Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Random Act of Journalism by WaPo:IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups: Did they act on Obama orders?

Welcome to your second term, Mr. President!  It seems the Golden Boy from Chicago is getting his hand caught in the cookie jar lately.  It’s not supposed to happen this way.  But, the scandals are piling up for the Leftist president bent on re-making America into a Utopian paradise. 

The Washington Post, of all people, reports  Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

IRS officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea-party-affiliated groups, the documents show. 

IRS employees in Cincinnati told conservatives seeking the status of “social welfare” groups that a task force in Washington was overseeing their applications, according to interviews with the activists.

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