkling, you gotta flush it once in a while.

The problem is that all we got is Democraps and Republiturds.
Just the same bullshit getting recycled over and over, same results.

We need new thinking more than we need the same old people who’ve been in the government now for what? 30 40 50 years?

And a TRUE patriotism. No more of the “I vuz jus doink my job” line.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 12:44:26 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: caww

Agenda 21? The UN? One World Order?


24 posted on 05/23/2013 12:51:52 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: caww; txrangerette
I do not have a good feel about all this....

Am attempting to remain positive caww. Maybe, wrongly, have sensed some folks giving up. This is not the time to give up (imho) for my belief is we may still have an excellent chance to secure our nation. It appears we (the People) are beginning to get the attention of our representatives, but if the story-line is written and our representatives fail to represent the People (aka the Citizens) and instead represent other entities against the People it will be plain for all to see that are paying attention. If, as is being alleged our government is lost it will be made known our government is lost by the actions of our government but I do not sense our government is lost. Perhaps am too much of an optimist and have too much faith in the American People to allow our representatives to represent someone other than Americans. A point is coming, so in that thought of are the scandals a means to an end maybe is valid. I have to wonder though ... Is it not better the truth has been brought into the light rather the truth be hidden in the dark. Time always tells the tale. This time will be no different.

25 posted on 05/23/2013 12:53:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile, if you or I stonewalled the IRS the way they’re stonewalling us, we’d be in prison.


26 posted on 05/23/2013 12:56:17 AM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: PressurePoint

Kind of like what goes around comes around.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 12:58:26 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks for praying and Thank You for your faith. Wish the nation was filled with People praying and filled with your type of faith in the Book. Thanks F15Eagle.
28 posted on 05/23/2013 1:08:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Replace Barry and the new boss will be the same as the old boss. The entire ‘Rat party is criminal.


30 posted on 05/23/2013 1:29:55 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Time to shut the IRS down.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 1:39:28 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: no-to-illegals

If they refuse to cooperate, defund them. The House can try to do that right away.


32 posted on 05/23/2013 1:47:25 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: ReaganGeneration2

Might have to start defunding at the bottom. There are already lots of people refusing to pay city taxes to Detroit because of failure to provide promised services.


33 posted on 05/23/2013 1:49:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So much for the attempt at the hard left to portray this as a “GOP-manufactured scandal”.


34 posted on 05/23/2013 1:50:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ReaganGeneration2

yes they could. I believe the majority of Americans would cheer if the IRS was not funded. Which is why it will not happen.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 1:54:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Another agency that needs to be investigated is the Department of Home Land Security with big sis Janet testifying before Congress if DHS targeted conservatives, patriots, vets as the IRS targeted conservative groups.
Rep. Issa ? need to bring Janet before Congress and ask her if her agency DHS targeted conservative groups, patriots, and vets as the IRS targeted conservative groups.
36 posted on 05/23/2013 2:41:52 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Way past time to repeal the 16th amendment, and abolish the IRS.

5.56mm

37 posted on 05/23/2013 2:44:24 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The USSA - The bitter fruit of Obamunism.

  

It's not just the IRS, but Holder's D.O.J. too...

DOJ Intimidation and harrassment


eric holder gun corrupt  investigate investigation stalin mad obamunism leading
38 posted on 05/23/2013 4:00:19 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

BTTT

Great images!


39 posted on 05/23/2013 4:01:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You didn’t act when the Clintons were complicit in the murders of people. You didn’t act when Republicans made traitorous decisions. You didn’t act when more and more controlling laws were passed. Why are you upset about the IRS NOW? The camel is in the tent. Get used to it. You’re NOT going to change it.


40 posted on 05/23/2013 4:40:57 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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