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  • IRS Scandal: It's Dangerous to be on Wrong side of Obama

    07/23/2015 4:43:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-23-15 | Editorial
    Corruption: A new batch of IRS documents shows an agency that's more political than practical. Besides harassing groups applying for nonprofit status, it went after donors of existing groups. Documents produced by the IRS confirm that being on the wrong side of this administration is a dangerous place to be. Judicial Watch, which used the Freedom of Information Act to pry the documents from the government's grasp, said Wednesday they "confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits." Among these groups was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That organization "may find itself...
  • BOMBSHELL MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With White House Insider On IRS Targeting Scandal

    11/04/2014 1:39:31 AM PST · by taildragger · 113 replies
    The DC Caller ^ | 9:36 PM 11/03/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not want to publicly release 2012 correspondences exchanged between the IRS and Jeanne Shaheen at her personal Washington office: the agency delayed releasing the information to a major conservative super PAC multiple times, even threatening to see the super PAC in court, according to emails. (RELATED: Lois...
  • Democrats Unleash the IRS Tyrant

    03/07/2014 2:20:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Karin McQuillan
    [snip] Lois Lerner did not flinch from using the IRS to persecute conservative citizens groups and corrupt the 2012 election. Once again she has taken the Fifth rather than come clean to Congress about what the IRS did to squelch the Tea Party and others, and who ordered it. President Obama brazenly lies to Bill O’Reilly’s face and says there’s not a smidgeon of scandal. This is an unrepentant crew. [snip] Democrats have no qualms of conscience in sending the IRS after conservatives. Opposition to utopia is by definition illegitimate. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thundered that Americans...
  • The Phony IRS Scandal

    08/04/2013 9:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The White House publicity machine has tried to turn the national conversation from the topics of the day to attempt to make our President relevant again. Obama, who has gained the new nickname Griffin (as in H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man), has all but disappeared since his failed attempt to change the national gun laws in the beginning of this year. To clear grass so high that Obama needs a weed whacker just to be seen, his team has attempted a typical Obama technique. In this case they are creating a new mantra to discredit legitimate concerns of American voters...
  • BOOM!… Rep. Darrell Issa Has Information That Will Link IRS Scandal ‘Into the White House’ (Video)

    07/17/2013 7:11:02 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 17,2013 | Jim Hoft
    BOOM! FOX News reporter Carl Cameron told Bill O’Reilly tonight that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has information that will move the IRS scandal up into the White House. The committee is meeting on Thursday. “What he said to me today was make sure to watch tomorrow’s hearing because he’s going to present the evidence to prove it…. That he can get it right up all the way into the White House before it was all revealed.”
  • Jack Lew's Dazzling Lack of Curiosity

    07/29/2013 5:21:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Amazingly, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew doesn't think it's "appropriate" for him simply to ask the IRS's chief counsel (and President Obama's political appointee) William Wilkins what he knows about the targeting scandal. Obviously, it's much easier to continue to insist that there's "no evidence" of wrongdoing if one goes far out of one's way to avoid learning any potentially unwelcome facts. Jack Lew Refuses To Answer If William Wilkins Has Been Asked About IRS Targeting
  • RICO: The real way to hold the IRS accountable

    07/23/2013 7:43:41 PM PDT · by knak · 20 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/23/13 | Marinka Peschmann
    If you are looking for a political-judicial solution, such as congress, impeachment, or a special prosecutor to hold accountable the unlawful acts coming out of the Obama administration, beginning with the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse and targeting of conservatives, Tea Party groups, and Christians, you are looking in the wrong place. What the IRS did tilted President Barack Obama’s re-election in his favor. The IRS targeting reportedly began as early as 2010. Three years later, no one has been held accountable and the facts continue to drip out in slow motion. Last week, for instance, as the Daily Caller reported,...
  • Conservative group amends IRS lawsuit

    07/22/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT · by knak · 9 replies
    washington post ^ | 7/22/13 | Juliet Eilperin
    A conservative group suing the Internal Revenue Service on Monday amended its lawsuit over the agency’s processing of its request for tax-exempt status to include the agency’s chief counsel, William Wilkins. Acting on behalf of True the Vote , a Houston-based voter watchdog group, the ActRight Legal Foundation first asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in late May to grant its request for tax-exempt status and award damages for what it described as unlawful conduct by the IRS. Last week, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released a transcript in which an...
  • Who Is the Savvy William Wilkins?

    07/23/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7-23-13 | Jeffrey Lord
    Obama-appointed IRS Chief Counsel is sued. IRS targeted Christine O’Donnell. So. Buckle in. True the Vote, the Tea Party-style group targeted by Internal Revenue Service officials who are now at the very heart of the IRS scandal, is suing William Wilkins. That would be the William Wilkins who is the IRS Chief Counsel. True the Vote, “the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization,” is announcing today that it is adding Wilkins — one of only two Obama political appointees to the IRS — to its federal lawsuit against the IRS. The group is also adding five other ranking...
  • IRS chief counsel met with Obama two days before issuing new BOLO (Hot Air Blog)

    07/22/2013 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 12:41 pm on July 22, 2013 by Ed Morrissey | by Ed Morrissey
    What was the IRS chief counsel doing in a meeting with the President of the United States?  According to the Daily Caller and Dick Morris and verified by downloadable visitor logs, William Wilkins came to the White House on April 23, 2012 at 3:54 in the afternoon and departed shortly after 11 pm that evening.  Assuming that Jay Carney doesn’t personally know three William Wilkins who would get seven hours of face time with Barack Obama, it appears that the man who at least knew of the targeting of Tea Party and other groups had an opportunity to brief the...
  • Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria

    07/22/2013 7:41:24 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April...
  • Is the IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face?

    07/20/2013 5:08:04 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 62 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 7/19/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Newly released information shows a very close relationship between President Obama and his man at the IRS, who delayed the Tea party applications. William Wilkins is a long time donor to the democratic party and once fought a case against the IRS in which he defended Jerimiah Wright and the Trinity Church in 2008. Wilkins was a registered lobbyist for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since 1988, and was also a member of the Tax Practice Group, where he counseled nonprofits on compliance. As a lobbyist, he spread money around to both republicans and democrats, but Wilkins worked for...
  • IRS Scandal Now has a Direct Link to Obama!!!

    07/19/2013 2:45:09 PM PDT · by deandg99
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/19/2013 | Steven Ahle
    Barack Obama issued an executive order on July 16, 2013 titled “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which he claims will be a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS. According to the executive order, recommendations are that HIV testing be administered for “all individuals ages 15 to 65 years” and this will be overseen by the US Preventative Services Task Force, coordinating with, you guessed it, criminal Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.
  • The IRS scandal is unraveling

    07/19/2013 7:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/19/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    We can now officially say that the IRS harassment of conservative groups is a political scandal connected to the Obama political machine. Despite the best obfuscatory efforts of Obama henchmen like Rep. Elijah Cummings, yesterday the IRS scandal was tied to a political appointee of President Obama. Step-by-step the chain is being followed upward by the House Oversight Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa. Jay Carney's assurances that two rogue agents in a back office in the 27th most populous metropolis of America were the problem has been exposed as a blatant, outrageous lie. Now we know that Obama's hand-picked...
  • Noonan: A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal

    07/19/2013 4:58:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2013 | Peggy Noonan
    The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel. That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused, frequently off-point congressional hearing in which some members seemed to have accidentally woken up in the middle of a committee room, some seemed unaware of the implications of what their investigators had uncovered, one pretended that the investigation should end if IRS workers couldn't say the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes, and one seemed...
  • Surprise: Obama-Appointed IRS Chief Counsel "Helped Develop" Targeting Methods

    07/17/2013 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2013 | Guy Benson
    So says a low-level IRS whistleblower who will testify on Capitol Hill tomorrow morning.  The Washington Post reports: The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney. In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review some of the first applications the agency screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity. Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown...
  • IRS chief counsel’s office involved in targeting controversy

    07/17/2013 12:36:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/17/2013 | Josh Hicks
    The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney. In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review some of the first applications the agency screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity. Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection...
  • IRS officials in Washington ordered special scrutiny: congressional investigation

    07/17/2013 9:21:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Top House committee chairmen said Wednesday that they have learned that the IRS sent some tea party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status through special scrutiny at the direction of agency officials in Washington, in a revelation that appears to confirm political targeting. The committee chairmen released partial excerpts of interviews with IRS employees that show they were prepared to rule on some of the tea party groups’ applications, but Lois Lerner, an official at the root of the investigation, overruled them and instead created the complex and intrusive inquiries that have become the center of a Washington scandal. Carter Hull,...
  • IRS chief counsel involved in targeting controversy

    07/17/2013 10:29:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/17/2013 | Josh Hicks
    The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney. In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review applications that the agency had screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity. Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection to the...
  • Evidence May Point Directly To Barack Obama In IRS Scandal

    06/04/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 76 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 4, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    On Sunday we reported that former IRS Boss Douglas Shulman’s wife, Susan Anderson, is a top ranking executive with a left-wing organization called Public Campaign which could potentially have a lot of interest in who may have been targeted by the IRS. Today the story took another turn toward supporting that hypothesis. It seems that Susan Anderson’s boss, Nick Nyhart, had several visits of his own to the White House. In all he visited seven times with two visits recorded as meetings with President Obama. So let’s do a quick recap. Shulman has 157 White House visits logged. His wife...
  • Tim Carney on FOX: IRS employee a member of anti Tea Party Facebook group

    06/03/2013 12:56:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Charlie Spiering
    In a recent column, the Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney reported that he received an email from an IRS employee who was a member of an anti Tea Party Facebook group. One of my IRS correspondents had an interesting detail on his social media profile. He belongs to a Facebook group titled “Target the Shutdown at the Tea Party States.” Created in the run-up to the 2011 debt-ceiling showdown, the group’s Facebook page advocated a hard-nosed tactic for President Obama to take in negotiating with House Republicans:
  • Congress Probing Chief Counsel’s Office in Washington in IRS Scandal

    06/03/2013 3:27:55 PM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 3, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Congressional investigators are probing the highest echelons of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., in connection with the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, according to documents obtained by National Review Online. Those documents, provided by an IRS employee who asked to remain anonymous, indicate that those being asked to provide computer data to investigators include the agency’s chief counsel, William J. Wilkins, and both of his deputies. The chief counsel is one of just two political appointments at the IRS made by the president. Investigators asked the IRS to gather all data from the computers of several employees throughout...
  • FLASHBACK: WilmerHale Gets Obama's Church Off IRS Hook (Wilkins now chief counsel for IRS)

    05/16/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies
    The American Lawyer ^ | May 22, 2008 | Zach Lowe
    Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama's denomination. The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency's attention. (snip) Obama has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago -- a UCC congregation -- for more than 20 years. The church has been in the...
  • Court Refuses To Review Ruling Striking Down VMI Prayers

    08/14/2003 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 164+ views
    By LARRY O'DELL Associated Press Writer RICHMOND, Va. An evenly divided federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider a ruling that group prayers said before evening meals at Virginia Military Institute are unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 6-6 vote leaves intact a three-judge panel's ruling that the state-supported military college's traditional prayers, although nondenominational and voluntary, violated the constitutional separation of church and state. "Put simply, VMI's supper prayer exacts an unconstitutional toll on the consciences of religious objectors," the panel said in its unanimous ruling in April. Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for state Attorney General Jerry...
  • Government: terrorism suspects have no right to question enemy combatants who might help

    06/03/2003 2:41:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies · 186+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, June 3, 2003 | LARRY MARGASAK
    <p>Prosecutors urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to keep terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui from interviewing a senior al-Qaida operative, arguing he has no constitutional right to question an enemy combatant and disrupt a military interrogation.</p> <p>"The damage to the United States will be immediate and irreparable," Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff argued as he tried to convince the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that Moussaoui can receive a fair trial without access to the al-Qaida witness he demands.</p>