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IRS Official to Judicial Watch: Clinton Enemies Were Audited
Newsmax ^ | April 23,2002 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 04/22/2002 10:00:48 PM PDT by Kay Soze

IRS Official to Judicial Watch: Clinton Enemies Were Audited Carl Limbacher, NewsMax.com

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

An official with the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, according to court documents made public this week. "What do you expect when you sue the president?" senior IRS official Paul Breslan told Judicial Watch, the Washington-based legal watchdog group that had filed 50-plus legal actions against the Clinton administration and subsequently found itself in the IRS's cross hairs.

Breslan's quote is cited in Judicial Watch's complaint against the tax agency, based on a host of what look to be politically inspired audits that make the worst abuses of the Nixon administration appear puny by comparison.

"There were literally six witnesses in the room when Breslan told us we should have expected an audit," Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman revealed to NewsMax.com. "Four of them were lawyers."

The legal group became the target of an IRS audit in 1998, just four days after it filed an independent impeachment report against Clinton, based on years of investigation into everything from Chinagate to the Paula Jones case.

But Judicial Watch wasn't alone. Witnesses bearing damaging testimony against the president were a favorite target of the Clinton IRS. Those singled out for audits include:

Leak

The Jones case, which would eventually lead to Clinton's impeachment, was of particular interest to the IRS, which apparently leaked her confidential tax returns to the late New York Daily News reporter Lars Erik Nelson.

In a September 1997 column Nelson revealed details from Jones' filing to bolster claims that she was profiting from her sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton.

In a subsequent interview with NewsMax.com's Carl Limbacher (then with the Washington Weekly), Nelson insisted somewhat implausibly that a "friend" of Jones had come across her tax return during a visit to her home and decided to go public with the secrets.

Quite an Enemies List

As the Judicial Watch complaint notes, the Clinton IRS also went after organizations and even media companies it perceived as politically hostile, including:

The National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, The National Review, The American Spectator, Freedom Alliance, National Center for Public Policy Research, American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Concerned Women for America and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.

Fox News Channel analyst Bill O'Reilly, a frequent critic of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has also pointed out how the IRS has repeatedly audited him.

The political nature of the Judicial Watch's audit seems particularly blatant.

"The IRS asked for our political affiliations in the first notice of audit," Klayman told NewsMax.

When he questioned why auditors wanted to know about the group's political ties, an IRS district director said the information had been deemed "relevant."

Worse still, each time Judicial Watch seemed to make legal headway against the White House, the IRS ratcheted up the pressure.

"When we would accomplish something big, like the criminal finding by Judge Royce Lamberth against Clinton in the Kathleen Willey Privacy Act case, our lawyers would get a call saying, 'We just want you to know that Judicial Watch is still on the IRS's radar screen,'" Klayman said.

"The same thing happened when we revealed the White House e-mail scandal," he added.

Shockingly, the IRS's intimidation tactics continue into the Bush administration, which has failed to sack Clinton's IRS Commissioner Charles Rosotti.

After Judicial Watch won the release of thousands of pages of documents from Vice President Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force last month, a badge-wearing IRS agent showed up at the group's offices.

A personal meeting between Klayman and Bush Justice Department Criminal Division chief Michael Chertoff, who led the Senate investigation into the Clintons' Whitewater abuses, failed to yield any interest in pursuing IRS abuses, which now threaten to tarnish the Bush administration.

When noted columnist Robert Novak inquired of the Justice Department about Judicial Watch's IRS complaint, he was told by a department official, "I don't know what we are going to do with this Klayman."

"When we were told that we were being audited because we sued Bill Clinton, we had no choice but to stand up and fight in court," Klayman said. "By leaving Charles Rossotti as IRS commissioner, Bush obviously is sending a signal that political audits are fine with him."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; clinton; clintonhaters; clintonscandals; democrats; irs; taxreform
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To: all
Informative repost: # 575 ...sums up the position of the moveoners in this thread/Bttt
601 posted on 05/09/2002 8:54:48 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
Yaaaawn, you are boring us all to death. The only reason we're still up is because of your incessant whining, harping and elitism. I bet you're a hit at cocktail parties.

I AM NOT JOKING.
bwahahahahah
602 posted on 05/09/2002 8:56:56 AM PDT by Registered
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
usually female

I don't try to identify posters by gender, that's something you lonely women trolls do ;-)
603 posted on 05/09/2002 8:58:19 AM PDT by Registered
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To: ChaseR
Your idea about sending registered mail to people in Congress/the administraion (which was it?) sounds fine to me. If you could come up with a standard letter to send or use as as model, I would sign it and send it. Did you intend to gather all the letters together and send in a bundle to maximize the effect?

I have got to run now, so don't be offended if I don't reply to your response till much later.
604 posted on 05/09/2002 9:00:12 AM PDT by Iwo Jima
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
"* * * how can donating vital bumps correlate to time outing??...rofl)"
595 posted on 5/9/02 8:50 AM Pacific by ChaseR

I'm still waiting for your reply on this?? How could my providing bumps- correlate to time outing.?
(good luck on explaining that to FR readers worldwide!)
Bttt

605 posted on 05/09/2002 9:00:39 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Iwo Jima
"Your idea about sending registered mail to people in Congress/the administraion (which was it?) sounds fine to me."

Sorry I wasn't clear on that. Registered mailings to the current admin., to all Congressfolk and all Senators.
I will happily bear the expense of all these registered letters.

"If you could come up with a standard letter to send or use as as model, I would sign it and send it."

Good, thank you. And in these letters - I'll also inject comments about the good work JudicialWatch.org. has and is providing for our country. (let me put pencil to paper asap)

"Did you intend to gather all the letters together and send in a bundle to maximize the effect?"

When the time comes, I'll do that. Take all of them to the P. O. at the same day. Great idea Iwo, thanks.

Bttt

606 posted on 05/09/2002 9:07:12 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Libertina
Bttt
607 posted on 05/09/2002 9:09:06 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: chad gore
Bttt
608 posted on 05/09/2002 9:09:28 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: It'salmosttolate
Bttt
609 posted on 05/09/2002 9:09:51 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Registered
"Clinton didn't directly do many of his criminal acts and misdeeds."

There's a difference Reg, a big difference. Clinton directly ordered those criminal acts.

My point is that the headline indicated that Bush/Ashcroft directly promoted this guy, which they didn't. One more point, until such a time as this individual's actions pertaining to the Elian Gonzalez raid are found to be of an illegal nature by either the INS, or a civil court, there is no reason not to promote a 20+ year veteran of the service.

I don't like that, it's just the truth. Something that Larrybots need to acquaint themselves once in a while.

610 posted on 05/09/2002 9:10:17 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Iwo Jima; Howlin; Amelia; deport; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; Luis Gonzalez
I don't know about the rest of you, but if I ever found that having to climb in bed with the resident FR kooks was the only way I could participate on a thread, I would seriously consider unREGISTERING.

I guess some hit bottom so hard they jar their brains and any hope of rationality escapes.

611 posted on 05/09/2002 9:12:23 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: ChaseR
In other words...a dodge.

Good luck to you and to your worlwide readers on your quest for 2000 BUMPS.

I am going to honor your opus now and make believe that you are not posting on FR anymore.

BTW, would the opposite of moveoners be something to indicate people who live in the past? Dinosaurs perhaps?

There are some very lively threads discussing who really won the Civil War that may interest you.

Have a nice day!

612 posted on 05/09/2002 9:19:09 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Luis Gonzalez
There are some very lively threads discussing who really won the Civil War that may interest you.

LOL.....sounds riveting. T-Rex would probably do well there.

613 posted on 05/09/2002 9:25:05 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Luis Gonzalez
One more point, until such a time as this individual's actions pertaining to the Elian Gonzalez raid are found to be of an illegal nature by either the INS, or a civil court, there is no reason not to promote a 20+ year veteran of the service.

Can one assume that there is no internal investigation of this individual? I mean if there was an investigation going on, it sure would look stupid to promote him. Using your guidelines Robert Hanssen might be the Director of the FBI ;-)
614 posted on 05/09/2002 9:25:20 AM PDT by Registered
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
Some would call you a kook for calling Clinton a rapist..hmmm. Takes a kook to know one?
615 posted on 05/09/2002 9:26:40 AM PDT by Registered
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To: Luis Gonzalez
"Have a nice day."

Thank you...and another casual
Bttt

616 posted on 05/09/2002 9:29:11 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
"how can donating vital bumps correlate to time outing??...rofl)"
595 posted on 5/9/02 8:50 AM Pacific by ChaseR

Ahhh..Southflank, are you stymied?? I see you're already at #613 now..but lo, you've failed to supply Fr readers with the appropriate response. How come???

***

Let me refresh again Southflank/I'm still waiting for your reply on all this??

"How could my providing bumps- correlate to time outing?
(good luck on explaining that to FR readers worldwide!)"
605 posted on 5/9/02 9:00 AM Pacific by ChaseR

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Yes Southflank, you may re-enter now and (try to) supply an appropriate answer-how can me-posting bumps - get me sent off to time out land, rofl...we're all waiting?? (sigh)

617 posted on 05/09/2002 9:39:29 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
You're up. Speak clearly - rofl.
Bttt
618 posted on 05/09/2002 9:41:28 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Native American Female Vet
Bttt
619 posted on 05/09/2002 9:41:53 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Fred Mertz; Freedomin JesusChrist
Bttt
620 posted on 05/09/2002 9:42:19 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: capitan_refugio
Didn't Bush getting elected cause his death? ;) I forget what lame-brained moron got his face in the press pushing that theory.
621 posted on 05/09/2002 9:44:10 AM PDT by JENINMO
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To: ChaseR
BTTT
622 posted on 05/09/2002 9:52:43 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: ChaseR
This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on September 3, 1998.

Thinking the Unthinkable

By Robert H. Bork

Bill Clinton's political crisis is also, and more important, an American moral crisis. When a plurality first elected him in 1992, we knew, not to put too fine a point on it, Mr. Clinton to be a liar, an adulterer and a draft dodger. Only a few years before, that would have been disqualifying. His elevation struck many of us as profoundly disheartening. A foreign observer wrote: "It is hard to avoid the conclusion that a large part of the American people have turned their backs on that old-fashioned quality: virtue -- private and public virtues." Some of his defenders argue that his electoral triumphs in 1992 and 1996 disposed of the virtue issue, granting Mr. Clinton a permanent easement across traditional morality. We must now adopt or reject that deplorable proposition.

This is the subject of Ann Coulter's readable and informative book, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" (Regnery, 358 pages, $24.95).

Its sprightly style is a welcome relief from the lugubrious, Teutonic language in which Clinton defenders describe the unthinkable disaster of impeachment. But it should not be unthinkable. The framers of the Constitution did not see impeachment as a doomsday scenario; they thought it necessary to remove bad men from offices they were subverting. Mr. Clinton is a poster boy for what they had in mind.

The president's defenders, experts at changing the subject, prefer to debate whether Mr. Clinton committed a felony. Though it is clear that the president repeatedly lied under oath in Paula Jones's lawsuit, they offer arcane disputes about whether that was technically perjury. I think it was perjury, but that is not the point. As Ms. Coulter reminds us, the Rodino Committee staff, gearing up for Richard Nixon, concluded, correctly, that "high crimes and misdemeanors" are not limited to actions that are crimes under federal law. (It is a minor irony of history that Bernard Nussbaum, later Clinton's White House counsel, and Hillary Rodham collaborated on a report that makes these points.)

When the man charged by the Constitution to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" lies under oath in a federal case and knowingly watches Monica Lewinsky lie in the same case, he has clearly subverted a central constitutional duty.

That alone is amply sufficient for impeachment. While impeachment is not to be undertaken lightly, it is also not to be avoided at the cost of sanctioning such behavior. Ms. Coulter tellingly relies on James Madison: "The `first aim´ of the Constitution," she writes, quoting him, "was to ensure that men with the `most virtue´ would become the nation´s rulers. The Constitution´s impeachment power was for `keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.´"

The constitutional framework concisely laid out, the book applies the standards for impeachment to various of Mr. Clinton's political and personal sins. It becomes clear that the White House has never before been occupied by such a reckless and narcissistic adventurer. Sociopath is not too strong a word. Much of what Ms. Coulter recounts will be known to avid followers of the Clinton scandals but is only vaguely apprehended by the majority of Americans. She takes us from Paula Jones, whose story can hardly be doubted now, to the Travel Office firings, the White House's receipt of about 900 raw FBI files on persons considered enemies (mostly Republicans), Whitewater, the removal of documents from Vince Foster's office after his suicide, the refusal of Webb Hubbell to give promised cooperation to Ken Starr after receiving more than a half million dollars in "consulting fees" on his way to prison, and Janet Reno's inexplicable (or all too explicable) delay of over a year in seeking an independent counsel to look into Chinese government donations to Mr. Clinton's 1996 election campaign. The list of scandals and cover-ups goes on.

Ms. Coulter makes a persuasive case that the IRS, headed by a Clinton crony, conducted politically motivated audits of taxpayers. Of the audit of Billy Dale, the fired head of the Travel Office, she says: "The reason was simple: Dale was an enemy of the administration. He had made them look bad by not having engaged in criminal conduct when they said he had."

Paula Jones was audited a few months after the Supreme Court allowed her suit against Mr. Clinton to go forward, and days after settlement negotiations had collapsed because she demanded an apology. These and many other examples lead Ms. Coulter to conclude: "Either President Clinton has abused the most fear-inspiring arm of the federal government, or there has been a mathematically improbable series of coincidences involving IRS audits."

We are regularly lectured about a constitutional crisis if the House goes forward with hearings and ultimately votes a bill of impeachment for trial in the Senate. Consider the alternative. Perhaps American presidents, by and large, have not been a distinguished lot. But if we ratify Bill Clinton's behavior in office, we may expect not merely lack of distinction in the future but aggressively dishonest, even criminal, conduct. The real calamity will not be that we removed a president from office but that we did not.

Mr. Bork, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of "Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline" (HarperCollins, 1996).

623 posted on 05/09/2002 9:56:02 AM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: Fred Mertz; Southflanknorthpawsis
(I'm still waiting for Southflank to reply how me simply posting bumps...should - get me sent to time out land?? Rofl, I guess Southflank can't find an answer to post/I guess Southflank won't be - seeing me sent to time out land... - she'll just have to live with it - & keep cringing/learn to enjoy all my forthcoming Bttt's. heheh/poor thang)

Bttt

624 posted on 05/09/2002 10:00:29 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: Native American Female Vet
Good morning Vet. Nice seeing in this thread again today. Let me review the article you posted. brb
625 posted on 05/09/2002 10:02:36 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: ChaseR
All the President's Hitmen Dateline: 04/13/97

It's interesting to think that in writing this column, I could be increasing my chance of a federal tax audit. Well, "interesting" is perhaps the wrong word — given the near-proctological nature of the modern tax audit, "cold-sweat-inducing" is probably a better description.

Paranoid? Me? Why yes, I am, but that has nothing to do with these fears. Nope, I'm just going by recent news reports that the Internal Revenue Service has once again lent itself to the White House for use as the political equivalent of Murder Inc.

According to the latest reports, an unusual number of political organizations that usually find themselves in opposition to the Clinton administration have been or are being audited by the IRS. These groups include the Heritage Foundation, National Review, Citizens Against Government Waste, the National Rifle Association, the Center for Public Policy Research, the Progress and Freedom Foundation, the Western Journalism Center, and many more. Some of those who've been put in the hot seat contend that auditors admitted to political motivation.

But maybe the IRS should be given the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps Clinton's enemies are just really bad bookkeepers. After all, there's no proof that the nation's tax collectors have become enforcers of the president's will, although Congress has launched a probe of the tax agency to see if it really has been acting as a hired gun for Bubba and company. We should be hearing back on that inquiry sometime in September.

Even before a conclusive investigation, though, it doesn't take much of a leap of lack-of-faith to suspect the IRS of dirty doings. The agency's last official historian, Shelly Davis, resigned after allegations that she had leaked documents on past political shenanigans to an outside scholar. She was cleared of the charges, but the supposed beneficiary of those leaks, historian John Andrews, documented the Kennedy administration's use of the IRS against conservative organizations (that's right, Happy Camelot Campers, Saint Jack was as sleazy as the rest). Andrews is now pursuing similar inquiries about Nixon's use of the tax agency against left-wing groups, demonstrating the not necessarily reassuring fact that the IRS has no political agenda of its own other than a willingness to be used as a bludgeon against anybody tagged as an enemy of the state. Nerve-wracking, no? It makes me want to run through my 1040 form just one more time. Whoops! Too late.

Of course, we're talking about a government agency, here, so what's the chance of it keeping its nefarious activities on-target? Not too good, apparently. In February, a federal appeals court overturned a guilty verdict against an IRS-employed Klansman who was caught browsing through tax records. It wasn't that he didn't violate taxpayers privacy, just that there was no proof that he'd shared the information, and therefore no punishable crime.

Isolated incident? Ummmm. No. In 1994 and 1995, the IRS canned 23 snoopers, disciplined 349, and "counseled" 472 others. Counseled them to avoid freelancing, I guess. Remember, gang, if you're going to misuse your vast powers, stay with the program. The reformers are out in swarms, of course. The agency promises renewed commitment to its policy of "zero-tolerance" for tax-record snooping. (And why is everything "zero-tolerance?" Is this in contrast with slack, old-fashioned, a-little-tolerance? Or did they used to encourage such behavior?) IRS Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson claims to be "delighted" with congressional investigations of IRS political hits. Everybody's apparently real serious about proving that the bad stuff didn't happen, or if it did, that it won't happen ever again.

Sounds great, until you remember that this nonsense keeps on happening. Journalist James Bovard reports that as long ago as 1924, Sen. James Couzens launched an investigation of what was then called the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In response, the Internal Revenue commissioner personally handed the senator a bill for $10,860,131.50 in "unpaid taxes." Couzens eventually won the battle, but you can imagine that he was distracted from his original plans. That was seven decades ago. What has changed since then?

Investigations won't solve the problem and "zero tolerance" is useless. The fact is, the IRS is a monstrosity — it's a massive repository of personal, and potentially damaging, information on the American people. It's a ready-made weapon for ambitious politicians, and an irresistible temptation for any employee with the normal human complement of curiosity and grievances. Pass all the laws you want, enact endless safeguards; as long as it exists, the IRS will remain as both a peephole into Americans' lives and the semi-official hitman for the party in power.

Now, smile for the nice tax collectors. So you think I'm full of it, eh? Then go to the primary source:

626 posted on 05/09/2002 10:15:01 AM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: ALL
IRS Abuse Reports prepared for the United States Congress

Warning: These IRS Abuse Reports start mildly and slowly. After a while, these reports build into such a crescendo of sickening horror, criminal destructiveness, and unbearable evil that a sedative may be required to read them all:

627 posted on 05/09/2002 10:34:52 AM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: Registered; Iwo Jima; terilyn; Howlin; deport
"Can one assume that there is no internal investigation of this individual?"

There is an internal investigation going on, it started when Rick Ramirez brought the matter to light. As soon as the internal investigation is finished, and if Rick is not satisfied with the outcome, the matter can proceed to a civil court. I honestly don't know what his options would be to appeal the decision within the system.

Having said that, I believe that Rick's complaint came to light after this guy's promotion had taken effect. At least, that was the first time that I remember reading anything about it.

Keep in mind what the real case here is, in spite of Larry's National Enquirer promotional tecniques. The real issue here is the fact that Doris Meissner ordered Federal documents destroyed. This guy is guilty of following her instructions, but then again, so is Rick and the INS attorneys that have come forward since.

Larry writes the headline to panhandle for donations from people who hate the Bush administration.

Last thing, other than the fact that there was a great deal of anti-Cuban sentiment in the Miami INS office (like that's news to anyone down here) and that some agents made racist remarks, there is little more that this guy is guilty of.

I don't have a problem discussing the issue (any issue) with you my FRiend, even if in the back of my mind I suspect that there are others encouraging you to continue engaging me in order to keep the thread bumped.

That way, I get to present my case as to why I do not approve of JW's tactics to Chase's "world wide audience".

Simply stated, I didn't like it when the leftist media spun the truth and told half lies to help Clinton. I have a bigger issue when Judicial Watch does the same thing, spin the truith and tell half lies, for financial gains...then they call it "patriotism".

I like my struggle for truth and justice with a lot less of a National Enquirer look to it.

Be well;

Luis

628 posted on 05/09/2002 10:45:28 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Larry writes the headline to panhandle for donations from people who hate the Bush administration.

BINGO !!!!!!

629 posted on 05/09/2002 10:50:31 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: JENINMO
Oh, for a minute there I thought you were talking about Clinton! Be still my heart! Old Presidents never die. They just keep causing pain and problems to everyone they can.
630 posted on 05/09/2002 11:24:37 AM PDT by Marysecretary
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To: Registered
sorry to hear about the 'void' ned.

Just as I predicted, I found relief at the third hole yesterday.

And now another spring flower shall bloom.

640 posted on 05/09/2002 11:54:28 AM PDT by ned
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To: ChaseR
Sir, I very much admire your dedication and determination in repeatedly bumping this thread, but could you please enlighten me as to how feathers and time outs relate to the proposed IRS audit of the esteemed Judicial Watch?
641 posted on 05/09/2002 12:06:22 PM PDT by FragileMagic
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To: ChaseR
bumpty bump!
642 posted on 05/09/2002 12:07:20 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: ChaseR
IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti.

During the Clinton years, the IRS became another cog in the Administration's intimidation machine. Many perceived adversaries of the Clinton Administration were audited, including Paula Jones, Billy Dale, Gennifer Flowers, and a number of conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation. The Western Journalism Center, which had published ads raising questions about the death of Clinton aide Vincent Foster, was audited after the Clinton White House forwarded a complaint to the IRS.

Charles O. Rossotti eventually replaced Hillary Clinton friend Margaret Milner Richardson as IRS Commissioner in 1997. Things did not change at the IRS. For example, under Rossotti's watch, Judicial Watch client Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who was raped by Bill Clinton, was audited, as were scores of other perceived adversaries. And then Rossotti was also caught red-handed in illegal conflicts of interest. Rossotti, as IRS commissioner, has overseen the awarding of IRS contracts to AMS, a company which he founded and in which he still has a major financial interest. This year alone, AMS reportedly will make at least $17 million from its IRS contracts. Additionally, his wife served as outside counsel for AMS.

In December 2000, during the last days of the Clinton Administration, Rossotti was granted a "waiver" for his conflict of interest, obviously for a "job well done" in allowing the audits of Clintons' perceived adversaries.

All these scandals did not seem to bother the Bush Administration. Rossotti remains as IRS commissioner. In December 2001, Rossotti was forced to sell his interest in AMS. This came only after Judicial Watch criminal and civil actions concerning his conflict of interest. The sale of stock was also shortly after Judicial Watch sent 26,103 petitions to President Bush demanding that he fire Rossotti. Outrageously, Rossotti still serves, with impunity, as President Bush's IRS Commissioner. His term does not end until November 2002 – not soon enough!

643 posted on 05/09/2002 12:13:05 PM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: ALL
JOHN BERLAU, INSIGHT: IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti has been filling plum positions at his agency with employees of his information-technology company and others who steered business to it.

Already under fire for holding on to millions of dollars worth of stock in an information-technology company that he used to run and that does substantial business with the IRS, Commissioner of Internal Revenue Charles Rossotti has hired another large stockholder in the same company to advise the agency on computer modernization and technology purchases, Insight has learned. Rossotti just installed his former employee, Fred L. Forman, as executive program adviser for business-systems modernization, a new position that pays $186,300 a year, the same salary Vice President Dick Cheney earns.

644 posted on 05/09/2002 12:49:08 PM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: Native American Female Vet
Re: post 623. Good post but I would add that it is even worse if the Bush administration simply ignores crimes as serious as election tampering, blackmail of Republicans and possibly murder because they deem it politically expedient. It is even worse if the dozens of others who helped Clinton and the democRATS commit a multitude of crimes are also let off the hook, without even an investigation into what happened. Because that means we will no longer be able to trust ANY future administration to make sure that political leaders and political party members obey the law.
645 posted on 05/09/2002 1:42:37 PM PDT by BeAChooser
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To: BeAChooser
Very true.
646 posted on 05/09/2002 2:43:08 PM PDT by Native American Female Vet
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To: ned
Hey, Ned, what happened to posts 631-639? Must have been something nasty.
647 posted on 05/09/2002 5:38:53 PM PDT by Iwo Jima
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To: freeeee
HOW...DARE...YOU...CRITICIZE...OUR...MAXIMUM...LEADER. MEEMEEP...MEEMEEP...WE...ARE...FREE...THE...BUSH...IRS...IS...FAIR...AND...EVENHANDED. MEEMEEP...ALL...REBPUBLICANS...HAVE...HEARTS...OF...GOLD. MEEMEEP...MEEMEEP...THE...KOOL-AID...IS...TASTY...TONIGHT. MEEMEEP...MEEMEEP...MEEMEEP!
648 posted on 05/09/2002 7:16:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Howlin
I did not see ONE fact in that Novak article that came from anywhere other than JW. Nice try though.

You know that the administration wants to put this [pick your pejorative] behind them. If that means a non-profit law firm continues to be persecuted, so be it.

649 posted on 05/09/2002 7:21:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Bush is in power. 'Nuff said.
650 posted on 05/09/2002 7:22:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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