IRS Scandal Heats Up: Did The White House Green Light Attack On Conservatives?

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The Administration of Barack Obama initially tried to downplay reports that the Internal Revenue Service placed undue scrutiny on conservative groups over the past several years, but a damning Treasury report on the IRS-Tea Party scandal released this week introduces Administration foot to Administration mouth.

The official narrative from top Federal officials that the IRS abuse of conservatives was relegated to the agency’s Cincinnati-based Determinations Unit was destroyed by the report’s repeated references to the IRS’s Washington, D.C.-based Exempt Organizations Unit and guidance specialists also working for the IRS in Washington. In fact, the Treasury Inspector General’s report notes that 10 of 12 IRS offices involved in the dubious practices are in Washington.

The White House was forced to issue a fickle statement on the explosive report.

“The report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable,” Obama said in a statement. “The federal government must conduct itself in a way that’s worthy of the public’s trust, and that’s especially true for the IRS. The IRS must apply the law in a fair and impartial way, and its employees must act with utmost integrity. This report shows that some of its employees failed that test.”

ABC, which recently took the Obama Administration to task over the Benghazi, Libya, cover-up, has been at the forefront of coverage on much of the IRS scandal as well. Most recently, ABC political analyst Trey Hardin said that as more information comes to light about the IRS ordeal, it will likely become apparent that top Administration officials were involved in green lighting the agency’s underhanded practices.

“I will tell you this on the IRS front. I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years in the White House and on Capitol Hill, and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” he said, tiptoeing around directly blaming Obama for the scandal.

“It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization,” he added.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    O doesn’t have to OK everything that is done by his minions, they will like a cat bring gifts to their master to get approval.

    • coloradobear

      Nadia,
      Don’t be so nieve. In 2010, Obama was making jokes about the IRS targeting conservative groups. Did you think those jokes were not heard or taken seriously by some of his Libral allies? In war, the object is not to just participate, it is to win and these Liberals will go to any length to do just that. There is no honor or integrity involved in their mission plan. Benghazi was the botch of the century and laid the ground work for the biggest scandal in White House history. Hillary and Obama didn’t want to beef up security at that consulate in Libya because it might call attention to the fact that this “consulate” was actually a CIA safe house. So, they denied additional security to Christipher Stevens, who in actuallity was a part of the operation supplying arms to Syrian rebels. Obama and Clinton wanted to keep a low profile on this whole operation just like Holder wanted to keep a low profile on operation Fast and Furious. Oooops, something happened that they wern’t planning for. Just like operation Fast and Furious, something happened. In Fast and Furious, border agent Brian Terry got killed and someone blew the whistle. In the Benghazi operation, Alqueda operatives, using some of the illegally supplied arms, attacked the “safe House” and four Americans were murdered while Obama and Clinton sat and watched the entire attack on live time feed and did nothing because they didn’t want you and me to see that they were supplying arms to these rebel forces wioth OUR tax dollars. These are indeed the most evil people imaginable and these are the same people who want to take away OUR arms. These kinds of people are why the founding fathers wrote the second amendment into the Bill of Rights in the first place. These people are the Tyrannical government they talked about. They are the domestic enemy and we do need to rid ourselves of them.

      • Don 2

        The Dems are waging war on Conservatives. Obama uses Chicago-style politics to eliminate the opposition. Everything is political, and everything is based out of the Democrat playbook, “Rules For Radicals” by Saul Alinsky: “Does This Particular End Justify This Particular Means?”

      • Wellarmed

        I agree with many of your observations regarding what occurred in Benghazi. There must be a reason for the stand down order to have occurred, and you and I know that order came from the top.

        The two seals were most likely private military contractors paid through CIA and not the state department like most of the media has said. CIA had a “rendition” ( aka Torture ) program in Libya, and as long as the use-full tool who formerly ran that country did our bidding all was well.

        I cannot understand for the life of me why the State Department would have denied the Ambassadors request for increased security unless there was a need to have certain persons silenced for fear that they may spill the beans about weapons running to Syria? Can anyone say Iran-Contra?

        Now we hear revelations that the former CIA director would not go along with sending out redacted documents to the media regarding Benghazi and he is fired shortly thereafter?

        Coincidence?

  • rendarsmith

    I’m sure this is somehow Bush’s fault. Come on people! Use your imagination!

  • Steve E

    More deliberate abuse by a corrupt government. And much more to come.

  • Guest

    “IRS” and “trust”: What American in their right mind would link those two words together?