Scandal, Scandal, Everywhere You Look

Irrelevent? Only heard when we heard? Not Involved? What else are we SUPPOSED to believe? BO’s Government Union Buddies meet at the White House, the next day the TEA Party applications get special treatment, or is it non-treatment, get inane questions, get delayed, get screwed. Now we are supposed to suspend all belief nothing out of the ordinary went on in Cincinnati, then other offices. We’re now hearing this type of treatment came from up high, not rogue employees. We’re suppose to now suspend all belief that all the scandals now showing up, BO had Zero beforehand knowledge. I think BO is also trying to sell waterfront property, just show up at a new moon low tide. And we’re told also to believe all these “things” happening are “IRRELEVENT.”

White House senior aides knew details of IRS probe but didn’t tell Obama, spokesman says

By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: May 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, learned last month about a review by the Treasury Department’s inspector general into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but they did not inform President Obama, the White House said Monday.

The acknowledgement is the White House’s latest disclosure in a piecemeal, sometimes confusing release of details concerning the extent to which White House officials knew of the IG’s findings that IRS officials engaged in the “inappropriate” targeting of conservative non-profits for heightened scrutiny. Previously, the White House said counsel Kathryn Ruemmler did not learn about the final results of the investigation until the week of April 22nd, and had not disclosed that McDonough and other aides had also been told about the investigation. On Monday, White House Spokesman Jay Carney said a member of Ruemmler’s staff learned of the probe the week of April 16; Ruemmler learned of the investigation on April 24th; and after that point she informed the chief of staff and other aides about the probe’s findings.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/20/white-house-senior-aides-knew-details-of-irs-probe-earlier-spokesman-says/

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  1. Anonymous IRS Official : “Everything Comes From the Top”
    Monday, May 20, 2013

    A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.

    The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they only operate on directives from headquarters:

    As could be expected, the folks in the determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don’t necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume they’re engaged in partisan villainy.

    Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/05/anonymous-irs-official-everything-comes-from-the-top/#ixzz2TtQdgUxu

  2. Timing: Obama’s Smoking Gun
    Monday, May 20, 2013

    “For me, it’s about collaboration. — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House

    Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

    Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

    The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

    March 31, 2010.

    According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

    Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/2013/05/timing-obamas-smoking-gun/#ixzz2TtRR6uLz

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  4. Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.”

    By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

    A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.

    The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they only operate on directives from headquarters:

    As could be expected, the folks in the determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble concentrating this week. Number crunchers, whose work is nonpolitical, don’t necessarily enjoy the spotlight, especially when the media and the public assume they’re engaged in partisan villainy.

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    “We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. . . . That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”

    The staff member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of losing his job, said that the determinations unit is competent and without bias, that it grouped together conservative applications “for consistency’s sake” — so one application did not sail through while a similar one was held up in review. This consistency is paramount in the review of all applications, according to Ronald Ran, an estate-tax lawyer who worked for 37 years in the IRS’s Cincinnati office.

    This pretty plainly contradicts the story coming out of the IRS that rogue agents in Cincinnati were responsible.

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/irs-targeting-tea-party/2013/05/20/anonymous-cincinnati-irs-official-everything-comes-top#ixzz2TxBgMh9C

  5. ARE YOU GETTING THE FEELING????

    Attorney General Eric Holder’s Connection To IRS Scandal

    Is it possible that Attorney General Eric Holder was giving the IRS information on who to target back in 2010? There is a letter on record to suggest that this might just be the case. The letter was sent from Representative Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) to Attorney General Eric Holder and requested that his office investigate a conservative group that was soon after targeted by the IRS. As reported late Monday by Brandon Darby of Breitbart.com there is now a possible tie between Eric Holder and the IRS scandal:

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate election integrity of True the Vote and its associated Tea Party group, King Street Patriots, immediately before the IRS and DOJ began targeting the group in June 2010.

    Rep. Jackson Lee sent a letter to Holder which alleged that True the Vote was intimidating voters and their election monitors were crossing the line in unspecified “instances” of voter intimidation. The letter went on to directly assert that the “alleged events” were factual and that the True the Vote effort was behind the crimes. The letter offered no documented instances or data of any kind.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/attorney-general-eric-holders-connection-to-irs-scandal/#ixzz2TyS8V4lL

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