I used to have a lot of respect for the hard-working professionals at the Internal Revenue Service, especially those who supported aging technology and performed forensic audits against the best minds in corporate America. I was very disappointed and disillusioned when it appeared that a group of progressive socialist democrats destroyed the integrity of the agency and did everything in their power to cover-up unconstitutional and illegal activities.
Remember Lois Lerner “planted” a question about the upcoming release of the Inspector General’s report on the targeting of conservative organizations prior to a presidential election – a major criminal activity. Then we were told it was a few “rogue” agents in the Cincinnati office. Followed by Lois Learner incorrectly asserting her Fifth Amendment privileges against self-incriminating testimony, but only after testifying that she was innocent. Then we learned that coincidently many of the e-mails sought by the Congressional oversight committee were lost in a computer crash. Similar crashes occurring during the same timeframe that affected those who Lois Learner communicated. Her Blackberry device, also containing the emails, was officially destroyed.
Subpoenaed documents that were not turned over to the Congressional committee were provided to Judicial Watch, representing some of those targeted conservative groups.
And, then the smug, smarmy, head of the IRS, John Koskinen told us that the e-mails were lost forever. Changing his story numerous times in ways that appear to have been lies, half-truths, and misdirection.
The fingers of Obama’s White House appear to be all over each and every scandal -- as they appear to cover-up Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and other troubling events. It should be remembered, the progressive socialist democrats march to the same drummer – so they do not need explicit instructions on how to sandbag the GOP or conservatives.
(There is nothing “honorable” about a man that swears to tell the truth and then lies, dissembles, and misleads.)
Now, we are finding that the e-mails are not lost, are recoverable, but it is a time-consuming process.
We have documented how IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has repeatedly lied before Congress, changing his story multiple times. He consistently implied that the Lerner emails didn't exist or were lost when her hard drive and those of others crashed, and then were destroyed and recycled.
All of this could have been bypassed had the IRS just told Congress and the American people what Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says the IRS told him and his group last week, which is, as stated in a Judicial Watch press release, that "Lois Lerner's emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe."
Judicial Watch also says the IRS claims the system "would be too onerous to search."
The IRS now is claiming that it never hid this backup system's existence and that investigators such as Rep. Darrell Issa, head of the House Oversight Committee, merely misunderstood when the likes of Koskinen testified that IRS emails "get taken off and stored in servers."
The fact is that the IRS wouldn't be saying anything had not U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gotten tired of IRS obfuscation in the face of Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. He ordered the IRS to give a believable explanation to his court under oath and penalty of perjury. <Source>
Don’t expect the IRS ethics office to pursue the matter with vigor …
IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying
A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she'd done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client.
Ms. McGee said her current situation gives her a better understanding of the experiences of professionals facing disbarment or suspension proceedings. "As it relates to someone who is in a position in terms of giving advice to other practitioners, I tell them to watch what you're doing and be careful. You never know. If you don't know something, don't try to take it upon yourself. And if there are other issues going on, then definitely seek guidance." <Source>
Takisha Brown-McGee is a Georgetown Law School graduate who should have known that her actions in private practice, and before she accepted employment at the IRS, were both illegal and unethical. It is ironic that she would become a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, the very entity that could investigate Lois Lerner and her cohorts.
According to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Board on Professional Responsibility (Board Docket No. 10-BD-128, Bar Docket No. 2010-D099) …
Rule XI, § 2(a), states that “[t]he license to practice law in the District of Columbia is a continuing proclamation by this Court that the holder is fit to be entrusted with professional and judicial matters, and to aid in the administration of justice as an attorney and an officer of the Court.”
Respondent’s misconduct has been established by evidence that is clear and convincing.
There are no unique and compelling circumstances here that could justify reducing the recommended and presumptive sanction from disbarment to a lesser sanction.
In addition to intentionally misappropriating third party funds, Respondent also violated a number of other ethics rules and gave false testimony
during the hearing.
Disbarment is appropriate in this case. For these reasons, we recommend that the Court enter an order disbarring Respondent.
Who is watching the watchers?
But who will pursue criminality at the IRS and elsewhere in the government?
It appears that Attorney General Eric Holder’s primary job as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer is not to enforce the law, but to protect his buddy President Barack Obama much in the same manner John Mitchell protected Nixon, Janet Reno protected Clinton, and Alberto Gonzales protected Bush. Holder himself has been cited for Contempt of Congress and steadfastly stonewalls every scandal swirling around the Obama toilet bowl.
This is the same Eric Holder who processed the pardon for Marc Rich and his partner, going straight to the Clinton White House and bypassing fellow prosecutors at the Department of Justice who did not want Rich pardoned. This is the same Eric Holder who lied to Congress about targeting journalists – only to have been found to have done the very thing he denied was occurring. The man cannot be trusted to investigate any of the scandals and should be removed before his political stink taints the FBI.
Bottom line …
President Barack Hussein Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats continue to represent a clear and present danger to America and all Americans. Failures of policy, both foreign and domestic, can be forgiven if one was overtaken by circumstances, but there is little or nothing to be said for corruption and those who simply fail to take their constitutional duties seriously.
Remember this when you are voting.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell