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« Reply #275 on: May 23, 2013, 08:34:05 PM »

Even the most leftist of hacks like Chris Matthews realize this is very bad news for Obama.

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« Reply #276 on: May 28, 2013, 07:20:06 PM »


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/irs-scandal-letters_n_3349174.html


More evidence has emerged that the  IRS' targeting of conservative groups extended beyond a few agents in a single city.

Back on May 14, a 48-page report by the IRS Inspector General cited that a few lower-level staff members from the Cincinnati office were responsible for the Tea Party flap, acting in an insubordinate fashion.

Two weeks later, the scope of questions surrounding the case continues to evolve beyond that one place. NBC News reported Thursday that letters show requests about conservative groups were made by other IRS locations.

Lois Lerner, the woman who was in charge of the IRS unit reviewing applications for these conservative groups, was among the signees listed in the NBC report. According to an appendix of a Treasury Inspector General report released earlier this month, Lerner was briefed in June 2011 about the matter. She was placed on paid administrative leave as of Thursday, the Washington Post reported.

Upon being called to testify before the House Oversight & Government Reform committee, Lerner vowed that she did nothing wrong, before invoking her 5th Amendment right to not deliver testimony. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who serves as chairman of the committee said Congress is "obligated" to bring her back because she chose to make statements prior to acting on that right.

Last Tuesday, ex-Cincinnati IRS official Bonnie Esrig expressed doubts to NBC News about the claim that low-level employees acted on their own. But regarding questions that partisan motivations were at play, Ersig doubted that charge -- and White House officials have paralleled her sentiment.

"The deputy secretary of the treasury was made aware of just the fact that the investigation was beginning last year," Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer said two Sundays ago. "But no one in the White House was aware."
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« Reply #277 on: May 29, 2013, 06:39:04 AM »

Confirmed Again: IRS Targeting of Conservatives Came From the Top in Washington
 Town Hall ^ | May 29, 2013 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:13:41



We've known for weeks the argument made by senior IRS officials that targeting of conservative Tea Party groups was carried out by a "few low-level agents in Cincinnati" is bogus. Now, we have even more proof. NBC News reported last night that the signatures of senior level IRS officials, including that of IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, are on documents that were sent to Tea Party groups asking for more information.

Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington.

ay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC News. He said the groups’ contacts with the IRS prove that the practices went beyond a few “front line” employees in the Cincinnati office, as the IRS has maintained.

“We've dealt with 15 agents, including tax law specialists -- that's lawyers -- from four different offices, including (the) Treasury (Department) in Washington, D.C.,” Sekulow said. “So the idea that this is a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati is not correct.”

Among the letters were several that bore return IRS addresses other than Cincinnati, including "Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C.," and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain. Two letters with "Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service / Washington, D.C." letterhead were signed by "Tax Law Specialist(s)" from Exempt Organizations Technical Group 1 and Technical Group 2. Lerner’s signature, which appeared to be a stamp rather than an actual signature, appeared on a letter requesting additional information from the Ohio Liberty Council Corp.

Lerner has been put on administrative leave after refusing to testify before the House Oversight Committee about the scandal last week. She is still pulling a $180,000 per year, taxpayer funded paycheck. Lerner was the first to publicly admit IRS targeting of conservatives was in fact taking place.
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« Reply #278 on: May 29, 2013, 06:56:01 AM »

Outrageous

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She was prob one of the ladies throwing bricks at civil right activists in the 60's....fuck her
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« Reply #279 on: May 29, 2013, 07:01:00 AM »


She was prob one of the ladies throwing bricks at civil right activists in the 60's....fuck her

I would throw bricks at them now as well - especially Jesse , Al, Ellison, Cummings, Sheila Jackson Lee, Harris Perry, etc 
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« Reply #280 on: May 30, 2013, 01:27:10 PM »

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/29/irss-shulman-had-more-public-white-house-visits-than-any-cabinet-member



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« Reply #281 on: May 30, 2013, 02:45:13 PM »

http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-agent-at-center-of-tea-party-probe-promoted/article/2530811


LOL - obama loves these thugs
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« Reply #282 on: May 30, 2013, 03:28:06 PM »

I would throw bricks at them now as well - especially Jesse , Al, Ellison, Cummings, Sheila Jackson Lee, Harris Perry, etc  

of course you would

remind us again how you're not violent and don't hate your fellow Americans and don't wish violence on your fellow Americans

are you the same guy who was crying because we used drones to kill an American born terrorist piece of shit

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« Reply #283 on: May 30, 2013, 05:12:25 PM »


She was prob one of the ladies throwing bricks at civil right activists in the 60's....fuck her

Or maybe she walked with civil rights activists during the 60s.  How the heck would you know either way? 
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« Reply #284 on: May 31, 2013, 06:02:35 AM »

White House: No special prosecutor for IRS scandal, despite public support
Washington Post ^  | May 30, 2013 | By Aaron Blake

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 1:03:01 AM by Brad from Tennessee
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The White House will not be pushing for a special prosecutor to handle the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups, even as three-fourths of Americans are calling for one.

Asked aboard Air Force One about a Quinnipiac University poll that showed 76 percent of Americans want a special prosecutor to handle the case, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration isn’t looking at that option.



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« Reply #285 on: May 31, 2013, 10:58:11 AM »

IRS agent Stephen Seok, who intimidated conservative groups, gets punished… with a promotion
The Daily Caller ^  | 05/31/13 | Jim Treacher

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Through 2012, then-Exempt Organization Specialist Stephen Seok signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits. For example, this January 2012 letter sent to the Richmond Tea Party demanded the date, time and location of all group events, as well as copies of all handouts provided at the events, and the names and credentials of all organizers…

According to WXIX-TV/Fox 19 in Cincinnati, Seok is no longer an exempt organization specialist. He has since been promoted to “supervisor IRS agent.”


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« Reply #286 on: May 31, 2013, 11:58:27 AM »

This scandal runs deep.

New Claims: IRS Targeted Conservative Activists As Well as Groups
Friday, 31 May 2013
By Lisa Barron

The scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is set to widen as evidence grows that the agency probed activists who connected to the organizations.

New congressional investigations and federal lawsuits are likely to reveal more about the extent and purpose of the targeting, beginning with a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Tuesday that will allow victims to testify for the first time, reports McClatchy.

Russell George, the Treasury Department inspector general who is probing IRS activities, has acknowledged that he is looking into watch lists created by IRS employees, who allegedly asked for detailed information from groups applying for nonprofit status that had words such as "tea party" and "patriot" in their names.

McClatchy cites several cases of conservatives who claim the IRS treated them inappropriately, including a group of anti-abortion activists in the Coalition for Life of Iowa, a voters group in Texas and a Nebraska veteran who joined tea party groups after retiring from the military.

Sue Martinek of Cedar Rapids told McClatchy that she first sought tax-exempt status for the Coalition for Life of Iowa in 2008, contacting a woman in the IRS's Cincinnati office, which is at the center of the scandal, identified only as Ms. Richards.

In early 2009 Richards told her that the group's application had been approved but only on the condition that board members signed a letter promising not to picket in front of Planned Parenthood offices, Martinek recalled.

"I was sort of, 'If we have to, we have to, but this doesn't seem a good thing to do,'" she said, adding that her group focused on educational forums rather than protesting.

Catherine Engelbrecht of the Texas group True the Vote told McClatchy that her family and business were audited by the government after the voting-rights group sought tax exempt status.

Engelbrecht said that after witnessing what she called voter irregularities in the Houston area, she formed True the Vote, which aims to educate poll workers nationwide on spotting election fraud. She denies liberal claims that it is a conservative effort to restrict minority-voting rights.

Six months after applying for nonprofit status in the summer of 2010, Engelbrecht and her husband faced their first-ever audit. IRS agents "came to a small family farm, counted the cattle, looked at the fence line," she said.

Then, in February 2012, the IRS sent a letter with 39 questions, including a request for "all of your activity on Facebook and Twitter." Last week, with no decision yet on its application, True the Vote filed a lawsuit in federal district court asking for tax-exempt status.

Retired veteran Mark Drabik told McClatchy that he found the IRS challenging his church donations after he became active in and donated to conservative causes.

After retiring in 2009 from a long career in the military, Drabik said he took a job at the Strategic Command in Omaha and began taking part in conservative political activities, attending tea party events and donating to talk-show hosts Glenn Beck's 912 movement.

Then, Drabik says, he got an audit letter from the IRS, questioning him about church donations and deductions for family respite care prescribed by a doctor because of the stress of caring for his autistic son. He said he had claimed both for a decade without issue.

Drabik told McClatchy that he believes his political involvement triggered the audit, saying, "I am just a common citizen, who honorably served his nation for 23 years, who has not had this experience before and now honestly questions the actions and motivation of the IRS and how far they have gone in their actions." Drabik is now fighting the agency over a sum of roughly $20,000.

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« Reply #287 on: May 31, 2013, 05:10:58 PM »

So Much for the “Two Rogue Employees” Line… 90 IRS Agents Were Involved in Scandal
Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jim Hoft
Posted on May 31, 2013 7:49:01 PM EDT by blueyon

Two weeks ago Steven Miller, former Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, claimed just two “rogue employees” were involved in the scandal targeting conservative groups.

NOT TRUE.

NEARLY 90 IRS agents were involved in the massive scandal targeting conservativs, pro-Israel activists and Constitutional groups. FOX Nation reported:

The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation.

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« Reply #288 on: May 31, 2013, 05:18:00 PM »

The lies and obfuscations from the administration and the President keep getting smashed to pieces.
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« Reply #289 on: June 01, 2013, 07:47:08 PM »

JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
Posted on June 1, 2013 10:08:49 PM EDT by servo1969

Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN.

During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House:

“A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into the White House. It doesn’t necessarily mean he went to a meeting. Number three, many of those meetings were for healthcare implementation. I was in them with him. So there’s nothing nefarious going on.”

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« Reply #290 on: June 02, 2013, 06:37:13 AM »

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The latest recording cost about $1,600 and was produced to be shown at the end of a 2010 training and leadership conference held in Anaheim, Calif., said IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge. At a time when most government agencies are coping with across-the-board spending cuts by furloughing workers and finding other savings, that conference has become the target of a report a Treasury inspector general plans to release next week.

The report, called "Collected and Wasted: The IRS Spending Culture and Conference Abuses," will be the subject of a hearing Thursday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, that panel said Friday.

"Whether it is the tens of thousands of hard-earned taxpayer dollars spent to produce frivolous entertainment for agency bureaucrats, or the IRS’s own admission that it targeted the American people based on their personal beliefs, the outrage toward the IRS is only growing stronger," Boustany said in a statement.

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« Reply #291 on: June 02, 2013, 06:39:08 AM »

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/tax-collectors-irs-video-92100.html#ixzz2V47hyy51


Unreal.  49 million in conferences over the last 3 years.   
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« Reply #292 on: June 02, 2013, 05:30:58 PM »

Wife of Former IRS Chief Campaigned for Obama, Questioned Romney's Taxes
Breitbart Big Government ^  | Sunday, June 2, 2013 | Kerry Picket

Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:19:51 PM by kristinn

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman is under fire from Congress for his agency's targeting of Tea Party and other conservative organizations. Shulman himself is under suspicion for his numerous visits to the White House compared to other administration officials. Additionally, Shulman's wife Susan L. Anderson reportedly works for the Washington D.C. based liberal organization Public Campaign.

In fact, according to Anderson's Twitter feed, she worked on the Obama campaign:

 En route to airport after working 3 days 4 OFA, MiL just asks me If I know abt the Chrysler ads Smiley #Obama2012

Anderson tweeted about spending time with union members during the campaign.

After spending the day in East Dayton w/union folks working 4 Obama, this America's Future GM retirees' ad rings rather false. #Obama2012

The wife of the then Commissioner of the IRS also tweeted about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's taxes:

Ha! "@IvanTheK: If Romney loses the election, I bet he can file an amended return and claim the deductions he didn't claim.”

Reid calls on Romney to reveal his taxes - “@TPM: Romney calls on Reid to reveal his source: http://tpm.ly/QBWise

Romney in class by himself - see @SunFoundation charts comparing Romney's tax returns to other presidents. http://bit.ly/LQegqf

Folks go to Caymans to dodge taxes or dive reefs - wanna bet what Mitt was doing there? http://tinyurl.com/7zhlvtp

In this tweet she makes an innocuous reference to her husband, Douglas Shulman.

 I have no idea what my husband is saying but all these tax + finance reporters are nodding their heads. #taxday

Anderson took part in a protests as well, according to her Twitter feed. She called on her Twitter followers to protest Karl Rove and his American Cross Roads group as well as a Republican fundraiser in Wisconsin.


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« Reply #293 on: June 03, 2013, 05:30:05 AM »

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/03/Former-IRS-Chief-s-Wife-Supported-OWS-Movement


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« Reply #294 on: June 03, 2013, 12:54:57 PM »

The "rogue" employees who were thrown under the bus are apparently saying the orders came from DC.  The plot sickens. 
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« Reply #295 on: June 04, 2013, 05:27:59 AM »

IRS victims testify as new agency scandal emerges [New IRS commissioner blames Bush!!!]
yahoo.com ^  | June 4, 2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ALAN FRAM

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 6:19:49 AM by grundle

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.

The report said tea party groups were asked inappropriate questions about their donors, their political affiliations and their positions on political issues. The additional scrutiny delayed applications for an average of nearly two years, making it difficult for many of the groups to raise money.

Instead, some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 a night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about "leadership through art," the committee said.

"I am absolutely appalled at the apparent waste of taxpayer dollars on frivolous conferences," said Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. "It seems we have a new misstep every day at the IRS."

Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel has called the conferences "an unfortunate vestige from a prior era."


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« Reply #296 on: June 05, 2013, 01:42:41 PM »



Top IRS Official For Obamacare Implementation Placed On Administrative Leave

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WASHINGTON — The IRS has put a top official in charge of implementing Obamacare on administrative leave after it was discovered he had accepted $1,162 in free food and other items during a 2010 conference.

In a statement, the IRS confirmed that two employees have been placed on administrative leave — which is paid — and have begun the process of removing them.

“[Acting IRS Director] Danny Werfel learned of the situation last night and immediately asked his leadership team to take action. He has also been in contact with key congressional committees about the situation,” the service said in the statement.

“When I came to IRS, part of my job was to hold people accountable,” Werfel said. “There was clearly inappropriate behavior involved in this situation, and immediate action is needed.”

The IRS informed congressional staff investigating the agency that Fred Schindler had been put on leave for accepting the gifts. A second unnamed staffer in the division was also put on leave for accepting the gifts, the aides said.

According to congressional sources, the food was provided by an event planner organizing the conference during an “after hours” party. One source says the incident was referred to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution but it was not acted upon.

An IRS spokesman declined to comment on whether the issue was sent to DOJ.

Schindler is the deputy for Sarah Hall Ingram, who is heading up implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the IRS. Ingram has come under scrutiny recently because she oversaw the division of the IRS which targeted conservative organizations seeking nonprofit status.

According to congressional sources, the suspensions appear to be the first examples of employees being punished as part of a separate scandal over the service’s spending on conferences. One congressional source said it also appears the free meals and gifts were accepted at the same 2010 conference during which participants filmed a Star Trek spoof video.

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa is scheduled to hold a hearing on conference spending by the IRS Thursday.
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« Reply #297 on: June 05, 2013, 08:03:52 PM »

Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS official currently in charge of overseeing the agency’s implementation of Obamacare, has logged 165 recorded visits to the White House 165 times since 2011, according to an analysis of White House visitor records compiled by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

Ingram headed the IRS’ tax-exempt division in 2010 when the scandal-ridden agency began improperly targeting the tax-exempt nonprofit status of conservative groups.

Despite logging 165 visits, Ingram’s meetings never overlapped with those of former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, who, as The Daily Caller reported, has appeared in the White House visitor logs 157 times since September 15, 2009.



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The Franklin Center’s record of White House visits covers a period after Ingram had left the division at the center of the targeting scandal. The IRS has said she left to head the Affordable Care Act division in December 2010. It is not clear whether the Center’s record is of actual visits or scheduled visits that may or may not have occurred.

Ingram visited with President Obama six times, according to White House visitor logs. All of Ingram’s 165 recorded visits involved meetings with White House staff.

Ingram took many of her White House meetings with Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy.

Considering that Ingram and Shulman never visited the White House together, the two IRS officials have been responsible for more than 300 public visits since the beginning of the Obama administration.

Ingram received more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.


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« Reply #298 on: June 06, 2013, 09:37:42 AM »

Your tax dollars hard at work.   Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #299 on: June 08, 2013, 02:21:03 AM »

THE IRS SCANDAL IS MUCH WORSE THAN ANYONE REALIZES
The Blaze ^ | 05/31/2013 | Wayne Allyn Root
Posted on June 8, 2013 12:11:22 AM EDT by SeekAndFind

I lived through a nightmare but am here to talk about it. I was one of those victims of the IRS scandal. As an outspoken critic of President Obama and his socialist anti-business agenda, the IRS targeted me for intimidation and persecution–not once, but twice. The first IRS attack started in January of 2011. After I won a victory in tax court in the summer of 2012, I was audited again 5 days later. FIVE DAYS. Tax experts have never heard of this happening- EVER.

But my nightmare is over. Just yesterday, I won again. My tax attorney just received official notice that my second audit is closed and I owe nothing…nada…zero. Again.

That might make me the cleanest taxpayer in America. I’ve now survived four years of IRS attacks under Obama and come out with a perfect record. After four years of IRS agents looking at every line of my returns…scouring my life to try to find something, anything…the IRS agrees that I don’t owe one cent.

I doubt there is one leftist talk show host in America who could survive four years of IRS audits and come out owing not one cent. Or in honor of Obama, not one red cent.

So my case is closed. I am living proof this was a witch-hunt against conservatives and Obama critics.

If IRS agents looked at every line of four years of my returns and found nothing out of place–not one cent owed–don’t you think that’s pretty strong evidence that this taxpayer should never have been audited in the first place? Don‘t you agree that the second audit…five days after winning a victory in tax court…was targeted malicious persecution? It should never happen again. No American should know the pain of being audited five days after winning the first audit.

But you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg of this IRS scandal. This is the Titanic of scandals. Attorney General Eric Holder should have been head of the IRS. They deserve each other. Obama’s henchmen are all cut from the same cloth- bullies. Intimidators. Mob enforcers. They are “made men” for the Obama Crime Family. They bug your phones, read your emails, try to silence critics, try to bankrupt the opposition, name reporters as criminals for simply doing their jobs, ask taxpayers what kind of prayers they believe in. Heck, they even use the IRS to go after groups that dare to believe in the U.S. Constitution. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Here’s the REAL crux of the Obama IRS scandal. This was never a few rogue agents from one office (in Cincinnati) going after Tea Party groups. I was the first individual to break this scandal- right here at TheBlaze. I was the first to have the courage to go public with my fears- even while under IRS attack at the time.

I knew back in the summer of 2012 that this IRS scandal went deep and went straight to the Obama White House. I knew that it involved a purposeful coordinated effort to punish, intimidate and silence individual critics of Obama, and GOP donors. Do you still think IRS agents acted alone? Even though we just found out that the head of the IRS visited the President more than 150 times in his first term- far more than any cabinet member.

How did I know this was a coordinated attack on conservative critics and donors? Because just in my small inner circle of friends, virtually every businessman that I met was getting hit with IRS audit notices only weeks after writing checks to the GOP and Mitt Romney. Strange coincidence, huh?

In one case, a friend of mine who is a hedge fund CEO attended the first major Wall Street fundraiser for Mitt Romney. Only a select few Wall Street big shots attended. After they went home, almost every one of them in the room that wrote a check to Romney later reported receiving IRS audit notices.

In another case, a friend of mine wrote a big check to Romney. He called me to report his suspicions when only weeks later he received an IRS notice. In another case, my next-door neighbor (who is a big GOP donor) reported being under vicious IRS attack. In another case, my accountant was suddenly audited only months after my first IRS attack. Even my publicist received an IRS audit notice.

Are you starting to see a pattern? Are you getting the picture? This is no coincidence. If you believe it is, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. This is mafia-style intimidation. This is an attempt to make Obama’s opponents “sleep with the fishes.” And it should be met with prison terms and RICO statutes.

This IRS scandal was aimed at Jewish Pro Israel groups, beloved Christian ministers and men of God (Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, James Dobson), groups that believe in the U.S. Constitution, and even groups that help wounded veterans. Why is no one calling out this pure blatant religious profiling?

After my commentaries were published a month ago about this IRS scandal, I was contacted by a Mormon who told me that everyone in his circle of friends and neighbors had received audit notices since Obama’s re-election. He believed Mormons were being targeted to punish Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters.

But how could the IRS identify Mormons? He educated me that all Mormons tithe 10% of their income to the Church of Latter Day Saints. That charitable donation is clearly visible on every Mormon’s tax return. It’s actually easy for the IRS to target and persecute Mormons.

Knowing that the IRS under Obama came after famous Christian leaders and Jewish Pro Israel groups…do you doubt this persecution of Mormons could be possible?

What better way to target conservatives. Utah is the most Republican state in America. Almost every Mormon in Utah supported Romney. Why wouldn’t the same IRS that chose to go after conservatives like me, and Tea Parties, and Jewish Pro Israel groups, go after individual Mormons to gain revenge?

If this is true, it’s the biggest scandal in political history. It’s time for major investigations. It’s time to put people in prison. It’s time to start talking about Impeachment.

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