White Democrats Accuse Black IRS Inspector General of Being Pro-Tea Party

Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel Testifies On IRS Practices

I blame racism.

Two House Democrats on Thursday called for an investigation of a federal auditor who accused the Internal Revenue Service of gross mismanagement and targeting advocacy groups for extra scrutiny based on their names and policy positions.

Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) on Wednesday filed a complaint with a special watchdog council questioning the independence of Treasury Department inspector general J. Russell George

The congressmen, both of whom serve as top Democrats on House oversight committees, said George produced a “fundamentally flawed performance audit” that was “incomplete” and “outright misleading.”

Obviously. It told the truth, didn’t it.

They also alleged that he held briefings with Republican members of the House Oversight Committee without the knowledge of Democrats on the panel…

When the scandal first broke, Obama and the Dems pretended to be outraged. Now that they’re preparing to codify opposition targeting into law, they’re suddenly outraged that their Nixonian misconduct was exposed.

The inspector general’s report, released in May, said the IRS “used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status.” Earlier that month, then-IRS official Lois Lerner alluded to the findings when she acknowledged in response to a planted question that the agency had targeted groups with “tea party” and “patriot” in their names.

George’s audit led to public outrage, six federal probes and a leadership shakeup at the IRS…

Connolly and Cartwright sent their complaint on Thursday to three members of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. The recipients were: Joseph Campbell, a top official with the FBI’s criminal investigation division; Beth Colbert, deputy director of management for the White House Office of Management and Budget; and Department of Agriculture Inspector General Phyllis Fong.

The council, known as CIGIE, serves as a watchdog for the inspectors general community. George is a member of the group.

Obama Inc. has grown tired of just going after whistleblowers. Now it’s going after auditors and inspectors.

  • Omar

    And nobody is going to accuse the House members of being racists and bigots because they are on the left and the Obama IRS is being investigated by a black official who doesn’t seen to be a fan of our president and his ridiculous smear tactics policies. I wonder where uptownsteve is so that he can defend the lunatic representatives and accuse the IRS inspector of “performing” for “white bigots”. Of course, left-wing lunatics like uptownsteve never care about facts. All they care about is smearing conservatives and Republicans. The left simply has a twisted worldview.

  • Wild_Bird

    Just when I thought the Left could sink no lower, they outdo themselves with even more ruthless skullduggery and vicious smears against a good black man trying to do his job with integrity. This Connolly creep is breathtakingly arrogant as are so many other DemocRATS like the rat in the White House Barack Hussein Obama.

    • foxnewslieseveryday

      A “good black man”?
      LMAO!

      I get it.
      You find almost all other ones to be No Good.
      Don’t you?
      hmmmmmmm.

      • http://www.themadjewess.com/ The Mad Jewess

        Good white, good black, who cares, moron??

        Obviously you really dont care that a %-age of Obama’s sons go around ‘knocking out’ ‘whitey’, beating whitey, raping whitey’s women and murdering them.

      • Wild_Bird

        Actually, I voted for Ben Carson at a recent GOP Straw poll.

        Unlike you fascist leftwingers, conservatives judge people based on the content of their character and NOT the color of their skin.

        Now why don’t you put your straitjacket back on and return to your padded room. The nice men in the white coats will be waiting for you.

  • Veracious_one

    the ‘Taxed Enough Already” party sure scares the Democrats…I wonder why…

  • Mario

    No racism here, right? move on… LOL!

  • foxnewslieseveryday

    Looks like this guy deserves to be investigated.

    http://connolly.house.gov/uploads/Connolly-Cartwright%20Complaint%20-%20CIGIE%20-%2002%2005%202014.pdf

    February 4, 2014
    The Honorable J. Russell George
    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
    City Center Building
    1401 H Street, NW, Suite 469
    Washington, D.C. 20005

    Dear Mr. Inspector General:

    We are writing to object strongly to your office’s repeated partisan meetings with Chairman Darrell Issa and his staff after intentionally excluding Democratic Committee Members and staff—particularly regarding matters that currently are under active investigation by both your office and this Committee.

    We have been informed that your staff held an in-person meeting with Republican Committee staff in their offices on January 27, 2014. During this meeting, your staff discussed substantive information about a new audit your office has initiated on data security issues relating to the Affordable Care Act. Your staff also discussed specific documents relating to this audit that your office has obtained as part of its review.

    According to subsequent accounts from your office, Chairman Issa’s staff forbade you from including any Democratic Committee Members or staff in that meeting, and your staff accepted these terms without even informing my office. Democratic staff became aware of this meeting only after it occurred.

    These private, partisan meetings undermine your obligation as an Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations in a balanced and non-partisan manner. Your actions cause observers to question whether the scope of your new audit on the Affordable Care Act is being inappropriately influenced by Chairman Issa and his staff, similar to the way they influenced the scope of your audit on IRS screening of applicants for tax-exempt status.

    full letter:

    http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/uploads/2014-02-04%20EEC%20and%20Connolly%20to%20TIGTA.pdf

    • http://www.themadjewess.com/ The Mad Jewess

      In your insane opinion, conservatives should not only be investigating for just existing, they should probably be sent to camps where you can starve them to death, also.

      I see your icon says that you ‘kill fascists’.
      Look in the mirror, the fascist is you.

  • panola60

    the IRS admitted targeting GOP and apologized for it. Then Obama called for the
    resignation of the IRS Commissioner all while Lois Lerner was pleading the 5th.

    • panola60

      Typically we see it’s extremist democrats that use hate speech and racial slurs to describe millions of African Americans and others that either have no political affiliation, or identify their political affiliation as Independent or Republican.

      Oreo cookies were thrown at Michael Steele, Mia Love was called a “house ni**er”, Condoleezza Rice was frequently insulted with terms like “Republican ni**a,” “spray-on Negr@,” and “token.” Clarence Tomas, Ben Carson, Allen West all being called “Uncle Tom”, “House Ne*ro” and now Sen. Tim Scott being labeled “ventriloquist dummy”.

      Take away the party affiliation and this is the racist mind-set of all too many democrats.

  • tom2

    I don’t know why everything these days boils down to racism but I do know it’ll be a disaster if it continues. This administration has caused much of the concern for race that’s now apparent in most communities and race relations have been set back by 20 or 30 years. The democrats continuously complain about racism that isn’t there and if it continues, they may have something to complain about. America is not only splintering along the lines of race but also along the lines of money, gender, nationality and many others. We’ve not only been taxed enough. We’ve also been divided enough. November may be our last chance to stitch our nation back together,