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  • Cleta Mitchell to Newsmax: IRS Scandal Reaches to White House

    05/14/2013 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 01:08 PM | Melanie Batley and Kathleen Walter
    Cleta Mitchell, one of Washington’s most respected elections attorneys, told Newsmax she has tangible proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were fully aware of the agency's campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, despite their denials. And she thinks the president knew about the practice too. If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense. Mitchell, in an interview with Newsmax TV on Tuesday, said she was told by a Cincinnati IRS agent that applications by two of her conservative clients were being processed by—and would ultimately be approved or denied—in Washington. She said she also is...
  • Cleta Mitchell to Newsmax: IRS Scandal Reaches to White House (says she has tangible proof!)

    05/14/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Cleta Mitchell, one of Washington's most respected elections attorneys, told Newsmax she has tangible proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were fully aware of the agency's campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, despite their denials. And she thinks the president knew about the practice too. If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense. Mitchell, in an interview with Newsmax TV on Tuesday, said she was told by a Cincinnati IRS agent that applications by two of her conservative clients were being processed by — and would ultimately be approved or denied — in Washington. She...
  • Attorney Representing Conservative Groups Not Surprised by More "Lost" IRS Emails

    09/08/2014 2:19:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Surprise! The IRS claims it has lost emails belonging to even more employees embroiled in the scandal surrounding the targeting of conservatives. Guy covered the details of the newest revelations earlier today and the AP reported about the lost emails over the weekend. The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status. The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes...
  • Second federal judge tells IRS to explain lost Lerner emails

    07/11/2014 2:01:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-14 | Shayla Bezdrob and Doug McKelway
    A second federal judge has now ordered the IRS to explain under oath how the agency lost emails from former division director Lois Lerner, the woman at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton told Obama administration lawyers on Friday he wants to see an affidavit explaining what happened with Lerner's hard drive. The IRS claims her computer suffered a crash in 2011 that wiped her email records at the time clean. But at a hearing examining a lawsuit against the IRS by conservative group True the Vote, Walton said he wants to...
  • ANOTHER IRS SCANDAL MYSTERY

    05/10/2014 6:28:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 10, 2014 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Even though President Obama has declared the innocence of all involved, we have much to learn about the illegal targeting of conservative/Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner is supposedly under investigation by the Department of Justice for this activity that coincidentally benefited the administration and seemed to be conducted with the administration’s interests at heart. Now we can add a few more items to be determined: The acting deputy U.S. attorney general in charge of overseeing ‘public integrity’ prosecutions testified Friday that he doesn’t know who’s in charge of the criminal investigation of Lois Lerner, the former...
  • True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’

    04/12/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 4-12-2014 | Michael Dorstewitz
    April 12, 2014 True the Vote president calls Cummings damning emails ‘the tip of a very ugly iceberg’ by Michael Dorstewitz The explosive discovery by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that its ranking Democratic member coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote came as no surprise to its founder and president. She called it “the tip of a very ugly iceberg.”Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee’s chairman, released emails earlier this week strongly suggesting that Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was in direct communication with disgraced IRS supervisor Lois Lerner in an effort to target True the...
  • Cleta on the Cummings case

    04/10/2014 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 10, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Washington superlawyer Cleta Mitchell represents True the Vote, one of the groups illegally targeted by the IRS in the scandals that have exposed the agency as a partisan operation. True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht has been harassed by federal law enforcement authorities representing three different federal agencies. They represent the price of politics in the Age of Obama. As John notes below, yesterday the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee released emails that show Democratic staffers communicating with the IRS about True the Vote. It appears that Elijah Cummings, the committee’s ranking Democrat and therefore the Congressman to whom these...
  • In IRS Scandal, Begging Is Not an Action Plan

    03/10/2014 4:48:17 AM PDT · by Moseley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon was merely threatening to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents. Don’t let anyone forget that. Today, IRS officials should go to jail for the overt campaign of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party organizations, conservative organizations, and individual critics of the liberal agenda. Yet the conservative response to the IRS scandal consists mainly of begging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute and begging the IRS to start playing nice by releasing information implicating its own staff in wrongdoing and perhaps criminal...
  • Claim: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservatives

    05/26/2013 10:24:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Though the White House has insisted the IRS stopped formally targeting Tea Party and conservative organizations in May of 2012, two attorneys representing conservative organizations have claimed the IRS's targeting may still be ongoing. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Cleta Mitchell, the attorney representing True the Vote, have evidence their clients are still being targeted. According to National Review, Sekulow "plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands of the nation’s tax authority continued...
  • This is Too Much For Me (RedState rips into GOProud)

    02/10/2011 7:47:31 PM PST · by DesScorp · 4 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking at CPAC at the Young America’s Foundation luncheon named in honor of Tom Phillips, my friend and also the big boss at Eagle Publishing, Inc. I have done my best to stay out of this...
  • Partial Apology from GOProud

    02/10/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by DesScorp · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2/10/2011 | Quin Hillyer
    'Asked for GOProud’s response, the group’s chairman apologized for his comments about Cleta Mitchell. “For the past six months, we have watched as unfair and untrue attacks have been leveled against our organization, our allies, our friends and sometimes even their families. Everyone has their breaking point and clearly in my interview with Metro Weekly I had reached mine. I shouldn’t have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell and for that I apologize,” said Chris Barron.' Still no apology to Sen. Jim DeMint or others for saying they belonged on the "island of misfit toys." No...
  • New CPAC Head Distances Group From GOProud

    02/10/2011 5:43:55 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    FrumForum ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | Tim Mak
    The new chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, today distanced his organization from GOProud, telling FrumForum in an exclusive interview that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization. The ACU, which annually organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference, has faced some criticism for including GOProud as a co-sponsor for the second year in a row. Socially conservative organizations have denounced the move, and the Heritage Foundation claimed that GOProud’s inclusion was part of their decision to opt-out. Cardenas, who was selected yesterday to replace outgoing chairman David Keene, told FrumForum that...
  • This is Too Much For Me (Erick Erickson Rips GOProud's "Bigot" Attacks)

    02/10/2011 9:08:33 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/10/2011 | Erick Erickson
    I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking at CPAC at the Young America’s Foundation luncheon named in honor of Tom Phillips, my friend and also the big boss at Eagle Publishing, Inc.I have done my best to stay out of this business,...
  • Rangel Used PAC Money for Legal Defense

    11/14/2010 8:29:06 PM PST · by Racehorse · 27 replies
    New York Post via Fox News ^ | 14 November 2010
    Congressman Charles Rangel, whose ethics trial starts tomorrow, appears to have improperly used political-action committee money to pay for his defense. Rangel tapped his National Leadership PAC for $293,000 to pay his main legal-defense team this year. He took another $100,000 from the PAC in 2009 to pay lawyer Lanny Davis. Two legal experts told The Post such spending is against House rules. "It's a breach of congressional ethics," one campaign-finance lawyer said. Washington, DC, political lawyer Cleta Mitchell said there is "no authority for a member to use leadership PAC funds as a slush fund to pay for personal...
  • Angle campaign attorney: Reid “intends to steal this election if he can’t win it outright”

    10/27/2010 2:49:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 10/26/10 | Jon Ralston
    So says Cleta Mitchell, the same woman who tried to get Scott Ashjian, the Tea Party of Nevada candidate out of the race, in an astonishing fundraising letter: As Sharron Angle's campaign attorney, I am sorry to report that the Democrats and their cronies are up to their same old tricks, of trying to manipulate the election in hopes of skewing the results in their favor. Two days ago, the Democratic Secretary of State announced that voters can be provided "free food" at "voter turnout events." Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic...
  • NRA exemption shows campaign disclosure bill's cynical, fatal flaws (from board member)

    06/18/2010 2:07:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 471+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 6-17-10 | Cleta Mitchell
    The cynical decision this week by House Democrats to exempt the National Rifle Association from the latest campaign finance regulatory scheme is itself a public disclosure. It reveals the true purpose of the perversely named Disclose Act (H.R. 5175): namely, to silence congressional critics in the 2010 elections. The NRA "carve-out" reaffirms the wisdom of the First Amendment's precise language: "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech." *snip* The Disclose Act is a doozy of a muzzle. For its part, the NRA -- on whose board of directors I serve -- rather than holding...
  • CPAC 2003 Videos from W04Man

    02/07/2003 5:02:57 AM PST · by W04Man · 152+ views
    W-04.com ^ | 02/07/03 | W04Man
    Selected Videos from CPAC 2003. Includes clips from Ollie North, Cleta Mitchell, Ken Starr, and Kathirine Harris. http://w-04.com/cpac-videos.html
  • Ken Starr and Cleta Mitchell to discuss Campaign Finance Reform at CPAC's 30th Anniversary

    01/14/2003 2:56:46 PM PST · by diotima · 4 replies · 168+ views
    CPAC PRESS RELEASE ^ | 1/14/03 | Diotima
    Alexandria, VA – Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Chairman David A. Keene today announced that at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2003, Kenneth W. Starr, of Kirkland & Ellis will be featured on a panel discussion of the newest campaign finance “reforms,” with election law expert Cleta Mitchell of Foley & Lardner. The 30th Annual CPAC takes place January 30th – February 1st, 2003. Also to be featured on the Campaign Finance “Reform” panel—entitled “Does the 1st Amendment Mean Anything?”—is Eric Schippers, executive director of the Center for Individual Freedom. The discussion will be moderated by Phil Kent of...