IRS Agent Hofacre Didn’t Take Kindly to being Skape-Goated as DC IRS Officials Knew Two Rogue Agents Were Not Behind the Tea Party Targeting Scandal
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP, the lie that the IRS scandal was just some local rogue agents is falling apart and shown for the ridiculous lie that it was …
IRS agent Elizabeth Hofacre told House investigators that officials in Washington knew that rogue agents in the Cincinnati office were not to blame for the targeting of conservatives and that it was a Washington official was the driving force behind the targeting of Tea Party organizations. Hofacre took offence to being scapegoated and didn’t take kindly to having the entire mess dumped on the shoulders of her colleagues and herself. She stated that there were too many safeguards in place and to much reporting to allow for something like this to be done. Any body who knows anything about government contract, metrics and reporting functions would know this. Having intimate knowledge of such things, there is no way that a low level individual, local Cincinnati agents could have pull this off without direct knowledge of their superiors. It is completely implausible as all of the metrics, data and reporting funnels up to your superiors.
All roads in this scandal lead to Washington, DC which further exacerbates the fact, as to why does former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House 157 times? Hmm? This scandal is getting closer and closer to Obama every day.
Elizabeth Hofacre, the Cincinnati staffer, said that she started receiving applications from Tea Party groups to sift through in April, 2010. Hofacre’s handling of those cases, she said, was highly influenced by Carter Hull, an IRS lawyer in Washington.
Hofacre said that she integrated questions from Hull into her follow-ups with Tea Party groups, and that Hull had to approve the letters seeking more information that she sent out to those organizations. That process, she said, was both unusual and “demeaning.”
“One of the criteria is to work independently and do research and make decisions based on your experience and education,” Hofacre said, according to transcripts reviewed by The Hill. “Whereas in this case, I had no autonomy at all through the process.”…
…“I thought it was over the top,” she added, in interviews held by investigators in both parties from the House Oversight and Ways and Means committees. “I am not sure where it came from, but it was a bit unusual.”
Hofacre told investigators that officials trying to blame the Cincinnati office were misleading the public on purpose.
“I was appalled and I was infuriated,” Hofacre said. “Because they are inaccurate, and everybody that has been making those statements should know they are inaccurate.”
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of the multitude of abuses the IRS purposely and willfully afflicted upon conservative groups and the Tae party, while allowing liberal and progressive groups to just skate by.
The truth of the matter is that most Americans (60%) believe this scandal came out of the Washington, DC IRS office and that Barack Obama is doing a terrible job in dealing with the IRS scandal, including 62% of Independents.
Nearly 60% of Americans Believe High Ranking IRS Officials in Washington, DC & 50% of Obama Officials Were Aware of IRS Scandal … Also, Obama Administration Least Ethical Compared to GWB, Clinton, GHWB and Reagan
Barack Obama, losing the trust of the American People … Chicago-style politics catching up with Obama.
Barack Obama and his minions get poor grades in their handling of the IRS scandal and Americans believe that the IRS scandal was not limited to the Cincinnati office, but went straight to Washington, DC IRS headquarters and the White House.
The IRS scandal is really getting away from the Obama administration as they are losing the credibility battle with the American public. According to the most recent Gallup poll, 59% of Americans believe that high ranking officials in Washington, DC were aware of the IRS scandal that targeted conservative and Tea Party groups from gaining non-profit status. The spin that the scandal was just some rogue agents in Cincinnati has all but fallen apart. However, more damning for Barack Obama is that 50% of Americans now believe that high ranking Obama officials were aware of the IRS scandal, 72% of Republicans and 54% of Independents. This scandal is getting closer and closer to the Oval Office every day.
President Barack Obama is getting crushed on how Americans believe he is handling the IRS scandal. According to Gallup, a mere 32% approve on how he is handling it, while 58% disapprove. Even more damning for Obama and Democrats is that only 26% of Independents approve of Obama’s handling of the IRS matter, while a resounding 62% disapprove. Wait, it gets even worse for Obama. From what was claimed to be the most ethical and transparent administration ever comes the Gallup polling gives Barack Obama poor ethics rating and whose ethics are less that that of former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. With the multiple scandals continuing to snowball on Obama and we have not even including the NSA spying scandal on We the People … look for polling numbers to get worse and worse for Obama.
Posted June 8, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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THE IRS SCANDAL … A CHARACTER ISSUE.
US Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-R) owns the room as he rips into the wasteful spending of the IRS as he fights back the tears at yesterdays Congressional Oversight Committee . Everyone, no matter what your political affiliation is needs to watch this. It is the reason why the abuses of the IRS affect everyone. Not only did this rogue government agency abuse its power and purposely targeted conservative and Tea Party organizations, but they also wasted the hard earned tax payer dollars on lavish conventions. Gowdy tells the story of a secretary in his office who asked him to borrow money for a birthday gift for her child, all the while that the IRS was spending $3500 a night on hotel rooms. As people are losing their jobs, homes and health insurance the IRS was spending $4,000,0000 at conferences.
Much more and many Tweets from Twitchy.
MUST SEE VIDEO FROM TREY GOWDY
The Gateway Pundit brings up a great point, how is Trey Gowdy not primary challenging Lindsey Graham in the South Carolina GOP Senate race?
More paid summer vacations for IRS agents caught doing wrong. Yup, this is how Barack Obama holds the IRS accountable.
The IRS has placed two top official in charge of implementing Obamacare on administrative leave after it was discovered he had accepted $1,162 in free food and other items during a 2010 conference. The same 2010 conference that we have seen ridiculous videos of line dancing and other wasteful spending of tax payer money. The IRS officials have been placed on administrative leave, with pay of course. Thus, these two IRS officials, along with Lois Lerner now have a paid summer vacation. Way to hold them accountable.
So let’s get this straight, we have an IRS scandal of Biblical proportions of a government agency that targeted conservative groups in a political manner and all we have to show for it is Lois Lerner on paid vacation and two other IRS officials place on administrative leave for taking free food? WTF!!! Not even close folks. People need to go to jail for this and its not about “free food”.
Sources say a key official in charge of overseeing health reform implementation, as well as another staffer, have been put on leave for accepting more than $1,000 in free meals and other items at a 2010 conference.
The IRS has put a top official in charge of implementing Obamacare on administrative leave after it was discovered he had accepted $1,162 in free food and other items during a 2010 conference.
In a statement, the IRS confirmed that two employees have been placed on administrative leave — which is paid — and have begun the process of removing them.
“[Acting IRS Director] Danny Werfel learned of the situation last night and immediately asked his leadership team to take action. He has also been in contact with key congressional committees about the situation,” the service said in the statement.
“When I came to IRS, part of my job was to hold people accountable,” Werfel said. “There was clearly inappropriate behavior involved in this situation, and immediate action is needed.”
The IRS informed congressional staff investigating the agency that Fred Schindler had been put on leave for accepting the gifts. A second unnamed staffer in the division was also put on leave for accepting the gifts, the aides said.
Weasel Zippers nails it … Forget rogue employees, the IRS is a rogue agency!!!
Almost Half of Americans Say Barack Obama Untruthful About IRS … 53% of Political Independents Say Obama’s Explanation Learned of IRS Scandal from Media Reports is Untrue
WATERGATE = IRS-GATE. AMERICA LOSING TRUST IN OBAMA, THE SO-CALLED MOST TRANSPARENT PRESIDENT EVER.
Hey America, How’s the “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for ya?
The American people are more and more starting to lose trust in Barack Obama and his comment that he did not know about the IRS scandal that saw the Internal Revenue Service purposely target conservative and Tea Party organizations to gain non-profit stratus. As a recent Bloomberg poll showed, 47% of Americans say they don’t believe Obama, as compared with 40% who say he is being truthful. Meanwhile, 53% do not believe Obana is being truthful on IRS-gate. As stated by poll respondent June Wilshusen, a 50 year old of Yuma, Colorado, political independent and a stay-at-home wife married to a machinist said, “How could he not know? I think any president has to know what’s going on with our government. I think they’re very aware of the IRS.”
What, me lie?
Almost half of Americans say President Barack Obama isn’t telling the truth when he says he didn’t know the Internal Revenue Service was giving extra scrutiny to the applications of small government groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Forty-seven percent of Americans say they don’t believe Obama compared with 40 percent who say he is being truthful, according to a Bloomberg National Poll of 1,002 adults conducted May 31 through June 3.
More than half of political independents — 53 percent — say Obama’s explanation that he learned it from media reports is untrue, while 34 percent say they believe him.
WE THE PEOPLE … AMERICA WAKE UP!!!
Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots testifies before the House Ways and Means Congressional investigation on the mistreatment of Tea Party affiliated groups by the IRS. Hear more from “We the People” who were purposely and willfully targeted by the IRS because they dare try to express their US Constitutional rights of free speech. Want to hear the eloquence of liberty and what Our Founding Fathers intended? Watch the video below. No finer words may not have been spohken in the House chambers in years and it took an average citizen to do it, “This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.”
Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots
Entire text can be read HERE.
John Adams knew that, “Facts are stubborn things.” In this District, facts are hidden under the mantle of office. They get used as tools or weapons, But facts wait for us. We must seek them with the lamp of truth And put them into words. But you and I speak different languages in this Republic.
You speak the language of Power: the pen, purse or gavel. I speak grassroots American, the language of Liberty through Providence, property and civic virtue. We seldom speak together frankly about the rule of law even when it is ignored or broken, but now is such a time.
I have a story that bridges the distance between my state of California and this Capitol. What I say here, must be said here. Pilgrims brought to this continent a lamp of Liberty, guided Here by the pursuit of Life within the words of Moses and Christ. They persevered for righteous freedom.
We sit here in the shadows of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. We visit here memorials to those who fell in service to country. They persevered for righteous power. The spirit of patriots living and dead grants me the right to be here. It is my duty as an American citizen to speak here today.
The voice of this Republic resides in our citizens, not in the tongue of government. More must grasp that self-evident truth.
This dialogue is about the jackboot of tyranny upon the field of our Founding documents. To whisper the letters I-R-S strikes a shrill note on Main St., USA, but when this behemoth tramples upon America’s grassroots, few hear the snapping sounds.
Now, more people listen, but few who know the truth speak.
Posted June 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Hear from WE THE PEOPLE … Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson Testifies at Hearing on IRS Abuse Scandal … We Should All be Weeping
Not only did Wetumpka Tea Party Activist Becky Gerritson weep during her testimony during the House hearings yesterday on the IRS abuse scandal, Our Founding Father wept as well.
ALL AMERICAN SHOULD WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO AND UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT GOVERNMENT TYRANNY CAN DO TO AVERAGE AMERICANS … Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party testified yesterday during the House hearings on the IRS abuse scandal and nailed it. Did she make some grandiose political speech promising Americans free healthcare, or that she would take care of them or lecture us on how to live? NO! Becky Gerritson delivered an emotional and powerful testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse reminding our representative government has failed us and that you have forgotten your place. Gerritson began crying at one point while telling her story on how her group was targeted, harassed and abused by the IRS.
We wanted to give ordinary citizens the chance to speak their concerns. Our event had no party affiliation. I could not tell you if the attendees were Republicans. Democrats or Independents. It didn’t matter, the only political notion that was expressed was one that we collectively felt, that our representative government had failed us. That was the birth of the Wetumpka Tea Party. [...] In Wetumpka, we are patriotic Americans, we peacefully assemble, we petition our government, we exercise the rights to free speech. And we do not understand why out government tried to stop us. I am not here as a surf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I am a born free, American woman, wife mother and citizen and I am telling my government, YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PLACE! Its not your responsibility to look after my well being and to monitor my speech.
The IRS targeted the Wetumpka Tea Party to stifle “free speech”.
More from Fox News Insider.
She called the IRS’ demands a “willful act of intimidation to discourage a point of view” and “un-American.”
Gerritson again became choked up as she concluded her statement, saying, “I’m not interested in scoring political points. I want to preserve and protect the America that I grew up in. The America that people crossed oceans and risked their lives to become a part of, and I’m terrified it’s slipping away. Thank you very much.”
Posted June 5, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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WE THE PEOPLE ARE HEARD TODAY ON CAPITAL HILL …
Conservative groups and Tea Party organization who have been Unconstitutionally targeted by the IRS will let their voices be heard on Capitol Hill today. Six conservative groups are scheduled to tell lawmaker how they were unfairly and illegally targeted by the IRS in preventing them from becoming non-profit organizations in the run up to the 2012 presidential election. Heck, according to some, the heinous, bullying tactics of the IRS are still going on today, even after this scandal has been uncovered. America, take a good look what tyranny looks like.
Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are getting their say on Capitol Hill just as the details of another IRS controversy are being made public.
The leaders of six conservative groups were scheduled to tell lawmakers Tuesday about their mistreatment at the hands of IRS agents. Several of the groups say their applications for tax-exempt status were delayed while agents asked intrusive questions that the IRS has since acknowledged were inappropriate. One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.
Leaders of the groups were scheduled to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. Ways and Means is one of three congressional committees investigating the IRS’ treatment of such groups. The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation.
The Gateway Pundit has the witness list:
- Mr. John Eastman: Chairman, National Organization for Marriage
- Ms. Diane Belsom: Laurens County Tea Party
- Ms. Becky Gerritson: Wetumpka Tea Party
- Ms. Karen Kenny: San Fernando Valley Patriots
- Mr. Kevin Kookogey: Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty
- Ms. Sue Martinek: Coalition for Life of Iowa
Former IRS Commissioner Douglass Shulman’s Wife Works for Liberal Group, Public Campaign, Fighting Open Campaign Spending
Hmm, this is just a coincidence I guess, you just can’t make this stuff up.
Former Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas Shulman, the individual who made 157 trips to the White House, when the IRS was targeting conservative and Tea Party non-profit groups, is married to Susan L. Anderson, a senior program advisor for the Lefty organization, Public Campaign. Of all things, the liberal group fights against open campaign spending of conservatives, the very thing that the IRS scandal was preventing by stalling conservative and Tea Party non-profits. Coincidence, what about conflict of interest?
The IRS is under fire for improperly scrutinizing the tax-exempt nonprofit status of conservative groups between 2010 and 2012, demanding conservative training materials, personal information on conservative college interns and even the content of religious groups’ prayers. IRS supporters have defended the beleaguered agency by railing against outside spending and special interest money supposedly pumped into the 2012 campaign by conservative benefactors.
One of those defenders is the group of which Shulman’s spouse is an executive.
Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”
Earlier this month, when news broke of the targeting scandal broke, Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart belittled the concerns of disenfranchised conservatives.
And They’re Singing Like Canaries … US Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-R) on CNN’s State of the Union, Cincinnati IRS employees say direction came from Washington
IRSGATE: GOING ROGUE … ROGUE IRS EMPLOYEES SINGING LIKE CANARIES …
As Nancy Grace would say, BOMBSHELL TONIGHT OR TODAY, in this case. As reports at The Daily Mail, interviews with IRS employees have established that the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service was engaged in targeting Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations for unfair levels of scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status, as liberal organizations were fast-tracked. We are starting to see linkage from the Cincinnati IRS office where supposedly only a few rogue agents were to blame for the IRS scandal to the Washington, DC office. The dots are beginning to be connected. Hmm, according to IRS workers interviewed, their targeting began in early 2010. This is much early than we have been previously been told. Wake Up America has a partial of the Q and A of the interviews.
Rep. Darrel lssa, chairman of powerful House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, made that startling announcement on CNN Sunday morning.
‘As late as last week,’ he said, ‘the [Obama] administration was still trying to say the [IRS targeting scandal] was from a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is that they were directly being ordered from Washington.’
A committee spokesman sent MailOnline partial transcripts of two interviews with unnamed IRS workers about the agency’s actions in early 2010, on whose testimony Issa based his bombshell statement.
One of those interviewees said it was ‘impossible’ for a few IRS agents to have orchestrated such widespread partisan targeting on their own.
The Full CNN interview with Issa and Candy Crowley can be seen below:
“As late as last week the administration’s still trying to say there’s a few rogue agents in Cincinnati when in fact the indication is they were directly being ordered from Washington.”
In an exclusive interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said interviews with workers in the Cincinnati IRS office show targeting of conservative groups was “a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters - and we’re getting to proving it.”
“My gut tells me that too many people knew this wrongdoing was going on before the election, and at least by some sort of convenient, benign neglect, allowed it to go on through the election,” he said. “I’m not making any allegations as to motive, that they set out to do it, but certainly people knew it was happening.”
A bipartisan group of investigators from two House committees – Ways and Means, and Government Reform and Oversight – interviewed two front-line employees from the tax-exempt office last week.
One of the employees hit back against accusations that lower-level employees were responsible for the scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status in 2010, telling congressional investigators that the Ohio employees were being “thrown underneath the bus.”
A second “more senior” Cincinnati IRS employee said they began seeking other jobs when they were assigned to look out for applications from tea party groups, because they felt it was inappropriate.