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    IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show[W:249]

    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington.

    Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC News. He said the groups’ contacts with the IRS prove that the practices went beyond a few “front line” employees in the Cincinnati office, as the IRS has maintained.

    “We've dealt with 15 agents, including tax law specialists -- that's lawyers -- from four different offices, including (the) Treasury (Department) in Washington, D.C.,” Sekulow said. “So the idea that this is a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati is not correct.”
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
    Irrelevant, they were targeting certain ideologies and not all of them.
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?

    • Bus for Progress, a New Jersey non-profit that uses a red, white and blue bus to "drive the progressive change." According to its website, its mission includes "support (for) progressive politicians with the courage to serve the people's interests and make tough choices." It got an IRS approval as a social welfare group in April 2011.

    • Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment says it fights against corporate welfare and for increasing the minimum wage. "It would be fair to say we're on the progressive end of the spectrum," said executive director Jeff Ordower. He said the group got tax-exempt status in September 2011 in just nine months after "a pretty simple, straightforward process."

    • Progress Florida, granted tax-exempt status in January 2011, is lobbying the Florida Legislature to expand Medicaid under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, one of President Obama's signature accomplishments. The group did not return phone calls. "We're busy fighting to build a more progressive Florida and cannot take your call right now," the group's voice mail said

    they got their approval as little as 9 months.

    the IRS approved 65 liberal groups. during the same time frame they only approved 3 conservative groups
    Not one conservative group got denied so they couldn't even make an appear. they was just left in limbo for over 27 months and most are still waiting
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
    Certainly not, they were engaged in 'social welfare'...
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    It's possible we now know why she took the 5th.
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
    What difference does it make?
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    It's possible we now know why she took the 5th.
    Because she perjured herself, by saying that there were no crime committed.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Would you describe these groups as primarily political in nature?
    Aren't they all, but geeee the only ones the IRS targeted we're conservative groups. Is that a new relation that has just come to you
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    Re: IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Certainly not, they were engaged in 'social welfare'...
    so advocating for the Presidents policies isn't political, but protesting against them is?
    You are an insufferable Ideologue, and your letting your bias cloud you common sense and logic to the point your making yourself look like a fool

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