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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think it's prudent advise, you don't want the staff to include confidential information.
    no, damn it!

    no way would it be appropriate for the supervisor to explain to her staff the need to be circumspect in their writing
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If you instruct your personell to omit information from public record, because it could be used as evidence of illegal activity, it's obstruction of justice.
    would you please share with us where that was expressed in the email which prompted this thread
    Last edited by justabubba; 07-10-14 at 10:34 AM.
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    For precisely the reason she told her colleagues not to say anything in email. The Republicans will distort and misrepresent everything and anything. Better to say nothing and let them just make-up stuff to than to give them something they can lie about.
    Meaning ... she couldn't defend what they had been saying in the emails ... forget about the fact that Congress has oversight responsibility.
    Let's see, how would that work for everyone else.
    You tell your buddy that you don't want to pay taxes on your weekend job earnings that's off-the-books so you get paid in cash, destroy any record of it, & get your employer to do the same.
    Would you tell the IRS you didn't tell 'em because they'd distort what you were doing?

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    1. Yes, that criteria being "anything we think might be a conservative group"

    2. Possibly it might have started in Cincy, but it spread like wildfire from coast to coast with the backing and assistance of the folks in the D.C. office as the emails FreedomWatch recovered revealed.
    I've given you a series of LIKEs as a show of gratitude that you saved me from typing out the same responses.
    Their stuff got old months ago yet here they still are.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Almost certainly that wasn't Lerner's intent. She probably feared Republican distortion and misrepresentation of email.
    And that explains just perfectly why Lerner took the 5th. She wasn't afraid of criminal prosecution for breaking the law. She was afraid of republicans, which is why everybody takes the 5th when testifying before House committees. I mean, they do, don't they?

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    I've given you a series of LIKEs as a show of gratitude that you saved me from typing out the same responses.
    Their stuff got old months ago yet here they still are.
    It's almost fun to watch. Almost. The pathetic element strips the amusement from it over time.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    It's almost fun to watch. Almost. The pathetic element strips the amusement from it over time.
    Serious question, Hum ...
    Could you ever feel that heightened degree of hopelessly blind loyalty in the face of overwhelming evidence that you'd keep saying the same things that were shown as BS many months ago?
    I mean ... "Progressive groups were targeted too" ... that's downright embarrassing.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Serious question, Hum ...
    Could you ever feel that heightened degree of hopelessly blind loyalty in the face of overwhelming evidence that you'd keep saying the same things that were shown as BS many months ago?
    I mean ... "Progressive groups were targeted too" ... that's downright embarrassing.
    It is - for those capable of embarrassment. Then again, when the facts belie one's ideology, I guess there's just no where left to go.

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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
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    was not aware of that
    would you please share a cite which would evidence her admission of wrongdoing
    You are not even aware of it? You better keep up, this happened over a year ago!
    Oh, look up "Benghazi", "NLRB unconstitutional", "I have a pen", and "58 states" while you're at it. Boy, have you missed a lot.

    The Internal Revenue Service on Friday apologized for targeting groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, confirming long-standing accusations by some conservatives that their applications for tax-exempt status were being improperly delayed and scrutinized.

    Lois G. Lerner, the IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups, said the “absolutely inappropriate” actions by “front-line people” were not driven by partisan motives.


    IRS admits targeting conservatives for tax scrutiny in 2012 election - The Washington Post
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    Re: GOP: Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I admit, I really thought conservatives were overreacting a bit with this one, but man, everything this lady does is dirty.

    Something was going on, and if liberals don't decry it, they can't complain when it happens to them in the next administration.
    So two wrongs DO make a right.

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