June 19, 2014

More on the IRS scandal and coverup UPDATED

This is the agency and the people entrusted with your most personal financial information and soon your medical records.

Mark Steyn: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Emails

They're openly sneering at us now….

Benghazi and Baghdad are far away, but the most powerful revenue agency on the planet is in your home, in your bank, in your credit card statements. If the IRS is corrupt, it wouldn't matter if every other federal agency were squeaky clean, which they certainly aren't. But it's beyond that: the IRS is systemically corrupt, and they're getting away with it. Which means that they'll keep doing it, and worse.

At Neocon, You know things have completely degenerated,  writes

…. Lois Lerner and the IRS Six’s disappeared e-mails? Just this:  it is a demonstration of the power to crush enemies as well as a demonstration that there will be no accountability and no redress. Perhaps it was meant to be audacious and outrageous, unbelievable and frightening."

She quotes a commenter

Destroy the evidence and plead the fifth…what are they going to do…contact the DOJ? Hahahahahahahaha.

Who are they going to call, the FBI? LOLOLOLOLOL!

Maybe have the Harry Reid Senate investigate? ROTFLMAO!!!!

Have the media do an in-depth investigation? Hohohohohohoho!!!

Impeach me? GUFFFFAWWWW!!!!

Please have the appropriate agencies erase all evidence of this email.

Peace and Love,

Barry

House report claims Obama influenced IRS to target conservative groups

A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings.

In a 77-page report released on Monday, the House Oversight Committee said, "President Obama's bully pulpit led to the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants." The report also places blame on "congressional Democrats," "Senior White House officials," "and other left-wing political figures and commentators."

Doesn't anyone want to be the new Woodward or Bernstein? Lost IRS Emails Point to An Abuse of Power and Cover-Up

Washington Post: Democrats should want a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal

How can the Democrats defend these “lost” e-mails? Who in a competitive 2014 race can keep a straight face and say they believe this president’s claims? If I were a Democrat, I would take Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-Mich.) good advice and support a special prosecutor.  It is the only way for Democrats to put distance between themselves and this grotesque violation of the public trust.

USA Today: Lost IRS e-mails shake trust in government

UPDATE:  Daniel Henninger in the WSJ

The IRS tea-party audit story isn't Watergate; it's worse than Watergate.

The Watergate break-in was the professionals of the party in power going after the party professionals of the party out of power. The IRS scandal is the party in power going after the most average Americans imaginable.

And Ace:

IRS: Hey Sorry You Can't Have Lois Lerner's Emails; Her Hard Drive Crashed
GOP: Okay Please Send Us the Hard Drive
IRS: Boy, You're Not Going to Believe This, But We Already Destroyed That Hard Drive
GOP: …
IRS: This Just Isn't Your Day
Posted by Jill Fallon at June 19, 2014 6:49 PM | Permalink