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    Re: Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting[W:130, 252, 3

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The truth is that there is nothing scandalous here, it's a story of the Cincinatti office being overwelmed. The is nothing that implicates Obama.
    How certain are you of that? Where did you get this "Truth"?

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    Re: Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting[W:130, 252, 3

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The truth is that there is nothing scandalous here, it's a story of the Cincinatti office being overwelmed. The is nothing that implicates Obama.

    L
    Whether Obama was in on it or not, it certainly ins't a case of some IRS office being overwhelmed... Your living in a fantasy world if you actually believe that.

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    Re: Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting[W:130, 252, 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    How certain are you of that? Where did you get this "Truth"?
    From a 10 month old op-ed... Once he read that, it became etched in stone for him,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    this part; the fifth amendment, which you would violate for finding her in contempt for refusing to testify against herself:
    [emphasis added by bubba for the reading impaired]
    So you're stating that a contempt charge is unconstitutional...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Anyone thinks that delaying the application of 20 or so TeaParty groups for a status they didn't have to apply for is an idiot, and doesn't have the political sense to get elected to dogcatcher. (in anywhere except New Jersey where they seem to like that sort of thing)
    I've read through this sentence ten times and it still doesn't make sense.

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    Re: Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings prompted IRS targeting[W:130, 252, 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Whether Obama was in on it or not, it certainly ins't a case of some IRS office being overwhelmed... Your living in a fantasy world if you actually believe that.
    Nope, I am not, this not the first time I've presented this concept to you.


    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Bye, bye Grim. Do me a favor, if you're going to call the Obama corrupt on the issue of IRS targeting Of conservative organizations please come with some facts not your opinion. Its been 8 months since this started and no one has been able to link any of it to obama including Darrell issa's house committee. In that regard, the co-chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Elijah Cummings, was on Candy Crowley's CNN show State of the Union on June 9, 2013. Here is the transcript:

    CROWLEY: Was the IRS' target of conservative -- targeting of conservative groups orchestrated by Washington? The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa, thinks so. His ranking member, Elijah Cummings, has a different opinion, and he is next.

    (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

    (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

    REP. DARRELL ISSA, (R) CHMN., OVERSIGHT AND GOVT. REFORM COMMITTEE: This is a problem that was coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters. And, we're getting to proving it.

    (END VIDEO CLIP)

    CROWLEY: That, of course, is the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sharing his thoughts last week about the IRS scandal. I am joined now by the committee's top Democrat. He is Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

    Congressman, I find myself in the same situation I was in last week with Congressman Issa and that is that you have provided me with excerpts from interviews that the committee has done and nobody will give me the whole transcript. What is the problem here with you giving me the whole transcript or Congressman Issa, because it does -- in the end it kind of becomes everybody's version of the truth.

    CUMMINGS: Candy, I have asked Chairman Issa to release those transcripts to the public. I want every syllable of those transcripts to be released. He's the chairman. Now, I can tell you, I understand that he agreed to release them a week ago. And, I guess you still haven't gotten them based upon what you just said.

    CROWLEY: I haven't, but don't you have them, too?

    CUMMINGS: We have them, but again, let me be clear. I wrote Chairman Issa on Thursday and I wrote to him this morning, I want those transcripts to be released. But he's the chairman of the committee. We're not in power. Now, if he does not release them, I will. Period.

    CROWLEY: OK.

    CUMMINGS: But again, I have to --

    CROWLEY: Can we have a deadline?

    CUMMINGS: I'm sorry.

    CROWLEY: Can we have some date by which we could get them do you think?

    CUMMINGS: Well, I will talk to the chairman again. I've written him and begged him to release the transcripts. I want them released. The only thing I would say is I do want redactions of names of some people who are employees (ph), but other than that, I think every syllable should be released. And, I can tell you, I'm willing to come on your show next week with the chairman with the transcripts if he agrees to do that. But if he doesn't, I'll release them by the end of the week.

    CROWLEY: All right. We will check-in with both of you then. Let me now put up for our audience with the caveat that these are parts of an interview that you all had released to us. And this is a Cincinnati IRS manager of the screening group. So, in other words, the folks that were picking out Tea Party applications for tax exempt status. This is their boss in Cincinnati and some of the Q&A with Congressional investigators.

    Question, "in your opinion, was it decision to screen and centralized the review of Tea Party cases the targeting of the president's political enemies?" Answer, "I do not believe that the screening of these cases had anything to do other than consistency and identifying issues that needed to have further development."

    Question, "Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?" Answer, "I have no reason to believe that." In some ways, this is reminiscent to me of some of the things that Chairman Issa gave me, which is there's really not a way that this manager could know whether there was White House involvement. So, this is their opinion.

    But we still haven't kind of gotten to the -- the crux of the problem here, which is who wrote the BOLO, be on the look out for, that said look for Tea -- you know, names of Tea Party or Patriot? Who wrote that?

    CUMMINGS: OK. Let's back up first, Candy. One of the things you did not say just now is that this man was the manager of the Cincinnati group that reviewed the exemption process.

    CROWLEY: Right.

    CUMMINGS: Listen up now. He was a 21-year veteran of the IRS. And he was -- he described himself in the interviews in response to a Republican attorney's question as a conservative Republican. Very significant. He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way to what's showing that the White House was not involved in this. We knew that -- and this is the guy by the way, this conservative 21-year veteran of IRS is the same one who sent the initial case, the Tea Party case, up to the Washington technical office.

    CROWLEY: Right.

    CUMMINGS: To have it reviewed. It had not been requested by the Washington technical office of IRS.

    CROWLEY: Right.

    CUMMINGS: Very significant.

    CROWLEY: Well, but even a conservative Republican in Cincinnati wouldn't actually know what the White House had on its brain or what - or even probably what the IRS and Washington had. That's my only point. But there's not a definitiveness to this in the sense that I'm trying to figure out if anybody in the interview so far has said I wrote the BOLO. That said pull out Tea Party applications? Who is that person?

    CUMMINGS: Nobody. Again, it started -- this thing started with this guy -- it was started with a screener in his unit. The screener has -- it started with a Tea Party case, one Tea Party case in 2010 --

    CROWLEY: Do you know what case that was by the way? It was just described as high profile. What does that mean?

    CUMMINGS: High profile. That means it's a case that is unique. They believe that it would set precedent -- whatever decision they made would set precedent. And they wanted to make sure that it was handled in a way whereby whenever cases came behind it that were similar that they would be treated in a consistent way. This is very significant. And so the screener - a screener looked at this first case and then he takes it to his boss, the Republican conservative.

    CROWLEY: Right. CUMMINGS: And he says, boss, you know, this looks like a high profile case. Here's an organization that wants tax exempt status, but they want to be involved in political activity.

    CROWLEY: Right.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So you're stating that a contempt charge is unconstitutional...
    a contempt charge because the woman refuses to testify against herself, while asserting her fifth amendment right
    yep. unConstitutional
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There is a claim he didn't pay some taxes in I think France. No big deal.
    if that was Romney youd want him deported... i laugh... nothing is a big deal it help liberal destruction of the USA

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    a contempt charge because the woman refuses to testify against herself, while asserting her fifth amendment right
    yep. unConstitutional
    That's the rub, she testified then claimed the fifth. Not the same thing.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    a contempt charge because the woman refuses to testify against herself, while asserting her fifth amendment right
    yep. unConstitutional
    do you get your news from an etch-a-sketch?.. Its like your not even involved in the story, but are sure the Libs are innocent..

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