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July 3, 2013 - 6:29 am

On May 14, the FBI claimed they launched an investigation into the IRS fiasco.  FBI Director Robert Mueller was famously told Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on June 13 that he didn’t know the name of the lead investigator at the Bureau spearheading the effort.  That’s almost a month into the alleged investigation.  This is a national story.  It’s a major scandal – and you don’t know who the point guy, or gal, that’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this debacle?

Joe Schoffstall at CNS News reported on July 2 a disturbing development in this case.  There’s virtually no FBI investigation.  In fact, the FBI has yet to contact any of the groups targeted by the IRS.

Cleta Mitchell, an attorney representing nine tea party groups who were targeted by the IRS, told CNSNews.com that she has not heard from the FBI regarding the case and questions whether an investigation is actually underway.

“I have no reason to believe there is an investigation. It appears to me the Obama administration is only talking to itself,” Mitchell stated in an e-mail.

Mitchell and her clients are far from the only ones who are still left in the dark.

American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Executive Director Jordan Sekulow, whose organization now represents 41 tea party groups in a case against the IRS, told CNSNews.com that they, too, are waiting to hear anything pertaining to the investigation.

“To date, none of our clients or any of our attorneys has been contacted by the FBI. The Director continues to assert that this is a priority for the Bureau, but at this point, there’s little evidence to suggest that this probe is on the fast track,” Mr. Sekulow wrote. “There has been no contact with any of the 41 conservative organizations we represent – the real victims of this IRS targeting scheme. Our expanded lawsuit continues to move forward.”

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Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, said they have reached out to their network of groups and found that they are still waiting to hear from the FBI, as well.

“We have reached out to our network of Tea Party Patriots groups and no one was contacted by the IRS since Lois Lerner revealed the IRS was indeed targeting and discriminating against tea party groups. We are aware the that IRS was in touch with Catherine Englebrecht from True the Vote and perhaps one other group from Florida prior to Lois Lerner’s revelation,” said Martin.

“Since Lois Lerner, the IRS and the White House have admitted the IRS targeted groups with ‘Tea Party’ and ‘Patriots’ in their name, we certainly hope that the FBI contacts us at Tea Party Patriots, since we were the primary victim of this blatant, admitted, and potentially unlawful targeting,” she added.

 

Matt Vespa is a web editor at Townhall.com and occasional writer for Hot Air, RedState, and Townhall Magazine.

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This is another reason why a special prosecutor needs to be appointed to investigate this administration. Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS profiling, NSA targeting etc etc.

when you let Tony Soprano into the Oval Office, this is what you get.
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In a major investigation like this, the FBI and the IRS have to get all their lies in a row first. When they want to talk to some actual peasants, they'll get around to it. A good coverup can't be rushed.
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ding-ding, Dingy, what's the best way to avoid prosecution of a crime? Sue the District attorney.
These teaparty groups knew they were avoiding taxes and grabbing money illegally, so they pushed their henchmen to bring the revenue collectors up on bogus sham charges.
Actually the genius of the right in their ability to shirk responsibility never ceases to amaze
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The investigation is being headed up by Chief Special Agent Heap O'Calorie. His assistants are Special Agents Joe Jitsu, Hemlock Holmes, and Go-Go Gomez. They are all reporting to FBI Assistant Head Dick Tracy, There, that should satisfy those wascally weepublicans. Why not, the media will buy it.
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They've given it to Special Agent Donut and he's fixing to get ready to start the process.
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Government by thuggery. Clapper commits perjury and the Senate says "oh, well". The IRS commits political hackery and Obama says "Boys will be boys". This government is not mimicking a criminal enterprise. It is a criminal enterprise.
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S - is this the time for all the investigated/delayed groups to march into their respective regional FBI office - books, correspondence and attorneys in hand - and request an immediate sit-down with the SAC?
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Come on, they have leads they are following. Oh you of little faith. I have it on video they have leads. I'll just check with the boys down at the crime lab [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBcNpXmr-Ps]
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I'm surprised the FBI doesn't know who to contact, there's little doubt in my mind this was a coordinated effort. The DOJ was out there insuring that voter ID. laws would not be enforced for this election cycle and the IRS was out there making sure the opposition wouldn't be getting enough donations to make their opposition visible.

Since we know there were complaints about the IRS to Congressmen and the press, there had to be more collusion to keep the stories from being investigated. There are way too many people involved to not know where to start.
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Valerie Jarrett has been too busy lately to tell the FBI and IRS what to do next. Perhaps she doesn't really know.
1 year ago
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This is another reason why a special prosecutor needs to be appointed to investigate this administration. Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS profiling, NSA targeting etc etc.

when you let Tony Soprano into the Oval Office, this is what you get.
1 year ago
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In a major investigation like this, the FBI and the IRS have to get all their lies in a row first. When they want to talk to some actual peasants, they'll get around to it. A good coverup can't be rushed.
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