IRS Scandal Closing In On Obama Participation

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. pspr


    It's starting to look like Obama may have played an active roll in the targeting of Tea Party groups.

    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

    IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.

    On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS inspector general’s report.

    Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS sent letters demanding groups’ training materials, personal information on groups’ donors and college interns, and even the content of a religious group’s prayers.

    Wilkins’ meeting with Obama on April 23 was attended by 13 people.

    Wilkins, who is one of only two Obama appointees at the IRS, is a former lobbyist with the firm WilmerHale, where he spent his time “counseling nonprofit organizations, business entities, and investment funds on tax compliance, business transactions, and government investigations.” At the firm, Wilkins defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-based United Church of Christ from a 2008 investigation into whether Wright violated his church’s nonprofit status by speaking in favor of Obama. Wilkins successfully defended Wright’s church pro bono.
  2. Lucrum


    Unless both the lame stream media and the republicans in congress press it.
    I don't see it going anywhere, as much as I would like it to.
  3. kandlekid


    Unfortunately, I agree. If it goes anywhere, it affects the IRS, not the President. He's essentially untouchable. Anyway, would you want Biden in the WH ?
  4. Those of us who hate what Odumbo is doing to our country want him out of office... even if it means being replaced by the buffoon Biden.
  5. It's not a matter of "wanting" Biden to be president. Rather those of us who hate what Odumbo is doing to our country want him out of office... even if it means being replaced by the buffoon Biden.
  6. I scanned the front page of the Washington Post today in vain for some mention of this newest development. Instead, the leads were the royal baby and some poll which found surprisingly that whites and blacks were divided over the Zimmerman verdict.

    We all know if this was a President Bush or President Palin that the headlines would have screamed "IRS Scandal Linked to President" and the editorial page would have been full of demands of "what did the president know and when did he(or she) know it?"

    There would already have been demands form multiple media outlets and democrat leaders for a special counsel. "How can the administration investigate itself?" "The appearance of impropriety is as important as the impropriety itself." etc etc.

    Instead, we get silence from the Fourth Estate, the self-appointed guardians of our democracy.
  7. Anyone with half-a-brain understands the importance of a diligent and impartial press.

    When the Fourth Estate "takes sides"... as ours has embraced Liberalism... WE ARE FRICKIN' DOOMED as a free, and capitalistic society.

    We'll soon be morphing past France and into Venezuela.. much to the delight of the Libtards.

    :( :D
  8. pspr


    We still don't even know where Obama was when the Ambassador and Navy Seals were being murdered in Benghazi.

    There is no accountability for liberal politicians.
  9. piezoe


  10. pspr


    #10     Jul 23, 2013