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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    A special prosecutor can get to the bottom of what happened, even if someone pleads the 5th, there are ways around that. This investigation isnt going to stop because one person pleads the 5th.
    There is sufficient evidence to appoint a special prosecutor...there does not have to be proof, but a body of evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors....in this case Lois Lewrner has made statements to the committe *under oath*, statements which have since been contradicted by a series of witnesses, those she had attempted to blame.

    that is clear indication of an attempt to deceive and obstruct justice. Her continuing refusal to hide behind the fifth amendment when she has surrendered that right with an opening statement is yet another indication of moral collapse within the system....the executive itself is indicated in wrong doing.
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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    She did relinquish that right with her opening statement. You can't have it both ways.

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah because she was the Attorney Representing 10 different groups. Which.....you only know of 2 or 3 of them that made the news, huh? From Post 93.


    The politics of the IRS scandal.....


    Yet, it seemed immediately apparent to me that the IRS story overwhelms the other two in terms of the potential danger posed to the administration. Why? Because any American can easily understand the unfairness and fearsomeness of using the taxing power for partisan political purposes.

    But my confidence in these sorts of political assessments isn’t sky high these days. Thus, I was happy to read that Nate Silver also sees political resonance in the IRS scandal. He assesses the likely political fall-out from a scandal by asking the following five sensible questions:

    The long-and-short of Silver’s analysis of these questions is that “the I.R.S. story scores relatively high, meaning it could have a substantial political impact.”

    As to the first question, “simplicity seems to be on the Republicans’ side in the I.R.S. case in a way it hasn’t been on Benghazi.” As to the second, “the I.R.S. story has the potential to affect perceptions of the executive branch, the Democratic Party and the United States government as a whole, and Mr. Obama.” Similarly, as to the third, “when it comes to the grievances of Tea Party voters in particular, the I.R.S.’s actions could hardly be more substantively or symbolically resonant.”

    Fourth, Republicans face little risk of a backlash when they press the administration on the IRS’s conduct. It will be difficult to portray concern about IRS abuses as a partisan squabble. President Obama and other Democrats sense this, as is clear from their initial public reaction.

    Finally, does the IRS scandal arise in a slow news cycle? I would say no, given Benghazihate. But Silver argues that this puts Republicans in something of a no-lose position:.....snip~

    The politics of the IRS scandal | Power Line



    Big time trouble for the Demos, naughty naughty! .
    How does she know better that a newspaper reporter who covered Issa's House Oversite Committe hearings? More than likely Issa lied to her, I don't she is incompetent.


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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That's right Vee. from post 120.....amazing PB talks about USA, huh?

    Bozell: Broadcast Networks 'Allergic to the Truth About the IRS Scandal'.....


    The full press release:

    RESTON, Va. – Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a new batch of IRS documents that showed “extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative leaning organizations.” According to an analysis from the Media Research Center, ABC, CBS, and NBC responded with exactly ZERO seconds of network news coverage. The released documents also revealed the IRS’s handling of the Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s DC headquarters, contrary to initial claims that blamed low-level officials in Cincinnati.

    In the year since the scandal broke, numerous major developments have gone completely unreported by the Big Three. Examples include:

    • On August 2, FoxNews.com reported that House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa had accused acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel of blocking the committee’s investigation. Network coverage: Zero.
    On September 4, CNN’s Drew Griffin reported that documents showed Lerner’s original story blaming low-level employees was a lie.Network coverage: Zero.
    • On September 11, 2013 the Wall Street Journal exhibited how Lerner’s own e-mails implied a liberal political agenda at work. Network coverage: Zero.
    On September 18, 2013, a front-page analysis published by USA Today confirmed the targeting of conservatives. ZERO seconds of coverage.
    At the end of March 2014, the New York Times noted that the House committee was still being frustrated by non-cooperation from the IRS. Network coverage: Zero.
    And, an April 7, 2014 staff report by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee thoroughly demolished what remained of the notion that both sides had been targeted. Network coverage: Zero.
    • Finally on May 7, 2014, The House of Representatives voted to hold disgraced IRS bureaucrat Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Total network coverage? 15 seconds on Good Morning America. Zero on CBS and NBC.


    Read more: Bozell: Broadcast Networks 'Allergic to the Truth About the IRS Scandal' | NewsBusters
    Yeah some folks around here are still stuck on the first round of spin sent out via the White House that all this targeting occurred out of low-level employees at Cincinnati. That was proved completely false in September of last year.

    Then you have Attorney General Eric Holder assigned to fully investigate the IRS scandal. What an friggin joke! Because his findings then has Obama come out and state there isn't a "smidgen" of wrong doing. Someone kick the jukebox to play the theme of the Godfather.

    Now with all the emails and documents that Judicial Watch obtained UN-REDACTED, it revealed the names of Democrat Senators that were pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups. Now common sense tells you if there was no wrongdoing here then why was Levin's name and others redacted from the emails that Congress received?

    So here you have the Democrats in the Senate pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups. You have Lois Lerner at the IRS, a Democrat with a history of political hackery claiming these practices were coming out of Cincinnati when documents clearly show marching orders were coming out of D.C. And then you have the most political atty general in history, Eric Holder, appointed by the president to investigate for wrong doing (snicker), and then a president before the "so called" investigation was completed claim no wrong doing not a "smidgen" was found..... And these documents obtained by Judicial Watch are showing them all to be a bunch of crooked liars. And there are more to come.......

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    How does she know better that a newspaper reporter who covered Issa's House Oversite Committe hearings? More than likely Issa lied to her, I don't she is incompetent.
    Uhm.....she was the attorney in court to represent those groups and saw first hand. What the Fed had to bring to court.


    Cmon PB.....really?



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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Wrong, Scooter Libby lied to the FBI (they call it false evidence). He told them Tim Russert told him about Valerie Plame. Unfortunately for him, Tim Russert testified before the GJ he did no such thing.
    It still just kills you that they couldn't 'frog march' Cheney doesn't it?
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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Uhm.....she was the attorney in court to represent those groups and saw first hand. What the Fed had to bring to court.


    Cmon PB.....really?


    She was there when the groups she represents testified, but I bet she wasn't there when the folks from Cincinnati testified. Her time is worth more than that. Who would she bill?


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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It still just kills you that they couldn't 'frog march' Cheney doesn't it?
    Yeah, Libby fell on his sword for him, that's loyalty.


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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    She was there when the groups she represents testified, but I bet she wasn't there when the folks from Cincinnati testified. Her time is worth more than that. Who would she bill?
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    White House spin on IRS scandal collapsing quickly.....
    May 16, 2014 <<<<< !


    The administration has claimed from the beginning that any special attention give Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations came strictly at the direction of people in the Cincinnati office, and was in no way directed by anyone in Washington.

    That was always hard to believe, but now we’re seeing clearer evidence that it was a lie. The latest testimony comes from IRS attorney Cleta Mitchell, who says very clearly that she talked to people in Cincinnati and they weren’t running the show.

    I never heard from Cincinnati,” Mitchell said. “We only dealt with Washington.”

    And these folks in Washington, whose bidding were they doing? Democrat Sen. Carl Levin for one......snip~

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    Re: Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Post 96:

    White House spin on IRS scandal collapsing quickly.....
    May 16, 2014 <<<<< !


    The administration has claimed from the beginning that any special attention give Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations came strictly at the direction of people in the Cincinnati office, and was in no way directed by anyone in Washington.

    That was always hard to believe, but now we’re seeing clearer evidence that it was a lie. The latest testimony comes from IRS attorney Cleta Mitchell, who says very clearly that she talked to people in Cincinnati and they weren’t running the show.

    I never heard from Cincinnati,” Mitchell said. “We only dealt with Washington.”

    And these folks in Washington, whose bidding were they doing? Democrat Sen. Carl Levin for one......snip~
    What's the point?


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