call for a special prosecutor on IRS scandal

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Published July 30, 2014FoxNews.com
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This May 22, 2013 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner on Capitol Hill in Washington.AP
House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives.

The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as part of his renewed call for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate. Lerner is the ex-IRS official who led the unit accused of targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.

In the email exchange, Lerner appears to be chatting with another unidentified individual about a vacation in Great Britain. She describes how she overheard “some ladies” talking about how America is “going down the tubes.”

The person she tells this to responds that “you should hear the whacko wing of the GOP. The US is through; too many foreigners sucking the teat; time to hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end. The right wing radio shows are scary to listen to.”

Lerner responds: “Great. Maybe we are through if there are that many ---holes.”

After another email to her about how “rabid” the radio show callers are, Lerner responds: “So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists. (sic) It's our own crazies that will take us down.”

The emails are being used by Camp to make the case that Lerner had a bias against conservatives – something congressional Republicans have long suggested as they push for the Justice Department to get more involved in reviewing the IRS scandal, and Lerner herself.

“In light of this new information, I hope DOJ will aggressively pursue this case and finally appoint a special counsel, so the full truth can be revealed and justice is served,” Camp said in a statement.

Camp and other GOP committee leaders have been after the IRS lately over the agency’s admission that it lost a trove of Lerner emails due to an apparent computer crash.

Incidentally, a separate email chain from February 2012 released by Camp details another problem with her home computer. Camp claims the emails show Lerner may have kept work information on that home computer, raising concerns that taxpayer information may have been compromised. It’s not clear from the email exchange, however, whether that is the case.

In the November chain, Lerner also makes an off-color comment about class.

She describes visiting an “Edwardian English village” full of large houses -- “which have been ruined by letting the hoi paloi live there!” (Hoi polloi is a term for common people.)

“These people have ruined everything with their equality push!” she writes.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/30/emails-show-ex-irs-official-lerner-using-derogatory-terms-for-republicans/
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr

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  • White DogWhite Dog Posts: 5,343 Officer
    There is so much smoke, there has to be a fire.
    The White Dog.........R.I.P..........1996 - June 2nd, 2011
  • SWFL_F1sh0nSWFL_F1sh0n Posts: 17,248 Officer
    She didn't lie or say anything that wasn't true. Is it that it simply grates the righties?
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  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,291 Officer
    White Dog wrote: »
    There is so much smoke, there has to be a fire.

    This was a planned and coordinated targeting of conservative groups by loony leftists abusing their positions of power. The dam is starting to crack on this and its going to be interesting to see what kind of dirty water pours out.
  • SWFL_F1sh0nSWFL_F1sh0n Posts: 17,248 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    This was a planned and coordinated targeting of conservative groups by loony leftists abusing their positions of power. The dam is starting to crack on this and its going to be interesting to see what kind of dirty water pours out.

    Those loony leftist appointed by Bush . . :shrug

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2014/04/23/3429722/irs-records-tea-party/
    New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party
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  • stsimonsstsimons Posts: 7,291 Officer
    I don't give a rats who appointed her. Its pretty much irrelevant considering what she did.
  • SWFL_F1sh0nSWFL_F1sh0n Posts: 17,248 Officer
    stsimons wrote: »
    I don't give a rats who appointed her. Its pretty much irrelevant considering what she did.

    What did she do? Oh that's right no one knows because by not giving her immunity keeps this circus going.
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  • Ron@.38 Special[email protected] Special Posts: 6,893 Admiral
    She didn't lie or say anything that wasn't true. Is it that it simply grates the righties?

    No fishon, piece of work dude, you would support anything on your talking points page! Try thinking for yourself sometime. Everything isn't a GOP conspiracy and obviously if the Right does not keep an eye on things, God know you lefties don't give a crap if this country is run into the ground.

    Why can't these people think for themselves instead of rallying for any cry that comes from their God Debby, Nancy and old big O
  • SWFL_F1sh0nSWFL_F1sh0n Posts: 17,248 Officer
    No fishon, piece of work dude, you would support anything on your talking points page! Try thinking for yourself sometime. Everything isn't a GOP conspiracy and obviously if the Right does not keep an eye on things, God know you lefties don't give a crap if this country is run into the ground.

    Why can't these people think for themselves instead of rallying for any cry that comes from their God Debby, Nancy and old big O

    I would ask the same thing of you Ron. NOTHING has been proven, Isa has a opportunity to grill Lerner if he only gives her immunity. He doesn't because he knows there is NOTHING there. He has even gone as far as to restrict documents that prove there is NOTHING there. Just like in F&F, and all the other scandals that are simply not there.
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  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,837 Admiral
    OJ Simpson didn't do it
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,073 AG
    Those loony leftist appointed by Bush . . :shrug

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2014/04/23/3429722/irs-records-tea-party/
    New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party

    It doesn't matter who appointed who. Can't you grasp the the IRS shouldn't e targeting anybody????

    Read my sig.


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • FinfinderFinfinder Posts: 9,837 Admiral
    a GOLDEN OLDIE fitting this thread

    I believe him
  • Conchy CrackerConchy Cracker Posts: 10,454 Officer
    Mango Man wrote: »
    It doesn't matter who appointed who. Can't you grasp the the IRS shouldn't e targeting anybody????

    Read my sig.

    You can't be serious.
  • cprcpr Posts: 9,309 Admiral
    I would ask the same thing of you Ron. NOTHING has been proven, Isa has a opportunity to grill Lerner if he only gives her immunity. He doesn't because he knows there is NOTHING there. He has even gone as far as to restrict documents that prove there is NOTHING there. Just like in F&F, and all the other scandals that are simply not there.

    What has to be proven to require a special prosecutor? She taken the 5th, had her computer destroyed, lost emails and used her personal computer for IRS business.
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald

    "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr
  • Conchy CrackerConchy Cracker Posts: 10,454 Officer
    Where are the victims? Bring them forward and start the legal proceedings.

    This ain't rocket surgery.
  • navigator2navigator2 Posts: 22,444 AG
    You can't be serious.


    Yes he is serious. Reading comprehension? Government employees suck at the teet of the powers that currently employ them. It's their rule of survival. Do you STILL not comprehend this? I said it before, and it still holds true. The only political party for those in their employ is the one that holds their purse strings. You've been properly schooled, now pay more attention in class.
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