Treasury admitted today that the IRS tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were illegally disclosed to unnamed government officials.


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The law is such an inconvenient thing: The Obama Treasury Department admitted today that the IRS tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were illegally disclosed to unnamed government officials.

[O]f the four instances in which tax records were improperly accessed, three cases were determined to be “inadvertent.” “In the fourth case, we presented evidence of a willful unauthorized access to the Department of Justice, but the case was declined for prosecution,” Mr. George wrote. Of the three cases that the inspector general called “inadvertent” disclosures, Mr. George said his office referred one to Justice with a recommendation that no prosecution be brought. He said Justice officials agreed with his office’s assessment. No reason was given for Justice’s rejections of prosecutions.

I wonder why the Obama Justice Department declined to prosecute that fourth case, which was “willful” and thus very illegal.

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5 comments

  • Garry

    Shhh! We’re supposed to be all be good citizens, and talk only about the George Zimmerman case, and not about the IRS scandal, the NSA scandal, Benghazi, or anything else that may make Dear Leader look bad in any way!

  • joe

    I agree, the Zimmerman trial was all smoke and mirrors, the prosecution knew they had a bad case, but orders from on high came in and the democrats do what they always do, DISTRACT!

  • D. K. Williams

    Crooks, cronies, and carpetbaggers. 1865 and 2013 have a lot in common.

  • wodun

    Only four over the last six years, that seems low. Would be nice to know more but the article didn’t say much.

  • wodun

    One other thing, corruption is common in government from both parties. That 4th case could have been during the Bush years.

    This whole story could be an effort to distract us from abuses at the IRS, DOJ, EPA, ect by providing a fig leaf of a single misdeed during the past administration to excuse what is happening now.

    I urge some caution on this story. It may not be what it appeqrs.

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