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“Truth comes out a little at a time”

“Truth comes out a little at a time”

From The Wall Street Journal, IRS Staff Cite Washington Link:

Two Internal Revenue Service employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office told congressional investigators that IRS officials in Washington helped direct the probe of tea-party groups that began in 2010.

Transcripts of the interviews, viewed Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, appear to contradict earlier statements by top IRS officials, who have blamed lower-level workers in Cincinnati.

Elizabeth Hofacre said her office in Cincinnati sought help from IRS officials in the Washington unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations after she started getting the tea-party cases in April 2010. Ms. Hofacre said Carter Hull, an IRS lawyer in Washington, closely oversaw her work and suggested some of the questions asked applicants.

“I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” she said, according to the transcripts….

The interview transcripts suggest it began with a search for tea-party groups by name among applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. The Cincinnati employee who conducted the search, Gary Muthert, said he started gathering applications in March 2010, at the request of an unidentified local manager, who allegedly told him that “Washington, D.C., wanted some cases,” according to the transcripts. Mr. Muthert first heard of tea-party applications from another Cincinnati employee….

The interview transcripts suggest it began with a search for tea-party groups by name among applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. The Cincinnati employee who conducted the search, Gary Muthert, said he started gathering applications in March 2010, at the request of an unidentified local manager, who allegedly told him that “Washington, D.C., wanted some cases,” according to the transcripts. Mr. Muthert first heard of tea-party applications from another Cincinnati employee.

For some reason, this song keeps coming into mind:

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Comments

Henry Hawkins | June 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Watergate took years. Drip, drip, drip….

Uncle Samuel | June 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Actually, another song comes to mind.

“Leftist, that starts with L and that stands for LIAR.”
“Progressive that starts with P and that stands for Pants on FIRE.”

The real smoking gun will be evidence that the IRS went out of their way to audited people who contributed to Republican campaigns. And that that activity was initiated or known by Obama and/or his top advisors.

I expect that to happen soon. An outlaw bureaucracy seldom sees boundaries.

This is like peeling an onion.

It SHOULD take a while. LOTS of opportunities for new headlines, for new faces, for new victim testimony, etc.

Heh!

And NOBODY needs to imagine we are done with Benghazi or Fast & Furious.

Uncle Samuel | June 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

HA!!!

Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz tweets:

“Holder says he won’t resign until he accomplishes all his goals. I guess there are still some amendments in Bill of Rights left unviolated…”

11:57 AM – 6 Jun 2013

Henry Hawkins | June 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I hope it takes till about, oh, November 2016.

Obama spent four years blowing his own horn. Maybe we can spend four years jamming it up his ass.

BannedbytheGuardian | June 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I do believe this is massive.

However a larger percentage of the American population must be willing the grasp the enormity of it. It is against every Governance statute in every civil service but I don’t know that these things mean much anymore.

If they can keep it in the minor scandal portfolio & it is being addressed only by congressional committees then it won’t go further. It will be with the line dancing vids as just Bad Bureaucrat Behaviour.

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