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Issa's Own IRS Witnesses Deny 'Political Motives' Against Tea Party

Issa's Own IRS Witnesses Deny 'Political Motives' Against Tea Party | Current Politics | Scoop.it

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was told by his own witnesses on Thursday that there was no political motivation behind the scrutiny of tea party groups applying for tax exempt status.

In a USA Today op-ed on Wednesday, the California Republican sought to revive the so-called scandal by suggesting that the targeting of tea party groups could have been "directed from the White House or somewhere else outside the IRS."

And clearly conservatives were expecting fireworks at Thursday's hearing because Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft titled a Wednesday evening blog post, "BOOM!… Rep. Darrell Issa Has Information That Will Link IRS Scandal ‘Into the White House’."

Hoft had apparently become excited after Issa told Fox News' Carl Cameron that Thursday's hearing would implicate the Obama administration.

"What he said to me today was make sure to watch tomorrow’s hearing because he’s going to present the evidence to prove it," Cameron explained to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday. "That he can get it right up all the way into the White House before it was all revealed."

But those allegations seemed to quickly fizzle before Issa finished the first round of questions to D.C.-based IRS tax law specialist named Carter Hull and Cincinnati-based IRS employee Elizabeth Hofacre.

"Ms. Hofacre, to your knowledge, do you know of anyone that you would say had political motives in the role of treating tea party groups?" the chairman asked.

"No, I do not," she replied.

Hull was asked the same question and responded with the same answer.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the committee's ranking Democrat, blasted Issa for continuing to suggest that the White House was involved in targeting tea party groups even after months of investigations produced nothing to back up those claims.

"I have never said that it was the president," Issa interrupted. "I have never said that he directed it. And certainly my questions in an op-ed were posed questions, not as conclusions."


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Apparently...Leftists are practicing the old Communist Russian press reporting. Scream theres nothing to see here...while the building collapses. Then say there was never a building there... Us "conspiracy theorists" will stick with our "fear mongering"...we have a better track record of truth...

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The Ryno's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:44 PM

Once again, Issa promised his witnesses would expose IRS links to the White House, but then his own witnesses clearly said there was no White House involvement.

 

Issa has mastered the game of screaming his wild conclusions from the rooftops without knowing what witnesses will say, then crying that the fact the witnesses say there is no link proves there must be a link out there. His entire game is trying to find facts to fit HIS conclusions, while ignoring the conclusions the actual facts prove. 

 

Issa will continue these partisan witchhunts as long as he is in office, abusing the checks and balances system to help his political party. 

 

FIRE THIS LIAR ALREADY 

Tom Hauck's comment, July 19, 2013 2:49 AM
Republicans also pointed out that while Democrats claim progressive groups may have been targeted, they have not come forward to complain about their treatment at the hands of the IRS like Tea Party groups have.

Earlier Thursday, a veteran IRS worker testified that officials from a Washington office led by a political appointee intervened in the screening of Tea Party applications, saying publicly for the first time the IRS chief counsel's office was involved in the controversial program.

Carter Hull, a recently retired tax law specialist, had earlier come under scrutiny after an employee in the Cincinnati IRS office told congressional investigators that he had been micro-managing her review of Tea Party groups' applications for tax-exempt status. But Hull revealed that he, too, was taking orders from up the chain of command.

Hull specifically said he was told to forward documents to an adviser for embattled IRS official Lois Lerner -- who first revealed the targeting of Tea Party groups and has since refused to answer lawmakers' questions. But Hull said he was then told to send documents to the Office of Chief Counsel for their review -- which is led by political appointee William Wilkins.

At an August 2011 meeting, Hull said, someone from the chief counsel's office said additional information was needed from Tea Party applicants that Hull was dealing with, and that a second letter should be sent out requesting more information.

These letters have since been cited by Tea Party groups as part of a drawn-out process that in some cases left them without any resolution for years.

Hull said during his testimony that the multi-level layer of review was "unusual." And he said the Cincinnati office was stuck on applications because he, too, was waiting for guidance from the chief counsel's office.

"I was waiting for word from chief counsel as to how to proceed," Hull said.

Hull repeatedly said that he was not told specifically to hold up applications. But he confirmed that after meeting with the chief counsel's office, applications were eventually taken out of his control and forwarded on for "further review," which he said was "rare."
(Now this was after testimony from the Inspector General AFTER these Democrat psychos accused him of ignoring the Liberals who were "targeted". The Inspector testified this NEW PACKET did not surface until last week...well AFTER the investigation. That these groups never came forward before and still have not and do not have a complaint on their treatment. So...sounds like the screamers are the Leftists who had to pull a packet out of their ass at the latest possible moment and try to say it was there all the time, but was ignored. And yes...the testimony does track the strings being pulled all the way to Obama appointee Wilkins...H SHOULD be fired for sure. So maybe be careful how you shoot off that word "liar"....liar...
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No evidence? Really? Just because a bunch of sell-out Republicans were involved in sham investigations before...it's funny that NOW the Left becomes shaken by the daily dump of ever more PROOF of Clinton's treachery. Now the Ambassadors e-mails are uncovered...and it's obvious the Left is scrambling to head off the revelations already coming out. Everything I told you about from my sources are being verified through the words of the victim himself. And the Left will stop at nothing...including spitting on the graves of these dead Patriots...to get their Socialist Queen in power.....sick.

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When is someone going to expose the finance behind these asshats. They are acting in an unconstitutional manner and corrupt Leftist politicians are helping them. The ACLU is a joke as it's a front for the American Communist Party...they pretend to be trying to help keepthing fair...but in reality, they undermine the freedoms of America and attack religions...oh...except Islam of course...

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As with Bill Clinton...the Left once again re-defines something to give them an advantage. When is a treaty not a treaty? Why...when Obama lies and says so. The details of the Iran deal have been altered and misleading enough that the Corker Bill can be bypassed. Obama and Kerry negotiated the "deal" as "non-binding" and that means it can be ignored if they step out of line at any time... Then Obama shucked it through the UN...a Muslim front-group...who love it. Now...the "non-binding deal" suddenly becomes binding and backed by UN "law"....which means it is a TREATY....and the Senate must have 2/3 vote to ratify it...the Corker Bill does NOT cover treaties....so call your damn Senators...and the switchboard at the White House and demand this be remanded back for a Senate vote as a TREATY.

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Sad as the DNC is...booing God...chanting 'Hail Satan' at their rallies and making ground chuck out of human babies... How has America fallen so far with our history of fighting Communism...Socialism...  and Marxism around the world for over 100 years that we see an avowed Socialist running for President. The enemies of our country...our culture...our Constitution were supposed to be barred from ever holding office or infiltrating our government...yet...here we are.... We have Communists...Socialists...Marxists AND Muslims all inside our government. EVERY ENEMY in our history has infiltrated our government through the Leftist Progressive Democrats and they are destroying us. And still....we do nothing.....

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