IRS Commissioner Grilled on Targeting of Tea Party

The timeline of the IRS targeting scandal, HERE.

The transcripts of the testimonies, HERE

Today, victims of the IRS targeting testified before Congress.

From TeaParty.org

Today at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Beth Martin, the President and Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, which had its tax-exempt status held up by the IRS for several years, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, regarding the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made in reforms since the agency’s targeting scandal first came to light.

“We waited 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days, put in thousands of man-hours, and spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal and accounting fees to have our 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status approved by the IRS… and it was granted the day before we were set to testify before a Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the issue,” said Martin.  “And they claim it wasn’t political?!”

Recently released documents from Judicial Watch confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits.

“The IRS’s Commissioner must account for these transgressions.  The government, using its coercive power to stifle dissent, has no place in the United States,” added Martin. “No one has answered for this and pleading the Fifth is unacceptable.  The American people deserve answers.”

*Note: the hearing will be livestreamed on http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/

More:

Ted Cruz thwacked the gavel—and then thwacked the IRS.

The Texas senator and presidential candidate is using his perch on a Senate subcommittee to flay the Internal Revenue Service, an agency that he says shouldn’t exist as we know it.

With Commissioner John Koskinen seated in front of him on Wednesday, Cruz tore into the agency’s alleged abuses of power—namely its extra scrutiny of Tea Party groups seeking tax- exempt status and its destruction (inadvertent, the agency says) of e-mails sent by Lois Lerner, the former head of the IRS exempt organizations office.

“Richard Nixon’s ghost must have been smiling,” Cruz said, comparing the IRS’ actions to the destruction of audio tapes in the Watergate scandal and pausing to applaud Nixon’s decision to resign. “No politician has the right to use the machinery of the executive branch to target their political enemies.”

Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner:

Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and newly recovered emails of Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, as he had ordered on July 1, 2015.

During the a status hearing today, Sullivan warned that the failure to follow his order was serious and the IRS and Justice Department’s excuses for not following his July 1 order were “indefensible, ridiculous, and absurd.”  He asked the IRS’ Justice Department lawyer Geoffrey Klimas, “Why didn’t the IRS comply” with his court order and “why shouldn’t the Court hold the Commissioner of the IRS in contempt.”  Judge Sullivan referenced his contempt findings against Justice Department prosecutors in the prosecution of late Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and reminded the Justice Department attorney he had the ability to detain him for contempt.  Warning he would tolerate no further disregard of his orders, Judge Sullivan said, “I will haul into court the IRS Commissioner to hold him personally into contempt.”

Congress held corrupt former attorney general Eric Holder in contempt, as well as former IRS commissioner Lois Lerner.
Nothing was done in the way of real punishment. What’s the fucking use of holding someone in contempt when you won’t back it up?

Sullivan can bluster all he wants. I’ll believe the contempt charge when I actually see it enforced.

Obama: ‘Guns are a bigger threat than terrorism’

Under the leftwing’s agenda, some are more deserving of the Second Amendment than others.

obama anti-gun secret serviceFrom Breitbart.

When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.
Obama’s exact words: “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned “mass killings” with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the guns were jihadists.

He said, “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws.” However, it is not that America does not have gun control. Rather, it is that Americans increasingly see that gun control does not stop criminals from acting out their criminality, therefore support for more gun laws has waned.

For example, the push to expand background checks to cover more types of sales had a lot of momentum nearly three years ago, then Americans noticed that those behind the high profile, mass killings were passing background checks to get their guns. Since Sandy Hook alone (December 2012), attackers and alleged attackers like John Russell Houser (Lafayette), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga), Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), and Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), acquired guns via a background check. So what benefit do Americans gain from expanding such checks?

Guns are a bigger threat than terrorism? Newsflash Barky, your muzzie pals have racked up quite a world-wide body count.

Never let the facts get in the way of liberal talking points.

Obama’s war on the Second Amendment goes back to the 1990’s.  He would like nothing less than to disarm every law-abiding gun owner in America. Criminals couldn’t give a shit less and no amount of zealous ‘gun control’ will matter.

Obama and Holder’s Fast and Furious gunrunning operation which is responsible for hundreds of murders on both sides of the southern border, including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, could have used the ‘gun control’ treatment.

And besides, what does anyone expect from an assclown who tweeted “Happy Eid-ul-Fitr” to his muzzie pals just hours after 5 American service members were gunned down by a rampaging muzzie jihadist.

Barky can bitch all he wants. I will not be disarmed.

Related posts:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/just-a-reminder-for-the-anti-gun-nuts-screaming-for-universal-background-checks/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/backlash-against-obamas-anti-second-amendment-crusade/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/bloomberg-to-america-government-has-right-to-infringe-on-your-freedom/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/want-to-see-how-gun-control-works-look-no-further-than-great-britain/

Just a Reminder: Which Party is Racist?

bubba clinton on obama

Illegal Alien in Ohio Goes on Crime Spree, After Local Authorites Were Told by the ICE Not to Detain Him

Illegal aliens flood this country, commit crimes, and the politicians (DemProgs in particular) wonder why we are so angry. They keep coming in because no one stops them. Only when one of them becomes a victim of an illegal alien, will they get a clue.

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The illegal scumbag in question

Cleveland.com

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A man accused in the shooting death of a Painesville woman, among other crimes, is set to be arraigned Tuesday.

Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, faces criminal charges in connection with killing 60-year-old Margaret Kostelnick of Painesville on Monday.

He is also accused of shooting another woman in the arm and trying to rape a 14-year-old girl at two separate Lake Metroparks locations, according to investigators.

Razo was arrested in Concord Township after a shootout with police.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are working with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation. Officials have released few details about Razo, other than that he has been in the U.S. for “a number of years.”

“A number of years”… Figures. About 11 million of the dregs have been here ‘a number of years’ and nothing is being done about it.

Razo is accused of killing 60-year-old Margaret Kostelnik Monday in her Ravenna Road home. Earlier that day, he attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl and then shot a woman in a nearby park, Dunlap said.

……Shortly after 4 p.m., a deputy was approached by Kostelnik’s husband. He said he found his wife shot to death inside their home on the 6200 block of Ravenna Road. The house sits directly behind the area of Greenway Trail and the site of the earlier shooting.

Detectives are still working to determine why Razo may have targeted Kostelnik.

He targeted her because he could. Sorry, Mr. Kostelnik, the Obama regime and the rest of the Progs couldn’t care less about your wife. The heinous murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of a 5x deported Mexican thug, doesn’t resonate with them either. Your wife and Kate Steinle are just two victims in the illegal alien crime statistics.  The U.S. would see a staggering 37 percent reduction in federal crimes if we deported the 3.5 percent of its population counted as illegal aliens. 

More:

From Cleveland.com

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy approached Juan Emmanuel Razo on July 7 because he was somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be. The encounter led sheriff’s officials to contact a federal agency to determine if the 35-year-old man was in the country legally.

Razo was released after “border patrol” told deputies that there was no reason to detain him, Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap said Tuesday at a press conference. 

From Cleveland.com

Lake County sheriff’s deputies learned that Juan Emmanuel Razo was in the U.S. illegally from Mexico more than two weeks before his arrest in the death of a 60-year-old Concord Township woman.

Razo made his first court appearance Tuesday in the death of Margaret Kostelnik where a judge set a $10 million bond.

Razo pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, but still faces possible murder and other charges in connection to the other incidents.

……Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Brian Butler said during the court hearing that during a July 7 traffic stop, deputies contacted border patrol agents who advised the sheriff’s office not to detain Razo despite his status as an undocumented immigrant. (READ: ILLEGAL ALIEN)

Razo, who spoke with the aid of a Spanish translator, told Lake County Judge Michael Cicconetti at the hearing that he doesn’t have a passport or a green card.

Cicconetti expressed frustration at Razo’s lack of documentation.

Razo told Cicconetti he has a birth certificate from Mexico, to which the judge replied, “That doesn’t help you here in the United States.”

Razo has lived in the country for five years and has no local criminal history, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

In response to a request for information, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz issued a statement that said, “we’re looking at the facts of the case to find out exactly what happened.”

Khaalid Walls, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency “intends to take custody of [Razo] and pursue his removal from the United States.”

You should have done that when the local authorities contacted you the first time, asshole.

Razo’s illegal status may hit a nerve for many at a time when immigration is a hot button political issue. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump just last month criticized Mexican immigrants, characterizing them as criminals and rapists. Trump will be in Cleveland next week for a debate.

So, while the moonbats on the Left and the RINO idiots vilify Donald Trump for daring to speak the truth about the out of control illegal alien crisis, the border still leaks like a fucking sieve, illegals continue their carnage, and nothing is being done to stop it.

Picture of the Day: In Obama’s America, Some People Have More Rights Than Others

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