House Oversight Committee Subpoenas Documents from Treasury Department in IRS Targeting of “Conservative” Groups

ACCUSES IRS OF OBSTRUCTION

by Sharon Rondeau

Rep. Darrell Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has held hearings on the IRS targeting of perceived “conservative” groups and the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, about which the Obama regime has divulged very little information.

(Aug. 2, 2013) — Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa has declared that he has issued a subpoena for documents related to the Internal Revenue Services’ (IRS) denial or delay of tax-exempt status applied for by various groups with pro-life, Tea Party, Israel-centered, traditional marriage, and evangelical themes, including those opposed to the Obama health care law.

Issa is seeking hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of documents which he expects will demonstrate how the IRS approved or denied tax-exempt status to groups applying for it with a particular “strategy,” which involved a “lookout list.”

Issa said he was “deeply disappointed” that the agency has not cooperated with his committee’s requests for information and that the Obama regime had called the practice of targeting “phony.”

The corruption within the agency was brought to light in the spring when IRS Director of Tax-Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner divulged that the IRS had engaged in “targeting” certain organizations which had applied for tax-exempt status, causing many to abandon their requests or to answer long and possibly illegal questionnaires.

A letter dated August 2 from Issa to Jack Lew, Obama’s new Treasury Secretary, states that “the Obama Administration…has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter” and that the IRS substantially limited the number of responsive documents without consulting the committee.  Of 64,000,000 “responsive” documents found, Issa stated that the committee has received about 12,000, which he deemed “a systematic effort to delay, frustrate, impede, and obstruct the Committee’s investigation.”

The IRS reports to the Treasury Department.

The IRS’s budget has reportedly been cut by Congress since 2010, although applications for 501(c)4 status allegedly doubled between 2010 and 2012.  The number of agents is expected to increase as the IRS assumes administration of the health care law, known as “Obamacare,” which is scheduled to begin on October 1.

The Post & Email has asked publicly why grand juries cannot be utilized to review evidence of criminality and obstruction of justice on the part of public officials rather than members of Congress, who are political office-holders.  Prior to 1946, when Congress attempted to declare grand jury presentments “obsolete,” grand juries regularly and without prosecutorial intervention made inquiries into all manner of possible crimes of both private and public individuals.

The Post & Email has also asked why a man with a “phony” birth certificate has been allowed to occupy the White House for more than four years without a congressional or grand jury investigation into the forgery, which has been confirmed by a court-certified forensic document examiner who has performed work for Obama’s own law firm.

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution authorizing the creation of the Internal Revenue Service or the collection of income tax on a sustained basis.

One Response to "House Oversight Committee Subpoenas Documents from Treasury Department in IRS Targeting of “Conservative” Groups"

  1. gigclick   Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Issa is a good man and is trying hard to get something done but is fighting a monster created by DNC Operatives and the Clinton’s dirty laundry are all in the soup. We are in for a rough ride for the next 3 years if we can’t get Obama and his criminal assistants prosecuted for high treason. If this is allowed to continue on and it looks like it will be, since we haven’t seen any progress in 5 years, we had better take a good look at Detroit. It has already been said by much higher financial people on the ladder and FOX Business is filled with excellent reporting and brilliant business people who really know their specialties that have reported their know-how on the train wreck that is right around the corner. How much more can or will America take is now the game, a relentless barrage of scams, ripoffs, political gaining, corruption, sex scandals all reminiscent of the miserable years of Clinton in power that we all suffered through.

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