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14 Jan

While prosecutors in the Justice Department have not made a final decision about whether to file charges, the FBI said Monday that IRS officials did not commit a crime by inspecting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups. When the IRS originally disclosed that its officials had searched applications for groups with the words “Tea Party” and “Patriots” in their names, an uproar ensued and members of Congress pressed the Justice Department to investigate. However, it turns out that the agency also applied the same scrutiny to liberal groups’ applications by searching for “Progressive” and “Occupy.”

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9 responses to “So there

  1. Cluster

    January 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Liberals and conservatives should all be concerned by the “culmination” of this Soviet style investigation conducted by a partisan insider:

    FBI investigators went more than half a year without contacting any of the 41 victimized conservative groups represented in an American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) lawsuit against the IRS, even though White House press secretary Jay Carney was able to conclude that the IRS matter was just one of a number of “phony scandals” surrounding the Obama administration.

    “After seven months of no contact from federal investigators, a small number of our clients recently received a request for an interview from the FBI,” ACLJ senior counsel Jay Sekulow said late last week. Sekulow’s organization confirmed that fewer than 10 of its clients have been contacted.

    Also, the main player in this incident, Lois Lerner, has yet to testify and pled the Fifth but yet the FBI feels confident to conclude the investigation? From day one, the FBI slow walked the IRS investigation, a government agency with incredible power over every day Americans, yet are fast tracking the “traffic cone” investigation, and no one thinks that is odd?

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/14/issa-obama-admins-irs-investigation-appears-to-be-a-sham/#ixzz2qODpsRTe

     
    • rustybrown2012

      January 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      Liberals and conservatives should all be concerned by the “culmination” of this Soviet style investigation conducted by a partisan insider

      *Yawn!* No. Only people wearing tinfoil tricorns should be concerned by this, as is the case.

      Imagine! The IRS trying to discern whether blatantly partisan groups are blatantly partisan by searching for blatantly partisan language! Oh, the horrors! Orwell could never have imagined this. *Yawn!*

       
      • Cluster

        January 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        It’s actually quite a few people who are concerned:

        According to Rasmussen’s survey, most Americans think the IRS broke the law by targeting Tea Party groups for harassment, but few expect it to be punished.

        http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/few-believe-irs-will-be-punished-tea-party-targeting

        Maybe it’s just you that has the tinfoil hat on. And defending the IRS on anything, makes you highly suspect.

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        Keep up the spirit Cluster. Adjust that tinfoil tricorn and brace into the wind. You’re bound to be proven right one of these days.

         
  2. mitchethekid

    January 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Jay. Jay Jay Jay Jay Jay. The legend of Bigfoot is more credible than the Daily Caller. But I must say that they fit the bill for a one stop shopping spree for right wing conformation bias.
    I’m not familiar with Sunshine State News, but doing a quick tour I noticed several tells that I can say in confidence that they to are selling the same hysteria. I was particularly bemused by their use of the phrase “common sense” and “smaller government”. Words based on an unexamined presumption of right wing foregone conclusions. But tailored for a more regional appeal. I mean, what exactly is “common sense”? Is it something that everyone just assumes that every other person knows about and therefore doesn’t have to be explained? Only mentioned as in “everyone knows that”. Or does the phrase refer to a certain logic and experience? I’m stumpt.

    As far as Issa, for a long time he has had a reputation of being one of the most dishonest members of congress. http://www.mediaite.com/online/not-so-grand-behind-rep-darrell-issas-three-auto-theft-accusations/
    http://www.nationalmemo.com/darrell-issas-5-biggest-lies-about-the-irs-scandal/4/

    And then there is this, although I don’t quite get the Dr. Seuss background.
    http://bobdog93.com/2013/06/26/representative-elijah-cummings-calls-out-representative-darrell-issa-for-dishonesty-over-irs-scandal/

     
 
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