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On the -- to have any breaking news out of Washington a bombshell admission by the IRS the tax agency is officially apologizing.
Conservative groups to additional scrutiny during the 2012 election.
-- in a statement released today the -- admitted quote mistakes were made initially but they were in no way -- -- any political or partisan rationale.
Now reality according to an IRS official organizations.
That specifically included the words quote Tea Party or patriot in their tax exempt status.
We're faced with additional reviews.
Seems pretty political to me.
-- house majority leader Eric Kantor released a statement earlier today.
Vowing to investigate now that reads in part quote.
The IRS cannot target or intimidate any individual or organization based on their political beliefs the house will investigate this matter.
And when asked about the IRS is admission earlier today Press Secretary he's back Jay Carney.
He did what the Obama White House does best that's playing the previous administration when a shocker.
Now fortunately he went on to say action well might be taken.
Two things need to be.
Note in which is IRS is an independent enforcement agency the which I believe as I understand it.
Contains only two political appointees within it the individual who is running RS -- time is actually is an appointee from the previous.
But separate from that there is no question that if this activity.
Took place it's inappropriate nannies the action taken and the president would.
Expected be thoroughly investigated and action.
Would be taken.
It's Bush's fault no excuse me mr.
The IRS is not an independent agency it's part of the treasury and while they're investigating him I want to look into exactly.
Those people that have been working at the IRS because the official dealing with the issue made another admission today.
This one about her poor math skills I can't believe this one watched us.
You're saying a quarter of the 300 were associated with the Tea Party or Republican.
The issues corrected.
No I said.
That about a quarter of the cases that we collected their full development and either party or patriot in their name.
Okay so I think -- particular occasion but that's double B a quarter.
Also that 300 that was sort 175 or so.
And then -- is that -- quarter -- I think they are not good -- Best friend you look past the -- clear I'm not an accountant yeah.
-- really an employee at the IRS can't do math you better do your math right roles to play in handcuffs and perp walk in taking off to jail here -- reaction cohost of the five Kimberly Guilfoyle.
An American Center for Law and Justice.
IRS apologized about today.
That apology not -- -- Now it's not accept because you could say you're sorry all you want what they need to say not only was wrong and inappropriate but it was unconstitutional unlawful and illegal.
And Jay -- trying to argue that the Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service which is the enforcement division of treasury is not part of the executive branch of government is absurd the commissioner of Internal Revenue Service is appointed.
By the president -- advice and consent of the senate and need chief counsel office I used to work in.
Of the Internal Revenue Service is also appointed by the president of the united statements advice and consent -- -- you know all this I'm sorry which should happen it was wrong.
Remember what they were all saying just a year ago although there's no way this is partisan and even today.
The IRS says yes we did pick them up based on their name and they were put more.
The more scrutiny including membership list donor data things they're completely not entitled to under the law.
But they say it's not partisan this is absurd so there needs to -- investigation by oversight committees of the house and senate are really didn't happen.
But if somebody has to be held accountable -- -- -- this as outrageous.
It's it's such an effort to intimidate.
And literally don't.
-- it's pretty hostile now.
I know you work with a Tea Party groups my buddy Markel then over at the -- Landmark Legal Foundation now back in March 2012 he sent out a letter to the treasury inspector general.
Which he had told me today led to him -- -- interviewed about this particular issue and when you look he had a listed -- complaint.
In in the letter of the questions that they're asking a -- have you ever done any media.
I mean really it was that intrusive into people's life.
-- it's an appropriate that make at a news flash for the IRS of the biggest profiler is in the business and if you have any kind of conservative leaning.
Background affiliation they're gonna target you and come acting this isn't speculation.
Very admitting and there should be further investigation into this to see how pervasive it is.
What other groups at -- -- profile and regardless of partisan politics no American group for political association affiliation should be targeted.
Because of their beliefs and then -- unjustly because about that is unconstitutional.
It is immoral and frankly unconscionable.
Yeah I gotta -- you know would imagine if this were George W.
Jake imagine that this is a Republican you -- what.
They don't Nixon model was accused the medical let me tell -- -- an adult figure right did -- did -- as he's unreal.
But -- this is not over we're sending -- a letter to the Internal Revenue Service and to the chief council on Monday demanding that the remainder of our clients.
That are affiliated with either Tea Party groups -- conservative organizations be granted -- exemption immediately and let me tell you something -- we're looking -- -- cause of action against the treasury for what they've done here they don't get away with this they should not be allowed to get away with -- so this is far from over apology.
Not accepted you know Kimberly to -- the inquiries about personal associations and viewpoints not only inappropriate but.
We have constitutionally protected rights here freedoms freedom of the press freedom of association freedom of speech.
You know all of those things are in play here then that I need to.
Trampled on -- Britney IRS because the rules don't apply to them and apparently there above and beyond the constitution and jays right this ties rat backed into the administration.
And this department should be scrutinized but this for a lot more I think that's going on this IRS spokesperson then that is admitting.
But they can't do math and I think it eventually out there if they can actually match.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Look -- check at -- -- little while Sean Hannity we'll talk show host I don't do my math right I'm going to be -- -- perp walked and putting the jail.
Probably thirty minutes I'll be called both he -- my lawyers.
Was an acceptable.
Spokesperson she -- wants him back in charge of the is in charge of the tax exempt division the -- it's unbelievable my position that we're gonna stay on this and they're now claiming its low level people throw them under the bus -- always but yet they're probably name again fire anybody as a result until we push for an investigation guys thank you.
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