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IRS Scandal: Smoking Gun?

Using the tax agency to criminalize conservatives? Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom […]

RNC Sues IRS for Stonewalling

The Republican National Committee today filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the Internal Revenue Service of illegally failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests: The RNC believes the undue delay in producing the requested documents is unacceptable and inexcusable, given that many of these documents have been already produced to other requesting entities. […]

Found scribbled on the back of a 1040X

– compiled by Wombat-socho Apologies for the lack of posting, but the last couple of days in the tax mines have been pretty hellacious. I’ve basically had time to do nothing but prepare taxes, eat, sleep, excrete, and clean up so I can go back to doing taxes. Regular posting (or something like it) should […]

House Democrats and the IRS Cover-Up

Headline by Katie Pavlich at Townhall: BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings Details from Eliana Johnson at National Review: The war between Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and the committee’s ranking member, Elijah Cummings, rages on. Issa on Wednesday accused the Maryland Democrat of colluding with the Internal […]

New Report Debunks IRS Claims

John D. McKinnon of the Wall Street Journal reports: A new report from House Republicans sheds more light on the early stages of tea-party targeting by the Internal Revenue Service, identifying the first three cases sent to Washington for special review in 2010. The report also underscores the difficulties the targeted groups faced. Two of […]

House GOP Thinks Small

by Smitty Dear Peasant Scum: We have heard heard your complaints about the IRS pig rooting up all of your property, and have graciously afforded it some fresh lipstick. You’re welcome. The GOP More fun: Even many Republicans have grown leery of Camp’s proposal, worried that any simplification plan would have to trim popular tax […]

Another IRS Stonewall

The old “ongoing investigation” trick: The Justice Department has rebuffed a House Republican’s plan to hold an oversight hearing this Thursday featuring a key criminal investigator from the team reviewing mishandling of tax-exempt status applications by the Internal Revenue Service. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Justice attorney Barbara Bosserman on Jan. 28 to testify “due […]

Obama: ‘What IRS Scandal?’

The big news out of Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday interview with President Obama was the latter’s claim that there wasn’t “a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal. Just a bunch of inept bureaucrats accidentally targeting the president’s political enemies: Rather, he said, IRS officials were confused about how to implement the law governing those kinds […]

Ted Cruz: Media Acting as ‘Palace Guard’ to Protect Obama in IRS Scandal UPDATE: Tom Perez Fails to Provide Information on Bosserman’s Appointment

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday the media have failed to do their job by demanding answers in the Internal Revenue Service scandal. “The media should hold the administration accountable,” Cruz said. Instead of acting as watchdogs, however, the media are acting as a “palace guard” protecting President Obama from scrutiny, the conservative Republican told […]

The IRS Scandal Cover-Up

Use of the Internal Revenue Service to harass the President’s political Enemies List? That’s not a crime. Entrusting investigation of the IRS scandal to Attorney General Eric Holder? Nothing suspicious about that. Most Transparent Administration in History™! The DOJ lawyer who’s heading the investigation is an Obama donor and the FBI, after seven months of supposedly investigating […]

IRS Leaker ID’d; Confidential Information Given to 2007 Harvard Graduate UPDATE: Gay ‘Diversity’ Program

Eliana Johnson of National Review reports that congressional investigators have identified the Internal Revenue Service employee who leaked confidential information about donors to the National Organization for Marriage. Federal rules forbid the leaker’s name being made public, but we know to whom the information was leaked: [A]n IRS agent working in the Exempt Organizations Division […]

An Ode To Lois Lerner: “Blown Snow”

by Smitty But Sometimes Bureaucrats Soar Beyond Simple Background Stories, Brokering Supercilious Bromides Stashed Below Silver Busses Staggered By Squashed Bodies Sacrificed, Bravely Supporting Beliefs Seemingly Broken, Soviet-style – Losing her 1st Amendment rights?

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