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  • Trump administration officially apologizes for IRS tea party targeting [Lois Lerner guilty]

    10/26/2017 12:47:25 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Agreement specifically blames Lois Lerner by name for failures The IRS admitted in court Wednesday that it wrongly targeted tea party and other conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny, placing specific blame on former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, and entered into a settlement designed to make sure that kind of political targeting never takes place again. The filing, made in federal court in Washington, D.C., amounts to a stunning apology from the Trump administration for actions taken under President Barack Obama, when hundreds of tea party and conservative groups were singled out for intrusive screening, forced to wait years for...
  • Obama’s IRS Commission Says Its “OK” For Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers On Tax Returns

    01/17/2017 8:18:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 82 replies
    USChronicle.com ^ | Phoenix Brooks
    Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) asked Koskinen about the process, and for the commissioner to explain the logic behind giving tax refunds to illegal aliens who have committed a theft of a tax-payer’s identification number. Koskinen’s response, according to the Washington Examiner, was that it was in everybody’s interest to have the illegal aliens pay taxes with stolen id’s.
  • Sources of Income Tax Identity Theft

    05/03/2014 1:34:34 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 11 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 3, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Compiled by: Larry Walker IIIn a February 2014 House Oversight Hearing, J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, stated that, "IRS employees are entrusted with the sensitive personal and financial information of taxpayers. Using this information to perpetrate a criminal scheme for personal gain negatively impacts our Nation’s voluntary tax system and it can generate widespread distrust of the IRS. TIGTA aggressively investigates IRS employees involved in identity theft-related tax refund fraud and refers these investigations to the Department of Justice for prosecution. Many of these employees face significant prison sentences as well as the loss of their...
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • Christine O’Donnell: I was a victim of the IRS

    02/22/2014 12:53:17 PM PST · by Robwin · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2014 | Christine O’Donnell
    Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity? On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware. Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes. It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says. That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS...
  • Americans deserve answers on IRS scandal

    10/04/2013 4:15:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-4-13 | Editorial Board
    This week, Ben Carson said that shortly after he gave a much-publicized speech criticizing ObamaCare at the National Prayer Breakfast, he found himself audited by the Internal Revenue Service. It makes him suspicious. There was a day when we might have written off a claim like this. But given what we’ve learned about the IRS and its targeting of right-of-center organizations, the burden of proof has shifted. Though the scandal is no longer making headlines, the questions about what was going on with IRS official Lois Lerner and her pals have never been answered. Meanwhile, the storyline fed keeps changing.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ‘I had my first encounter with the IRS’ after prayer breakfast with Obama

    10/03/2013 2:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | By Douglas Ernst
    Dr. Ben S. Carson went years without ever having a run-in with the Internal Revenue Service. But his good fortune changed after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon said Monday night at an event with business leaders and elected officials in Alabama. Alabama’s Yellow Hammer News tweeted Dr. Carson’s remarks from the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner: “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the Prayer Breakfast.”
  • IRS officials thought Obama wanted crackdown on tea party groups, worried about negative press

    09/18/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    IRS employees were “acutely” aware in 2010 that President Obama wanted to crack down on conservative organizations and were egged into targeting tea party groups by press reports mocking the emerging movement, according to an interim report being circulated Tuesday by House investigators.
  • IRS agent: We're still applying extra scrutiny to Tea Party applications

    08/13/2013 12:07:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    One might expect that the extra scrutiny applied to conservative political groups by the IRS would have ended after the practice got exposed three months ago. At least according to a recent deposition from the House Ways and Means Committee investigation into the scandal, IRS agents still are being directed to automatically apply extra scrutiny to applications mentioning the Tea Party, even if no other political activity is indicated in the application: Q: “If you saw – I am asking this currently, if today a Tea Party case, a group – a case from a Tea Party group came in...
  • IRS’s Lerner Used Personal E-mail to Conduct Official Business, Investigators Say

    08/13/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 33 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent official documents from her government e-mail address to a personal account, according to House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio congressman Jim Jordan. “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business,” the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to Lerner demanding all documents from her non-official account for the period between January 2008 and the present. “Additional documents related to the Committee’s investigation may exist in these non-official accounts over which you have some control, and the lack of access...
  • Agent: IRS Still Targeting Tea Party Groups

    08/09/2013 11:02:17 AM PDT · by high info voter · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 9, 2013 | Todd Beamon
    The Internal Revenue Service is still targeting tea party and conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status, a full three months after the scandal first erupted. "In plain English, the IRS is still targeting tea party cases," an aide to Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told The Washington Examiner.Camp, a Michigan Republican, released a transcript of testimony from an IRS agent who told a Ways and Means investigator that the agency was still targeting such groups, the Examiner reports. The testimony was given in a closed-door session on Aug. 1, according to the...
  • Mitch McConnell Realizes IRS Scandal Is Over

    06/21/2013 12:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 108 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/21/2013 | Jonathan Chait
    Mitch McConnell delivered a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute to officially signal that the IRS scandal has entered its post-fact phase. When the IRS first revealed that its Cincinnati office had attempted to enforce its nonprofit laws using a search function that disproportionately impacted conservatives, Republicans were certain it must have come from the White House. They were going to follow the facts. But all of the facts point in the same direction, which is that the Obama administration had nothing to do with it at all. That was the conclusion of the agency’s inspector-general report, as well...
  • IRS Supervisor In DC Scrutinized Tea Party Cases

    06/16/2013 4:47:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 6/16/2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action. Holly Paz, who until recently was a top deputy in the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, told congressional investigators she reviewed 20 to 30 applications. Her assertion contradicts initial claims by the agency that a small group of agents working in an office in Cincinnati were solely responsible for mishandling the applications. Paz, however, provided no evidence...
  • IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

    03/30/2013 5:55:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 100 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Mar 30, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an "additional child tax credit" for children who don't even live in the U.S. Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years. The Inspector General's office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit. The IG, Russell George says, "The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially," but the IRS is doing nothing to stop it. "It's so easy it's ridiculous," the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits. Names are simply...
  • IRS refuses to turn over documents on targeting to Senate

    06/05/2013 9:09:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/5/13 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Internal Revenue Service has failed to turn over documents requested by the powerful Senate tax-writing panel, which is investigating the tax agency´s practice of targeting conservative organizations. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the panel´s top Republican, gave the IRS a May 31 deadline to answer dozens of questions related to the special scrutiny the agency was giving to right-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status. But the troubled IRS let the deadline go by.
  • Conservative group claims it has proof IRS leaked donor list

    06/04/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | FoxNews
    The chairman of an anti-gay marriage group testified Tuesday that his organization has proof that the IRS leaked confidential donor details last year, calling for prosecution into what he described as a "felony." "This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party activists who all claim they were targeted by the IRS. The Tea Party groups offered a first-hand account of how the IRS singled them out when...
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an “issues” list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Wife of Former IRS Chief Campaigned for Obama, Questioned Romney's Taxes

    06/02/2013 5:19:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman is under fire from Congress for his agency's targeting of Tea Party and other conservative organizations. Shulman himself is under suspicion for his numerous visits to the White House compared to other administration officials. Additionally, Shulman's wife Susan L. Anderson reportedly works for the Washington D.C. based liberal organization Public Campaign. In fact, according to Anderson's Twitter feed, she worked on the Obama campaign: En route to airport after working 3 days 4 OFA, MiL just asks me If I know abt the Chrysler ads :) #Obama2012Anderson tweeted about spending time with union...
  • South Carolina reveals massive data breach of Social Security Numbers, credit cards [2012]

    05/29/2013 5:46:37 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 12 replies
    Computerworld ^ | October 26, 2012 09:37 PM ET | By Lucian Constantin
    Asked if she knew where the attack originated from, she said she does but declined to name the location because it might hurt the law enforcement investigation. She did, however, say she wants the hacker "slammed to the wall." "We want to make sure everybody understands that our State will respond with a big, large-scale plan that is somewhat unprecedented to take care of this problem," Haley said.
  • Confirmed: Lerner Participated In Persecution Of Tea Party Groups (From Human Events)

    05/24/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/24/2013 | John Hayward
    It seems like only yesterday that IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner was claiming she knew nothing about the dastardly work of those shadowy "low-level employees in the Cincinnati office" - who somehow remain shadowy to this day, despite having been blamed for the worst abuse-of-power scandal in living memory. The Incompetence Defense beloved of this administration, and so effective with a media that would never accept it from a Republican official, was deployed with gusto. Lerner was shocked, shocked, to discover gambling against Tea Party groups going on at Rick's Tax Exempt Organizations Cafe American. But now National...