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More Obama Aides Knew of IRS Audit

Spokesman says president comfortable not knowing

May 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative......

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DinoCrocetti

May-21-13 12:52 AM

This sounds like something from a MAFIA playbook.

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TrollSlayer

May-21-13 1:06 AM

It's starting to look like everyone in the Obama Adminifailure knew about the illegal IRS audits except Barry Obumbler himself. Even Mooochelle was keeping the IRS's harassment of selected Enemies of Barry a secret from her little Choomer.

Barry needs to start practicing his Checkers speech.

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Gooseman

May-21-13 5:00 AM

"Republicans, however, are accusing the president of being unaware of important happenings in the government he oversees."

Gee, they should know about a President being unaware. They gave us 8 years of a President who was as "unaware" as it gets. Just need to look to one of todays articles about No Child Left Behind.

Then they gave us a Presidential Candidate who was even more "unaware" than their last President.

Good to see all the "hair on fire" people are having no effect on Presdents approval rating, still above 50%. Imagine how high it would be if the far right extremists stopped trying to make a "Watergate" out of every world happening or Presidential decision. And if they stopped being slime balls, we might just get some stuff done in this country.

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LogHog

May-21-13 5:35 AM

Obongo. Next talking point " I am not a crook. Just incompetent "

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daWraith

May-21-13 6:11 AM

Too detached to fail!

The President is just campaigner in chief, he really doesn't DO anything in his administration

He was playing golf

He was on vacation

If you don't like Obama, you will HATE President Biden.

etc.

etc.

Sounds like a Letterman "Top 10 reasons not to Impeach Obama"!!!!!

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Ragnar

May-21-13 6:28 AM

Dino

The government uses RICO to put the bosses in jail for 100 years. Why not the President?

In 1985, Tony Ducks, Fat Tony, The Snake and a few others got 100 year stretches because they were accused of sitting on the Commission, which allegedly would have benefitted from the murder of Carmine Galante, who was supposedly killed on orders from the Commission.

None of these guys ever actually killed or were caught ordering a killing but, being the bosses, they were punished for something that was done by someone in their family.

So, you see, Obama didn't even have to know about the IRS, Benghazi, etc. He is the leader of a criminal enterprise and, as such, is as guilty as the guy who ordered the Tea Party audits.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

May-21-13 6:40 AM

This is the very DEFINITION of a TYRANNICAL government!!!!

This is without a doubt the most CORRUPT and TREASONOUS administration in US history!!!

The corruption now crosses all party lines and is spreading like the liberty killing cancer that it is!!!

Cutting off a limb to try and save the rest is no longer an option!!

Just like in April of 1776 it's now time to hit the reset button!!!

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elmgrovedude

May-21-13 6:58 AM

I say take President Obama at his word that he did not know anything about this situation. This just supports my view that government has gotten too large for any President to manage. Time to shrink, cut, and manage better.

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SpankysLastDance

May-21-13 8:12 AM

Awe,come on. Give the guy a break! He doesn't deserve the scrutiny that the Democrats gave to Bush and the other Bush. He is just a passenger in the the get-away car. He didn't commit any actual crimes so it would be wrong to hold him responsible. Right?

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SpankysLastDance

May-21-13 8:16 AM

What about the aides? They knew that crimes were being committed and they decided not do everything possible to stop the crimes, that means they are as guilty as the people doing the evil deeds. The entire lot of them should be in jail.

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ShempH

May-21-13 8:25 AM

Again, again and again, I don't believe any statements that come from the Whitehouse. Just a week ago it was just two lowley workers in Cincinnati doing this, now it is knowledge all the way to DC.

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Triton

May-21-13 8:33 AM

Like it or not, Obama knew about it and approved it and is now doing the Obama lie so that people who support him don't have to think about what he actually does. His Chief of Staff knew it..hmm and yet Obama did not. Does that mean he is lying or he is just a figurehead official whom the real power just trots out to read the teleprompter? I pay no attention to Tea Party rants, but its clear that left wing extremists decided to use gov power to crush dissent. It is perhaps the worst thing to happen in our history, the IRS doing political hatchet jobs. No citizens were harmed in the Watergate fiasco and yet Nixon had to resign. The IRS scandal is a scary attack on the most basic personal freedoms in America. Under Obama the IRS became a evil Gestapo organization. Intolerable. And Obama had no problem using power to monitor reporter's personal calls. What happened here? He and his administration view of democracy seems much different than the rest of us. He may have to leave.

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Thebudman

May-21-13 9:15 AM

I have too post it again: Richard Milhous Obama!

Too funny

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TrollSlayer

May-21-13 9:46 AM

Thebudman, you’re being too kind. Nobody died at the Watergate. Richard Milhous Obama lends FAR too much dignity to this chooming, blow-snorting, job-killing, gun-grabbing, Constitution-trashing, record-debting, wealth-spreading, Muslim Brotherhood-arming, health care-destroying, partial birth abortion supporting, Chicago-style politicking, responsibility-dodging, illegal alien Campaigner in Chief.

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mikeyd

May-21-13 9:48 AM

done on obama's watch.

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Thebudman

May-21-13 9:54 AM

Fox News on the rise, MSNBC in the dumper! lol

Now we know where true Americans go to get the truth! It's FOX NEWS, fair and balanced!

"The scandals of the Obama administration seem to be hurting not just the White House but MSNBC as well while Fox News Channel scored its second-best week of the year. After double-digit gains during last year’s presidential election, May 13-17 saw the progressive-aligned “Lean Forward” news network hit new lows as the IRS scandal erupted and revelations that the Justice Department secretly obtained AP records became public. With 350,000 viewers on average and 94,000 among the adults 25-54 demo, MSNBC had its least-watched and lowest-rated total-day results of the year last week."

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Thebudman

May-21-13 9:55 AM

Troll, I apologize, you are right.

This won't happen again.

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LogHog

May-21-13 7:44 PM

obama should be sharing the cell with Nidal Hasan. Hasan has been paid a $278,000 salary since his arrest for doing the Fort Hood attack. Hey barry would still collect his salary like Nidal is. While the good people he killed and wounded can't even get combat pay for receiving this terrorists attack. WHAT the H. Has HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY? Even Nixon wouldn't have allowed this to be going on.

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daWraith

May-21-13 8:09 PM

Foxnews:

"After a week of revelations about government spying on reporters and the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservatives, most voters feel “like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans.”

At the same time, a new Fox News poll finds disapproval of President Obama’s job performance is above 50 percent for the first time in a year, his honesty rating is at a new low and half of voters already think he’s a lame-duck.

More than two-thirds of voters -- 68 percent -- feel the government is out of control and threatening their civil liberties. About one quarter disagree (26 percent). "

Barack AAAFFFLLAAACCCC Obama

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Thebudman

May-21-13 9:05 PM

IRS takes the Fifth!

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday afternoon that Lois Lerner, who heads up the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt division, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs. The Fifth Amendment provides that U.S. citizens may not be compelled to offer testimony if telling the truth would incriminate them. Lerner's defense lawyer, William W. Taylor III, wrote to the committee on Tuesday that his client would refuse to answer questions related to what she knew about the extra levels of scrutiny applied to conservative nonprofit organizations that applied for tax-exempt status beginning in 2010.

Read more: ***********dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2328696/Lois-Lerner-Top-IRS-official-invoke-Fifth-Amendment-congressional-hearing-tea-party-targeting-program.html#ixzz2Tyleyca8 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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