IRS Seizing Funds Without Even Bringing Charges

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:42 am

Yet more unintended consequences from the so-called War on Drugs. According to The New York Times, the IRS has been seizing funds from small businesses and individuals without even presenting a criminal complaint using a draconian law passed to prevent drug money laundering. Under the law the IRS can seize funds that appear to be [...]

Majority Of Fortune 500 Using Offshore Tax Schemes To Hide $90 Billion

By: Friday June 6, 2014 10:17 am

According to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the majority of America’s Fortune 500 companies are cheating the tax man to the amount of approximately $90 billion by using offshore tax havens. That cheating leaves the rest of US taxpayers on the hook to make up [...]

Karl Rove Provided Inaccurate Information On Dark Money Group

By: Monday November 25, 2013 10:13 am

In 2012 Karl Rove stated to the IRS that his group, Crossroads GPS, was a social welfare organization and would use part of the money the group raised for grants to assist other social welfare groups for non-political purposes – “not for political expenditures, consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt mission.” But new evidence, according to [...]

Polygraph Probe Leads To Spying On American Public At Large

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 6:00 am

The US government’s obsession with secrecy has once again ensnared innocent Americans. In a probe to discover untrustworthy federal workers the government ended up investigating people who had no connections to the government but had simply purchased books that were deemed suspicious. The books were on how to beat a polygraph test and the information [...]

IRS Manual Contained DEA’s Use Of Secret Intel Evidence

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 6:34 am

Yes, they broke the law. The program by the DEA to transmit illegal intelligence then help federal agents cover it up by “altering the investigative trail” was detailed in an IRS manual. The program itself is under review for the Department of Justice, now we know IRS agents were being instructed for at least two [...]

Koch Brothers’ Money Influencing Colleges and Nonprofits

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:11 am

A report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop details the extensive amount of money Charles and David Koch have provided to colleges and nonprofits. The Koch Brothers have already established themselves as one of America’s most influential political forces but now there is detailed evidence how far their reach extends into purportedly independent organizations and institutions. [...]

IRS Official Who Took 5th Placed On Administrative Leave

By: Friday May 24, 2013 8:00 am

Lois Lerner, the IRS official who invoked the Fifth Amendment when testifying before the House Oversight Committee, has been placed on administrative leave, with pay. Lerner was head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, the division at the center of the IRS scandal over political discrimination of groups applying for 501(c)(4) status. First [...]

ISSA: IRS Official May Have Lost 5th Amendment Rights With Opening Statement

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 5:34 am

Yesterday Lois Lerner, the head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, took the Fifth Amendment at the House Oversight Committee hearing allowing her to refuse to testify on grounds that she would possibly incriminate herself. However, Lerner also gave a statement proclaiming her innocence. That statement, according to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell [...]

IRS Official Takes 5th Amendment At Congressional Hearing

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 8:09 am

Lois Lerner, the head of the Exempt Organizations division of the IRS, just took the fifth amendment at the House Government Oversight Committee refusing to testify on the grounds that she might incriminate herself. Despite taking the fifth, Learner protested her innocence of any wrongdoing. “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken [...]

White House Changes Story On IRS Knowledge Again

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 5:59 am

White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s earlier statements regarding White House knowledge of the IRS scandal failed to disclose that the President’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, knew about the situation weeks before the IRS report was published adding another name to the list of people who surrounded President Obama that knew about the report while [...]

GOP’s Benghazi Obsession Giving Cover To Actual Scandals

By: Monday May 20, 2013 12:03 pm

The Republican Party, despite making its one salient point (politicizing intelligence during an election) long ago, simply refuses to let the Benghazi attack fade. Whether the motivation to continue comes from some vague hope in snagging Hillary Clinton in a 2016 attack ad worthy story or just a lingering fetish from the Bush years of [...]

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