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Emails released by House Ways & Means show Lerner targeted GOP Senator

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm » 3 Comments

Via Fox News: Congressional investigators have uncovered emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner targeted a sitting Republican senator for a proposed internal audit, a discovery one GOP lawmaker called “shocking.”  The emails were published late Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee and pertain to the woman at the heart of the scandal over IRS […]

 

Speaker Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

Posted by: Phineas on June 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pathetic. Speaker John Boehner announced plans for the House to sue President Obama in court to force him to do his job and enforce the laws. Without being specific about the grounds of the suit, one can safely assume it covers Obama’s non-enforcement of immigration laws along the southwest border and, perhaps, […]

 

Nation’s top archivist: #IRS “did not follow the law” after hard drive crash

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

Via the New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report a hard drive crash that destroyed emails belonging to a senior official at the center of a scandal over the agency’s treatment of conservative-leaning political groups, the nation’s top archivist said Tuesday. “In accordance […]

 

IRS scandal: forget the special counsel. Instead, impeach.

Posted by: Phineas on June 24, 2014 at 4:12 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The growing frustration with the various scandals of the Obama administration have lead to repeated calls from the Opposition for special prosecutors to investigate and, if warranted, to criminally prosecute violators, most recently in the IRS scandal. For example, there’s Bryan Preston of PJ Media: Congressional hearings make for mediocre TV and a […]

 

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy vs. #IRS Commish Josh Koskinen – guess who wins?

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 9:32 am » 5 Comments

LOTS of fireworks at last night’s rare evening Congressional hearing, this one on the scandal surrounding the IRS targeting of conservative groups – and the still-unexplained loss of two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner and other key IRS employees. Unsurprisingly, rising star South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy got his time in … and […]

 

#IRS had an external email archiving service from 2005 to 2011

Posted by: Phineas on June 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, la-dee-da. Isn’t this interesting? The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives. The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according […]

 

Does the White House know anything about *anything*?

Posted by: ST on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 am » 8 Comments

Great piece from Fox News detailing at least ‘9 times the Obama administration was blindsided’ – or allegedly blindsided, anyway. Here’s a sneak peek: 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq The New Yorker (1/27/2014): “In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been ‘decimated.’ I pointed […]

 

Sure it’s a coincidence: Lerner’s PC “crashed” 10 days after congressional inquiry

Posted by: Phineas on June 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And if you believe that was an accident, have I got a bridge for you: As to Ms. Lerner’s behavior, consider that House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp first sent a letter asking if the IRS was engaged in targeting in June, 2011. Ms. Lerner denied it. She engineered a plant […]

 

Paul Ryan to #IRS commissioner: “No one trusts you.”

Posted by: Phineas on June 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, gee after over a year of revelations about government harassment of conservative groups applying for non-profit status, and after recent claims that convenient computer crashes wiped out emails demanded by investigating congressional committees, what reasonable person wouldn’t trust the IRS? Paul Ryan, for one, when questioning IRS Commissioner Koskinen: “This is unbelievable,” said […]

 

(Video) #Benghazi — why it matters

Posted by: Phineas on June 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Aside from owing a true accounting to the memories of the dead lost there and their survivors, the truth about the Benghazi massacre matters because of two words: “competence” and “character.”  Bill Whittle explains: Remember, one of the two top American officials mentioned in the video plainly desires to be President of […]