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IRS Exec at Heart of Scandal Retires

September 24, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a possible firing, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal retired Monday, ending one chapter in a ruckus that has engulfed the......

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Sep-25-13 9:59 PM

Why do the people just stand by and let these roaches escape!!!

Drag em out in the public square and hang em high!!!!!!

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TrollSlayer

Sep-25-13 12:35 AM

Gooseman "at least so far the trail stops well short of the White House"

You said that right, Goosy. Barry Obumbler's IRS chief made so many visits to Barry Obumbler when his IRS was targeting conservative groups that he wore a trail in the White House lawn, but since the scandal broke Barry seems to have lost all interest in investigating anything anymore. No visits. No explanations. Nothing. You’d think Barry would have at least SOMETHING to say about a scandal of this gravity. Other than call it “phony” and move on. Clintonesque in his opacity. LOL

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Gooseman

Sep-24-13 10:52 PM

So duhhhhhhhhRAT/ThrillSlober want to quote NPR? Funny how they left out this part: "Hundreds of pages of transcribed interviews reveal that IRS employees in Washington were involved at an early stage in the improper targeting of Tea Party groups — but at least so far the trail stops well short of the White House.

Based on interviews with two longtime IRS employees working in the Cincinnati field office, there's no smoking gun, no direct connection to the Obama administration or even any indication that those involved in the flagging of conservative groups had political motives".

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daWraith

Sep-24-13 10:26 PM

oldvannyfanny using the IRS to investigate politic oponents was one of the article of impeachment of Richard Nixon.

That was back when the country was run by the rule of law.

Now we have a president who wipes his a%% on the Constitution daily and gets away with it because he is black and liberal press is afraid of being called the "R" word" Racist!

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Thebudman

Sep-24-13 9:22 PM

Contimue to investigate her and Bengahzi.

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WVEXPAT

Sep-24-13 6:05 PM

Goose's cut/paste via Salon, "In other words, a wide range of groups spanning the ideological divide and many existing outside of it."

Written Testimony of Elizabeth Hofacre Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 18, 2013;

"There were occasions when other agents sent to me applications from liberal or non-Tea Party type groups. When that occurred, pursuant to the instructions that were given to me, I would send those applications to general inventory since they were not within the scope of the Tea Party emerging issue. Around the same time that these applications were assigned to me, I also learned that two Tea Party applications had been assigned to Carter Hull in EO Technical in Washington, D.C. I was told that I was to coordinate the review of the applications assigned to me with Mr. Hull."

So tell me how many "progressive" applications were on the radar of General Counsel?

Try again goose!

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 3:32 PM

Clueless “Maybe the conservative orgs. didn't get approval because they were found to be puppet Orgs. set up by the Koch bros. to funnel money to the GOP.”

And the Obama DOJ didn’t prosecute that fraud because...? You’d better get Holder right on that, Clueless. Since he refused to prosecute Fast and Furious or New Black Panther voter intimidation during the last TWO elections apparently he’s not busy now.

"Maybe." LOL

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 3:24 PM

And maybe monkeys will fly out of Clueless’s basement. But maybe doesn’t warrant IRS harassment, unless you’re a conservative, eh Clueless?

"Maybe." Quite a strong argument you made, Clueless. When you have ideology, who needs evidence? LOL

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GETACLUE

Sep-24-13 2:15 PM

Maybe the conservative orgs. didn't get approval because they were found to be puppet Orgs. set up by the Koch bros. to funnel money to the GOP.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 1:10 PM

coffee, do you have an actual rebuttal? Or is “daMorons” and “Geez” all you have? Geez. LOL

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Wvcoffee

Sep-24-13 12:48 PM

Another unIntelligencer political editorial. Cue daMorons. Geez what happened to the great paper from 100 years ago ?

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promo61

Sep-24-13 10:21 AM

What would libs have to say if the political roles were reversed? I'm sure we would see Henry Waxman on every news show under the sun, being given ample air time to expound on the criminality of it all. It's a sad state of affairs in this country when media is judge, jury and executioner. The more words that get thrown at a topic by talking heads, the more guilty one appears. Lois Lerner is likely guilty, but what media attention has it received? Scant at best. Liberals here and everywhere defend her like she is the victim, meanwhile the real victims of her malice are ignored. Liberals are the epitomy of hyperbole and hypocrisy.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 9:47 AM

oldman, good job? How many convictions did the IRS get? Zero? And you call that a good job? Pathetic, Dems. The IRS is NOT your attack dog, no matter what she looks like.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 9:45 AM

Clueless, the problem was that the IRS was, at the behest of the Obama regime, SELECTIVELY TARGETING conservative groups. SELECTIVELY. TARGETING. See my sources below.

No surprise a liberal loon like Clueless doesn't get it when it comes to discerning legal activities from illegal activities. Barry “Benghazi” Obumbler and his DOJ chief Eric “Fast and Furious” Withholder have the same problem.

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oldmansvan

Sep-24-13 9:21 AM

Triton, the I R S was investigating those groups for the same crime that sent Al Capone to prison. GOOD JOB.

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GETACLUE

Sep-24-13 9:10 AM

I thought it was the job of the IRS to scrutinize applications for TAX EXEMPT status. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???

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Triton

Sep-24-13 8:30 AM

I was in college when Watergate happened and I was duly shocked and led around by the media like everyone else. But really, it was a minor matter compared to today. Idiots from the RNC decided to break into the DNC to see what they were planning in the campaign and got caught. Nixon did not know they were doing it, but paranoid as he was he decided to lie about having been told that it happened. We had a special prosecutor and endless congressinal hearings. No one died, no citizens harmed. He had to resign for lying. This IRS scandal is mega times worse. The IRS targeted private citizens for harassment based on their political views. What press scrutiny there was, stopped when it was learned that the White House knew it and approved it but we are to believe that the Chief of Staff knew it but never mentioned it to Obama. Really? That is reporting? This is the worst abuse of gov power in the modern history of America. Her pension is her hush money. Journalists fail us again.

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DisplacedWVian

Sep-24-13 8:21 AM

Letting her off the hook sets a very bad precedent for future investigations into abuses by government agencies. Now all anyone called before Congress will have to do if plead the fifth , retire, and ride off into the sunset.

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SpankysLastDance

Sep-24-13 8:07 AM

That Skank should spend 99.99% of the rest of her life in prison, then when it appears she is about to take her last breath, she should be shot by firing squad for committing treason against the American people!

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daWraith

Sep-24-13 7:54 AM

Nooseman, hanging yourself again! So your "defense" is that they also targeted other groups?

BBWSAHAHAHAH!

Two wrongs make a right!

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rover1958

Sep-24-13 7:33 AM

What a great picture of this snake! Bet she has a large collection of whips, ropes & chains at home.

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 7:31 AM

From NPR: “A House Ways and Means Committee staff analysis of the applications of 111 conservative and progressive groups applying for tax exempt status found conservative applicants faced "more questions, more denials, more delays," says committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. That is, when the IRS sent groups letters asking for further information, conservative groups were asked more questions — on average, three times more. All of the groups with "progressive" in their name were ultimately approved, while only 46 percent of conservative groups won approval. Others are still waiting for an answer or gave up.” See the chart.

w ww.npr.o rg/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/07/30/207080580/report-irs-scrutiny-worse-for-conservatives

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TrollSlayer

Sep-24-13 7:25 AM

Your claim is laughable, Gooseliar. How many, and how long, were those Progressive applications delayed? No comparison. The IRS has become a political weapon of the Obama Administration. And the Goose steppers support that abuse of American rights.

Just another lying liberal criminal hustled off the stage by her Obamahandlers when her lies and crimes are uncovered. And, as usual, no justice from the Obama “justice department.” Disgusting, Dems.

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Gooseman

Sep-24-13 7:24 AM

"While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections".

NR seemed to leave out that the IRS ALSO targeted all the below mentioned groups. Guess those facts dont fit the hair on fire rage.

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Gooseman

Sep-24-13 7:21 AM

"The scandal was based on the notion that the IRS singled out the not-for-profit applications from Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny by putting them on “BOLO lists” — lists of applications to “be on the lookout for” — but now we’ve learned that the agency also targeted: Groups that used “progressive” or “Occupy” in their names, pro-medical marijuana groups, “Occupied Territory advocacy” organizations, pro-Obamacare orgs, “newspaper entities,” open source software advocates, and others that organized around reducing the national debt. In other words, a wide range of groups spanning the ideological divide and many existing outside of it."

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