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(Washington Times)   The government would like you to know that yes, the IRS did improperly scrutinize the tax records of politicians and their donors. But rest assured, they aren't going to do anything about it. Move along   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 21
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2013-07-16 09:43:19 AM
M-O-O-N! That spells DERP!
 
2013-07-16 09:55:30 AM
a review turned up four cases since 2006 in which unidentified government officials took part in "unauthorized access or disclosure of tax records of political donors or candidates," including one case he described as "willful."

The investigation did not name the government officials who obtained the IRS records improperly, nor did it reveal the identities or political parties of the people whose tax records were compromised


This is Obama's Battle of Hoth.
 
2013-07-16 09:57:19 AM
If anyone knows about IRS scrutiny, its the Washington Times, whose owner went to prison for tax evasion.
 
2013-07-16 10:15:47 AM
If there's anyone whose tax records could use a little improper scrutiny, it's politicians.
 
2013-07-16 10:18:06 AM
subtard, even the GOP doesn't think this is a scandal.
 
2013-07-16 10:22:58 AM

FlashHarry: subtard, even the GOP doesn't think this is a scandal.


RINO's the lot of them.
 
2013-07-16 10:27:12 AM
Scrutinizing the tax records of politicians and their donors sounds like fine idea to me.
 
2013-07-16 10:39:45 AM
What did Obama know about this and when did he know it, and can I have a go on his time machine?
 
2013-07-16 10:48:54 AM
Moonie Times? I don't think so.
 
2013-07-16 11:03:38 AM
THIS IS IT GUYS! The proof we finally needed! Now we can finally impeach Obama!
 
2013-07-16 11:07:40 AM
In a letter July 3, Mr. George told Mr. Grassley that, of the four instances in which tax records were improperly accessed, three cases were determined to be "inadvertent."

So they have one case described as "willfull." And it wasn't exactly the IRS doing something untoward, it was another government official accessing the records improperly...
 
2013-07-16 11:15:23 AM
Still butthurt about this not being a scandal eh?
 
2013-07-16 11:18:10 AM
We should go back to Lincoln's time and make all income tax records public.

Let everyone see how much these farkers make in a year.
 
2013-07-16 11:21:45 AM

Sergeant Grumbles: In a letter July 3, Mr. George told Mr. Grassley that, of the four instances in which tax records were improperly accessed, three cases were determined to be "inadvertent."

So they have one case described as "willfull." And it wasn't exactly the IRS doing something untoward, it was another government official accessing the records improperly...


...which may have happened under the previous administration.
 
2013-07-16 12:08:14 PM
Improperly? The IRS is mandated by Congress to review all of these applications.
 
2013-07-16 12:23:03 PM
I'm going to hold anti-tax rallies while I promote political ideas

/don't look at me
 
2013-07-16 12:37:02 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: In a letter July 3, Mr. George told Mr. Grassley that, of the four instances in which tax records were improperly accessed, three cases were determined to be "inadvertent."

So they have one case described as "willfull." And it wasn't exactly the IRS doing something untoward, it was another government official accessing the records improperly...


And the DoJ refusing to prosecute a criminal act? Just fine and dandy?
 
2013-07-16 01:00:09 PM

MyRandomName: And the DoJ refusing to prosecute a criminal act? Just fine and dandy?


If they won't prosecute war crimes and torture, well, it's kind of hard for me to expect them to prosecute this.
 
2013-07-16 01:08:19 PM

kronicfeld: If they won't prosecute war crimes and torture, well, it's kind of hard for me to expect them to prosecute this.


They wouldn't even be prosecuting the IRS. They'd be prosecuting the only government official who willfully, improperly accessed IRS data.
 
2013-07-16 03:23:01 PM

MyRandomName: Sergeant Grumbles: In a letter July 3, Mr. George told Mr. Grassley that, of the four instances in which tax records were improperly accessed, three cases were determined to be "inadvertent."

So they have one case described as "willfull." And it wasn't exactly the IRS doing something untoward, it was another government official accessing the records improperly...

And the DoJ refusing to prosecute a criminal act? Just fine and dandy?



We know nothing about the one "willful" incident.  We don't know why the records were accessed, by whom, and for what purpose.  We don't know if the records were disclosed, and if they were, to whom and, again, for what purpose.  We don't even know whether a "criminal act" was committed - when a case is referred to the DOJ, they typically do their own investigation to determine whether there's a prosecutable case there.  And, even if there was a "criminal act," without knowing what happened, we don't know whether it was serious enough for the DOJ to prosecute (the DOJ has broad discretion to decide which (potential) criminal acts it will and will not prosecute).

In short, we have no way of saying whether it was "[j]ust fine and dandy."  Why do you assume it was not?
 
2013-07-16 04:21:44 PM
Good Lord! When did they make Darrell Issa the whole government?
 
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