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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    good luck trying to convict Lerner because historical precedent shows that issa's charge is folly.
    So your fine with all this just going away because it suites your ideology ?

    You weigh the charge of corruption, even when it comes with proof by who it benefits politically ?

    Thats fine with me. It just proves we have a bigger problemon our hands than just a corrupt administration.
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    Re: Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the V

    The Washington Examiner is not "Mainstream Media"

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    now we know why Cummings is fighting this so much....

    wow...the house cards for the Libs is about to explode..

    Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote | WashingtonExaminer.com

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel's top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status.

    Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.

    The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa's panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her involvement in targeting conservative groups.

    snip......
    A 'slightly' different view of the matter from The Hill
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) accused his Democratic counterpart of hiding inquiries his staff made to the IRS about a specific conservative group.

    Issa said that Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the panel, never told him about inquiries his staff made to the IRS about a conservative group that also claimed to be unfairly targeted by the agency.
    <snip>
    However, there is nothing in the recently released documents from Issa that shows direct collaboration between Cummings and the IRS.
    The Issa statements appear to be nothing more than attempted retaliation for Cummings past actions in revealing Issa's attempts to twist the investigation
    Calling Darrell Issa’s bluff
    BY GREG SARGENT
    June 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Darrell Issa’s bluff on the IRS investigation is being called in a big way by top Democrats on Issa’s House Oversight Committee. In a letter sent today to Issa, they are demanding he explain in more detail why he continues to refuse to release full transcripts of witness testimony on the IRS scandal — and they are giving him until Monday to do so.

    As you know, Democrats have been pressing Issa — the House GOP’s leading investigations ringleader — to release full transcripts of testimony given to the Committee, which Issa chairs, in the course of its investigation into the IRS scandal. Issa has released selected snippets of that testimony, and has suggested — without substantiation — that the White House directed the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
    When Issa refused to release the transcripts, Cummings went ahead with his actions
    June 18, 2013
    Darrell Issa Furious After Democrat Releases IRS Transcript That Blows Up His Investigation
    Cummings called on Issa to release the entire transcripts, which Issa said would harm the investigation. Cummings asked him for specific reasons, and demanded he respond by Monday. When Issa didn't respond, Cummings released the entirety of the transcripts.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Oh I am not disputing the case against the administration/IRS, I am pointing out the fact, that as long as the GOP uses idiots like Issa, who releases classified information that endangers government workers abroad, lies, is suspected of corruption and worse.. then the message, true or not, can be ignored by everyone because of the messenger.

    Issa is dirty, get another spokesman or front man in your crusade against the Administration. I know the GOP is running out of clean sane members, but you got to have at least one left to use.. dont you?
    Ii dont think for one second your'e concerned with American lives over seas.

    You seem to defend the administration in the Benghazzi threads also.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So your fine with all this just going away because it suites your ideology ?

    You weigh the charge of corruption, even when it comes with proof by who it benefits politically ?

    Thats fine with me. It just proves we have a bigger problemon our hands than just a corrupt administration.
    i am just pointing out that no case where a person was held in contempt of congress after pleading the fifth was successfully convicted.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    When will we understand that attacking little boys will not effect the boss man. Obama is far to powerful to succumb to the petty crap the GOP has to play....we need a new game, and this rather pathetic play has me concerned.
    Continuing this stupidity will guarantee another 4-8 yrs of submission.

    Freakin' Idiots.
    He's "powerful" ??

    How ? His power comes from manipulating the dumbest among the electorate and then lying and obfuscating to cover for his incompetence.

    There's no power in any of that, just a guarantee of failure.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i am just pointing out that no case where a person was held in contempt of congress after pleading the fifth was successfully convicted.

    WHY are you pointing it out ?

    Seems your'e pretty satisfied in knowing that the Republicans are powerless, even when the evidence shows innocent Americans had their civil rights violated BY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY.

    Not by a group, or activist or a single Liberal. By our GOVERNMENT

    Like I said you Libs are ok with this and thats fine. Its what we Conservatives expected.

    But dont think for a minute that this is going away. It will be a steady stream of incriminating proof that will define this administrations and the Democrat parties legacy for years to come.

    And thats on top of their miserable economic failure.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    WHY are you pointing it out ?

    Seems your'e pretty satisfied in knowing that the Republicans are powerless, even when the evidence shows innocent Americans had their civil rights violated BY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY.

    Not by a group, or activist or a single Liberal. By our GOVERNMENT

    Like I said you Libs are ok with this and thats fine. Its what we Conservatives expected.

    But dont think for a minute that this is going away. It will be a steady stream of incriminating proof that will define this administrations and the Democrat parties legacy for years to come.

    And thats on top of their miserable economic failure.
    This is a fine example of the absurdity created by Issa's attempt to charge the Administration with attacking conservative political groups. A year after this whole mess began there is still zero evidence that any conservative groups were penalised despite blatant violations of the tax codes governing non-profit groups.
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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    He's "powerful" ??

    How ? His power comes from manipulating the dumbest among the electorate and then lying and obfuscating to cover for his incompetence.

    There's no power in any of that, just a guarantee of failure.
    He is quite clearly manipulating you...as well as the majority of the GOP base.

    Seriously what are we doing to gain anything...all effort seems to be directed at damaging them.

    We need to stand for SOMETHING....instead of against everything.

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    Re: Issa uncovers the smoking gun int he IRS targeting of conservatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    woweowowoowozzaaa.....its OVER...

    Obama and the Libs is going down...

    Ways and Means Committee Refers Lois Lerner to Department of Justice for Criminal Prosecution | House Committee on Ways & Means

    Washington, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that the Committee, acting under its authority granted in Sec. 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, voted out a criminal referral letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Eric Holder regarding actions taken by IRS employee Lois Lerner. Chairman Camp, in sending the letter on behalf of the Committee, urged Holder to take a serious review of the evidence uncovered through the Committee’s investigation to determine whether Lerner violated criminal statutes.

    The Committee uncovered three specific acts undertaken by Lerner that may have violated one or more criminal statutes documented in the letter:
    •Lerner used her position to improperly influence agency action against only conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the law. She showed extreme bias and prejudice towards conservative groups. The letter lays out evidence on how Lerner targeted conservative organization Crossroads GPS as well as other right-leaning groups, while turning a blind eye to similarly-organized liberal groups, like Priorities USA.
    •Lerner impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
    •Lerner risked exposing, and may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.
    If convicted of these crimes, Lerner could face up to 11 years in prison.

    snip.... MUST READ THE TIMELINE... MUST READ...HIT LINK
    It's far from over. Do you really think that Holder is going to investigate? If he does investigate do you really think he's going to find anything?

    I have no doubt whatsoever that there was (perhaps still is) targeting based on political ideology but I'm equally certain that nobody will be hooked up for it.

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