Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tea Party Senate Candidate Was Targeted by IRS

A few days ago, it came out that the IRS had improperly and probably illegally targeted political candidates and donors.  I think we now know the identity of one of those candidates – Tea Party fave Christine O’Donnell.

On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it.

Now Mr. Martel, a criminal investigator for the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, was telling her that an official in Delaware state government had improperly accessed her records on that very same day.

Beyond that, Ms. O'Donnell and Senate investigators who have tried to help her have run into a wall of silence . . .

And, of course, Obama’s Department of Justice refuses to prosecute anyone involved.  I guess they are too busy going after George Zimmerman.

At this point, the only question is the extent of IRS abuses against O’Donnell and innumerable others.  There is no question Constitutional freedoms and the legitimacy of our political process have been undermined. I think there is little question that there are IRS and other Feds who belong in prison.  Obama’s Justice Department won’t lift a finger, and this is likely too big for a Congressional committee to deal with.

It is time for a Special Prosecutor . . . and a darned good one. 

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