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DOJ standing by decision not to prosecute Lois Lerner

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/8/2017 at 7:00pm

Lois Lerner was the IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups.

The evidence was overwhelming that Tea Party and conservative groups had applications for tax exempt status delayed or denied, while liberal groups did not, and that this targeting was deliberate. Documents and...

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Reports: IRS Rehiring Employees Fired For Falsifying Documents, Illegally Accessing Taxpayer Information

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 8:30pm 7/30/2017 at 8:30pm
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The IRS seems to be in a constant state of administrative shambles.  Former IRS employees fired for falsifying documents, illegally accessing taxpayer information, and a range of other conduct, ethics, and legal issues are being rehired by the same agency that fired them.  This rehiring reportedly occurs despite flags and notes...

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House Panel Passes Bill to Stop Illegal IRS Seizures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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The House Ways and Means Committee has passed a bill that limits when the IRS can take action on taxpayer assets. From The Hill:

The bill concerns cases where taxpayers are suspected of “structur...

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Small Biz Owners Sue IRS Claiming Agency Improperly Shut Business Down

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:43pm 7/10/2017 at 1:43pm
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In March of 2015, more than twenty armed agents rolled up to Mii’s Bridal & Tuxedo in Garland, Texas.

The store’s owners, Tony and Somnuek Thangsongcharoen, were given two hours to cough up $10,000 to avoid seizure of their property for a tax bill of $31,422. When they were unable to provide...

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IRS Officials Continue to Obstruct in Tea Party Targeting Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/25/2017 at 4:00pm

It has been almost five years since news broke that officials at the IRS used the power of government to harass members of the Tea Party and other conservative groups.

The media has largely ignored the scandal and so far, no one has gone to jail. Earlier this month, IRS officials claimed...

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“Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:30pm 4/17/2017 at 9:30pm

Chris Matthews has invited liberals at the IRS to leak the audit status of President Trump’s tax return. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said: “we know there’s no audit [of Trump.] Can’t the IRS just make a statement, he’s not under audit? Just make the announcement. By the way, that would...

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IRS locates nearly 7,000 “Tea Party” documents

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 4:03pm 3/9/2017 at 4:03pm
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It is astonishing how much is being revealed about the “Deep State” since Donald Trump was inaugurated less than two months ago.

This week, Wikileaks published almost 9,000 documents from the CIA about the agency’s own malware used to hack into anyone’s electronics make it look like the cyber-attack came from Russia.

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TaxProf ends daily coverage of IRS Scandals

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/24/2017 at 5:00pm

Pepperdine Law Professor Paul Caron, also known as TaxProf at the TaxProf blog, started daily coverage of the IRS scandal(s) several years ago.

The College Fix has some good background on the endeavor.

TaxProf probably didn’t think it would last this long. But once you start to cover something daily, it’s hard to stop.

After 1352...

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Senate Finds IRS Employees Lived in Luxury While Traveling

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/15/2016 at 4:00pm

The Senate Finance Committee has discovered that 27 IRS employees in fiscal 2015 spent over $1.4 million on travel expenses to use “high-end car services and luxury apartment and hotel stays.” One member of the committee said the report hows that the agency has not done anything to reduce waste.

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Did Chelsea Use Clinton Foundation Funds to Pay For Her Wedding?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/7/2016 at 2:30pm

Oh boy. PAGING THE IRS! The list of wrongdoings with the Clinton Foundation continues to grow. Another Wikileaks dump shows one Clinton aide accusing Chelsea Clinton of using Clinton Foundation funds to pay for wedding among other things:

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Could the IRS Investigation into the Clinton Foundation be the Non-profit’s Downfall?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/4/2016 at 1:00pm
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An FBI investigation, investigation by Congressional committee, DOJ investigation into the Clinton Foundation, and now the IRS — yet, Hillary’s still polling above 50%.

A Dallas-based IRS office is digging into the Clinton Foundation and why the entity remains tax exempt.

While the foundation’s bookkeeping appears rather solid and above reproach, as Joe...

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Indian Police Bust IRS Phone Scam Center Outside Mumbai

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/6/2016 at 2:30pm

CBS News reports that criminals make an estimated 10,000 IRS scam phone calls each week and that the scammers are ruthless in preying on Americans’ fear of the IRS’s unique and expansive power. Not only is the IRS the “the most feared federal agency in the country,” but it’s also deemed...

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Prager U: Is America’s Tax System Fair?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/29/2016 at 5:00pm
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IRS: Obama’s Potent Weapon in War Against Dissent

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/26/2016 at 12:00pm

I recently noted that President Obama’s climate change edict for our national security strategists shows that he does not take warfare against American opponents seriously.

However, the President takes citizen opposition very seriously. For example, he is unleashing one of his most potent tools against Americans opting out of purchasing Obamacare.

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IRS Commissioner Admits Mistakes in Previous Testimony

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:29am 9/21/2016 at 11:29am

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is currently testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee to avoid impeachment due to allegations he may have destroyed evidence for congressional investigations into the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups. Koskinen stressed that Congress should not impeach him, but did admit mistakes on his...

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House Republicans Dump Impeachment Vote on IRS Commissioner

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/15/2016 at 5:00pm

The House Freedom Caucus and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) struck a deal to hold a hearing for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, thus delaying a Thursday House vote to impeach him.

The caucus had submitted a resolution to impeach Koskinen for impeding “Congress’ effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments...

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House Freedom Caucus Submits Resolution to Impeach IRS Commissioner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/13/2016 at 5:30pm

The House Freedom Caucus submitted a resolution to force a vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. They have accused him of hampering, “Congress’ effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments of Tea Party groups that sought tax exemptions several years ago.”

Caucus members Members claim Koskinen failed to provide proper email documents...

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