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    IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups

    Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George prevented the release of documents proving the IRS treated left-leaning groups the same way it treated tea party groups, acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel testified on Wednesday.

    “We were imminently going to produce a document in an unredacted form that would indicate the identity of a grouping of entities that we felt were similar in a kind of scope as tea party — in terms of its grouping — so that it wouldn’t be able, you wouldn’t be able to identify a particular taxpayer because the grouping name was so broad,” he said. “And, he reached out when he learned that we were about to produce this information and expressed concern and indicated a disagreement with our internal experts on whether that information was 6103-protected or not.”

    The IRS was prepared to provide the document to the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating IRS misconduct. But George personally called Werfel and claimed that releasing the document would violate taxpayer confidentiality laws. Section 6103 of the tax code prohibits the IRS from revealing specific information about taxpayers, but Werfel said no such information would be disclosed.
    IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups | The Raw Story

    Looks like the GOP narrative has blown up in their faces and the investigation will now be about the George/Issa conspiracy to misled Congress. This is beautiful.

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    Hey hey, look who's back. Yeehaw!!!
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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hey hey, look who's back. Yeehaw!!!
    Focus, focus!

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    What ever happened to those RW nut scandals that were going to bring down the president? Oh yea, they were pretty much just made up.
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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning groups | The Raw Story

    Looks like the GOP narrative has blown up in their faces and the investigation will now be about the George/Issa conspiracy to misled Congress. This is beautiful.
    You already tried this one days ago ... it still ain't wine but whine.

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    You already tried this one days ago ... it still ain't wine but whine.
    Read this account: Oh Look Darrell Issa Is Lying Again, Part One Million Seven Hundred Sixty Thousand Seventy Two Brainiacs at work.

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    This "scandal" was dead in may.


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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This "scandal" was dead in may.
    William Wilkins wishes that was true. Carter Hull fingered him as the source of his direction. Willy works for- gasp! - Obama. Uh oh. Better put a whole lot more grease on the spin machine now.

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    Re: IRS inspector general ‘personally’ blocked info on targeting of left-leaning grou

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    William Wilkins wishes that was true. Carter Hull fingered him as the source of his direction. Willy works for- gasp! - Obama. Uh oh. Better put a whole lot more grease on the spin machine now.
    Pshhh this isnt a scandal. This is the IRS doing its job. The real scandal is the bill that allows this status for these organizations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Pshhh this isnt a scandal. This is the IRS doing its job. The real scandal is the bill that allows this status for these organizations.
    Pssst. I won't tell anybody. I promise. In the meantime, we're going to have us a scandal that looks more and more like the WH is involved. Again, I do promise to keep a lid on the real scandal until you decide to light the fuse. Just let me know when.

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