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IRS Targeted Candidates for Audits, Illegally Accessed Records, DOJ Covered it Up

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On July 16, 2013 @ 3:26 pm In The Point | 4 Comments

At this point reporting on this sort of thing is almost like mentioning that China arrests for people dissent. No? You don’t say. The good thing about this is that it’s coming to light, but it’s only the tip of an ugly iceberg. Even afterward we are not going to know about even a fraction of the dirty tricks and abuses of Obama, Holder and Co.

A government watchdog has found for the first time that confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly scrutinized by government officials, but the Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of the cases.

Its investigators also are probing two allegations that the Internal Revenue Service “targeted for audit candidates for public office,” the Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, has privately told Sen. Chuck Grassley.

In a written response to a request by Mr. Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Mr. George said 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.” In four additional cases, Mr. George said, allegations of improper access of IRS records were not substantiated by the evidence.

Mr. Grassley has asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to explain why the Justice Department chose not to prosecute any of the cases.

Obviously because the targets were Republicans. Otherwise we would have been seeing a full court press.


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