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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So they knew about the investigation, so what? They didn't know the results until recently. How is this damning of the Republicans? This doesn't exonerate the WH or Treasury for what they did, target rightwing groups so they were less effective during the Presidential campaign. So this apology from the IRS was an attemtp to get ahead of the **** hitting the fan, and wasn't even sincere. Seems more damning of the Administration than ever.
    You sure you meant to reply to me? Because I'm going to have to, for about the 9th time in the last 24 hours, point out the old cliche, reading is essential. Cripes what is in the water at DP?

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year
    Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year

    The GOP had the same information the Whitehouse did.
    So EVERYBODY in Washington knew but the President ?

    Does that sound plausible ? That his CoS knew but never let him in on it ?

    Imagine if this was happening under Bush ? Would you accept that answer.

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    To quote Bill Lombard, uh.............yeah....yeah uh ......no. We already have several threads full of hair brained "ideas" that this is some kind of damaging news flash. Quite seriously, it is like you did not read or can't actually understand what you actually linked to. Lot of that going around DP today. God spare me but I have to break out the cliche again. Reading is essential. Since you could not be bothered to do it, I'll leave the disappointing surprises for you as you await to world to join you in the fervent belief your article said a word about the "republicans" much less the "GOP". Why do people too lazy to read their own links bother to post them in the first place? It is like stepping on a rake and t-boning yourself in the face. Why do it? Aside from the comedic effect it supplies to those watching you do it?

    in June 2012 - months before last year's the Presidential election. Republicans who requested the investigation were also told about it at approximately the same time.

    It was easy to miss, hiding in the first sentence. The point is merely that lots of people knew about the investigation, but no one did or said anything about it because you're not supposed to do or say anything about an investigation until it's finished.

    There's no need to be overtly hostile, but if you're going to be, you should at least have the courtesy to be correct.

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So EVERYBODY in Washington knew but the President ?

    Does that sound plausible ? That his CoS knew but never let him in on it ?

    Imagine if this was happening under Bush ? Would you accept that answer.
    I'd be shocked if anyone had told the President before the results of the investigation were known. Why would I have a problem if Bush did the same thing? The president doesn't look at every little thing that's being investigated. There are a number of watchdog groups investigating lots of things that would be huge scandals if the were true, they just aren't true.

    And why would staffers brief the President on something which any action he took would be illegal? There's no upside, especially since knowing about would make him politically vulnerable.

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    I'd be shocked if anyone had told the President before the results of the
    investigation were known. Why would I have a problem if Bush did the same thing? The president doesn't look at every little thing that's being investigated. There are a number of watchdog groups investigating lots of things that would be huge scandals if the were true, they just aren't true.

    And why would staffers brief the President on something which any action he took would be illegal? There's no upside, especially since knowing about would make him politically vulnerable.
    Because it's just not feasable. To think his General Council knew weeks before Obama claimed he found out about the IGs report but his Council didn't inform him is a sorry excuse.

    Everyday we're finding out that more and more people knew and Obama and the Democrats best defense is to admit their President is absolutley detached. Incompetent.

    As that Greasy Low Life Axelrod said, the Federal Govt is too big. Really ? And those clowns want to make it bigger ?

    I know why you think it's a feasable excuse, because you support his ideology, but don't expect everyone else to be either so blinded or naive.

    Of course they told him. He knew immediately of a scandal that could easily get out of hand for him and his party.

    They told him as soon as possible so they could start working on strategy's and so they could get their story straight.
    Same with Benghazi.

    Obama was there the entire time and NO ONE should be so gullible to think otherwise.

    When Bush was in office the left invented scandal after scandal, now that legitimate scandal after scandals exist, they try to down play illegal activities and the violation of civil rights by Obama's administration.

    It's going to get much worse for Obama, how long are you going to defend the undefensable ?

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post

    in June 2012 - months before last year's the Presidential election. Republicans who requested the investigation were also told about it at approximately the same time.

    It was easy to miss, hiding in the first sentence. The point is merely that lots of people knew about the investigation, but no one did or said anything about it because you're not supposed to do or say anything about an investigation until it's finished.

    There's no need to be overtly hostile, but if you're going to be, you should at least have the courtesy to be correct.
    I wonder whatever you think I was not correct about? That dozens of posters have already tried unsuccessfully to try and make hey of the fact that Issa was advised that IRS was investigating conservatives? The collective answer is a giant so what? Aside from that bromide, the fact that you still think the article says a thing about republicans (plural) or the GOP at all? Not surprisingly that is not contained in the article, much less the first sentence. Proving once again the age old axiom, reading really is essential.

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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Soooo... Basically the President is just a figure head and his minions are running the show for him?
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    Re: WH Senior Aides Knew Details Of IRS Probe But Didnít Tell Obama, Spokesman Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So EVERYBODY in Washington knew but the President ?

    Does that sound plausible ? That his CoS knew but never let him in on it ?

    Imagine if this was happening under Bush ? Would you accept that answer.
    Issa apparently knew -- it's come out he was tampering with the investigation from the start.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...es-2012-a.html

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