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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:43 AM

Issa directed Treasury inspector general to ignore IRS treatment of liberal groups

Issa directed Treasury inspector general to ignore IRS treatment of liberal groups
By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 17:03 EDT


The bombshell IRS audit released in May omitted information about liberal groups at the request of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s office.

A spokesman for Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George told The Hill on Tuesday that Issa had requested investigators “narrowly focus on tea party organizations.”

The subsequent audit concluded the IRS used “inappropriate criteria” to single out for additional scrutiny tea party groups that applied for tax exempt status. The findings lead almost every politician, including President Barack Obama, to denounce the IRS. Several Republicans suggested the audit indicated the White House had a Nixonian “enemies list.”

Speaking to CNN on Tuesday, Issa said the IRS appeared to have been targeting Obama’s political opponents “perhaps not on his request” but “on his behalf.”

But new documents have revealed that liberal and progressive groups received similar treatment from the IRS. The “inappropriate criteria” used to single out tea party groups — so-called “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) memos — also singled out progressive and “Occupy” groups.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. WOW!

His credibility is getting to be like a car alarm's. Coincidence?

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:16 AM

2. the rightwing does a wonderful job of distorting the truth so it disappears into the wind.

the rightwing are masters of the big lie.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:21 AM

3. This should be the #1 story this morning

It was all bullshit from day one. Grand Theft Auto Issa should be reported to the ethics committee and forced to resign from the House. He's the personification of a ReTHUG scumbag.

The only scandal here is that Grand Theft Auto hasn't been forced to resign yet.

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