Internal Revenue Service Have Identified 88 IRS Employees who may Been Involved with Targeting Conservative Group & Tea Party
IRS … GOING ROGUE??? SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS MORE OF AN ORGANIZED EFFORT.
The following scandal is brought to you by the letters “IRS” and the number “88″.
CNN is reporting that the IRS has informed House GOP investigators that they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents and could be implicated in the investigation of the IRS targeting Conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups. Hmm, sounds like there was more than just a few rogue agents? This is the evidence that proves the controversy extends well beyond the mistakes by a few low level “rogue” employees, that was first said. The roof is about to blow off this scandal in a major way.
The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation.
The IRS asked these employees to preserve all the “responsive documents” on their computers, and it has been in the process of collecting it all to comply with congressional requests for information. The IRS missed its May 21st deadline to turn over documents to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The same source said the IRS argues it missed its deadline because of the scope of documents it is collecting.
The request for documents was a bipartisan one, but Republicans are privately preparing to seize on the fact that if nearly 90 IRS employees may have been somehow involved in this targeting, it is evidence that the controversy extends well beyond the mistakes by a few low level employees.
‘Rogue’ IRS Agent Tax-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok Who Wrote Threatening Letters to Tea Party Groups gets promotion to “supervisor IRS agent”
Didn’t President Barack Obama promise to hold accountable those at the Internal Revenue Service involved in the targeting of conservative groups? Guess not.
From the Washington Examiner, one time Tax-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok who signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits has now been promoted to “supervisor IRS agent.” What a joke. The Cincinnati IRS office had no comment and referred all inquiries to the Washington office. These so-called “rouge” agents are not being punished, in fact, they appear to be rewarded for their actions. If Obama was sincere at all, heads would have been rolling left and right at the IRS. Sorry, but his feigned outrage is nothing more than insincere lip service.
Hmm, I thought Obama said the actions of the IRS were inexcusable and he would not tolerate it? Tolerate it? It was Rewarded, who is he kidding?
President Obama may have promised “to hold the responsible parties accountable” for the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative non-profit groups, but one of the agents at the center of the scandal was recently promoted, an IRS source tells The Washington Examiner.
Through 2012, then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits. For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the events, and the names and credentials of all organizers. Seok also demanded the names of all speakers and the contents of the speeches they made.
According to WXIX-TV/Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Seok is no longer an exempt organization specialist. He has since been promoted to “supervisor IRS agent.”
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman Visited the White House at least 157 Times during the Obama Administration … More Visits Than any Cabinet Member
I guess former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman was at the White House more than just for the Easter Egg roll.
Some one has some explaining to do to Congress under oath. As reported by the Daily Caller, former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration. More than any other of Obama’s other trusted adviser or cabinet member. Looks like someone has frequent flier miles at the White House. How could that be? Last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Shulman stated that he had visited the White House 118 times during the period of time that the IRS was targeting conservative groups and the Tea Party. Looks like he missed the amount of times in the White House by that much. Interestingly enough, By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration. Imagine that. But of course its just a coincidence that Schulman was there that oftern and never said a word to the White House about the targeting of the Tea Party. PLEASE! 157 times! As Weasel Zippers opines, It’s almost like the White House and IRS were in cahoots. This is unreal. But we are not supposed to connect the dots and see the obvious. How dare we implicate the White House in the IRS scandal. Sorry, the Obama White House has lost getting the benefit of the doubt anymore.
Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman gave assorted answers when asked why he had visited the White House 118 times during the period that the IRS was targeting tea party and conservative nonprofits for extra scrutiny and delays on their tax-exempt applications.
By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS’s remoteness from the president to “Siberia.” But the scope of Shulman’s White House visits — which strongly suggests coordination by White House officials in the campaign against the president’s political opponents — is even more striking in comparison to the publicly recorded access of Cabinet members.
Posted May 30, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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President Barack Obama Sounding an Awful Lot Like Richard Nixon (VIDEO) … ” I First Learned of it from News Reports”.
Hmm, President Barack Hussein Obama is sounding an awful lot like Richard Milhous Nixon these days. The video below by Reveal Politics has side by side Obama – Nixon sound bytes and it sounds like they are separated at birth. Even CBS’s Bob Sheiffer of ‘Face the Nation’ stated to White House advisor Dan Pffeiffer, this is exactly the approach that Nixon took during Watergate. Nixon had Watergate, but Barack Obama is juggling three scandals, or is it four, at the same time and doesn’t have an answer for any of them. For those that refuse to compare Obama’s scandals to Watergate, what’s the difference? Both attacked political opposition, both used the IRS to intimidate, harass, and affect political outcomes. Both used the powers of the government against their political enemies, heck and even friends in the MSM. Oh, there was one difference … no one was left behind in Benghazi to die as they begged for help.
Remember how Democrats reacted when Nixon was caught in one scandal? But of course there is a double standard for Obama. Sorry, one scandal might be explainable. Two, makes one start to raise their eye brow. Three, is a very troubling trend and four, we begin to use the “I” word. The LEFT is losing their collective minds that their Obamamessiah, the president of ‘Hope and Change’ is nothing more than Richard Nixon with a “D”.
Good Grief, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is a Bumbling Disgrace, Fox News Ed Henry Rips Him on Eric Holder’s Lies Under Oath to Congress
OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JUST HAS NO CREDIBILITY …
Today was the 4th of July come early as fireworks flew at the White House. Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry White House
spokesman spin doctor Jay Carney went at it like cats and dogs today during the White House press conference discussing Attorney General Eric Holder’s lies under oath. CBS reported, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday expressing “great concern” about the possibility that Holder lied under oath during his testimony earlier this month on the Justice Department’s seizing of journalists’ records. With three scandals going on simultaneously, it’s only a matter of time before some one takes the fall. The Obama administration has to do something to stop the political bleeding. The fact that Obama appointed Eric Holder to investigate Eric Holder only added fuel to the fire and made a complicit MSM raise an eye brow. Carney would say, “I don’t see the conflict”. Dude really? Stevie Wonder can see the conflict. It is hard to imagine this does not end with a Holder resignation.
Transcript from The Gateway Pundit:
Ed Henry: Was he not telling the truth at that point? He was involved in it.
Jay Carney: Involved in what?
Ed Henry: He signed off on the search warrant!… Are you not involved after you sign off on a search warrant?
Jay Carney: Again, I’ll refer you to the Justice Department. You guys are complaining that the subpoena with prosecution. Again… I would just point you to what the Attorney General said.
Major Garret: But is this a technical inaccuracy you’re holding onto?
Jay Carney: I’m not. I’m saying based on what I’ve seen in published reports and what the Attorney General said, I don’t see the conflict.
From CBS News, the White House defended Holder on Wednesday, with press secretary Jay Carney saying it was “self-evident” that Holder told the truth. “I think based on what he said, he testified truthfully,” Carney said. “The attorney general talked about prosecution,” he explained, while the case in question was completed with no further charges or prosecution slated. The truth? Carney, YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!! If Obama and his minions think that they are going to get away with parsing words and “it all dependes on what is, is” they are going to go down hard and the Democrat party in tow.
On May 15, Holder told the committee he wasn’t involved in “the potential prosecution” of a member of the press under the Espionage Act for disclosing classified information. “This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,” he said.
Shortly thereafter, reports began to surface that the Justice Department, in addition to seizing telephone and email records of Associated Press reporters, had seized the the emails and phone records of Fox News correspondent James Rosen. While Holder had recused himself from the AP proceedings, the Washington Post reported that the attorney general had personally signed off on the search warrant for Rosen’s records.
In the search warrant, the FBI called Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” and suggested there’s probable cause that he violated federal law. Rosen was not charged with any crime.
Don’t look now but there is yet another poll with a majority against Obamacare.
A new CNN/ORC International poll shows that 54% of Americans oppose President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. This is about the same number of people who opposed the law back when it was first forced down the throats of Americans in 2010 by a partisan Democrat vote. Companies are already reducing workers hours and scaling back the number of workers to meet the exceptions to have to implement Obamacare. Now suddenly Democrats want to delay the medical device tax. What, Democrats want to repeal parts of Obamacare? So they want to repeal a tax within a tax, eh? So how does Obamacare pay for itself? However, the full damaging effects of Obamacare have not even been experienced yet.
According to the poll, 43% of the public says it supports the health care law, a figure that’s mostly unchanged in CNN polling since the measure was passed in 2010 by a Congress then controlled by Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama. Fifty-four percent of those questioned say they oppose the law, also relatively unchanged since 2010.
The survey indicates that 35% oppose the health care law because it’s too liberal, with 16% saying they oppose the measure because it isn’t liberal enough.
The wide partisan divide over the law remains. Nearly three quarters of Democrats say they favor the Affordable Care Act. That number drops to 16% among Republicans.
RCP: Tracking the approval/disapproval of Obamacare.
Nancy Pelosi has never been more right in her life and will forever be known for her comment on Obamacare, that “we have to pass it in order to find out what’s in it”. No truer words were ever spoken and this is not for the good. Wake Up America reminds us that things are completely unraveling for Obamacare as Democrats are distancing themselves from Obama’s signature domestic legislation, referring to it as a train wreck. Also, Unions are now souring on Obamacare as well.
With even Democrats that voted for Obamacare attempting to distance themselves from their vote, expressing concerns and publicly making statements calling the implementation a potential “train wreck,” with unions who supported Obama and Obamacare now coming out against it and some calling for repeal, as well as reports showing premiums spiking and a seven foot high stack of Obamacare regulations, not to mention the taxes associated with the mammoth law, there is not much chance the polling numbers are going to improve in the near future.
THIS LAW NEEDS TO BE REPEALED, AND THE SOONER THE BETTER. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTHCARE REFORM.
Tea Party approvals up 14% … Americans may just understand that the Tea Party was fighting against tyranny all along.
In the end the IRS may have done the Tea Party the greatest favor of all. The IRS scandal to target the Tea Party and other conservative non-profit organizations was a political hatchet job meant to aid President Barack Obama win reelection in 2012 no matter the denials from the White House, the IRS or the invoking of the 5th Amendment during House oversight hearings. It is obvious that it was political as it was only conservative orgs that were targeted trying to stifle their 1st Amendment rights. If you were a progressive organization, you were fast-tracked. Now, after the IRS scandal has hot the fan and the American public completely distrust the IRS and are questioning whether the White House knew or was directly responsible … the Tea Party may just have their mojo back. Oh the irony, the IRS’s actions were to politically destroy the Tea Party, imagine if by their corrupt, unethical and purposeful targeting of the Tea Party provides just the opposite effect?
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, the favorables for the Tea Party have jumped drastically since the news broke that the IRS was targeting the grassroots movement and other conservative groups. The Tea Party now has a favorability rating of 44% among likely U.S. Voters, up 14 points from January.
The Tea Party movement is showing signs of a resurgence following the revelation that the IRS targeted groups and other politically conservative organizations for the past several years.
A recent poll shows Americans have a more favorable opinion of the less-government, anti-tax groups. And one of the biggest groups in the grassroots movement told FoxNews.com this weekend that fundraising and donations have increased since news of the IRS targeting broke earlier this month.
However, one of the biggest remaining questions is whether the Tea Party can take the momentum in the 2014 elections.
The real question is whether the Tea Party will have an effect on the 2014 elections like they did in 2010 when their grassroots actions were the main contributor in a Democrat shellacking.
Sen. Rand Paul (KY-R): IRS & Other Scandals “Really Takes Away From the President’s Moral Authority to Lead the Nation.”
Senator Rand Paul (KY-R) said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ what many Americans are beginning to feel, the IRS and other scandals like Benghazi, AP and Fox News James Rosen controversies “really takes away from the president’s moral authority to lead the nation.” Paul also called for a special counsel to investigate the IRS scandal, in which the IRS gave increased scrutiny to conservative and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status. A recent FOX News poll showed that 66% of Americans believe that the White House knew it was going on, but didn’t initiate the policy or the White House intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said the IRS scandal is threatening President Obama’s ability to lead the country.
Paul, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” said that the IRS and other recent controversies “really takes away from the president’s moral authority to lead the nation.”
“Nobody questions his legal authority, but I think he’s really losing the moral authority to lead this nation,” Paul added.
“And he really needs to put a stop to this. I don’t care whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, nobody likes to see the opposite party punishing you for your political beliefs.”
Fox News Poll: Overwhelming Majority Distrust the IRS and Majority Think White House Knew About IRS Targeting Conservative & Tea Party Non-Profit Organizations
Very bad polling numbers for Barack Obama White House and the IRS scandal.
According to a Fox News Poll, the American people have become very suspect of the IRS and are also suspect of the White House involvement in the IRS scandal that saw the Internal Revenue Service Department intentionally and purposely target conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups. The bottom has all but dropped out of anyone having confidence in the IRS. And honestly, why should anyone have any confidence in a government organization who has been given far too much power and now has vindictively and in a partisan manner gone after a group of people based on their political beliefs. When they were called before Congress to answer for their actions to “We the People,” they acted defiantly, smugly, claimed they had done nothing wrong and in some cases plead the 5th. Some resigned. Some like Lois Lerner were asked to resign, refused and were put on administrative leave with $172K pay.
Confidence in the IRS has dropped significantly. The poll finds 42 percent of voters have “a great deal” (7 percent) or “some” (35 percent) confidence in the agency. That’s down from 62 percent who had at least some confidence in the IRS in May 2003 (the last time the Fox News poll asked Americans to rate the IRS).
Seventy-eight percent of voters are concerned that certain groups have been singled out, including 50 percent who are “very” concerned and 28 percent “somewhat” concerned.
Even worse for Barack Obama, 66% of Americans polled feel that the White House knew it was going on, but didn’t initiate the policy or the White House intentionally had the IRS target conservative political groups.
Poll results can be read HERE.
Voters are concerned about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups for unfair treatment, and over half think the White House either knew it was happening or — worse yet — was actually behind the operation.
That’s according to a Fox News poll released Tuesday.
The IRS recently admitted it targeted tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when the groups sought tax-exempt status.
Most voters think the White House was involved in the IRS scandal in some way: 37 percent think the administration knew it was going on but didn’t initiate the policy, while another 29 percent believe the White House directed the IRS to go after those groups.
The American people have lost all confidence in the IRS. Which begs the question, how on earth can the IRS now implement and enforce Obamacare? The IRS has no credibility to effectively enforce Obamacare without doing so in a partisan manner that would single out certain individuals and groups. Whether they be Conservatives or Liberals, it matters none, the IRS is a tainted government entity who has done what we suspected for many years … become way to powerful, full of themselves, vindictive and the ability to cause such harm without any regard.
Attorney General Eric Holder OK’d Search Warrant for Fox News reporter’s Private Emails … Obama Instructs Holder to Investigate Holder
MEDIA-GATE … MORE FROM THE MOST TRANSPARANT ADMINISTRATION EVER.
And the scandals and lies keep coming from the Barack Obama administration. As reported at NBC, Attorney General Eric signed off on the search warrants to investigate FOX News James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act. But wasn’t it President Barack Obama who said that kind of thing didn’t happen in his administration and he was for a “Free Press”? Barack Obama said, “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.” REALLY? How can Obama say he is against the targeting of journalists and have top ranking officials in his department doing just that? Obama claims there will be an investigation into these issues so that they never happen again. WHAT? As stated at Powerline, “Whenever he has addressed the issue, he has cited his own support for a media shield law as if that were somehow exculpatory.” The overreach of seizing media records from the AP and Fox News, of course this is only what we know of at this point, was done and approved by Obama’s DOJ. Let me guess, Obama didn’t know about this either. Is Obama the President? How come he can’t just say to individuals in his own administration to stop the nonsense? I thought Obama was supposed to be the smarted president ever? Guess not.
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists.
“I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable,” Obama said. “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.”
The Gateway Pundit adds, Holder Lied to Congress On His Role in Investigating News Reporters. Watch the VIDEO. The Obama administration has no shame. They really believe that no one is going to hold them accountable for their actions. It’s up to you America, are you?
This is what Holder told Congress:
“First of all you’ve got a long way to go to try to prosecute the press for publication of material. This has not fared well in American history… In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.“
But wait don’t worry, the Lonely Conservative opines, “Oh, but not to worry. President Obama has instructed Holder to investigate himself, so I’m sure nothing like this will ever happen again.” Yes, sarcasm is included! At this point we might as well have an independent investigator looking at every aspect of the Chicago style politics of Barack Obama. Every thing they have done has been questionable, meant to intimidate and against the Constitution. What a joke the Obama administration has become and sadly. ultimately the joke is on “We the People” and the “US Constitution”.
Exactly how is Eric Holder not asked to resign?
All this as we head into Memorial Day where we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to fight against tyranny and uphold the United States if America and the US Constitution.