The Washington Times reports on a story of government tyranny.
A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases.
Its investigators also are probing two allegations that the Internal Revenue Service “targeted for audit candidates for public office,” the Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, has privately told Sen. Chuck Grassley.
In a written response to a request by Mr. Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Mr. George said a review turned up four cases since 2006 in which unidentified government officials took part in “unauthorized access or disclosure of tax records of political donors or candidates,” including one case he described as “willful.” In four additional cases, Mr. George said, allegations of improper access ofIRS records were not substantiated by the evidence.
Mr. Grassley has asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to explain why the Justice Department chose not to prosecute any of the cases. The Iowa Republican told The Washington Times that the IRS “is required to act with neutrality and professionalism, not political bias.”
[...]“The Justice Department should answer completely and not hide behind taxpayer confidentiality laws to avoid accountability for its decision not to prosecute a violation of taxpayer confidentiality laws,” Mr. Grassley told The Times. “With the IRS on the hot seat over targeting certain political groups, it’s particularly troubling to learn about ‘willful unauthorized access’ of tax records involving individuals who were candidates for office or political donors. The public needs to know whether the decision not to prosecute these violations was politically motivated and whether the individuals responsible were held accountable in any other way.”
But do you know who the Department of Justice will prosecute, after he’s been found innocent in a trial that should never even have occurred? George Zimmerman. It doesn’t matter if he’s innocent, he has to be persecuted to make a point. Meanwhile, the real criminals in the IRS get a pass from the real criminals in the Department of Justice.
The latest news from the leftist Washington Post on the IRS scandal is that it is now confirmed that the targeting of conservatives was not the work of a few low-level employees in Cincinnati.
The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney.
In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review some of the first applications the agency screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.
Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection to the White House to date.
Oh, but I’m sure that the Obama administration is doing everything possible to bring the criminals (themselves) to justice. In between smuggling arms to Mexican drug cartels and covering up Benghazi, I mean.
- Treasury Dept. IG: IRS targeted 292 Tea Party groups but only 6 progressive groups
- New study: IRS targeting of Tea Party conservatives had significant effect on 2012 election
- IRS sent $46 million in “tax refunds” to 23,994 illegal aliens, all living at the same address
- Human Rights Campaign refuses to reveal name of IRS leaker
- Phone call recording of IRS agent reveals anti-Christian, anti free speech bias
- Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter met with IRS chief at the White House
- MUST-SEE: Founder of Tea Party group testifies in Congress about IRS fascism
- Cincinnati IRS employee: Washington told us to target the Tea Party
- IRS chief visited White House a reported 118 times from 2010 to 2011
- IRS fascist Lois Lerner pleads the fifth to avoid transparency and accountability
- A closer look at one of the conservatives persecuted by the fascist IRS
- Obama met with anti-Tea Party IRS Union boss one day before the IRS persecutions began
- The IRS abuse of power scandal started from the top
- IRS official who targeted Tea Party groups now a director in Obamacare administration
- IRS audited the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association after they ran pro-marriage ads
- IRS gave confidential documents from conservative groups to liberal group ProPublica
- IRS apologizes for flagging conservative groups for audits in 2012 election year
- IRS refunding billions to illegal immigrants for children in Mexico