nyt, from the op:
lisa myers, nbc news, on coffee joe this morning:The inspector general gave Republicans some fodder Friday when he divulged that he informed the Treasury’s general counsel he was auditing the I.R.S.’s screening of politically active groups seeking tax exemptions on June 4, 2012. He told Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly after,” he said. That meant Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
NBC: Why Did IRS Mislead Congress For An Entire Year? | RealClearPolitics[The IRS commissioner] has known for at least a year that this was going on and that this had happened. And did he share any of that information with the White House? But even more importantly, Congress is going to ask him, why did you mislead us for an entire year? Members of Congress were saying conservatives are being targeted. What's going on here? The IRS denied it. Then when -- after these officials are briefed by the IG that this is going on, they don't disclose it. In fact, the commissioner sent a letter to Congress in September on this subject and did not reveal this. Imagine if we -- if you can -- what would have happened if this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different.
yesterday the prevaricating potus was asked by bloomberg news...
he could NOT state unequivocally that he didn't know about the criminal behavior that was going on in this irs
U.S.-Turkey Relations - C-SPAN Video LibraryBloomberg TV: “Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your counsel’s office found out on April 22nd?”
President Obama’s response: “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the Inspector General report before the IG report had been leaked to the press."
moments later he added: "in terms of the white house and reporting, i think that, you know, you've gotten that information from mr carney and others... you know, i, i promise you this---the minute I [emphasis his] found out about it then my main focus is making sure that we get the thing fixed"
Obama pushes back on IRS, AP, Benghazi - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.comThough the White House counsel’s office was informed of the IRS probe in late April, Obama has insisted that he only learned about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups through media reports last Friday. But he wouldn’t say definitively that the White House was unaware of the targeting before then.
which is all pretty ugly and all, y'all...
except what you don't seem quite yet to be appreciating is we've only just begun
irs hearings and headlines are going to be a permanent part of your little dp experience into perpetuity
we're gonna subpoena, we're gonna depose, we're gonna go special prosecutor
and sander levin aint gonna be able to say a word against us
listen to max trainwreck baucus (do you hate HIM yet?)
Democrat Baucus warns: More to come out on IRS scandal | WashingtonExaminer.comIt's broader than the current focus. And I think it's important that we have the hearings, and I think that will encourage other information to come out that has not yet come out. I suspect that we will learn more in the next several days, maybe the next couple three weeks which adds more context to all of this," added Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
we've already learned quite a lot (which you can't for a whit refute---tho you'll continue to talk, it's what you do...)
1. nyt: "obama admin knew of irs scandal 5 months before election"
2. politico: "he wouldn't say definitively that the white house was unaware of the targeting before then [april 22]"
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
i can also tell you (and i will, cuz i've always liked you) that the white house has been especially super persnickity about that general counsel referenced above in the nyt quote
i will try to get that link to you if i come across it, to tell you the truth i can't right now even remember the gentleman's name
doesn't alter the truth of what i can hear testify to you---the white house has specifically denied that irs general counsel knew
i can also link you to politico saying that the white house has only 2 nominees at irs, a commissioner and a general counsel
politico's point in that particular piece was that obama does not have the power to fire this ms lerner, the lady who's not good at math, who's probably going to go to jail
mr miller today put himself in serious legal jeopardy, as you probably already know
here ya go, he's william wilkins, watch him:
Obama: Acting IRS chief Steven Miller resigns - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.comObama spoke soon after the IRS began defending some of its senior leadership, releasing a statement Wednesday saying that its chief counsel, William Wilkins, was not among those who participated in a meeting of agency employees to discuss the targeting of conservative groups. The inspector general’s report suggested that a “chief counsel” had been at an Aug. 4, 2011, meeting on the issue, but the IRS said that the lawyers who attended were actually “several layers below Wilkins.”
the other claim is here: IRS scandal: What we still haven't learned/Politico
Last edited by The Prof; 05-17-13 at 09:05 PM.
one more thing for now
the gop is now gonna slow down
on benghazi, on the ap, on this irs...
we're gonna play clock
don't wanna look like lynchers, let the headlines hang him
if you wanna know how i know, i'll tell ya that too
i just looked at sean hannity's face
stay up, take care, pay your taxes...
(but we digress)
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
How would you know what Richard Nixon's motivation's were ?
Your'e in here defending a President who is either a hundreds times more corrupt than Nixon ever was or he's so incompetent and disconnected that he could be surrounded by massive amounts of corruption and incompetence and NOT have a clue.
But no one save for a blind Obama apologist beleives that for minute.
His General Counsel knew 3 weeks knew of the IG's report 3 weeks before Obama publicly stated he learned about it like all of us.
Do you actually believe they chose not to fill him in on the IRS's deliberate targeting of Conservative groups ?
That for 3 weeks they decided to leave the President of the United States in the Dark.
That they didn't tell him about the IRS leaking donor list from Conservative non-profits to Progressive activist and Democrat politicians ?
It's not US that will "buy anything " .
For example I know Obama and Jay Carney are lying through their teeth. I know Hillary is just as much of a low life scum bag as her husband as she told the Father of the Navy Seal " we will arrest and prosecute the man who made that video "
You can chose to keep being lied to, personally I have to much self respect to put up with a politician lying to my face to cover their ass