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    From the Daily Caller:
    IRS lawyer says scandal was overseen by D.C., names names

    By Patrick Howley | July 17, 2013

    Top IRS officials in Washington, D.C. planned and oversaw the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups, according to the 72-year old retiring IRS lawyer who will testify Thursday before the House Oversight Committee.



    Retiring IRS lawyer Carter C. Hull implicated the IRS Chief Counsel’s office, headed by Obama appointee William J. Wilkins, and Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’ exempt organizations office, in the IRS targeting scandal and made clear that the targeting started in Washington, according to leaked interviews that Hull granted to the Oversight Committee in advance of Thursday’s hearing.


    Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George will return to Republican chairman Darrell Issa’s committee Thursday along with two central characters in the IRS saga: Hull and Cincinnati-based IRS employee Elizabeth Hofacre, who previously gave Hull’s name to congressional investigators, fingering him as her Washington-based supervisor.
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    Well of course the top people oversaw this. Nothing systematic happens in government unless the politicals at the top set the policy. Government workers don't do this kind of thing on their own. I told you guys this had to have come from the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Well of course the top people oversaw this. Nothing systematic happens in government unless the politicals at the top set the policy. Government workers don't do this kind of thing on their own. I told you guys this had to have come from the top.
    The obvious tell is that the DOJ will not prosecute any of the principal players, even though one has very publicly taken the Fifth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The obvious tell is that the DOJ will not prosecute any of the principal players, even though one has very publicly taken the Fifth.
    Congress could prosecute them on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The obvious tell is that the DOJ will not prosecute any of the principal players, even though one has very publicly taken the Fifth.
    No, but they'll prosecute a young Hispanic man for defending himself and call it a "hate crime."

    This administration has corrupted every federal agency they could get their hands on. It's an overall pattern. And they do it through political appointees. The rank and file GS-ers, who show up at work and push the paper, are not policy makers. It is the political appointees who push policy. That's why anyone who said that the decision to target conservative groups was made by some GS-12 deserves a beating with pile of W-2s.
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