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IRS Counsel Met Obama 2 Days Before Targeting

From the Daily Caller:

Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before agency changed targeting criteria

By Patrick Howley | July 22, 2013

The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Surely that is just a coincidence. By the way, as the article will later note, William Wilkins is one of just two of Obamas political appointees at the IRS. Which is probably just another coincidence.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.

Lest we forget, Mr. Schulman is also a Democrat. And his wife is a major liberal activist, who had a particular dislike of the Tea Party.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS inspector general’s report.

Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS sent letters demanding groups’ training materials, personal information on groups’ donors and college interns, and even the content of a religious group’s prayers. Wilkins’ meeting with Obama on April 23 was attended by 13 people.

Wilkins, who is one of only two Obama appointees at the IRS, is a former lobbyist with the firm WilmerHale, where he spent his time “counseling nonprofit organizations, business entities, and investment funds on tax compliance, business transactions, and government investigations.”

At the firm, Wilkins defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-based United Church of Christ from a 2008 investigation into whether Wright violated his church’s nonprofit status by speaking in favor of Obama. Wilkins successfully defended Wright’s church pro bono…

And yet this same man later sought to deny tax exempt status to any and all Tea Party groups, because they were ‘too political.’

By the way, it’s easy to forget that if the parties here were reversed, and this IRS scandal had happened under a Republican President, this would be a gigantic scandal. In fact, it would probably be enough to bring down the administration.

But since it’s about Obama, developments like this one are not even being reported in the mainstream media.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “IRS Counsel Met Obama 2 Days Before Targeting”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    This morning on Fox News, Jay (monkeyboy) Carney said that this was all
    about nothing and it was time to move on to other things. This was merely a
    sideshow whipped up by the GOP to keep dingleBarry from getting anything done.
    Jays chances of ever reaching Heaven have long since dwindled.
    Move over Teddy!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Wee Willie Wiklins
    Sat in a corner
    and plotted a Tea Surprise
    Along came a reporter
    Who spotted a story
    … and now she’s in a ditch somewhere dead from a one car accident on a lonely road late at night from unknown causes.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      After Breitbart I guess they figured they had PITA journalists taken care of. Wha’ happen?

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