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#1409984 --- 07/22/13 03:24 PM Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face?
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Is the IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face?

By: Steven H Ahle






Newly released information shows a very close relationship between President Obama and his man at the IRS, who delayed the Tea party applications. William Wilkins is a long time donor to the democratic party and once fought a case against the IRS in which he defended Jerimiah Wright and the Trinity Church in 2008.


Wilkins was a registered lobbyist for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since 1988, and was also a member of the Tax Practice Group, where he counseled nonprofits on compliance. As a lobbyist, he spread money around to both republicans and democrats, but Wilkins worked for the democrats from 1981 to 1988 as democratic counsel for the Senate Finance Committee.

Wilkins has donated money to the following democrats: Lloyd bensen, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Max Bauchus, David Pryor, Bill Bradley, Tom Foley, J.J. Pickle, Paul Simon, John Kerry, John Breaux, Tom Daschle, Dianne Feinstein, Robert Abrams, George Mitchell, Cody Graves, Vic Fazio, Paul Sarbanes, Barbara Kennelly, Bruce Vento, Chris Dodd, Patrick Leahy, Charlie Rangel, Kent Conrad, Tim Johnson, Jack Reed, Blanche Lincoln, Jeff Bingaman, Sherrod Brown, Jay Rockefeller, Brad Miller, Ken Salazar, and Bob Graham.

Wilkins was informed of the IRS probe and accusations of targeting of Tea party groups at least by August 4th, 2011. That raises serious doubts on the president's credibility, as it's inconceivable that his man and longtime loyal democratic donor would leave him in the dark.

In 2008, Wilkins represented Jerimiah Wright in a case brought by the IRS, alleging that they had violated their tax exempt status in 2008, in a case that could have proved problematic for then presidential candidate, Barack Obama. Wilkins took the case pro bono. Shortly after being inaugurated , Barack Obama named Wilkins as the new Chief Counsel of the IRS.

This is the first evidence showing a clear link between the president and the IRS scandal.

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#1409992 --- 07/22/13 03:38 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: ]
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Something REALLY Big is about to be revealed. No, we really mean it THIS time... Honest.
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#1410001 --- 07/22/13 03:55 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: Timbo]
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#1410008 --- 07/22/13 04:13 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: twocats]
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Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before writing new targeting criteria
10:26 AM 07/22/2013

Patrick Howley


The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, met with Obama on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins sent Hull and fellow Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS’ inspector general’s report.


Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS sent letters demanding groups’ training materials, personal information on groups’ donors and college interns, and even the content of a religious group’s prayers.

Wilkins’ meeting with Obama on April 23 was attended by 13 people.

Wilkins, who is one of only two Obama appointees at the IRS, is a former lobbyist with the firm WilmerHale, where he spent his time “counseling nonprofit organizations, business entities, and investment funds on tax compliance, business transactions, and government investigations.” At the firm, Wilkins defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-based United Church of Christ from a 2008 investigation into whether Wright violated his church’s nonprofit status by speaking in favor of Obama. Wilkins successfully defended Wright’s church pro bono.

The White House did not return a request for comment.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/embatt.../#ixzz2Zn7WE7Ff

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#1410020 --- 07/22/13 05:40 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: ]
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imagine that.....a connection exists that "O" and his clowns have denied....and then Pastor Wright reappears....

let's not forget that the GOP and the Nixon administration denied till the end.....if nothing they should be able to makes this failed Presidents legacy a little better of a read.

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#1410034 --- 07/22/13 08:11 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: SportsRef1]
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Originally Posted By: SportsRef1
imagine that.....a connection exists that "O" and his clowns have denied....and then Pastor Wright reappears....

let's not forget that the GOP and the Nixon administration denied till the end.....if nothing they should be able to makes this failed Presidents legacy a little better of a read.


Only one difference. the media was after Nixon, they are giving Obama a pass.

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#1410042 --- 07/22/13 09:37 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: cwjga]
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Fox News,the Daily Caller, World Net Daily, etc., are all giving the President a pass? I just told my cat what you said and she's rolling around laughing!

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#1410044 --- 07/22/13 10:19 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
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Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Fox News,the Daily Caller, World Net Daily, etc., are all giving the President a pass? I just told my cat what you said and she's rolling around laughing!


So you and your cat are talking to each other again? I have to ask. Did you forget to take your medications again...Cindy!?

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#1410065 --- 07/23/13 12:01 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Fox News,the Daily Caller, World Net Daily, etc., are all giving the President a pass? I just told my cat what you said and she's rolling around laughing!


So you and your cat are talking to each other again? I have to ask. Did you forget to take your medications again...Cindy!?
I'll give you a pass on this, CJ, since I wouldn't expect an illiterate clod like you to have ever heard the colloquial expression "it's enough to make a cat laugh." And since you mention it, have you taken yours meds today?

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#1410081 --- 07/23/13 01:43 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: Lucinda Knotts]
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Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Originally Posted By: Chicago Jesus
Originally Posted By: Lucinda Knotts
Fox News,the Daily Caller, World Net Daily, etc., are all giving the President a pass? I just told my cat what you said and she's rolling around laughing!


So you and your cat are talking to each other again? I have to ask. Did you forget to take your medications again...Cindy!?
I'll give you a pass on this, CJ, since I wouldn't expect an illiterate clod like you to have ever heard the colloquial expression "it's enough to make a cat laugh." And since you mention it, have you taken yours meds today?

OoooH, okay!

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#1410114 --- 07/23/13 10:31 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: ]
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Yes the main street media is giving Obama a pass, no surprise.


ABC, CBS and NBC to Viewers: IRS Scandal? Please, That's Old News




By Geoffrey Dickens | July 19, 2013 | 10:57
The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have essentially censored the latest IRS scandal news. Not a single network reported on the bombshell coming out of Thursday’s congressional hearing that IRS employees were ordered to send Tea Party tax-exemption applications to the office of the IRS’s Chief Counsel, which was headed by William Wilkins, who at that time was the only Obama political appointee at the IRS.

The Big Three networks have also ignored this week’s news that tax records of political candidates (including one-time GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell) and certain donors were improperly accessed by government officials, and that the Justice Department has, so far, refused to prosecute the offenders.

The lack of IRS scandal coverage this week continues a disturbing trend of the broadcast networks cooling to what is perhaps the most damaging of the Obama administration scandals.

In fact the last mention of any IRS scandal came almost three weeks ago, on the June 28 CBS This Morning.

When news first broke that the IRS was targeting conservative groups particularly the Tea Party, the Big Three news networks actually jumped to cover the story, filling their evening and morning shows with a total of 96 stories in the first two weeks (May 10 through May 23) of coverage. But after those two strong weeks, the broadcast networks lost interest in the scandal, and the coverage slowed to a crawl -- just 32 stories in the subsequent weeks (May 24 through June 17).

From June 18 through June 28 there was a total of 11 stories (CBS 9, NBC 2, ABC 0) on the Big Three evening and morning shows on IRS abuses. This despite disclosure of new IRS scandals to feed the news cycle, such as $70 million in bonuses to IRS agents, hundreds of millions of dollars of contracts granted to a business owner with a friend inside the agency, and agents abusing IRS credit cards to pay for such things as diet pills, romance novels and even online porn.


Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-di...s#ixzz2ZraeiIAl

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#1410117 --- 07/23/13 11:21 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: cwjga]
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http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/jeffrey-zients-is-out-of-the-country/

if you hide them they wont be able to implicate the WH.....seems "O" is doing a little cleaning.

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#1410307 --- 07/25/13 03:45 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: SportsRef1]
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Originally Posted By: SportsRef1
http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/jeffrey-zients-is-out-of-the-country/

if you hide them they wont be able to implicate the WH.....seems "O" is doing a little cleaning.


"We really mean it THIS time... Honest."

Gee, who would've guessed?

It looks like the only thing exploding in anyone's face, is the latest round of scurrilous BS claims by the right.

Another Blow To IRS 'Scandal':

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/irs-scandal-jack-lew_n_3648170.html
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#1410315 --- 07/25/13 06:46 AM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: ]
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Wilkins took the case pro bono.


Sometimes a synonym for "quid pro quo".
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#1410465 --- 07/27/13 07:36 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: SportsRef1
http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/jeffrey-zients-is-out-of-the-country/

if you hide them they wont be able to implicate the WH.....seems "O" is doing a little cleaning.


"We really mean it THIS time... Honest."

Gee, who would've guessed?

It looks like the only thing exploding in anyone's face, is the latest round of scurrilous BS claims by the right.

Another Blow To IRS 'Scandal':

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/irs-scandal-jack-lew_n_3648170.html

What... no comments from those who are spreading these B.S. rumors?
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#1417165 --- 09/13/13 05:18 PM Re: Is IRS scandal about to explode in Obama's Face? [Re: Timbo]
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seems these so called trumped up scandals were'nt so trumped up Timmy......the only reason it's taking so long is "O" and his clowns still have the road blocks up.......ie:Benghazzi.......


http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/12/very-d...-emails-reveal/


http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/13/gohmert-defund-irs-slap-lois-lerner-with-criminal-penalties/

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