Two Cinci #IRS Employees Testimony Implicates DC IRS Lawyer In #TeaParty Targeting “No Authority to Act Without Carter Hull”

June 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

A big step towards exposing Obama’s IRS officials’ –web of lies?

(WSJ) –Two Internal Revenue Service employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office told congressional investigators that IRS officials in Washington helped direct the probe of tea-party groups that began in 2010.

Transcripts of the interviews, viewed Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, appear to contradict earlier statements by top IRS officials, who have blamed lower-level workers in Cincinnati.

Elizabeth Hofacre said her office in Cincinnati sought help from IRS officials in the Washington unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations after she started getting the tea-party cases in April 2010. Ms. Hofacre said Carter Hull, an IRS lawyer in Washington, closely oversaw her work and suggested some of the questions asked applicants.

I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” she said, according to the transcripts.

Mr. Hull could not be reached for comment.
The interview transcripts suggest it began with a search for tea-party groups by name among applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status. The Cincinnati employee who conducted the search, Gary Muthert, said he started gathering applications in March 2010, at the request of an unidentified local manager, who allegedly told him that “Washington, D.C., wanted some cases,” according to the transcripts. Mr. Muthert first heard of tea-party applications from another Cincinnati employee.
Ms. Hofacre said she was outraged last month when IRS higher-ups, including Lois Lerner, then the head of the IRS tax-exempt division, blamed the problem on employees in Cincinnati. “I was furious,” Ms. Hofacre told interviewers. “It looked like Lois Lerner was putting it on us.”

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Update: Prior Tea Party targeting under Hull’s belt:

(Rummy Chick) –DC Carter Hull is the one that targeted Marianne Chifelle’s breakfasts
among others with HIS letter

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Rep. @MikeKellyPA at #IRS Hearing: “American People Are Frozen With Fear. We Have Gone Far Beyond Being Chilling” [Video]

June 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm

“We have exceeded, we have gone way over what this government is supposed to be able to do.”

“If at some point we can not stop this culture of fear. This government sponsored fear. Then we are really coming up short on what the oath is that we took….We took an oath to defend our constitution.”

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Compelling! Tea Party Founder At IRS Hearing: “Jackboot Of Tyranny Upon Field Of Our Founding Documents” [Video]

June 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

“My personal favorite was question number 33. Which in relation to protests, asked for a listing for our quote; “committed violations of local ordinances, breeches of public order or arrests“. Then it requested details on how we conduct or promote illegal activities. I think the IRS needs to fix it’s labeling machine, we’re the San Fernando Valley Patriots, not Occupy Oakland.”

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Full transcript here.

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Powerful! Tea Party Prez Becky Gerritson at IRS Hearing: “They Think They Are Our Masters” [Video]

June 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

“Our application was singled out solely because we had teaparty in our name. Government agents made invasive and excessive demands for information they were not entitled to. Congressman camp and this committee, this was not an accident, this is a willful act of intimidation to discourage a point of view”

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#IRSHearing: Former #IRS Commish Shulman Doesn’t Know The 1st Amendment [Video]

May 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

This explains a LOT.
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Bentivolio: Did you study the Constitution?

Shulman: I went to law school

Bentivolio: You went to law school. Did you study the Constitution?

Shulman: I believe I took Constitutional law, but I’m not prepared to take an exam at this time. Meaning I’ll answer any of your question but I can’t promise that I’m an expert.

Bentivolio: “Well, you know the First, Second Amendment and one of my favorites, the 19th, right? You know those?

Shulman: Excuse me.

Bentivolio: You know those amendments. The Constitutional amendments? You know the First, you know the Second, and you know the 19th?

Shulman: I don’t necessarily have the Constitution memorized, sir.

Bentivolio: Ok, well, they’re pretty general in what each one is.

Bentivolio: Like the First Amendment is the freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. First Amendment, right?”

Shulman: I really can’t recite the Constitution, sir.

#IRSHearing: Shulman REFUSES To Say Whether Targeting Conservatives Is Against Democratic Values

May 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm
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IRSHearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

May 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Issa’s closing statement.

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Video: Rep. Cummings(D) To #IRS Shulman: Your Excuses For Not Informing Congress Of Targeting: “Not Good Enough”

May 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm
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IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

May 22, 2013 at 11:44 am

“I have not done anything wrong, I have not broken any laws, I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee. While I would very much like to answer the committee’s questions today, I have been advised by my counsel to assert my constitutional right not to testify or answer questions related to the subject manner of this hearing.

I know that some people will assume I have done something wrong. I have not. One of the basic functions of the Fifth Amendment is to protect innocent individuals, and that is the protection I am invoking today.


Also see: IRS’s Lerner Had History of Harassment, Inappropriate Religious Inquiries at FEC
Targeted Christian Coalition.


Live Video House Oversight Hearing On #IRS Targeting Conservative Groups –With Live Chat 5/22/13

May 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

*Hearing has concluded.