Skip to comments.IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party
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?
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.
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.?
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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14th Amendment apparently got overlooked along the way.
Worst administration ever..
Nuke ‘em from orbit, its the only way to be sure...
So who is the “he” supervisor?
It always pisses me off to read this type of article and no “names”
are ever mentioned.
“D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party”
New shorthand for the Obama administration: “D.C.”
They didn’t ask for the name of the person to whom they were sent???
You and me both. It's like saying "they" blah blah blah...
Knock knock....who's there? They. They who?...I don't know..."
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.
“They didnt ask for the name of the person to whom they were sent???”
He volunteered the name: D.C. = Darack Cobama
LOL that was funny
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.
Feigning ignorance and scapegoating subordinates is not an answer to criminal activity.
Thank you. I missed that.
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.
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.
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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.
This was obvious from the beginning. The underlings should not be thrown in jail. The top guy should.
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.
"We will punish our enemies and reward our friends.
It made my blood run cold, cause I knew he meant it.
Obama knows all about stealing elections!
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.
Most corrupt Administration ever.
"I was vas just followink orhders..."
No names won't work.
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.
chicago mob style politics,it only works for us if we get names, places, dates.
Yep. How will we ever know they are held accountable?
Thats not obamba but Val/Jar always remember she runs the show.
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.
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.
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.
oops two years — all right Issa let’s pick up the pace.
A whole bunch of people need to go to jail over this.
If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, Were gonna punish our enemies and were gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they dont see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think its gonna be harder and thats why I think its so important that people focus on voting on November 2. Barack Obama
“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.
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.
Bing! Of course, under Issa, the rotation speed is glacial.
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”.