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The IRS Scandal: It Just Gets Worse and Worse

June 2nd, 2013 - 11:26 am

Remember Malik Obama?  He’s the Kenyan-born half brother of the more famous Obama. The men, who first met in 1985, are not close, but each served as the best man at the other’s wedding.  Malik has what The Daily Caller delicately calls “a checkered past.” That’s not the president’s fault, of course, any more than Jimmy Carter was responsible for his erring brother Billy.

There are, however, wheels within wheels here. Consider the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2011 and presided over by Malik Obama.  Never heard of it?  I hadn’t either until a friend pointed out the curious connection between Lois “Fifth Amendment” Lerner, one of the IRS officials at the center of the widening scandal engulfing that federal agency, and the Barack H. Obama Foundation.  It turns out that these last several years the IRS has not only been harassing groups whose descriptions include phrases like “tea party” and “patriot.” It has also been bending over backwards to give preferential service to certain groups with a different political complexion. Groups, that is, like the Barack H. Obama Foundation. As The Daily Caller reports, Ms. Lerner

signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.

Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting retroactive tax-exempt status to Malik Obama’s organization.

Yikes! No wonder she wants to take the Fifth. Where do you suppose this rottenness ends?  Yesterday, Israpundit pointed out in a video that Malik’s “checkered past” extends to the present.  Among other things, he is the executive secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organisation, an entity that was created by the Sudanese government, which is considered by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state. So why was Ms. Lerner so eager to facilitate the fund-raising operations of a foundation presided over by a man with such dubious connections?

I do not know the answer to this. But one thing, I think, is certain: we’re going to hear a lot more about this affair and I predict that Malik won’t be the only person named “Obama” involved.

Related: ABC News Reporter: White House Authorized IRS Abuses

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"IRS Head Visits White House 157 Times."

Any question there wasn't direction to the IRS by Obama to destroy his "enemies."
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This goes all the way up to the Prez, the general siccing of the IRS on political opponents was the Chicago Gang's response to the Citizens United ruling. Jarrett and AxeMan are involved too. Welcome to Obama's America.
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Somewhere is the question, "Where does it - the IRS - scandal end"? As only one more example of scandal of and in the Obama Governance.

Don't get excited it's just politics as usual. Especially in "democratic administrtations". In other words Trust Your Government.

One possible, probable? "end" is provided by the co-equal branches of government' supineness toward BH Obama during his tenure as Executive of the USA.

Offices in Legislature and Judiciary of Government created as Co-equal with HOPE for balance of powers for just such behaviours as presented by Obama and his minions Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi, H. Reid and of course Hillary Clinton as the public face.

Tenure which even today some party poopers question as "legal tenure" per Fundamental Law of the Land Article II.

Beginning with that first act of N. Pelosi and H. Clinton in certifying this Obama as "eligible" for POTUS. With strange, odd, or deliberate? challenge in omitting the necessary qualifier "legally eligible per Constituion".

WHERE is the necessary disciplline from these co-equal branches of government of officers/office who/which become "too big for their britches"? OR memory of their freely sworn/affirmed Oath to uphold and defend the Fundamental Law of the Land?

This latest scandal a scandal only because the targets of the Secret Police powers of the IRS were Obama's cheerleader troupes. Of course Obama iis not responsiblle. As Executive he's merely a cog in the machine, not the steering wheel.

So we have some idea that members of Legislature, after "investigation" shall give Obama himself a "clean bill of health". Their favourite word to explain remission of their Duty to STOP Obama and his troops trashing the Constitution. Wait for their Compromise as THE END to this latest scandal.

And then wait for any activity from the Judiciary. Fundamental question of
Constitutional Law "not their department"?
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Mark my words: "They" helped Lerner or her family and used it as leverage. So she did their bidding. It wasn't just for money or a promotion. Maybe it was for a favor--getting a child into the right college or grad school or job, I don't know. Eliminating an obstacle for a relative to get to a higher position, I don't know. Facilitating immigration for someone who needed a green card, I don't know. But they pulled strings for her and she owed them.The other possibility is outright blackmail--is there a secret she doesn't want revealed? Reporters, why don't you dig dig dig for a change? It's called doing your job.
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Too many links directly to the White House for this to be ignored, too widespread within the IRS for it to be the work of a few rogue individuals within the IRS, and too well coordinated for this to NOT HAVE a single point of contact somewhere up the food chain that was issuing marching orders.

Nixon resigned and one of the accusations - not even proven - was that he used the IRS for targeting his opponents.

Obama clearly HAS USED the IRS for just such activities!

Of course, even if it does get investigated and/or proven to be true, there isn't a chance in Hades Town of the Republicans going for impeachment proceedings.

Boehner is too little backbone to do his job as the party leadership is still convinced impeaching Clinton was a mistake.

Compound that with the various consultants who even now are likely suggesting this issue be kept simmering as a means of political leverage until the 2014 election cycle is over - or worse are just as convinced that impeaching the Bamster will result in Republican losses, and you have a high barrioer to cross to even get articles of impeachment listed.
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Favorite Lois Lerner quip from an internet wag somewhere: "Lois Lerner takes the Fifth...something taxpayers are not allowed to do when being audited."
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"IRS Head Visits White House 157 Times."

Any question there wasn't direction to the IRS by Obama to destroy his "enemies."
45 weeks ago
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Koblog, but he told congress he was going to the Easter Egg roll, and that is all that he seems to be able to remember.

Now that I guess the competency that low information voters want, when they demand that others pay more and more for their upkeep.
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Don't get too excited kiddies. The left have figured out how to fool the majority of American voters. First you ignore it. Then you deny it. Then you make a phony show if investigating it. Then you get the compliant knee pad media to support the fake investigations and tell the public that the investigations have shown no wrong doing (Mostly because the wrong doers are the ones doing the investigation). Then the economically strapped public loses interest because the more immediate concern in their lives is the increase in taxes that they are experiencing and the pending train wreck called Obamacare. Then the whole problem goes away.
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and you forgot, you can always then tell people that it was so long ago, and we should just move on to more pressing items.
45 weeks ago
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Perhaps Warren G. will rid himself of the title of heading the most corrupt administration evah!
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It goes WAY beyond IRS, and all roads lead to Obama. The Next Big Scandal is @ http://ibdst.blogspot.com (undiepundit dot com)
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"The IRS Scandal: It Just Gets Worse and Worse"

No, it was horrible from the start. We just keep discovering how bad it really is.
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The Chicago Way at work. I'm surprised only at how few saw this coming in 2007.
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The "Chicago" insiders "knew" that if they could foist an unqualified "Empty Suit" hack upon the American Public, they could get away with virtually anything.
And they still might do it.
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