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IRS Scandal Just Got More Insidious – DOJ Requested Confidential IRS records Of Conservative Groups From Lerner in 2010

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Will Obama’s Praetorian Media bury the Smoking Gun that directly ties Obama’s DOJ to the IRS Scandal?

This is breaking tonight at the Conservative Treehouse.  Seems that the IRS scandal is growing legs that the Obama media is simply not able to cut off fast enough.

It seems Lois Lerner and Obama’s InJustice Department officials met in the fall of 2010 when Justice was looking into prosecuting Conservative 501(c)(4)s that they say may have been breaking rules by overly engaging in political activities — details Republican investigators found in emails handed over by the Justice Department.

We also learned that over a million documents sent from Lois Lerner at the IRS to Obama’s DOJ , according to the admission from the DOJ, “contained legally protected taxpayer information that should not have ever been sent to the Justice Department“ and in addendum to that, Lerner’s attorney let it slip that those records obtained illegally were REQUESTED by Obama’s Justice Department back in 2010 and not initiated by Lerner as the initial story was told.

I imagine the next sound we will hear will be crickets as the evidence of corrupt mob-style criminal acts that goes right to the White House itself.

Smoking Gun Trail To White House – Possible IRS Bombshell Within Politico Interview Of Lois Lerner Attorney William Taylor III – When Questioned About Lerner Sending DOJ 501(c)(4) Info: “Justice requested the documents”…

In a recent Politico interview  (publish date 6/27/14) with the Lois Lerner’s attorney William Taylor III an interesting aspect is buried midway through page #2.

During part of the interview Politico author Rachel Bade inquires about the 1.1 million pages of documents Lerner sent to the Department of Justice that became an issue when discovered by the House Oversight Committee on June 9th 2014.   BACKSTORY HERE.

The documents were sent from IRS to DOJ on a series of 4 discs (CD ROMS) and, according to the admission from the DOJ, “contained legally protected taxpayer information that should not have ever been sent to the FBI“.

Why the DOJ waited to inform congress, and why they only did so after Daryl Issa found out about their existence, was a matter congressional consternation but no-one made a big deal about it.

Indeed all prior details and media reports of the interaction have been framed around the substance of legality, and illegality,  for the IRS to actually send the confidential taxpayer data.  This is indeed a concerning aspect – but we think we’ve uncovered something considerably more alarming about both the timing, and the substance.

Inside the Politico article is an explosively revealing defensively framed answer from attorney Taylor.   He is specifically and directly stating it was NOT Lerner who initiated the inquiry:

…” […]  Taylor said Lerner didn’t know [about the unlawful confidential aspect] and sent them because Justice requested the documents”…

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Politico [Page 2] Taylor also responded to Oversight GOP reports that Lerner and Justice officials met in the fall of 2010 when Justice was considering the possibility of prosecuting 501(c)(4)s that may have been breaking rules by overly engaging in political activities — details Republicans found in emails handed over by the Justice Department.

Again, he said she was just doing her job.

“We should hope the two are talking to each other,” he said, because Justice and the IRS both bring tax charges and should be on the same page, he said.

Emails summarizing the meeting also show that Lerner apparently expressed skepticism that the (c)(4) issues were a criminal, rather than a civil, matter.

Oversight GOP has also hit Lerner for giving 1.1 million pages of tax return data about 501(c)(4) organizations to the FBI just before the 2010 midterms — 33 tax returns that included unlawfully disclosed private taxpayer information.

Taylor said Lerner didn’t know and sent them because Justice requested the documents: “She [understood] the donor information on Schedule B had been removed. In some cases, we later learned, it may not have been.”

The IRS has acknowledged that the 33 returns were not scrubbed of taxpayer information as required by law.  (cont.)

In all prior reporting -on the initial revelation of Lerner’s submission of the documents to the DOJ- the assumption included within the articles was that Lerner was the initiator of the inquiry.

Apparently she wasn’t.

This latest interview with her attorney would dispute that assumption, and indicate the DOJ was the group making the inquiry – not the IRS.   The IRS was responding to the request from the DOJ.

{Pause – Repeat}  The IRS (Lerner) was responding to the request for information from the DOJ !

Naturally this means there was a preceding email from DOJ to the IRS.

The IRS (Lerner) emails around this incident were found by the House Oversight Committee and are included in both this article , and the pdf below.

However, if what Lerner’s attorney is saying to Politico is truthful, there’s more.

Where is the originating email from the DOJ?   ….And more importantly WHO SENT IT AND WHY ?

FIRSTLY – This becomes quite possibly the smoking gun trail from DOJ (Eric Holder – underlings) to the White House.

SECONDLY – At the very least this makes the DOJ investigation into the IRS illegality fraught with conflict of interest.   A conflict because the “impetus” of the inquiry itself, from the DOJ to the IRS becomes the more unlawful part.

How can the DOJ conduct an investigation into unlawful aspects of the IRS targeting of specific 501(c)(4) groups, when the DOJ is the initiating body for the illegality they are seeking to investigate ?

ANYONE ?

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Amerika Doesn’t Give A Damn About Benghazi

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Obama’s Praetorian Media:  Silence on Benghazi Cover-up as the MarxoFascist Democrats attack and discredit the ‘Whistleblowers’

As I feared, after watching the Benghazi testimony from Issa’s committee hearings on the slaughter of Americans on 9-11-2012 and the cover-up by the Obama regime – not only is nothing going to come as a result of these hearings, the media is ensuring that Obama’s Amerika doesn’t give a damn about what happened there.  They are either totally silent and ignoring the testimony altogether, or slandering the entire investigation as a ‘GOP’ attack on Obama.

Along with Hillary Clinton’s “What difference does it make?!” answer to why did they leave 4 Americans to die and blame the Jihad attack on a youtube video:

…the Marxofascists are now adding insult to injury asserting to those testifying that “Death is a part of life” IOW – this is NO BIG DEAL, SHUT UP and move on:

Elijah Cummings (Marx-MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, tells Benghazi witnesses that “death is a part of life.”

I would bet that this talking point the MarxoFascist Democrats are rallying around does not apply to events like Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Boston Marathon bombing, etc.  Imagine if some Conservative said “What difference does it make what kind of gun was used, death is a part of life!”  Not so with the Obama Leftists.  Their treason and dereliction of duty is met with ridicule and lecture while they absolve themselves.

Then of course, the Propaganda media/Obama’s Praetorian are doing all they can to marginalize, slander and then ignore any damaging testimony that makes Obama or his regime look bad or incompetent.

Media Calls Benghazi Testimony as nothing but political “GOP Hearings”

Fox News is the ONLY news outlet actually covering the hearings aside from the internet and C-Span.  The entirety of the rest of Obama’s Media either totally ignores the testimony, or simply follows the talking points to declare the hearings a ‘political witch hunt against Obama’ (because he’s black).

Benghazi Hearings Nothing But A Political Witch Hunt

There are some who upon looking at the preliminary testimony assert that the damning evidence and testimony is enough to topple the Obama regime.

John Bolton: Benghazi could bring down Obama administration

Sorry Mr. Bolton, only in a nation where the Rule of Law is cherished and a people are not consumed with self  gratification at another’s expense would JUSTICE come to those who were derelict, complicit and engaged in treason and cover-up.  In Obama’s Amerika – 90% of the people it will be said – do not give a damn about Benghazi.  They demand gun control, Amnesty for Illegals, Homosexual Marriage and can care less about anything else.  We will be told that the Amerikan people see the investigation into Benghazi as nothing but a GOP/Conservative political attack on the nation’s first black president – and therefore another illustration of racism, intolerance, obstruction to change and bitter clinging.

But for those of us who are Americans – and want to know the truth of the blood-soaked hands of Obama’s regime:

What we learned today about the Benghazi attacks

If anyone suggests that nothing new was said in today’s Benghazi hearing — it’s just not true. It doesn’t take a smoking gun to solve a murder case, and the absence of a smoking gun here doesn’t take away from the fact that huge doubt was cast both on the Obama administration’s diligence with respect to its mission in Libya and its sincerity in explaining what had happened after the fact.

There were several important revelations in today’s testimony. They come from sources that are not mere partisan hacks, but civil servants who experienced the Benghazi attacks up close and have since, in some cases, suffered retaliation from the Obama administration for daring to step forward.

Here are a few of the lessons from today, just the quick and dirty version:

(1) As the consulate in Benghazi was swarmed by at least five dozen armed men and later shelled with precisely aimed mortars, Diplomats on the ground knew right away that they were under attack by terrorists, and even by which ones — they were al Qaeda linked. Ambassador Chris Stevens, in his phone conversation with U.S. diplomats in Tripoli, did not suggest at any point that there was a demonstration going on outside the facility there.

(2) They knew the anti-Islamic YouTube video, made a Copt and later blamed by U.S. politicians, was a “non-event” that had not entered the public consciousness in Libya.

(3) Gregory Hicks, the Libya Deputy Mission Chief, believes that the falsehoods told by administration officials about said video (including Obama himself, Secretary Clinton, Susan Rice and others) harmed relations with Libyan leaders (the Libyan president stated early on that it was a terrorist attack) and contributed to the three-week delay in getting the FBI into the crime scene.

(4) Hicks received orders from on high not to speak with visiting members of Congress without an administration-appointed chaperone/babysitter present at all times.

(5) When he did so anyway (his appointed babysitter lacked the security clearance to be present in the conversation he had), Hillary’s Chief of Staff and Clinton era counsel Cheryl Mills personally called to chew him out afterward.

(6) Hicks — who had previously been praised for his work — was suddenly criticized, blamed and demoted after he came forward and questioned these falsehoods about the YouTube video.

(7) The security situation in both Benghazi and Tripoli evinced negligence by the State Department. Neither facility met the State Department’s own security standards, despite known security risks in Libya, and this situation was only allowed to exist with permission of the Secretary of State herself.

As to the question of whether substantial military help could have been ordered and arrived in a timely fashion, I don’t believe the testimony tells us much. We at least know for sure that no effort was made — not even a request to use the airspace. That doesn’t mean the decision not to send help was not justified by the circumstances.

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