Holder orders IRS investigation
May 14th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Holder orders IRS investigation

(CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he has ordered an investigation of any criminal wrongdoing in the IRS targeting of conservative groups.


Filed under: Eric Holder • IRS • Justice Department
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Good. Let Bob Woodward be the observer.

    May 14, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    While excusing himself from his own scandal.

    Get rid of these people NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Jean

    Patterns everywhere. Washington DC looks a lot like Chicago.

    May 14, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    "BUT, FAST AND FURIOUS!" - a conservative

    May 14, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Data Driven

    "BUT, FAST AND FURIOUS!" – a conservative
    ---
    Bush's fault

    May 14, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. okfine

    Good.

    Maybe he can figure out why the only 3 that were denied were Democratic organizations.

    May 14, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. rs

    Interesting that the Right claims the IRS abused its power when the Anti-Tax Tea Party people STILL GOT their tax-exempt status- Abuse? Really?
    It sounds more like they were doing their job. Meanwhile have any of the Right-wingers figured out yet that this happened with a Bush appointee- A REPUBLICAN at the helm of the IRS?

    May 14, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Data Driven

    @Liberal Sense,

    LOL, Fast and Furious began under Bush, so, yeah: Bush's fault

    May 14, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    This IS literally the most corrupt administration in history.

    Nixon wasn't even this bad.

    May 14, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. PJ

    So, back to the AP problem.
    A year ago, when the leaks first happened, the Republicans were screaming for an "investigation" into these
    leaks.
    Now that the DOJ did investigate, legally, everybody is screaming at the top of their lungs?

    May 14, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    The issue is being addressed and the targeting has been condemned by the Obama administration.

    BTW, I believe it's wrong to target these groups, but you have to admit, profiling them made sense. So many of these groups – including big names, like American Crossroads – classify themselves as 501(c)4 organizations, which are tax-exempt and are defined as "Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations and Local Associations of Employees."

    In reality, they are super PACs, designed to funnel tax-exempt money to candidates and campaigns. For example, in the 2012 election cycle (through November 26, 2013), here are the biggest donors to American Crossroads:

    Harold Simmons, Contran Corp. ($20.5 million)
    Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Corp. ($11.5 million)
    Miriam Adelson, Adelson Drug Clinic ($11.5 million)
    Bob Perry, Perry Homes ($8.5 million)
    Robert Rowling, TRT Holdings, Inc. ($3.5 million)
    Weaver Holdings, Inc. ($3.4 million)

    Where's all the outrage from the right about THIS?

    May 14, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    The righties are creamin' their jeans over this one, since it'll keep their dim-witted, rabid base focused on hating the President and away from the FACT that the GOP has nothing to offer our country.

    May 14, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Data Driven

    @Liberal Sense,

    LOL, Fast and Furious began under Bush, so, yeah: Bush's fault
    ---
    Yes but the operation itself was obviously completely under Obama.

    May 14, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    The tea party are a bunch of rich snobs good for the irs where does there radicial money go to i bet the tea party does not pay any taxes

    May 14, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    okfine

    Good. Maybe he can figure out why the only 3 that were denied were Democratic organizations.
    --------------–
    Exactly. Why is that? That and the fact that the net result of the activity was that the conservatives got bumped to the head of the line and approved in time for the 2012 campaigns. All conducted under the nose of a Bush appointee, who resigned last November.

    May 14, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Liberal Sense (Or lack thereof)

    Anonymous

    The tea party are a bunch of rich snobs good for the irs where does there radicial money go to i bet the tea party does not pay any taxes
    ----
    Tea Party isn't rednecks like you peopel have spouted for years now? Which is it slick? The administration has proven it didn't (and probably still doesn't) pay taxes. Tax cheat Geithner for one.

    May 14, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. anonymous

    sorry, i don't trust the obama adminstration to investigate themselves. the arb just a joke and a sham. if the irs debacle led right to the front door of the whitehouse, do you think holder would knock the door down and indict his boss or his close friends? no, he would not. all of these chicago gangsters cover for each other.

    May 14, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. just sayin

    Oh great.... another ARB type cover up that will of course find nothing was wrong. It was all low level people that have been dismissed from their position and given other, better jobs in other partds of the government.

    The sad thing is that our federal government under Obama has lost any and all credibility. They have lied so much nobody with half a brain believes a word they say.

    May 14, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |