Skip to comments.Watchdog: IRS agents would not say who ordered targeting program
Posted on 06/03/2013 5:26:32 PM PDT by Nachum
The watchdog who exposed the IRS' targeting of conservative groups testified Monday that nobody in the Ohio office being blamed for the scandal would tell his investigators who directed the program, as the new IRS chief vowed to "get to the bottom" of that growing question.
Nearly a month after the scandal broke, the issue of who directed agents in Cincinnati to single out Tea Party and other groups is perhaps the most glaring unanswered question. Inspector General J. Russell George, at a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, revealed Monday that his audit of the agency tried -- unsuccessfully -- to get to the root of the targeting.
"We did pose that question and no one would acknowledge who, if anyone, provided that direction," he said.
Danny Werfel, testifying for the first time in his new role as acting IRS commissioner, acknowledged: "We have to get to the bottom of it." However, he also said he has not yet asked who ordered the program.
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If they wont talk they should be fired and prosecuted.
Fine. Try and convict all the agents and they can either turn in their superiors or do hard time. In my opinion, they should do both.
Yeppers...they are our employees. I would like to tell my boss I ain’t answering his questions. I would be diggin’ into my prepper stash for sustenance.
Every single one in this office even remotely associated with the targeting MUST be put under oath.
Make them testify under oath.
Make them take the 5th.
Who or what could the IRS agents possibly be afraid of?
All this illustrates why the IRS needs to be closed.
Smart Tea Party candidates will lrun on the IRS is evil bandwagon. And show the special relationship the DNC and IRS share.
Did someone order you to single out Tea Party applications?
Who told you to do so?
I cannot tell you.
Do you have any proof to back up your allegation?
No, I cannot share it with you.
Again, who told you to single out the applications?
I cannot tell you,
Fine, for failing to cooperate in an official investigation, you are hereby suspended without pay pending your dismissal hearing. Surrender your badge to me and this officer will escort you out of the building after giving you 3 minutes to retrieve your personal belongings. You are forbidden to touch the computer.
Time to remind Cincinnati IRS :
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
Edmund Burke, and others
A threat of jail time may alter that, but it has to be a credible threat.
Sounds union to me.
On Twitter one of the Drudge editors says there is a group of low level employees who have evidence that the orders came from above. Their evidence doesn’t go to the white house but it does go very high in the agency.
So today I had an employee that I was having to temporarily furlough. He decided to take a personal call during our conversation.
hmmmm what to do
Start at the bottom with the people who know they’re expendable.
Obstruction of justice comes to mind.
Fixing the blame would seem easy. Just start up the chain of command.
Fine. Hit them with a RICO investigation, because that is what this is.