New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati.
On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington.
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Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years.
Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.
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Illinois political boss Michael Madigan, Speaker of the House in the state legislature, pushed through preliminary approval of a hundred million dollars in state funding for a Barack Obama presidential library to be located in Chicago, something Mayor Rahm Emanuel also supported. But it turns out that the state’s voters are not quite as interested in showering their hard earned tax dollars on a monument to The One.
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Yesterday, John LeBoutillier, speaking with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner said that Benghazi survivors were given polygraphs monthly, while being forbidden to speak to Congress. A reader referred me to a CNN link confirming that “some” of the survivors were polygraphed monthly (August 2013). Here’s another reminder from Trey Gowdy and Greta Van Susteren of the lengths the Obama administration has gone to, to hide what happened on September 11, 2012.
GRETA: …but he’s the one whose blocking it. We can’t find these survivors. I’d love to interview the survivors, but the administration is doing everything it can to hide them. They are dispersing around the country, and of course, the CNN report shows that even CIA operatives who were there are being intimidated from above.
Video and more at Maggie’s Notebook
It looks like a business owner in Katy, Texas appreciates his Second Amendment liberties more than he appreciates a president who is manipulating the country’s demographics in part to facilitate taking those liberties away:
Secretary of State John Kerry introduced billionaire George Soros, at a State Department forum held on Tuesday at the George C. Marshall Center, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department stressed that this is “an in-house event for department employees only, not a public or press event”. Apparently the wisdom to be conveyed by Mr. Soros is only fit for the ears of federal bureaucrats who understand the nuances and “greater good” of currency manipulation.
So now we are now living in an America where one is told that Dr. Condoleezza Rice is not worthy to speak at Rutgers University because of character issues and the Koch brothers are “un-American” but George Soros must be heard by the employees of our State Department. This is the same George Soros who wrote in his 2006 book The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terror that the “main obstacle to a stable and just world is the United States.”. This is the same George Soros who is known as the “Man Who Broke the Bank of England” in 1992 through currency speculation. He is also the same George Soros who was convicted of insider trading in France. His conviction was upheld by the French Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights in 2011. Soros has said his history of efforts to de stabilize foreign governments has been “fun”.
That State Department advises that Mr. Soros was invited to discuss his “views on a civil society”. It would be cynical to point out that Soros has donated millions to the pro Obama super PAC Priorities USA in 2012 and Kerry’s own presidential campaign in 2004. Since his speech is being held behind closed doors, we can only speculate that he will be expressing views that we know to be also held by many in the Obama administration, including Kerry, that America is the real problem in the world and the best way to effect change, is in the shadows. The “most transparent administration in history” rolls on.