I Have The Smoking Gun In The IRS Scandal
March 6, 2014 by Wayne Allyn Root
Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner finally agreed to testify in front of Congress. (Lerner invoked her 5th amendment right and refused to testify.) Still, the media and Republicans in Congress are missing the larger picture. They keep thinking this scandal involves the nameless, faceless Tea Party groups that have been demonized by President Barack Obama and his allies. That’s why Congress needs to expand this investigation.
The real scandal is that this was a widespread criminal conspiracy by the Obama White House to use the IRS to target, persecute, intimidate and silence Obama’s critics and political opposition.
And I believe I personally have the smoking gun to tie the Obama White House to this scandal.
Congress needs to ask Lerner and other IRS officials about the targeting of individual critics of Obama — good Americans with names and faces and families — whom they tried to destroy and intimidate… people like me. That story will resonate with the American people.
That’s why Obama doesn’t want that story in the news. He wants this to be about only Tea Party groups that are so unpopular. But this “IRS targets the Tea Party” story is a distraction from a much bigger and more dangerous scandal. The real scandal will lead to the impeachment of Obama.
The second of Richard Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment was for the crime of using the IRS to punish his political opponents. Don’t look now, but we’ve got another Nixon in the White House. The difference is that Obama’s IRS scandal makes Nixon look like a minor league rookie.
Tea Party groups are just one part of this widespread conspiracy. I was personally targeted along with many others, including Dr. Benjamin Carson; former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell; a stage 4 terminal cancer victim (after appearing on FOX News); conservative filmmakers like Jerry Mullen (Dinesh D’Souza’s partner) and Joel Gilbert; Christian ministers like Billy Graham; Catherine Engelbrecht, who was targeted more than 15 times by the IRS and other government agencies after founding her Tea Party group; and numerous prominent GOP donors. The list goes on and on.
There is a clear pattern of a criminal conspiracy here. This was an organized crime conspiracy that would make Al Capone and the Gambino crime family proud. The only question is: Can Obama be connected? If he can, this becomes the biggest scandal in modern U.S. political history.
Let me tell you about my personal situation. I spent three years (2011-2013) under nonstop attack by the IRS. I first wrote about it last spring.
I may not be the most high-profile Obama critic in the country, but my opinions are read by millions at many of the most popular news, business and political websites in the country, like Personal Liberty. Last year, my book The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide became a national bestseller.
The result of all of this nonstop media exposure? An unprecedented IRS attack starting in January 2011. This IRS attack was so overzealous and out of bounds, I was forced to hire one of the Nation’s top tax law firms. My legal team took the case to tax court, where we won a complete victory. Five days later, the IRS announced a new tax audit. I’m not a billionaire or a wheeling, dealing hedge fund CEO. I’m just a small businessman, but someone in the Obama Administration thought I needed to be silenced.
Multiple legal and tax experts confirmed they had never heard of an American taxpayer being attacked by the IRS in such a manner only five days after winning in tax court. Furthermore, they all agreed this could happen only if I was on Obama’s “enemies list.”
The attack was chilling, intimidating and very expensive. It was meant to bleed me dry and teach me a lesson: If you dare to criticize Obama, get ready to lose everything.
Here is where my case may differ from others. Obama and the IRS left a trail. I may have the smoking gun to connect Obama to the scandal.
Smoking Gun No. 1
Unlike any other IRS targets, I was Obama’s classmate at Columbia University. And I never hesitated to express my theories about Obama’s scandals at Columbia. My commentaries and theories were widely covered by conservative media like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Bill Cunningham and even Geraldo Rivera.
I’ll leave it for you to decide, but is it possible that my criticisms of the President hit too close to home. And as his college classmate appeared all over the media hitting him hard, he noticed. I got under his skin. And Obama or his top aides (see Valerie Jarrett or David Axelrod) ordered the IRS to make my life miserable. I think it’s not only possible, I think it’s probable.
Don’t forget; this Obama socialist cabal plays by Chicago rules of dirty assignation politics. Also never forget they sent the IRS to attack a stage 4 terminal cancer patient who appeared once on FOX News to criticize the President. I made thousands of appearances in the media, including dozens per year at FOX News.
Regardless of how you feel about my criticisms of the President, even if you hate me and even if you think all of my opinions are wrong, a President can’t order the IRS to target a citizen for his political beliefs. If either Obama or his top aides gave the orders, a crime was committed. Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment make that clear.
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Smoking Gun No. 2
As my second IRS attack was winding down and I was winning once again, the IRS auditor handling my case in California received a very unusual phone call. On the other end of the call was one of the most important IRS officials in the country. He called to demand the IRS auditor wrap up my case immediately.
Why was one of the top officials in the IRS interested in closing my case? Why would a top IRS official intervene in an “unimportant” local audit? How would a top IRS official even know about my case? What would make him take an interest? If he never saw the details of my case, why would he be interested in closing it as quickly as possible?
I consulted several tax experts again. They all concluded that top IRS officials never intervene in local cases unless a call is made by someone at the very top of the food chain — either the White House or a U.S. Senator.
Interestingly, this happened two weeks before the IRS scandal broke all over the national news.
Did whoever was giving the IRS its marching orders panic and decide to bury my case before the national media started snooping around? Did someone in the White House make that call?
Smoking Gun No. 3
Since then, Judicial Watch, the leading government watchdog organization in the country, jumped on board my case. Judicial Watch agreed my case looked suspiciously like a classic case of IRS persecution and intimidation ordered by highest levels of government. It partnered with me to find out the truth, including whether the IRS trail leads directly to the Obama White House.
Judicial Watch requested all files, records, correspondence, phone calls, etc. relating to my case on Aug. 7, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
By law, the IRS had 30 days to comply. That was well more than half a year ago. It’s been more than half a year of silence.
The IRS is refusing to cooperate with the law of the United States of America.
Why would the IRS risk breaking the law rather than releasing my files? Something smells rotten in D.C.
It’s not difficult to find out where this trail leads. Ask any prosecutor what comes next. Squeeze the people at the bottom to give up the names at the top. Put them in front of Congress and under oath and ask: “Who gave the orders and why?” Then, move up the chain of command. I’m betting this case leads to the White House.
Oh, and be sure to ask IRS officials what about my case is so important that they’d be willing to break the law by refusing to respond to our Freedom of Information Act request.
After all that, I don’t place the blame on the IRS. Obama has used them as scapegoats. He threw the IRS under the bus. He blamed “rogue agents” out of the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. He’s lying through his teeth. My case involved the Las Vegas office of the IRS.
And there are no “rogue agents.” Most government employees are good people. Career bureaucrats would never risk their pensions to harass or persecute taxpayers without orders from above.
The IRS employees who handled my appeals in California and at U.S. Tax Court were honest, fair and professional. I have nothing but good things to say about them.
The other IRS agents who tried to destroy me were undoubtedly ordered to do so. I’m sure they felt that their careers were at risk if they didn’t follow orders from the top levels of government.
The buck stops with the Obama White House. It had all the power and the motive. That’s where the criminal act occurred. I believe the Obama White House directed this widespread witch hunt — not just of me, but of hundreds of other critics of the President and major GOP donors.
Then, when it got caught in a criminal conspiracy, it tried to distract the media with the Tea Party story… and blame the little guys at the IRS. Suddenly, lower-level employees just following orders were “rogue agents.” How low can you go? The IRS was used by Obama and then thrown under the bus. These agents are victims, too, of an out-of-control tyrant as President.
Watergate proved even the President isn’t above the law. This IRS scandal may yet prove Obama isn’t too big to jail.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America, a country where no one is too big to jail, not even the President.