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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.

Jay 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 IRS headquarters in Washington, and the signatures of IRS officials higher up the chain. 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.
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This thing keeps getting deeper and nastier. Regardless of whether he knew about it or not, this happened on Obama's watch. He is responsible. Could be another Watergate.
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political advocacy organizations are prime examples of review candidates.
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political advocacy organizations are prime examples of review candidates.
just remember your defense of the IRS when a republican takes the white house again and uses the IRS against liberal organizations.
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It's almost starting to sound like Iran Contra to hear some tell it.....


Who's going to be the Oliver North in this sequel ........?
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It's almost starting to sound like Iran Contra to hear some tell it.....


Who's going to be the Oliver North in this sequel ........?
Eric Holder
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It's almost starting to sound like Iran Contra to hear some tell it.....


Who's going to be the Oliver North in this sequel ........?
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Oliver North served this country...

Eric Holder called this country a "nation of cowards"...
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just remember your defense of the IRS when a republican takes the white house again and uses the IRS against liberal organizations.
the whitehouse? Really??
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No chance...

Oliver North served this country...

Eric Holder called this country a "nation of cowards"...
ON served RR. He took the fall for a decision to conduct an illegal war congress had explicitly voted AGAINST.
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By Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella and Talesha Reynolds
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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.

Jay 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.
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No wonder Lois Lerner took the fifth, she lied her ass off.

It is also good to see the MSM finally doing their job. I wonder how long that will last?
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the whitehouse? Really??
And therein is exactly the reason many on the Left are not afraid to
defend the immoral actions of the Obama administartion. Actions that they would scream to high heaven about if it were a Republican in the White House.

Yes Salty, those of us on the Right do realize that the self-absorbed, entitled, "takers", who only worry about what they can "get" from Government, are now and forevermore in the majority in this country. Someday you will learn to regret your selfishness.
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