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IRS Official Admits Clinton Enemies Were Audited


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Carol
- 464 days ago - rense.com
An official with the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, according to court documents made public this week.



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Carol Dreeszen (364)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:01 am
An official with the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, according to court documents made public this week.

"What do you expect when you sue the president?" senior IRS official Paul Breslan told Judicial Watch, the Washington-based legal watchdog group that had filed 50-plus legal actions against the Clinton administration and subsequently found itself in the IRS's cross hairs.

Breslan's quote is cited in Judicial Watch's complaint against the tax agency, based on a host of what look to be politically inspired audits that make the worst abuses of the Nixon administration appear puny by comparison.

"There were literally six witnesses in the room when Breslan told us we should have expected an audit," Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman revealed to NewsMax.com. "Four of them were lawyers."

The legal group became the target of an IRS audit in 1998, just four days after it filed an independent impeachment report against Clinton, based on years of investigation into everything from Chinagate to the Paula Jones case.

But Judicial Watch wasn't alone. Witnesses bearing damaging testimony against the president were a favorite target of the Clinton IRS. Those singled out for audits include:

Clinton paramours Gennifer Flowers and Liz Ward Gracen, sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, and fired White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale.

Leak

The Jones case, which would eventually lead to Clinton's impeachment, was of particular interest to the IRS, which apparently leaked her confidential tax returns to the late New York Daily News reporter Lars Erik Nelson.

In a September 1997 column Nelson revealed details from Jones' filing to bolster claims that she was profiting from her sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton.

In a subsequent interview with NewsMax.com's Carl Limbacher (then with the Washington Weekly), Nelson insisted somewhat implausibly that a "friend" of Jones had come across her tax return during a visit to her home and decided to go public with the secrets.

Quite an Enemies List

As the Judicial Watch complaint notes, the Clinton IRS also went after organizations and even media companies it perceived as politically hostile, including:

The National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, The National Review, The American Spectator, Freedom Alliance, National Center for Public Policy Research, American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Concerned Women for America and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.

Fox News Channel analyst Bill O'Reilly, a frequent critic of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has also pointed out how the IRS has repeatedly audited him.

The political nature of the Judicial Watch's audit seems particularly blatant.

"The IRS asked for our political affiliations in the first notice of audit," Klayman told NewsMax.

When he questioned why auditors wanted to know about the group's political ties, an IRS district director said the information had been deemed "relevant."

Worse still, each time Judicial Watch seemed to make legal headway against the White House, the IRS ratcheted up the pressure.

"When we would accomplish something big, like the criminal finding by Judge Royce Lamberth against Clinton in the Kathleen Willey Privacy Act case, our lawyers would get a call saying, 'We just want you to know that Judicial Watch is still on the IRS's radar screen,'" Klayman said.

"The same thing happened when we revealed the White House e-mail scandal," he added.

Shockingly, the IRS's intimidation tactics continue into the Bush administration, which has failed to sack Clinton's IRS Commissioner Charles Rosotti.

After Judicial Watch won the release of thousands of pages of documents from Vice President Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force last month, a badge-wearing IRS agent showed up at the group's offices.

A personal meeting between Klayman and Bush Justice Department Criminal Division chief Michael Chertoff, who led the Senate investigation into the Clintons' Whitewater abuses, failed to yield any interest in pursuing IRS abuses, which now threaten to tarnish the Bush administration.

When noted columnist Robert Novak inquired of the Justice Department about Judicial Watch's IRS complaint, he was told by a department official, "I don't know what we are going to do with this Klayman."

"When we were told that we were being audited because we sued Bill Clinton, we had no choice but to stand up and fight in court," Klayman said. "By leaving Charles Rossotti as IRS commissioner, Bush obviously is sending a signal that political audits are fine with him."
 

Ms Noting Commentator (21)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:38 am
Please keep in mind that Nixon’s misuse of the IRS was a part of the list of reasons he was impeached!

Over a month ago, I signed three petitions for impeaching Obama for Benghazi and for Obamacare. However, I have no idea what happened to the petitions or even how many people signed them.

I truly would be appalled if I was only one out of several hundred people who signed those petitions!
 

scarlett g. (140)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:39 am
The current DC ADMINISTRATION,and those employed and instructed by them, have NO scruples,morals or ethics
How much longer till it becomes OBVIOUS to the LOW INFORMATION GROUP??????????????
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:18 pm
Portland...That's true and think of how much worse this scenario is here today! I have seen those petitions too and who knows where they go or if they go where intended. I read an article that a guy made on why it would not be good to impeach Obama now but be better to do it in 2015..that way he will be destroyed and Hillary's chances of running for President would also be destroyed..even though I can't think of one good reason why ANYONE would vote for a traitor like Hillary leaving our brave men out there to be murdered by terrorists would want her in a position to run our country!!! That is about as insane as this whole administration and what they have pulled off and continue to try and do!

I agree with you 100% Scarlett!! The low information crowd are the ones this administration is going for by throwing out all of the lies they are telling!! They know that those low information people will believe the lies and help perpetuate them onto the public!! And it think they know they will do it in an evil and angry way to thwoing out all of the attacks they do and a good share of those people buy it hook line and sinker!
 

Carol D. (108)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:32 pm
Noted thanks
 

Maui Gal (68)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:48 pm
Those liberals and dems who are making excuses now for the IRS need to be voted out come next election.....I think the left has just crossed the line in the sand and come 2014, they will lose the Senate and more seats in the House......'we the people" do not like a govt. who cannot be trusted.......obama is going to pay big time when it comes to his last two years as pres........btw obama.....how's that 2nd term working out for ya???? Just askin'!!!
 
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