I’ll go out on a limb and say that they knew about it because they were behind it, but that aside, it’s good to see the MSM coming around on this story.
At the time of this writing, this is the top story on Google News…
Evidence emerges that Obama administration official knew of IRS targeting during 2012 campaign
(CBS News) WASHINGTON – There were new questions Saturday night concerning if anyone in the White House was aware of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.
Inspector General Russell George said he informed a deputy at the Treasury Department in June of 2012 about the probe into the IRS.
The Treasury Department confirmed the timeline but said they did not know the details of the investigation until last week.
It’s the first evidence that someone within the Obama administration knew about the practice during the presidential campaign.
It is unknown whether anyone in the White House was told of the federal investigation.
Please. Of course they knew. This is how Obama rolls.
He won his senate races by smearing his opponents. Of course, he didn’t do it himself. In those cases just like now, it was some lowly campaign person operating on their own.
These people are sleazebags and they’ll do anything to win while accusing their opponents of exactly what they themselves are doing.
This song always makes me think of Ace of Spades HQ. I think it’s the quote on the banner.
If you have any interest in the IRS scandal involving the harassment of conservative, religious or Tea Party groups you should watch this.
And spread it around.
Watch below as Republican Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania takes it to IRS Commissioner Steven Miller.
This guy is my new hero.
Video via Twitchy.
John Nolte of Breitbart points to a report from the New York Times of all places, which says the Obama administration knew about the IRS scandal a full five months before the 2012 election…
In no uncertain terms and with no hedging, The New York Times reports that the Obama administration was aware of the fact that the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups as far back as June of 2012. The Treasury Department’s Inspector General confirmed that he told senior Treasury officials in June of 2012, a full five months before Election Day:
The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
Mind you, this was happening at the same time that the Obama campaign was mercilessly attacking Mitt Romney about how much he had paid in taxes.
Obama and his team are pure sleaze.
As a follow up, read this post by William Jacobson…
All the President’s Concealers tainted the 2012 election
With each passing hour, it becomes more and more clear that the truth was concealed from the American public prior to the election about two major Obama administration scandals.
Paging George Orwell, please pick up the red courtesy telephone.
This was from the IRS hearing today. Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller is asked if it’s illegal for the IRS to target conservative groups. Watch below for his answer.
Here’s Obama using a US Marine to hold an umbrella over him to keep off the rain. Notice how he’s grabbing the marine’s elbow to adjust the umbrella as if he was positioning an old-fashioned TV antenna.
I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this picture on Jammie Wearing Fools today.
A famous quote about fascism in America by Sinclair Lewis goes like this…
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
Fascism is coming to America, in fact a case could be made that it’s already here, but it isn’t wrapped in a flag or carrying a cross.
The fascists are liberal progressives and they hate American flags and crosses.
They’re using their political power to target people who like words like patriot, liberty and constitution. They hate the second amendment and only approve of the first amendment for people who agree with them.
They’ve taken over the media and education which they use as the propaganda arms of their organization.
They pass laws in the middle of the night behind closed doors and then use political power to pressure the Supreme Court into upholding them.
Sinclair Lewis was wrong.
Fascism is here and there’s not a flag or a cross anywhere as far as the eye can see.
Here’s an interesting and semi-breaking story from ABC News. The woman who ran the IRS when the Tea Party was being targeted is now running the healthcare office…
IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.
Day by day it seems more and more like ObamaCare has nothing to do with healthcare.
Be sure to click the link above and look at the story, pay close attention to the top comment which is being upvoted at the speed of light. At the time of this writing the vote count was 4,100.
Update: The upvote for the top comment is now over 4,500.