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July 17, 2013 - 11:02 am

IRS abuse of Tea Party groups can be chalked up to “rogue employees” in Cincinnati, huh? Not according to the latest from the Washington Post.

The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney.

In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review applications that the agency had screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.

Previous accounts from IRS employees had shown that Washington IRS officials were involved in the controversy, but Hull’s comments represent the closest connection to the White House to date.

The IRS counsel is a political appointee. Obama appointed Wilkins to that position in April 2009, so he was there across the entire abuse regime. Previous testimony in the IRS scandal has revealed that Wilkins learned of the abuse by at least August 4, 2011, but White House spokesman Jay Carney told the press in May 2013 that Wilkins never bothered to inform the White House about it. This new information calls the previous testimony into question: Wilkins apparently knew of the abuse earlier than August 2011, because his own office was involved in it. His likely excuse: His staff went rogue and acted stupidly on their own. No one is ever in charge of, or accountable for, anything in Obama’s government, unless they’re in the military or otherwise expendable. Wilkins is probably too high to be expendable.

We’re getting ever closer to discovering that the White House through its counsel’s office was involved in, and probably directing, the abuse of citizens who were organizing to speak out against the Obama agenda. Catherine Engelbrecht’s case indicates that the IRS abuse is just one line of attack; the Obama government unleashed the full alphabet soup on her after she founded True the Vote.

That’s part of why Eric Holder has been unleashed on George Zimmerman. The right hand is hammering an innocent man while the left hand tries to wave Obama’s most dangerous scandal away. They’ll risk civil unrest to keep this particular scandal off the front pages.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Yes, we know. That's how the leftist media works. If this same scandal had surfaced during a Republican administration, we'd have heard nothing else until there had been an impeachment and criminal trial.
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I must respectfully dis-agree re:Zimmerman as a distraction. Stuff like Zimmerman is encoded in the "Black grieivence industrial complex" DNA, they just can't help themselves. The IRS scandal involves long time bureaucrats sympathetic to Democratic administrations slowly moving up through the ranks until they reach a position of influence. Lois Lerner is the poster child for this and its now the main line of attack against the IRS IG.Sure he's a career employee but he once interned for Bob Dole. So in theory it's our stealth operatives versus yours...nothing to see here..just move along. Aside from the obvious and typical liberal projection, the fact remains your guys were cheating and got caught. It now remains to be seen how far up the foodchain the trail leads.
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They're using a network of lefty lawyers to coordinate things so they can use attorney-client privilege to avoid disclosure. They're counting on judges who want to be appointed to a higher court to let them get away with out. Our forefathers would be shooting by now!
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I wonder if Nancy Pelosi was involved, as well.
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IRSgate is part and parcel of Obama Inc's putsch against America and there is no way around this conclusion.
Anyone who believes that 'rogue' agents acted on their own is living in fantasy land. The buck stops and starts at the POTUS's door, and all those who are accomplices have to be punished in full.
This is a rogue regime, in all ways which matter - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/29/irsgate-obama-inc-about-to-be-blown-wide-open-its-revolving-irs-door-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

I understand the inner workings of the IRS real well, so blowing smoke this way isn't even operable.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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How high does the rot go?

Do I even need to ask?

Maybe what we need is a cartoon of President Obama with a sign on his desk: "the rot stops here".
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"They’ll risk civil unrest to keep this particular scandal off the front pages."

You say that as if you think civil unrest would bother them.
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Good point. It sure doesn't seem to, in fact, it's looking like a feature in their plans.
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I must respectfully dis-agree re:Zimmerman as a distraction. Stuff like Zimmerman is encoded in the "Black grieivence industrial complex" DNA, they just can't help themselves. The IRS scandal involves long time bureaucrats sympathetic to Democratic administrations slowly moving up through the ranks until they reach a position of influence. Lois Lerner is the poster child for this and its now the main line of attack against the IRS IG.Sure he's a career employee but he once interned for Bob Dole. So in theory it's our stealth operatives versus yours...nothing to see here..just move along. Aside from the obvious and typical liberal projection, the fact remains your guys were cheating and got caught. It now remains to be seen how far up the foodchain the trail leads.
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Even though it makes no sense. And by that I mean that had the roles been reversed Mr. Zimmerman was black enough (grandfather) that it would have just been another black on black crime.

This whole thing happened because the obama admin focused on the name Zimmerman (HAS to be a white guy) and it was an election year.

Oddly enough all they had to do was focus on the shooting of a REAL child - a 13 year old by the name of Darius Simmons by an old white guy by the name of John Spooner. This guy really did kill a kid for no reason. Well, he thought the kid had burgled him - but it didn't matter - he shot the kid in cold blood.

THIS happened within a month or so of the Zimmerman case. Spooner was just found guilty of that killing.

NOBODY knows about THIS case!
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I'm sure the GOP is brokering a deal right now to help the President muddle through this.
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I can't wait for Brian Williams to report about this on NBC Nightly News.

/sarc
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I think you nailed it B.P. Going after Zimmerman is a warning of what will happen to anyone that doesn't tow the party line. Please keep hammering away on this latest information. Holder's getting a tad nervous right about now.
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"anyone that doesn't tow the party line"

It's TOE the line!
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Can't we TOW the line for once?
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Which is pathetic considering Zimmerman is a registered democrat and a person of color. I'm sure he considered himself in that untouchable category.
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This much is for sure - the upending of America is their goal. And the fact that Obama Inc IS a regime gone wild. This ensures that nothing, absolutely noting is off the table.
Therefore, the question is not if, but when they clamp down, supposedly to 'protect' Americans via martial law - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/11/the-opening-of-a-pandoras-box-martial-law-via-jihad-in-boston-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Time will soon tell....

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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