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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Breitbart news is reporting that Lois Lerner's attorney is from Zuckerman Spaeder, a law firm with deep ties to the Obama Administration.

    Some of the Obama Adminstration ties to Zuckerman Spaeder include:

    • Kathryn Ruemmler, the White House Counsel, is a former associate at Zuckerman Spaeder.
    • Leslie Kiernan, a partner at Zuckerman, is the Deputy White House Counsel and works for Ruemmler.
    • Norman Eisen, a partner at the firm, was Obama’s “Ethics Czar” in the White House. Eisen attended Harvard Law School with Obama and was appointed by Obama to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
    • Elizabeth Taylor, a partner at Zuckerman, is the principal deputy associate attorney general at DOJ. Taylor attends the Daily Senior Management Meeting with the Attorney General.
    • Ronald Welch, a partner at the firm, was the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at DOJ until 2012.
    • William Schultz, a partner at the firm, is General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Lisa Barclay, a partner at the firm, is the Chief of Staff at the Food and Drug Administration.
    Kinda like when a well known mob lawyer shows up to bail a guy outta jail. It conveys more information about the relationship between the criminal and organized crime than they'd hoped to offer.
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    That is not a nice thing to say about the Obama Crime Syndicate. It is true, but not nice.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    That is not a nice thing to say about the Obama Crime Syndicate. It is true, but not nice.
    Lois Lerner has some history and looks to be another Billy Clinton retread.

    During the Clinton years Lois Lerner was head of the FEC enforcement division and she was up to her old tricks:

    1. LAWYER THAT REPRESENTED CHRISTIAN COALITION AGAINST LOIS LERNER-LED FEC IN 1990S SPEAKS OUT

    Lois Lerner, the embattled director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, served as head of the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) enforcement division from 1986 until 2001.

    When Lerner was head of the FEC enforcement division from 1986 to 2001 she sued the Christian Coalition for allegedly conspiring with political candidates. During the case, representatives for the FEC asked intrusive questions on religion of several people involved, including Lt. Col. Oliver North. At one point, a representative demanded to know details regarding Pat Roberstson praying for North after reading a letter from North to Robertson indicating as much. The group’s attorney also noted that during the investigation third parties were required to comply with “burdensome FEC document requests,” reminiscent of the IRS/Tea Party requests. The Christian Coalition’s attorneys adamantly objected, and the group eventually rebuffed the charges.
    Lawyer That Represented Christian Coalition Against Lois Lerner-Led FEC in 1990s Speaks Out | Video | TheBlaze.com

    2. Republican who ran against Democratic Senator Dick Durbin: Lois Lerner told me never to run for office again

    Former Illinois state representative Al Salvi, who ran as a Republican against Democrat Dick Durbin in his state’s 1996 U.S. Senate race, said that embattled IRS official Lois Lerner intimidated him in her then-capacity as a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) official and told him she would drop various complaints against him if he never ran for office again.

    Salvi told Illinois Review this week that he went head-to-head with Lerner after his 1996 electoral loss to Durbin, when she was head of the commission’s Enforcement Division. The FEC hit his campaign committee with a small handful of complaints related to a $1.1 million personal loan he made to his campaign in its final weeks.

    “She said, ‘If you promise to never run for office again, we’ll drop this case,’” Salvi said, noting that he thought Lerner was helping Durbin keep him out of Illinois politics in the future.

    The case was eventually dropped in 2000, by which time Salvi had reportedly racked up nearly $100,000 in legal fees. A judge ruled that Salvi’s loan to his own campaign was completely legal, according to Salvi.
    Read more: IRS official Lerner targeted GOP candidate in 1990s | The Daily Caller

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Could Lois (“I take the 5th”) Lerner of the IRS scandal also be an accessory to terror funding?
    In addition to he Barack H. Obama Foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation has tax-exempt 501(c)3 status.

    WND is reporting that the Barack H. Obama Foundation is used to support Malik Obama's 12 wives.

    In October 2012, WND reported a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, has transferred funds, 90 percent of which are raised from U.S. individuals and corporations, to send Kenyan students to the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia.
    “When Malik Obama and Sarah Obama raised money in the United States as the respective heads of foundations claiming to be charities, not only did the Internal Revenue Service illegally grant one of them tax-deductible status retroactively, but these foundations have supported – to varying degrees – illegal operations that acquire funding for personal gain, philandering, polygamy and the promotion of Wahhabism, the brand of Islam practiced by Al-Qaeda.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/obama-hal...Kg6mlqcc3ML.99

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    Cincinnati IRS employee testifies that Washington, D.C. personnel gave orders to target the Tea Party.

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    Q: And you've heard, I'm sure, news reports about individuals here in Washington saying this is a problem that was originated in and contained in the Cincinnati office, and that it was the Cincinnati office that was at fault. What is your reaction to those types of stories?
    […]
    A: Well, it's hard to answer the question because in my mind I still hear people saying we were low-level employees, so we were lower than dirt, according to people in D.C. So, take it for what it is. They were basically throwing us underneath the bus.
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    Sarah Hall Ingram, Lois Lerner's boss, received a Presidential bonus of $103,000 and was promoted to run Obamacare.

    Obama approved a bonus of $103,000+ to Sarah Hall Ingram, Former Commissioner of the Tax exempt Entities Division which was responsible for overseeing the 501c4 applications. Sarah Hall Ingram was also was promoted to head of the IRS involvement of Obamacare.

    OPM guidelines say that bonuses over $25,000 must be approved by the president.

    Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel says “My understanding is that there is a small sub class of bonuses called presidential rank awards that are approved by the president, but they’re relatively small in number.” He added, “There’s maybe a couple hundred throughout the entire government. The larger amount of bonuses in terms of quantity are typically approved by the agency head.”
    Tax-Exempt Head Given 'Presidential Rank Award' in Midst of IRS Targeting

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    There's a new name in the IRS Scandal. Cincinnati IRS employees are saying they were being directed by Washington IRS official Carter Hall to target the Tea Party.

    IRS employees: Washington IRS official Carter Hull oversaw targeting of conservative groups

    “I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” said Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/05/ir...#ixzz2VQhDtgxn

    Speak of the devil! No offense to the devil intended The deputy to Sarah Hall Ingram was put on paid administrative leave for violating rules related to accepting free items.

    This is the usual Obama Administration stonewalling tactic. You ever notice this; the people connected with scandals are no longer at the same agency or available to testify at the Congressional hearings.

    The deputy to Sarah Hall Ingram, who is in charge of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) office implementing Obamacare, has been placed on paid administrative leave for violating rules related to accepting free items as part of a 2010 conference.
    IRS Obamacare Deputy Put on Paid Leave
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    I could have never guessed this in a million years.

    Carter Hull Washington IRS Lawyer Who Oversaw Tea-Party Targeting is Retiring
    Report: IRS Lawyer Who Oversaw Tea-Party Targeting Said to Be Retiring | National Review Online

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    Subpeona him anyway. God these guys are freakin weasels.*




    *[My apologies to actual weasels for the insulting comparison.]
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