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  • A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF

    01/13/2014 7:27:11 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/20/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family were targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Advertisement Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that...
  • GOP Lawmakers Release Holder Articles of Impeachment

    11/14/2013 2:54:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matt Fuller with Emma Dumain
    A rump group of House Republicans are tired of waiting for answers from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. — they want him impeached and will formally introduce their charges Thursday. As Roll Call previously reported, a small group of GOP lawmakers have been drafting articles of impeachment for Holder over a string of controversies, including a Department of Justice refusal to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a refusal to uphold certain laws — namely the Defense of Marriage Act, the Controlled Substances Act and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 — and a refusal to...
  • Steve Lynch (D-MA) just called for a special prosecutor if the IRS reps refuse to answer

    05/22/2013 7:10:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    I've rarely seen the "iron worker" so angry. He may have been playing for the cameras but he tends to be honest. I'll also point out that he's my representative and that I would have preferred that he get the US Senate nomination instead of Ed Markey and that he'd be a better senator than either Markey or the republican Gomez.
  • IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brother’s ‘charity’

    05/16/2013 9:41:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years. According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval. Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting...
  • IRS sent confidential info on conservatives to liberal nonprofit ProPublica

    05/14/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/14/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The division of the Internal Revenue Service that improperly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups sent confidential information on 31 conservative groups to the well-funded liberal nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, according to a revelation made by ProPublica Monday. “The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year,” according to the ProPublica report. “In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications...
  • Stephen Colbert on the IRS targeting conservative groups (VIDEO)

    05/14/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    The Comedy Central host explains why he is the biggest victim of the Internal Revenue Service’s singling out of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.
  • IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups

    05/13/2013 5:46:24 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. IRS officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea party-affiliated groups. IRS employees in Cincinnati also told conservatives seeking the status of “social welfare”...
  • Prober blasts Bill (NY Daily News exclusive on Barrett Report)

    01/18/2006 4:40:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies · 1,952+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/18/06 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A special prosecutor's long-delayed report charges that a coverup at senior levels of the Clinton administration killed a tax fraud case against ex-cabinet member Henry Cisneros, the Daily News has learned. David Barrett's 11-year, $23 million probe, which will be released tomorrow, states in stinging terms that this Clinton coverup succeeded. Cisneros was forced to admit in 1999 that he had made secret payments to a mistress before serving as Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Barrett investigated tax fraud charges stemming from those under-the-table payments. Then-IRS Commissioner Peggy Richardson, a close friend of Sen. Hillary Clinton...
  • Report Could Torpedo Hillary Clinton's Prez Plans (Tax Audit Abuse)

    12/16/2005 6:49:49 AM PST · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 95 replies · 4,113+ views
    Report Could Torpedo Hillary Clinton's Prez Plans Two Washington pundits are warning that Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential plans may depend on whether congressional Democrats can continue to keep Independent Counsel David Barrett's final report on IRS abuses during the 1990s under wraps. "Prominent Democrats in Congress have spent much of the last decade in a campaign to suppress Barrett's report," columnist Robert Novak reported yesterday. "Its disclosures could dig deeply into concealed Clinton administration scandals." Notes Fox News Radio's Tony Snow: "By all accounts, the 400-page Barrett report is a bombshell, capable possibly of wiping out Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential...
  • The Clintons' Enemy List (from HILLARY'S SECRET WAR)

    07/19/2005 6:07:25 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 29 replies · 5,075+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 19, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR The Clintons’ enemy list Posted: July 19, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening look into New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet.If that sounds too fantastic to be true, read on....
  • Shocker: Ted Kennedy's In-Law Spied on the Clintons

    04/22/2005 2:34:20 AM PDT · by Liz · 260 replies · 7,272+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 22, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN and IAN BISHOP in D.C. & HOWARD BREUER in L.A.
    Sen. Ted Kennedy's brother-in-law is the mystery witness who raised $100,000 for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and then went undercover and wore a wire to help the feds nab one of her top moneymen on charges of fund-raising-fraud, The Post has learned. The witness, Ray Reggie, 43, has a sister, Victoria, who married Kennedy in 1992, and prosecutors say Reggie secretly recorded "incriminating" statements made by David Rosen, a top Clinton fund-raiser. Reggie was close enough to Bill and Hillary Clinton to sleep over at the White House in 2000 and stay up chatting with the first couple into the...
  • Dems try to kill Clinton probe

    04/21/2005 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 252 replies · 8,874+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are quietly trying to kill a 10-year legal probe that implicates several senior Clinton administration appointees for obstruction of justice, the Daily News has learned. The Democrats, saying that the $21 million investigation by Independent Counsel David Barrett should have ended long ago, succeeded in attaching an amendment to a spending bill Tuesday to cut off his funding by June 1. But two sources close to the investigation said that if the legislation becomes law, it will thwart Barrett from making public a final report that names senior officials in the Clinton Justice Department and Internal...