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IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party
Breitbart.com ^ | 6-2-2013 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 06/02/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT by servo1969

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) revealed new testimony from IRS employees on CNN's State of The Union on Sunday. According to transcribed excerpts released by the Committee, a Cincinnati IRS employee made it clear they were told by Washington, D.C. personnel to give extra scrutiny to Tea Party groups:

Q: In early 2010, was there a time when you became aware of applications that referenced Tea Party or other conservative groups?

A: In March of 2010, I was made aware.

******

Q: Okay. Now, was there a point around this time period when [your supervisor] asked you to do a search for similar applications?

A: Yes.

Q: To the best of your recollection, when was this request made?

A: Sometime in early March of 2010.

******

Q: Did [your supervisor] give you any indication of the need for the search, any more context?

A: He told me that Washington, D.C., wanted some cases.

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Q: So as of April 2010, these 40 cases were held at that moment in your group; is that right?

A: Some were.

Q: How many were held there?

A: Less than 40. Some went to Washington, D.C.

Q: Okay. How many went to Washington, D.C.?

A: I sent seven.

******

Q: So you prepared seven hard copy versions of the applications to go to Washington, D.C.?

A: Correct.

******

Q: Did he give you any sort of indication as to why he requested you to do that?

A: He said Washington, D.C. wanted seven. Because at one point I believe I heard they were thinking 10, but it came down to seven. I said okay, seven.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: gettherope; govtabuse; impeachnow; irs; irsteaparty; lerner; loislerner; obama; teaparty
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1 posted on 06/02/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

14th Amendment apparently got overlooked along the way.


2 posted on 06/02/2013 10:53:07 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: servo1969

Worst administration ever..


3 posted on 06/02/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: servo1969

Nuke ‘em from orbit, its the only way to be sure...


4 posted on 06/02/2013 10:55:11 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Arm_Bears

So who is the “he” supervisor?
It always pisses me off to read this type of article and no “names”
are ever mentioned.


5 posted on 06/02/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: servo1969

“D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party”

New shorthand for the Obama administration: “D.C.”


6 posted on 06/02/2013 10:55:34 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: servo1969

They didn’t ask for the name of the person to whom they were sent???


7 posted on 06/02/2013 10:56:45 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: servo1969

MSM silence?


8 posted on 06/02/2013 10:57:45 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tennmountainman
It always pisses me off to read this type of article and no “names” are ever mentioned.

You and me both. It's like saying "they" blah blah blah...

Knock knock....who's there? They. They who?...I don't know..."

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 06/02/2013 11:02:18 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: tennmountainman

Totally agree! It’s like a report on Playboy with no photos. On a serious note, at what point in the info chain are those all-important names neglected or removed.


10 posted on 06/02/2013 11:02:47 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: servo1969
IT'S GETTING HOT!


11 posted on 06/02/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by struggle
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To: OldEagle

“They didn’t ask for the name of the person to whom they were sent???”

He volunteered the name: D.C. = Darack Cobama


12 posted on 06/02/2013 11:07:37 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

LOL that was funny


13 posted on 06/02/2013 11:10:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: servo1969

Eventually, several people under oath will say the orders came from Obama. Then what? I think I’d rather it was not from him. It’d be a lot more likely heads will roll. If it’s Obama nothing will happen.


14 posted on 06/02/2013 11:11:18 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: servo1969
 


Of course, Obama continues to profess to knowing nothing...
All of these scandals lead right to the top of a corrupt, criminal regime.

Feigning ignorance and scapegoating subordinates is not an answer to criminal activity.

obama i know nothing
   obama what is it you do around here couch liar
obama hang curtains

It's treated differently when it's a Republican President...

15 posted on 06/02/2013 11:17:12 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Jyotishi

Thank you. I missed that.


16 posted on 06/02/2013 11:19:01 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: servo1969


17 posted on 06/02/2013 11:29:31 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: servo1969
Better look out now...
18 posted on 06/02/2013 11:31:22 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: servo1969; All

19 posted on 06/02/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: servo1969

I hope as the threat of felony prison time sinks in some of these dupes decide they’re not and let this trickle UP where it started.....let us pray.


20 posted on 06/02/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: servo1969

I keep wondering how, with all of these scandals plaguing the White House and the whole administration, Janet Napolitano and the Homeland Security department have escaped scrutiny.

Wasn’t she the one that, towards the beginning of the scandalous targeting of “righ-wing” groups, and that her dept would be very vigil about those groups, and the returning war vets? There’s a lot of smoke coming from Napolitano’s words to watch out for the vets and right-wingers, and I’m pretty sure that, she’s in on the illegal targeting of the “tea party” and patriots and anybody that utters an “unkind” word about Obama and the democrats.


21 posted on 06/02/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: servo1969
Valerie Jarrett.

5.56mm

22 posted on 06/02/2013 12:16:58 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: tennmountainman
Patience, my FRiend. This is testimony pre-released by the Committee. The real impact will happen before the camera when the names are named during Committee testimony. Meanwhile, certain individuals are sweating bullets since they know who they are. Let them twist in the wind a little bit.
23 posted on 06/02/2013 12:22:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: servo1969

24 posted on 06/02/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT by vietvet67
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25 posted on 06/02/2013 12:28:00 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: servo1969

The President has created this culture of using government to punish those that don’t think like him, act like him, or look like him.


26 posted on 06/02/2013 12:29:51 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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To: servo1969

This was obvious from the beginning. The underlings should not be thrown in jail. The top guy should.


27 posted on 06/02/2013 12:30:37 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Name one, just one person involved in any scandal since Zero has been
President that has gone to jail? I’m talking about a civil servant or an appointee? I am not talking about resigning. I’m talking about going to jail?
Please enlighten me.


28 posted on 06/02/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Typical_Whitey
I still remember when Obama said in a speech,

"We will punish our enemies and reward our friends.

It made my blood run cold, cause I knew he meant it.

29 posted on 06/02/2013 12:33:44 PM PDT by mware
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To: servo1969
Obama Directed Voter Suppression !!

Outrageous!

Obama knows all about stealing elections!

30 posted on 06/02/2013 12:38:38 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Voter suppression is the least of it. I believe Shulman (what 157 WH visits) was executing a strategy of persecution of Obie’s enemies list.


31 posted on 06/02/2013 12:52:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: cardinal4

Most corrupt Administration ever.


32 posted on 06/02/2013 12:55:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: servo1969
IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party

"I was vas just followink orhders..."

33 posted on 06/02/2013 1:30:51 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: servo1969


34 posted on 06/02/2013 1:32:05 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tennmountainman
It always pisses me off to read this type of article and no “names” are ever mentioned.

No names won't work.

35 posted on 06/02/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: NonValueAdded
Meanwhile, certain individuals are sweating bullets since they know who they are. Let them twist in the wind a little bit.

I agree.

The longer Holder is in office the worse it is for the democratic party, the media, and liberals. They ALL want to see Holder go, because they see him as damaging their guy in the White House, and their party. Obama needs him to protect the secrets, so we have a no win situation for all of them as long as Holder "twists in the wind".

Obama has to fire Holder, or risk looking weaker, and more importantly, more complicit, than he already looks.

And we all know Obama won't fire anyone.

36 posted on 06/02/2013 2:10:48 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Typical_Whitey

chicago mob style politics,it only works for us if we get names, places, dates.


37 posted on 06/02/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911

Yep. How will we ever know they are held accountable?


38 posted on 06/02/2013 2:12:41 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: mware

Thats not obamba but Val/Jar always remember she runs the show.


39 posted on 06/02/2013 2:13:52 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: tennmountainman

There are so many lies involved here that sooner or later someone will become unsure, scared,insecure and will look for a way out. Lies piled on lies don’t equal more lies. They equal a huge risk.


40 posted on 06/02/2013 2:16:14 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: tennmountainman; nothingnew; I am Richard Brandon

Oh the committee knows the names and has them written down. They’re just telling us just yet. It was nearly three years from the first investigation into the Watergate burglary until Nixon was on that last one-way trip to Yorba Linda.


41 posted on 06/02/2013 2:17:41 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: tennmountainman

It will all hit the fan eventually.When you have to coverup lies built on lies that are built on other lies eventually it all flies apart. If you start killing those involved that too becomes obvious. It’s hard to hide ten bodies. One body maybe.


42 posted on 06/02/2013 2:19:47 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: jiggyboy

oops two years — all right Issa let’s pick up the pace.


43 posted on 06/02/2013 2:19:54 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: servo1969

A whole bunch of people need to go to jail over this.


44 posted on 06/02/2013 2:20:24 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: rodguy911
He said it.

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.” — Barack Obama

45 posted on 06/02/2013 2:23:55 PM PDT by mware
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks servo1969.


46 posted on 06/02/2013 2:24:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Patience, my FRiend. This is testimony pre-released by the Committee.”

I agree. I don’t know why in this Internet-based world there is such pressure to get things “over” quickly. I, personally, would LIKE to keep a wounded Holder in place for the next three years. The Dem’s would just LOVE to see the country “move on” and get to important business, like shutting down more coal plants, more diverse immigration policies, subsidizing pinwheel-generated electricity, banning the chemicals in ammo, that sort of Important Government Business.

The wheels of justice will turn slowly - but I want to see some people ground very, very fine.


47 posted on 06/02/2013 3:07:25 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: servo1969

The low level employees are ticked at being thrown under the bus and are anxious to share what they know to prove they were just following orders.

Kudos to the woman who wanted out because she didn’t like what was going on. Hopefully, there are more people with integrity who will talk.

Obamacare passed on March 21, 2010. Leading up to that, Democrats were getting pounded by constituents at town hall meetings and the Tea Party fervor was reaching a fevered pitch. The fervor continued up until the Nov. elections when the GOP gained 60+ seats in the House.

The testimony indicates that the IRS started targeting conservatives in early March, 2010 - even before the final Obamacare vote.


48 posted on 06/02/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT by randita
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To: The Antiyuppie
The wheels of justice will turn slowly - but I want to see some people ground very, very fine.

Bing! Of course, under Issa, the rotation speed is glacial.

49 posted on 06/02/2013 3:22:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NonValueAdded

For me to get my hopes up I would have to see the MSM get on board. So far it ain’t happening. So its the old “Nothing to see here, move along”.


50 posted on 06/02/2013 3:25:34 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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