Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
Nobody with an ounce of self respect would agree to take a position under Obama so his appointees are inherently corrupt.Of course they also know there´s no means of them being prosecuted with Holder as the ultimate roadblock.You can embarrass them in public which doesn´t mean much when they´re getting envelopes of cash.
This administration is so corrupt that we are getting "corruption exhaustion" which is exactly part of their evil plan. They know that scandal after scandal will eventually wear people down to the point that they are exhausted from it all. John Boehner needs to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate so instead of several committees vying for information, one centralized body with prosecutorial subpoena power can make some progress in a timely matter. Get someone independent, fair and who will not let go when he finds wrongdoing. There is ample evidence that this administration Has willfully descriminated against its political opposiiton. Letting this country be destroyed by Obama and his fellow travelers is a terrible legacy for a Speaker of the House. Are you listening, John Boehner? Quit playing the beltway game and start trying to save the Republic.
And all the while, the omniscience King Barack knew - nothing! absolutely totally nothing! Nothing at all is what Dear Leader knew about this! How amazing isn´t He, to know so much nothing while being so omniscient?
#steve, you are dead-on right. Obama, the man with no training who claims to know everything about everything, has absolutely no knowledge about any scandal in his regime. It´s a "regime", not an administration.
If anyone is looking for the hammer to break this thing wide open, there it is in the middle of this article. Lois "loser" Lerner and the FEC is not exempted from 26 USC 6103 regarding disclosure of tax information. It is a felony to do so without a court order. In the hands of a real prosecutor it would be a race to the courthouse by Lois et al to cut deals and talk. I would wager that such criminal behavior was routine for these clowns
Collusion is a mild word for this group. I think incestuous might be accurate for these folks who all seem to be in the same bed working for the community organizer. He organizes all those who think they should be the only voice for America and that any means to accomplish that is justified.
Another phony scandal erupts. Not that anyone on the Right is surprised, but the vipers Obama has appointed throughout his Agencies and Administration has got to be the largest snake pit in political history.
Im beginning to see that there is nothing outrageous enough to bring attention to the public about this corrupt administration. We have a complicit media and way too many people that are just uninterested and uninformed in our loser in the WH and his lackies.
I am about to give up on our members in the GOP too. They cant seem to get beyond hearings to deaf mutes.
OK, people, pay attention to the dates and the source of the complaints. This was during the 2008 election, while Obama was running for president and his campaign people and the Dems were manipulating every government entity possible to win the election. The complaint to the FEC was by the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party out of Minnesota where Al Franken was busy stealing the election there from Norm Coleman. It is a now-sitting US Senator, not just Barack Obama, who is tied to this facist-like use of the IRS and Gestapo Girl Lois Lerner.
The Dems, and Obama´s campaign staff in particular, were directing the filing of lawsuits / FEC complaints / IRS complaints. The Obama´s campaign General Cousel Bob Baurer directed the complaint against The American Issues Project. Note that The American Issues Project is one of the organizations that the FEC lawyer asked Lois Lerner about, according to this article.
Recall that Bob Baurer was also the one who was directing / following the Citizens United case that got Obama got all excited about and after he was elected president made an unprecedented show of anger during a SOTU speech against the Supreme Court justices.
Apparently the Obama administration determined that Lois Lerner, after her tenure at the FEC, was qualified to work at IRS. She has done her magic just like Douglas Shulman and the Obama administration wanted her to do.
1. Media morons also have been assuming that the liberal groups on a [rather small, short] list were "targeted." Oh? Not for IRS colonoscopies, I suspect, as is being assumed, but for "sspecial, expedited handling." Like Stinky´s half-brother´s organization, which got status granted in about 3 weeks [!]. It was back-dated, too. I wonder if that´s legal.
2. The House and Senate are and will remain useless against Obama´s depredation. Those legislative morons simply see him as another liberal politician. He is decidedly not. Whether it is malevolence, incompetence, "fundamental transformation" ideology, puppet-master string-pulling, or what-have-you, Obama has hurt the country and the people terribly. Terribly. He therefore must be opposed at every turn, with every tool, for every inch.
3. Forget Special Counsels, Committee hearings, and the rest of business-as-usual. a. Nothing will come of it [we´re a few weeks short of a year after Benghazi; nothing has resulted from all measures to investigate the events]. b. Because of the [gutless] business-as-usual approach, Obama sets the timeline. Guess when he wants his people to be answering questions on all those "phony scandals"?
No, conventional politics just reinforce the problem. And reinforce the need to dump Boehner, Graham, McConnell, McCain, and the rest. I want people -- patriots -- elected who truly understand how bad it is. People with fire in their hearts, blood in their eyes, and steel in their spines!
#33 ~ regarding your question on the date, typically in almost any gub´mnt nonprofit evaluation (IRS ain´t the only bunch into this) the organization was qualified as of the time it came into existence, or at least as of the day it applied ~ which means, in the case of IRS, that taxes that might have been due for a certain period really weren´t because the organization was actually qualified for tax exempt status.
Sounds weird, right? It´s not. Else, IRS would be collecting taxes on money that wasn´t taxable income, nor subject to any other sort of tax, for the period in question. The law doesn´t allow IRS to collect taxes which were not due.
The post office does something similar with Periodicals Class ~ but not Special Rate standard. However, if a postage payment in a certain amount was not owed at the time of mailing, a refund is available on almost every class of mail ~ this follows the same principle that the USPS cannot collect postage that isn´t due.
They are able to do that for periodicals because there´s a YEAR END audit and verification where deficiencies or overpayments can be adjusted.
All tentacles to all scandals lead to the White House. To obama for illegally obtaining and accepting the position of commander in chief and to Valerie Jarrett for telling him what to do. Also Holder for not enforcing a whole bunch of laws. They all need to share a cell so they can be with "their people." Obama can still spend his days playing hoops but a golf course may be hard to find.
#22, that was racist.
Mitt Romney should be sitting in the White House right now.
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