IRS Target Scandal Just Got Bigger and Deeper

Thanks to Peggy for this one!

It was an accident…we didn’t mean to…um…er….ooops!

It’s appropriate that Breitbart is breaking this story since they just announced the IRS has targeted them for audit! Read on:

A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa’s staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder.

The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cumming’s staff, the ranking member on the oversight panel, the letter said.

According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

Fallon explained to Issa aides that the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs had not permitted him to release the documents to the public and he wanted to get ahead of the story “before the Majority” – meaning Issa – could share it, according to the letter.

Issa aides – who had placed the call on speakerphone – were “caught off guard by the unusual nature of the call and the odd request” and asked Fallon to “e-mail the material for evaluation.”

“At this point,” Fallon “abruptly placed the call on hold for approximately three minutes.” When Fallon returned to the call, “he was audibly shaken. He immediately stated that there was a ‘change in plans’ and that there would be no effort” by DOJ to release the material early. (story continues)

Just a few short decades ago the Democrat Party in Congress approved Articles of Impeachment against Richard Nixon for abuse of power, contempt of congress and obstruction of justice. They had the support of the republicans who convinced Nixon it was time to step down for the good of the country. Nixon’s targets were politicians. None of his abuses were directed toward citizens. The same abuses now color this administration. Investigations are being blocked. Court orders are being ignored. How long will Democrats allow this to go on?

Underhanded dirty dogs! This crew needs to be flushed.

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14 Responses to IRS Target Scandal Just Got Bigger and Deeper

  1. Libby says:

    You do realize that this “story” makes no sense?

    First it’s Holder’s aid … then it’s Schumer’s aid … a slow news day on Breitbart is incoherent all round.

    But you all will suck up anything.


  2. More Common Sense says:

    I now understand why Libby is so “off the rails”. She can’t read. What about the word “former” do you not understand!

  3. J. Soden says:

    Libby might try actually reading the article. It plainly states a “former Schumer aide”

    The correlation between the criminal activity in the white house and the stonewalling/obfuscation/and downright lying from the clown AG is getting clearer and clearer – even to the uninformed voters!

  4. Post Scripts says:

    Libby made a mistake… again. She obviously didn’t read the article with much care and she missed what you have noted.

    I can understand why. See, this article reveals something very unethical and loathsome about democrats. Therefore it’s of no interest to her, except to poo-poo it.

    Libby stands up for what she believes, but she’ a chronic denier of anything bad if it involves the democratic party. Obviously that’s not healthy and it’s becoming more endemic of what’s wrong with this country.

    I keep hoping she will become slightly more fair & balanced, if not for the sake of the country, then for her own integrity. -Jack

  5. Post Scripts says:

    We suspect these low things go on all the time in Washington, but we rarely get confirmation. This time the people got lucky when a devious democrat operative slipped up and exposed their plot. Lies and deceptions are a complicated thing to manage – it’s so much simpler to be honest, but it’s not in their nature. They just don’t get it and these are the kind of people that need to be kicked out of Washington.

    It’s time for accountability, these sort of things are getting far too common place and it all starts in the White House and rolls downhill. VOTE SMART.

  6. Tina says:

    Politicians playing these idiot games with each other comes under the heading of “all’s fair in love and war” politics.

    This is different.

    In this case the loyalists to the administration and the agenda of the Democrat Party targeted civilians and used the power of government to stifle free speech and participation in the political process. Once caught they have worked to obstruct justice.

    We need an independent prosecutor. Eric Holders Justice Department cannot be trusted to investigate this very serious matter.

    I”m disgusted that the media is complicit in all of this from promoting this administration in the first place to covering for its abuses. Where are the headlines? Where is the Woodward and Bernstein hype?

  7. Peggy says:

    What Nixon did is child’s play compared to what this administration is doing and getting away with. It would be hard to come up with just one member of this administration and a dept. that hasn’t violated their oath and over reached their duties to serve the people of this country.

    Using the IRS to promote the political agenda is the worse, because it involves everyone with the EPA and NSA running a close second, in my opinion.

    This administration is using threats of intimidation forcing people to comply and if they don’t their careers are at risk. Even Greta Van Susteren received a warning phone call from the WH staff.

    Greta Van Susteren Describes ‘Dirty’ Call From The White House Over Fox News’ Benghazi Coverage:

    As long as the media continues to be intimidated(remember the James Rosen attack) and compliant the truth will not reach the uninformed voters. Which has to be their game plan along with voter fraud and importing enough illegals dispersed to various parts of the country where they’re needed to throw the election.

    There is no dirty trick this administration will not stoop to in the future based on what it’s done in the past.

    And if you progressive liberals don’t like what I just wrote, too bad. If this administration isn’t stopped you all had best learn how to speak Chinese, because China is on its way to replacing the US as the super-power go-to-nation. America will be remembered for the great nation it once was.

  8. common sense says:

    I Libby’s case, she’d be better off picking up a pair of reading glasses, verse a pair wine glasses!
    Just saying!

  9. Libby says:

    I’m sorry people, but this:

    “According to the letter, Fallon – who is not named in the letter but confirmed he made the call – asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

    … is incoherent.

  10. Peggy says:

    #9 Libby “…is incoherent.”

    No it’s not. It makes sense if you haven’t had a couple of glasses of wine or a couple of pills.

    Try again tomorrow morning after a cup of coffee or two.

  11. Tina says:

    Not if you understand the situation. A Democrat dirty tricks scheme was accidentally suggested by phone from Holders office to someone who answered in a republican office (Issa’s)…the call was meant for a Democrat (Cummings)…ooops.

    The letter is a letter to Justice from Issa expressing his concern that his (Holders) office was attempting to undermine a Congressional investigation and asking him to look into the unusual (rat b’tard) request.

  12. Libby says:

    “… asked if the aides could release the IRS scandal documents to “selected reporters” to give Fallon an “opportunity to comment publicly on it.”

    No, seriously, you have to look at this. You have to think about what you read.

    Fallon wants aides to release material to reporters so Fallon can comment on it?

    Does that make any sense?

    You know what this all sounds like to me? Darrell Issa pretending to work, and a slow news day at Breitbart.

  13. Tina says:

    Of course it does Libby. It couldn’t possibly me an that people in the Justice department were attempting to control the narrative with their friends in the media…that would be unscrupulous and unethical…that would be the administration working against the people…that would be “selected reporters” acting as activists for the democrats in power.

    Your party has fallen to new lows and in politics that’s difficult to do. And apparently you’re willing to chase them down that he77 hole.

  14. Peggy says:

    Hey Libby, here’s a hint. It’s very similar to when Lois Lerner planted that question to bring out the targeting of conservatives before the IG report came out. Both were trying to “leak” the information to try and control the narrative.

    Hope this helps you connect the dots and understand the call from the DOJ aide intended for Cumming’s office made to the aide in Issa’s office by mistake.

    Lawyer says IRS question was planted:

    “It turns out the question that led Lois Lerner to disclose the IRS’s wrongdoing was planted by none other than Lerner herself.

    Celia Roady, the lawyer whose question led Lerner to disclose the committee’s wrongful targeting of conservative groups, said Friday that Lerner asked her to ask the question.”

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