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Hillary Clinton's IRS


Washington TimesImagine: What if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singled out hundreds of grassroots citizens groups across the nation and subjected them to ill treatment because of their political beliefs and values, mainly in opposition to the president of the United States? And imagine if that president ordered an investigation of the scandal and the lead attorney was a maximum donor to the president’s political campaigns. And then imagine if the president appointed as IRS commissioner to “clean up” the scandal someone who was a maximum donor to the president’s political campaigns. Can you imagine such a thing? The watchdogs in Congress and the media would never allow such clear partisanship to rule the IRS, right?

But that is exactly the situation we have watched unfold over the past three years, since the Treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) confirmed that the IRS had, indeed, targeted conservative groups — hundreds of them — for singular mistreatment and abuse. The Department of Justice attorney charged with “investigating” the targeting was Barbara Bosserman, an individual who had contributed the maximum to President Obama’s political campaigns.

And what about IRS Commissioner John Koskinen? He is yet another maximum Democratic donor. Since 1997, Mr. Koskinen has contributed $51,550 to the Democratic National Committee, various Democratic congressional and Senate candidates and the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. ...

Let's let this sink in for a moment. Barack Obama's IRS abused his political opponents, quite likely making the difference between defeat and reelection in 2012. When this effort was discovered, at first the IRS attempted to laugh it off as a mistake, and later on successfully covered up the details -- including where the orders came from -- by destroying evidence and lying to Congress. Almost 8 years into Obama's presidency, while the election to select his replacement is only a few weeks away, the IRS only last week approved some of the groups they were targeting.

If Hillary wins, the IRS will face no consequences and it will absolutely continue to put its thumb on the political scales.

This entry was published Sun Oct 30 09:45:51 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-10-30 09:45:51.0. [Tweet]

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