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  • Video: Lois Lerner takes the Fifth again as Issa cuts off Elijah Cummings’s mic

    03/05/2014 9:00:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller, the exciting — I mean it! — conclusion to this weekend’s mystery about whether Lerner was thinking of testifying after all. Answer: Nope. She refused again, which I guess settles the question of whether she inadvertently waived her Fifth Amendment privilege last year by delivering an opening statement before Issa’s committee before suddenly clamming up. At the time, Issa thought that statement constituted a waiver; so did Alan Dershowitz. Maybe the committee decided it wasn’t worth their time litigating the issue. Riddle me this, though: Why don’t they just agree to grant her immunity for her...
  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Live Thread: House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee: IRS Targeting Investigation

    02/06/2014 7:16:02 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    http://www.c-span.org ^ | February 6, 2014 | c-span
    Testimony related to the IRS Targeting investigation Testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations, an assortment of federal entities –including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings –came knocking at my door. http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Engelbrecht.pdf Catherine Engelbrecht Founder and President Other testimony can be found here: http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/irs-targeting-investigation-administration/
  • How high did it go? Republicans to step up pressure on IRS at scandal hearing {Live Thread}

    07/18/2013 6:40:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 744 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2013
    House Republicans plan to ratchet up scrutiny of the IRS during a hearing Thursday morning where agency workers are expected to discuss the involvement of high-level officials in slowing down applications from Tea Party groups. For the first time, the House oversight committee has invited two key agency officials to testify. Republican leaders of the committee claimed Wednesday that one of them recently revealed that the IRS chief counsel's office -- led by a political appointee -- played a role, along with embattled IRS official Lois Lerner, in scrutinizing conservative groups. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the committee, told...
  • Democrat Accidentally Makes True Statement in IRS Scandal Hearing (Norton)

    07/18/2013 1:33:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 18, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    During today’s IRS hearing before the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) took a detour that she may regret. Holmes Norton lauded the IRS officials who were testifying before the committee, which at that point were Carter Hull and Elizabeth Hofacre. Hull and Hofacre are among the IRS agents who were involved in scrutinizing Tea Party and conservative groups. Both testified that they were acting on orders from their superiors in Washington. Hofacre worked in the Cincinnati office that IRS Washington official Lois Lerner blamed for the abuse. Lerner broke the story in a conference...
  • House hearing confirms that the IRS is like prison -- nobody snitches (Video)

    06/03/2013 8:41:22 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 9 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/3/13 | David Freddoso
    ...IRS employees don't tell tales. When questioned in the audit, no one would tell the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Russell George, who had given the order to target conservatives. As they say in prison, you don't survive in the IRS by snitching:
  • LIVE: Conservative Groups Testify to Lawmakers on IRS Scrutiny 10am EDT (7am PDT)

    06/04/2013 6:41:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 661 replies
    C-SPAN.ORG ^ | June 4, 2013
    LIVE: Conservative Groups Testify to Lawmakers on IRS Scrutiny 10am EDT (7am PDT)
  • LIVE THREAD - House Appropriations Committee Hearing

    06/03/2013 12:33:53 PM PDT · by william clark · 106 replies
    Surprised nobody has started this. Hearing currently underway, with witnesses new IRS Commissioner Werfel and IG George. Currently, George is giving his opening statement...
  • Tea Party folks TESTIFY JUNE 4th!

    06/02/2013 7:07:28 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 35 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Jun 4, 2013 | CSPAN
    I live in Los Angeles. Our San Fernando Tea Party coordinator will be testifying BEFORE CONGRESS along with 5 or 6 others at 10 AM Eastern to 10 AM Eastern. CSPAN DOES NOT HAVE ANY SCHEDULE SHOWING THEY WILL BROADCAST. Please hit "Contact Us" and ask them to do that!
  • Rep. Mike Kelly awarded with rousing applause after epic IRS rant [Video and transcript]

    05/17/2013 2:11:40 PM PDT · by thouworm · 62 replies
    Examiner ^ | 05-17-2013 | Renee Nal
    Acting IRS Head Steven Miller was not sure of much of anything during his testimony on Friday at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in the wake of an ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal. The controversy erupted after IRS official Lois Lerner apologized during a conference for targeting conservative groups applying for tax exempt status. The move by the IRS has made many question the powers of the vast government agency.
  • Rep Mike Kelly (R-PA) got standing ovation in the IRS hearing (must see video)

    05/17/2013 10:05:45 AM PDT · by uncommonsense · 67 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/17/2013 | C-SPAN
    Mike Kelly (R-PA) questions IRS commissioner in hearing over targeting conservative groups.
  • House panel to formally question IRS commissioner Friday

    05/13/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 May 2013 | Chris Moody,
    The House Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a formal hearing Friday to probe the Internal Revenue Service for placing heavier scrutiny on conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status between 2010 and 2012. IRS Commissioner Steve Miller and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George are expected to testify Friday morning during the hearing, which committee leaders said would examine the agency's "practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings." The IRS last week apologized for targeting groups that advocate for limited government by requiring them to fulfill onerous requirements before receiving tax-exempt status....