Sunday, March 30, 2014

IRS Probe PRT 1

Things a really heating up for the Obama administration and their plate is already full.  During a hearing of the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee on the IRS’ alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

FBI began investigating the IRS's actions as part of a criminal probe ordered by United States Attorney General Eric Holder.  This led to both political and public condemnation of the agency and triggered further investigations. Initial reports had described the targeting as nearly exclusively on conservative groups with terms such as "Tea Party" in their names.  Further investigation revealed that certain terms and themes in the applications of liberal-leaning groups and the Occupy movement had also triggered additional scrutiny.

REP. Dave Camp made a comment on 3/5/14 “I don’t fully understand why it’s taken them so long given that the president promised,” Camp said at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “He promised that he would have quick action and we still don’t have the documents from an agency that is in this administration.”

“We found that the targeting was more widespread than they had admitted. We found that it wasn't just agents in Cincinnati that were rogue agents, this actually originated in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “I don’t think a lot of the public knows that.

In this clip, you will also find the remarkable American spirit of Ms Catherine Engelbrecht founder of the King Street Patriots, who is testifying before the committee.  

Kate Midlon

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