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Friday, November 28, 2014

IRS Gave Obama White House Thousands Of Taxpayer Documents

by JASmius

If Democrat scandals mattered, if the media would actually cover them, this would certainly appear to be a "smoking gun".  Hell, it would be an entire arsenal:

The IRS improperly turned over thousands of "confidential" tax documents to the White House for review, according to information obtained from a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general by the legal advocacy firm Cause of Action, exposing a pipeline of communication between the two, the Daily Caller reports.

Wait a minute.  Do you mean to tell us that there is a proper mode for the IRS turning over thousands of confidential tax documents to the White House for "review"?  Because I don't think there is one.  And do I really have to ask, even rhetorically, what business the White House had "reviewing" "confidential" tax documents that obviously weren't all that "confidential"?

“[T]he Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed Cause of Action that there exist nearly 2,500 potentially responsive documents relating to investigations of improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House,” Cause of Action noted, according to the Daily Caller.

Which means there are probably four or five or God knows how many times as many, and they're only admitting to 2,500.  Although 2,500 is criminally appalling enough, and would be a huge deal if the White House was anybody's but Barack Obama's.

By the way, here's today's punchline:

The Justice Department has asked for a longer window under which to review the newly found documents before releasing them publicly, the Daily Caller said.

Well, of course they did.  Although I have to ask: If the White House has already "reviewed" these "confidential" IRS documents, why does DOJ need to bother?  Or are we talking about two different "modes" of "reviewing"?

For those of you in Malaga, Washington, THAT was a rhetorical question.

The Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard, in his "Secrets" column, called news of the leaked documents a "shocking revelation."

Only if you haven't been paying attention for the past two years, Paul.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you have a reading comprehension problem. In response to a lawsuit requesting all information about communications between the IRS and the White House, the IRS has said it has thousands of documents relating to that lawsuit, not that there were thousands of taxpayer documents.

So, an email exchange "You have that document I asked for?"


Would be two documents. Note, those two documents do not equal two taxpayer documents.