House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, March 11, 2014, Lois Lerner Involvement IRS targeting of tax exempt organizations, Lerner lied, Planned October retirement

House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, March 11, 2014, Lois Lerner Involvement IRS targeting of tax exempt organizations, Lerner lied, Planned October retirement

“Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing. A kilometre away the Ministry of Truth, his place of work, towered vast and white above the grimy landscape.”…George Orwell “1984″

 
“His earlier thought returned to him: probably she was not actually a member of the Thought Police, but then it was precisely the amateur spy who was the greatest danger of all. He did not know how long she had been looking at him, but perhaps for as much as five minutes, and it was possible that his features had not been perfectly under control. It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself — anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.”…George Orwell “1984″

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

From the House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, March 11, 2014.

“Key Document Based Highlights (documents and testimony in appendix):

  • Tea Party “itching for a Constitutional challenge:” Lerner and her colleagues, after being under public pressure from President Obama and other Democrats, engaged in an e-mail exchange about how they could showcase their scrutiny of a Tea Party applicant for public disclosure, despite rules protecting the secrecy of unapproved applications.  The conversation turned to the possibility of a court case – if a Tea Party applicant would challenge the IRS ruling.  On this, Ms. Lerner opined, Tea Party groups would litigate because they are “itching for a Constitutional challenge.” – p. 41
  • Lerner discusses political scrutiny that isn’t “per se political:” In one e-mail exchange that began with a discussion of an article noting, “organizations woven by the fabulously rich and hugely influential Koch brothers,” Lerner told colleagues, “we do need a c4 project next year.”  While she initially says, “my object is not to look for political activity,” later in the exchange she acknowledges that it will examine political activity. “We need to be cautious so it isn’t a per se political project.  More a c4 project that will look at levels of lobbying and pol. Activity along with exempt activity.” – p. 17
  • Lerner broke IRS rules by mishandling taxpayer information:  While Lerner told Congress under oath, “I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations,” e-mails show Lerner handled protected 6103 taxpayer information in her nonofficial e-mail account. In a November 2013 letter from Daniel Werfel, Werfel notes, “We do not permit IRS officials to send taxpayer information to their personal email addresses. An IRS employee should not send taxpayer information to his or her personal email address in any form, including redacted.” – p. 33
  • Lerner planned to retire in October all along: While House Democrats have pushed that Lerner was forced out by the IRS as a result of the TIGTA report; new e-mails indicate that Lerner had planned an October retirement long before TIGTA released its report.  Her paid leave amounted to a paid vacation preceding her retirement – it does not appear that the IRS penalized her in any way for her conduct. – p.  40-41
  • Despite knowing about improper scrutiny, Lerner had IRS blame victims: An IRS document bearing Lerner’s signature shows that in March 2012, despite knowing about improper scrutiny at that time, Lerner reviewed and signed off on a response to Congress that blamed applicants for heightened scrutiny.  “[T]he IRS contacts the organization and solicits additional information when the organization does not provide sufficient information in response to the questions on the Form 1024 or if issues are raised by the application …. The revenue agent uses sound reasoning based on tax law training and his or her experience to review the application and identify the additional information needed to make a proper determination of the organization’s exempt status.” – p. 36
  • Concern Citizens United hurting Democrats:  Lerner believed the Executive Branch needed to take steps to undermine the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  A senior advisor to Lerner e-mailed her an article about allegations that unknown conservative donors were influencing U.S. Senate races.  The article explained how outside money was making it increasingly difficult for Democrats to remain in the majority in the Senate.  Lerner replied:  “Perhaps the FEC will save the day.” – p. 21
  • Citizens United created pressure for IRS to “fix the problem”:  According to Lerner: “The Supreme Court dealt a huge blow, overturning a 100-year old precedent that basically corporations couldn’t give directly to political campaigns.  And everyone is up in arms because they don’t like it.  The Federal Election Commission can’t do anything about it. They want the IRS to fix the problem.” – p. 20
  • “Multi-Tier Review”:  Lerner personally directed that Tea Party cases go through a “multi-tier review.” An IRS employee testified that Lerner “sent [him an] e-mail saying that when these cases need to go through multi-tier review and they will eventually have to go to [Judy Kindell, Lerner’s senior technical advisor] and the Chief Counsel’s office.”  A D.C. IRS employee said this level of scrutiny had no precedent. – p. 24-25
  • Head of the IRS Cincinnati office’s testimony refutes Lois Lerner and President Obama’s O’Reilly interview assertion that this was all about a “local office”: “[Y]es, there were mistakes made by folks in Cincinnati as well [as] D.C. but the D.C. office is the one who delayed the processing of the cases.” – p. 44″

http://oversight.house.gov/report/staff-report-lois-lerners-involvement-irs-targeting-tax-exempt-organizations/

From the report.

“Through e-mails, documents, and the testimony of other IRS officials, the Committee has learned a great deal about Lois Lerner’s role in the IRS targeting scandal since the Committee first issued a subpoena for her testimony. She was keenly aware of acute political pressure to crack down on conservative-leaning organizations. Not only did she seek to convey her agreement with this sentiment publicly, she went so far as to engage in a wholly inappropriate
effort to circumvent federal prohibitions in order to publicize her efforts to crack down on a particular Tea Party applicant. She created unprecedented roadblocks for Tea Party organizations, worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama Administration regulations that curtail the activities of existing 501(c)(4) organizations – all the while attempting to maintain an appearance that her efforts did not appear, in her own words, “per se political.””

“During the February 24, 2012, briefing, Committee staff asked Lerner whether the criteria for evaluating tax-exempt applications had changed at any point. Lerner responded that the criteria had not changed. In fact, they had. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), in late June 2011, Lerner directed that the criteria used to identify applications be changed.23 This was the first time Lerner made a false or misleading
statement during the Committee’s investigation.”

“During another briefing on April 4, 2012, Lerner told Committee staff that the
information the IRS was requesting in follow-up letters to conservative-leaning groups—which, in some cases, included a complete list of donors and their respective contributions—was not out of the ordinary. Moreover, on April 26, 2012, in Lerner’s first written response to the Committee’s request for information, Lerner wrote that the follow-up letters to conservative
applicants were “in the ordinary course of the application process to obtain the information as the IRS deems it necessary to make a determination whether the organization meets the legal requirements for tax-exempt status.”24

In fact, the scope of the information that EO requested from conservative groups was extraordinary. At a briefing on May 13, 2013, IRS officials, including Nikole Flax, the IRS Commissioner’s Chief of Staff, could not identify any other instance in the agency’s history in which the IRS asked groups for a complete list of donors with corresponding amounts. These marked the second and third times Lerner made a false or misleading statement during the Committee’s investigation.”

Read more:

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Lerner-Report1.pdf

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33 responses to “House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, March 11, 2014, Lois Lerner Involvement IRS targeting of tax exempt organizations, Lerner lied, Planned October retirement

  1. citizenwells

    Big Brother is watching you.

  2. citizenwells

    I have been wondering about this possibility for several days.

    “Was missing jet HIJACKED? US officials fear MH370 was captured and flown to mystery location”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579524/Hijacked-hidden-US-counter-terror-officials-fear-plane-captured-debris-spotted-Chinese-ruled-new-data-reveals-airborne-FOUR-hours-vanishing.html#ixzz2vqvPfAo8

  3. LAST SIX MONTHS COLDEST SINCE 1912
    from: Breitbart; 3-13-14

    CAN ANYONE SPELL “GLOBAL WARMING”? Duhhhhh

    With the weather we have had this winter, I think it will be a long time before the Al Gore nut-wings can crawl out of their squirrel cages and preach how man is making it hotter and hotter with all the carbon he produces…then try and sale everyone on those Carbon “Wolf Tickets” that have made him a multi Billionaire …..

    Any idiot with a kindergarten education knows that “it’s all up to the Sun”…

    But you know…it’s like old P.T. Barnum was alleged to have said…
    “their a sucker born every second”……..but Barnum never said it, he may have thought it….but it is so true…….the American public will buy anything, as long as it is sugar coated and packaged nicely.

  4. GOODBYE SENATOR PRYOR….IT’S NOT BEEN NICE KNOWING YOU…

  5. CW — Great quotes from 1984. The IRS seems to have a lot in common with the Thought Police. As for 2 + 2 = 4, I don’t know why the Grimm’s tale about Rupelstinltskin came to mind, then I thought: “What is my name?” One had to guess the right name to solve the riddle. Then it dawned on me that the only real, legal name we have for Obama is Barry Soetoro. This is based on his school records in Indonesia. That is all we have that does not seem doctored or forged. We don’t know who his real father may have been nor where he was born. There is more evidence that the birth certificate he produced is a fake than that it is real. The Hawaiian Health Official who might know is now dead. His mother and grandmother in Hawaii are dead. He has a fake SSN. When did he begin using the name Barack Obama and claiming the African as his father? What is the first legal record of this? Also, if Obama is an indentity created for him by the CIA, the newspaper microfilm of his so-called birth anouncement could have been inserted by CIA. Like the Ministry of Truth in 1984, history is changed to fit the Party’s agenda.

  6. RMINNC……
    It certainly is beginning to look as though Mssssssssss.Lerner thinks she is God. Typical mentality of the OVEREDUCATED WORDSMITHS. They believe that they are SUPERIOR to all other humankind, therefore everybody should bow to them and lick their stinking feet. They think that they are above ALL LAW, and are Soooooooo important. In reality they are sick, mentaly twisted morons. This sort of applies to ALL of the liberals.

  7. >>>CitizenWells
    I have been wondering about this possibility for several days.
    “Was missing jet HIJACKED? US officials fear MH370 was captured and flown to mystery location”<<<<

    CitizenWells,
    Ever heard of the USS Pueblo? Spy ring was giving the Russians information on our encrypted data. The Russians and Chinese, using the North Koreans as agents, captured the Pueblo in international waters to get the cypher machines to unlock the information from the spy ring.

    Fast forward to 2001
    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/02/world/us-plane-in-china-after-it-collides-with-chinese-jet.html
    And 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93U.S._RQ-170_incident

    I'm wondering if China, Russia, and North Korea just murdered 230 people to get to the 20 that were "Electronic Warfare" specialists. I find it unlikely that that NSA couldn't find the plane with the hundreds of cell phones and devices the passengers had, and transponders, black boxes.

    In short, this theory about 'hijacking' may well have legs.

    Pete

  8. THIS ONE’S FOR OLDSAILOR81…..

    “what difference does it make”?……absolutely none

  9. Dean M…..
    If you have a lot of time on your hands I invite you to examine ALL of the PUBLIC INFORMATION sources in the US. Then tell us where you have found the name Barry Soetoro,then I invite you to look for evidence of the marriage of Barrack H.Obama to Michelle Robinson at state of illinois.gov. There is no evidence anywhere of the marriage of Barry Soetoro,to Michelle Robinson,even though it is his LEGAL name, and would have been required for a legally valid marriage to exist. I believe that the alleged marriage of Barrack H Obama was a complete sham, and is probably NOT legally valid. Then look for a legally adjudicated name change from Soetoro to Obama. With the assistance of two trained court clerks I participated in these searches,and to date there is NO LEGALLY VALID evidence that anything has changed. It is easy to extrapolate with logic what the truth is, but until we have solid CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS anything can be anything,and up will remain as down, where Soetoro is concerned. We must have solid DOCUMENTARY evidence to put forth. Speculationj is just that…..but given what has been learned so far I tend to think that it is all pretty close to correct. But in CRIMINAL COURT hearsay is not admissable as evidence.

  10. This Little Guy needs to be in Congress……..

    He’s very good…….

  11. oldsailor81 — I notice you always refer to Obama as Soetoro. I think you are right on target. I am going to do as you suggest. I began this morning with an article at American Thinker from 2012:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/why_obamas_college_records_matter.html

  12. Even though transponders are turned off the aircraft would still be visible on radar. The transponder only IDENTIFIES the aircraft on the radar. If it was hijacked the hijackers most likely had advanced knowledge regarding the triple 7,and in flight procedure.Perhaps even a qualified pilot, Here is where it all gets tacky; if the plane was hijacked then it probably was the hijackers who turned off the transponders, and then changed the altitude of the aircraft downward to get under the radar. If they done this then there is a strong possibility that whoever was flying the aircraft didn’t have knowledge of landmasses which might be between him and his destination,and he inadvertently flew the aircraft into the side of a mountain. I read that engine information was still being transmitted FOUR HOURS after the aircraft dissappeared from the radar. This seems to conflict with most other theories. But when all of the information stopped flowing is probably when the aircraft was demolished.

  13. The big question:

  14. Dean M. Re 10:40 AM…
    Given the facts as they exist so far,and as they relate to the Indonesian connection, I personally believe that he WAS LEGALLY adopted by Lolo Soetoro, which made Lil Barry an Indonesian citizen. Further,whaehe was LEGALLY ADOPTED, his surname legally became Soetoro. This is the surname which he used at Occidental. So logic says that at some point in between Occidental and his alleged attendance at Columbia, he began using the alleged birthname once again. That was the interim period that we spent searching for the PUBLIC RECORD of a LEGALLY adjudicated name change and if granted when and where. But there is NO EVIDENCE at any of the US databases fo such a name change having ever been granted. As you might know, when such an action is granted it automatically becomes PUBLIC INFORMATION, and is accessible at either PI databases and/or in the Superior Courts archives. This is because a legall adjudicated name change is done in the Superior courts of the states. BTW we also searched the archives of all of the Superior courts in the US as well. There is still no evidence of a name change having ever occurred. This is also why he was unable to obtain a name change….HE HAS NO VIABLE,OR CERTIFIABLE BIRTH RECORD.

  15. citizenwells

    “the heels of President Obama’s approval rating plummeting to 41% – a record low – it is perhaps ironic that the supposedly despotic (amid shrouded in Hitler-comparisons and homosexual hatred) Vladimir Putin has seen his approval rating soar to 71.6% – a 3 year high – as Interfax notes “we now have a complex society that supports the president, primarily because of his stance on Ukraine.” Interestingly 64% saw Ukraine as a key current event while 32% said that success at the Olympics was most important.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-13/putins-approval-rating-3-year-highs-obama-hits-record-low

  16. oldsailor81 — At the Canada Free Press website, they suggest that the first time Soetoro began using Obama as a name was when he returned from his trip to Pakistan and got the Connecticut Social Security Number.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/the-unraveling-of-barry-soetoro-a-k-a-barack-hussein-obama-ii

    As for the name change, you are right. Even in California, which has a very liberal name change policy, you don’t have to go to court, but you have to publically announce it three times in a bonafide newspaper.

  17. It looks like a lot of people have looked into the Soetoro angle based on the number of websites dealing with this issue. Why has it not become center stage? It is amazing that it hasn’t. So, that is my next question: Why hasn’t the identity of Barry Soetoro become the central issue concerning this man’s being elected to the highest office in the land? Not Barack Obama, but Barry Soetoro? Who is Barry Soetoro? Why do we not continue to hammer away at this? I even have to ask myself, why has it taken me so long to realize this is the central question? I guess it is because I accepted the name Barack Obama as his name. That simple subterfuge has created a major distraction. I must really concur with Clint Eastwood’s words: “Obama is the greatist fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.”

  18. DeanM…..
    BTW Clint Eastwood is the person who coined the phrase that UP is DOWN, as it applies to Soetoro. I have used it because it says exactly what I see to be the idiocy of the LIBERAL MORONS.(overeducated wordsmiths).

  19. Dean M……
    I don’t know if you watched Clint Eastwood’s gig with the empty chair. If you listened to what he was saying it portrayed him as being in a conversation with Soetoro. Wherein Soetoro told him to “F### his mother,” and Eastwood replied “what are you saying,I can’t do anything like that. Of course Eastwood showed his famous PI$$ED off look, as he replied. He is with out a doubt a great actor. I loved his DIRTY HARRY stuff…….”GO AHEAD PUNK……MAKE MY DAY” in one of the movies where he carried his famous S&W .44 Mag. It is true that it was the most powerful handgun in the world. But like everything else the most powerful hand gun now is a Harrington Richardson .50 caliber Magnum. revolver.

  20. Okay. More questions: Was Obama’s original name Barack Obama, then changed to Barry Soetoro when he was in Indonesia? Or was it originally Bari Shabazz? The Bari Shabazz angle is another strange anomaly. When did he become Barry Soetoro officially? It had to be before he attended school in Indonesia. What was his name before it was Barry Soetoro?

  21. Had the character “Dirty Harry actually existed,I believe that he would be an excellent candidate for POTUS. That way he could just lay the .44 mag on his desk in the oval office,and advise people who come to see him NOT TO PI$$ HIM OFF. Probably be pretty useful also in the conduct of foreign policy. At the very least there would be a hell of a lot of people watching over their shoulders in EARNEST. So much for INTIMIDATION!

  22. Dean M…..
    His alleged birth name was Barack H Obama, but when his mother married Lolo Soetoro,after which he was allegedly legally adopted his birth surname became MOOT, and he legally became Barry Soetoro.

  23. oldsailor81 — I saw the Eastwood interview with the empty chair on TV of the GOP Convention. It was great. It looks like you have been doing your own investigation of the Soetoro aspect. How do we make this issue front and center? Shouldn’t this be the key issue? How do we explain that this is all set aside by Conservatives as well? No in power, in government or the mainstream press or talk radio, no one is saying, “Hey, Mr. President, isn’t your name really Soetoro? How and when did you become Obama?” Donald Trump brought up the issue somewhat, then fell by the wayside. But no one, not even his political opponents, Clinton, McCain nor Romney, has approached this subject. No one in Congress nor in Conservative Talk Radio. How do we explain this?

  24. DeanM……
    Then there is the Soebarka thing. I talked with a Indonesian shop owner here in Fort Wayne, and I asked him what it meant…..He told me that it translated roughly to “SON OF SOETORO.”

  25. DeanM
    The most likely reason why Trump quieted down is the fact that he holds multiple GAMING LICENSES, in various places in the US. In all probability he was THREATENED with the invalidation of his gaming licenses. It would cost him BILLIONS. I also believe that MURDOCH at Fox broadcasting was similarly threatened.

  26. Even Pirro will not ask such a question, because anyone who does will face instant TOTAL FINANCIAL RUIN.

  27. John in Illinois

    Maybe this will help ……. Atty Stephen Pidgeon Found Record of Name Change for Barack Obama in British Columbia – 6/3/11

    This attorney worked on trying to figure out Obama back in 2007-2008.I remember him being on “Plains Radio” with Ed Hale — and having the divorce papers of Stanley and Lolo

  28. Dean M…..
    Now enter stage left ACA. Now we no longer need much stuff to try to root out the CRIMINAL at the WACKY HOUSE. Since the LIBERALS OWN ACA it is they who are going to feel the attrition which has already begun in Florida. Over $50,000,000 was spent by the LIBS in FLORIDA to get their candidate elected…harhar,and he was ROUNDLY defeated, and a Republican won easily. If this defeat is any indicator of what is coming,I believe that the Repubs will take back both houses, and hopefully Mr. BONEHEAD will be replaced by somebody who isn’t so inclined to CRY, and quake in his boots when somebody sneaks up behind him and yells BOOOOOO, and Mssssssss.Harriet Reid will get RETIRED, either willingly,or FORCIBLY. I am really tired of watching her WRING HER HANDS and whine.

  29. I personally believe that there is going to be a hell of a lot of LIBERAL politicians who are going to get a SIZE 11 put on their backsides, and it is also obvious that they are SWEATING BULLETS. Hopefully we will also see the return of the mechanical voting machines which served our country very well for many decades. At least they cannot be tampered with without it sticking out like a sore thumb. I am sure that irregardless there are people who will try, but as I said there is no way the mechanical machine can be twisted without it showing big time. I pray that the LIBS get their A$$es whipped so bad thhhat most will be financially ruined.

  30. John in Illinois…..
    First of all is the fact that in Canada the name change laws are the same as here. If there was a legaly adjudicated name change it would not necessarily be valid in trhe US. I find it difficult to believe that even with a name change that it would make any difference at all in his status. I personally believe that he isn’t even a citizen of the US given the history that has been unearthed so far.

  31. John in Illinois….
    Here is another question which SORELY needs an answer. Why was his law license voluntarily surrendered, and why was Michelle’s law license surrendered as well. Nobody works hard to get a juris degree, and subsequent licensure to practice law then SURRENDERS THE LICENSE without there being a really heavy reason. So far it seems to have something to do with a question he was asked by the bar examiner, “Have you ever used any other name” and Soetoro replied NO. I think that the Illinois bar CAUGHT HIM in a LIE with something SUBSTANTIAL, and when they layed it on him both he, and Michelle agreed to forfeit their law licenses. That is my belief…be it as it may.

  32. John in Illinois

    I can’t wait for the day we know the whole TRUE story about this fraud…….
    C’mon Sheriff Joe hehehehe

  33. John in Illinois….
    Was the 6/3/11 date the date that Pidgeon found the alleged name change,or is that the date the alleged name change was granted? If it is the latter case then it won’t make a hill of beans anyway,because it still does not change his Indonesian identity, which CAME FIRST. I believe that he would have had to return to Indonesia to formally change his name in their courts for it to be a legally valid name change. In addition if such a name change actually occurred then it becomes IMPERATIVE that Social Security,as well as IRS be informed as to the exact date of the change. As Dean M stated in California it is only necessary to publish the name change three times in a public media…..but this does NOT INFORM IRS or Social security of the name change,and whoever would change their name iin such a guise faces a hell of a fine from IRS, for failing to submit new forms. This is why if you do a legal name change it is essential that it be adjudicated in a Superior Court. The court then sees to it that the name change (if granted) as well as all pertinent information is forwarded to the federal agencies. If the name change occurred in Canada the pertinent information would not have been forwarded to the involved federal agancies,in the US., which would be reason enough to not pursue a name chang in another country. I do not believe thhat it would be legally valid.

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