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    Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator[W:217:241]

    From Yahoo News:

    The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

    The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.

    ...In a statement, Grassley's office said the senator did not attend the event, and did not receive any invitation intended for Lerner.

    "This kind of thing fuels the deep concerns many people have about political targeting by the IRS and by officials at the highest levels," Grassley said. "It's very troubling that a simple clerical mix-up could get a taxpayer immediately referred for an IRS exam without any due diligence from agency officials."

    ...The IRS says it has lost an untold numbers of Lerner's emails because her computer crashed in 2011, sparking outrage among Republican lawmakers who have accused the tax agency of a cover-up. The emails released Wednesday were among the thousands that have been turned over to congressional investigators.

    Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Going after a United States Senator is pretty brazen. And this is just one e-mail exchange while an "untold" number of Lerner's emails can't be recovered because of a "computer crash."

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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From Yahoo News:

    The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

    The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.

    ...In a statement, Grassley's office said the senator did not attend the event, and did not receive any invitation intended for Lerner.

    "This kind of thing fuels the deep concerns many people have about political targeting by the IRS and by officials at the highest levels," Grassley said. "It's very troubling that a simple clerical mix-up could get a taxpayer immediately referred for an IRS exam without any due diligence from agency officials."

    ...The IRS says it has lost an untold numbers of Lerner's emails because her computer crashed in 2011, sparking outrage among Republican lawmakers who have accused the tax agency of a cover-up. The emails released Wednesday were among the thousands that have been turned over to congressional investigators.

    Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Going after a United States Senator is pretty brazen. And this is just one e-mail exchange while an "untold" number of Lerner's emails can't be recovered because of a "computer crash."
    That's very troubling! If we don't put an end to this once and for all, we can be assured we'll see it again next administration, republican or democrat.
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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Wait, we actually finally managed to find an IRS hard drive that HADNT crashed?





    Amazing.
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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From Yahoo News:

    The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

    The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.

    ...In a statement, Grassley's office said the senator did not attend the event, and did not receive any invitation intended for Lerner.

    "This kind of thing fuels the deep concerns many people have about political targeting by the IRS and by officials at the highest levels," Grassley said. "It's very troubling that a simple clerical mix-up could get a taxpayer immediately referred for an IRS exam without any due diligence from agency officials."

    ...The IRS says it has lost an untold numbers of Lerner's emails because her computer crashed in 2011, sparking outrage among Republican lawmakers who have accused the tax agency of a cover-up. The emails released Wednesday were among the thousands that have been turned over to congressional investigators.

    Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Going after a United States Senator is pretty brazen. And this is just one e-mail exchange while an "untold" number of Lerner's emails can't be recovered because of a "computer crash."
    I wonder how this is going to fly the next time I get audited (which happens to us a lot):

    "My computer crashed and I don't have any receipts or documentation for that time period."

    Interesting that she is policing US Senator's wives attendance at events. Who died and left her in charge of everything?

    Not a smidgeon of corruption. Nope. Not even a smidgeon.

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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I wonder how this is going to fly the next time I get audited (which happens to us a lot):

    "My computer crashed and I don't have any receipts or documentation for that time period."

    Interesting that she is policing US Senator's wives attendance at events. Who died and left her in charge of everything?

    Not a smidgeon of corruption. Nope. Not even a smidgeon.
    Unfortunately the same way it did for Bush when his administration conveniently lost 22 million e-mails! Not a damn thing.

    When the Bush White House lost 22 million emails, Darrell Issa didn't blame the President. He blamed IBM.

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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Unfortunately the same way it did for Bush when his administration conveniently lost 22 million e-mails! Not a damn thing.

    When the Bush White House lost 22 million emails, Darrell Issa didn't blame the President. He blamed IBM.

    Issa Blamed IBM Software For Loss Of 22 Million Bush Emails | Crooks and Liars

    HYPOCRISY WATCH: Lost IRS Email Outrage vs. Lost Bush White House Email Amnesia
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    Two - we aren't talking about Bush.

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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From Yahoo News:

    The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.

    The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.

    ...In a statement, Grassley's office said the senator did not attend the event, and did not receive any invitation intended for Lerner.

    "This kind of thing fuels the deep concerns many people have about political targeting by the IRS and by officials at the highest levels," Grassley said. "It's very troubling that a simple clerical mix-up could get a taxpayer immediately referred for an IRS exam without any due diligence from agency officials."

    ...The IRS says it has lost an untold numbers of Lerner's emails because her computer crashed in 2011, sparking outrage among Republican lawmakers who have accused the tax agency of a cover-up. The emails released Wednesday were among the thousands that have been turned over to congressional investigators.

    Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator


    Going after a United States Senator is pretty brazen. And this is just one e-mail exchange while an "untold" number of Lerner's emails can't be recovered because of a "computer crash."
    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That's very troubling! If we don't put an end to this once and for all, we can be assured we'll see it again next administration, republican or democrat.
    It would be troubling if it happened, but it didn't.
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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Interesting that she is policing US Senator's wives attendance at events. Who died and left her in charge of everything?
    because republican politicians and their families should be immune from the tax laws
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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh, so the OP is a lie? She didn't send an email suggesting the audit after mistakenly receiving the invitation?

    Interesting. In your link I see just the opposite, unless I'm imagining the words "Looked like they were inapproriately offering to pay for his wife. Perhaps we should refer to Exam?".

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    Re: Emails: IRS official sought audit of GOP senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Unfortunately the same way it did for Bush when his administration conveniently lost 22 million e-mails! Not a damn thing.

    When the Bush White House lost 22 million emails, Darrell Issa didn't blame the President. He blamed IBM.

    Issa Blamed IBM Software For Loss Of 22 Million Bush Emails | Crooks and Liars

    HYPOCRISY WATCH: Lost IRS Email Outrage vs. Lost Bush White House Email Amnesia
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