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-- and all Riley thanks for watching us tonight things getting even worse for the IRS.
That is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo devastating testimony today.
By Americans who say they were unfairly treated by the IRS.
Those telling the house Ways and Means Committee their stories were all members of conservative groups seeking taxis and steps.
Among the allegations -- -- stall their applications ask them inappropriate questions about their beliefs.
And gave their private information to liberal groups who oppose them.
In march of 2012.
The confidential portions of -- 990 tax returns including schedule B which is our list of major donors and their home addresses.
Appeared on the website of the Human Rights Campaign.
Our principal political opponent in that nationwide fight over traditional marriage.
In order to raise money I filed an application with the IRS in January of 2011.
Seeking to obtain 501 C three status.
As an educational organization.
As of today I've been waiting for 29 months without status.
The types of questions asked by the IRS included asking me to identify the political affiliation my mentors.
And that I advise the IRS of my political position on virtually every issue of importance to me.
I'm not here and the surf or -- -- I'm not -- my -- for mercy.
I -- born free American woman.
Wife mother in citizen.
I'm telling -- government thinks you've forgotten your place.
Off the chart disturbing and it was interesting to watch liberal congressman Jim McDermott is on a committee try to defend the IRS conduct.
We've -- congressman to -- with us tomorrow -- you know what happens but many honest liberal people liberal people.
Clearly see the danger of having a powerful government agency treating Americans unfairly based upon political beliefs that's what fascist and Communist governments -- My pal Jon Stewart said this last night.
I are facing -- Well -- There is disturbing information.
This man former IRS commissioner Douglas -- visited the White House ready a 157.
Times what -- Was mr.
Schulman do when at the white house -- that kind of frequency.
And who hope.
And then -- he's -- yeah.
That's your Tom -- almost made -- right and say HE double to put.
Must explain under -- what you.
We're doing at the white house on a 157 separate occasions yeah that is a -- would.
Especially since having the president tell you use the power the -- to destroy his political enemies on the right.
-- really only take about one meeting -- -- that's our guys Stewart can say that is a fact I can't what I can say -- at the White House still.
Has not told the nation what the hell they -- Stewart -- showman was doing in the White House all those stocks.
What's the hold up Mr.
How about that transparency.
Finally here's a piece of information you should know.
Chilled his wife Susan Anderson big time left wing person supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
When -- Democrats say that showman is a non ideological guy.
Please keep that in mind.
And that's the -- now for the top story tonight reaction joining us from Washington draws -- what's most important thing you learned today.
In those hearings -- Well what it did today's -- put -- face.
This abstraction a 501 C four and C three.
Which doesn't mean a lot of folks -- put our face on the extraction -- what it means when the government.
-- you and you see these folks who look like ordinary Americans who are trying to do the quintessential American thing.
To express themselves.
And precisely because they were doing that.
They are being harassed as we heard about the leakage.
The information about the that donors are being illegally exposed in a way that you really shouldn't what are the reasons that you have the confidentiality.
Remember is that the classic -- one C four is -- NAACP.
And in the fifties and the sixties it was not exactly civil rights is not a popular.
Cars in the south and the Supreme Court ruled that they did not have to disclose the donors and the members because they would be subject to harassment.
Well -- traditional marriage is not a big cause in some.
Precincts of the country and they have every right to the same kind of confidentiality.
As for the NAACP.
So what I think we really saw today is if you remember in 2009 to 2010.
The Tea Party rose remember bill out of nowhere it was spontaneous.
It was I'm glad it was unorganized.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Americans simply expressing theirselves politically the classic American thing the First Amendment had precisely because of the content.
The content of the needs of their beliefs.
They were harassed and abused by the government to -- powerful case I think the committee does not have to do it again.
You do it once and the images in the words will stick.
-- but here's a problem and we're gonna be won this network is gonna cover it.
The other networks probably will not covered in great detail at all and it won't get out too much.
Into the distracted population.
That's a problem secondly I think there's criminal charges gonna have to come here.
I don't know the federal statutes yet we're researching that.
Looks to me like all of this.
Was illegal do you see about why.
Well some of it is very likely illegal.
You are not allowed to leak confidential information -- clearly is a violation of law and I think those IRS agents and whoever.
Knew about it because edited or even was.
I was aware of it and somebody -- to do it from inside the IRS if that was my brother guys -- I had an -- criminally -- that criminally liable but.
Look bill what's really important -- the country.
It's not that a -- -- sits in jail for a year or two.
That's not gonna change anything.
I think what's really important.
For the country which is extremely upset about this scandal above all others.
Everybody hates the IRS and for good reason.
He's the most intrusive and here we see out of control agency in the government.
And you saw the arrogance with visual learner.
Gets out there before the committee and says.
I didn't violated new rules I didn't break the law I'm proud to what I did and now I take the Fifth Amendment won't speak anymore.
Back when you're audited by the -- area and out I just wish I -- about the Eshleman guy.
With a 157 is what we doing there I -- -- -- get on any straight you're right arrogance is a rightward.
Now I know you don't.
Puts much stock in -- humans wife being a lefty.
But I do and I disagree with you want to know like I want to vote -- let me make my -- and then you can rip me to shreds.
No I -- I think Jews from the very beginning was that showman was appointed by President Bush the younger and that he was -- an ideologue all right.
Now we know that he's married to a very very far left ideologue.
Now that says something it's circumstantial.
But I think it's worth noting go.
Look I don't think.
There we should do spousal associations in this country.
Clarence thomas' wife who's your very admirable woman as a political activists.
And people have tried to attack him because of her.
You don't do that in America.
People who are adults have individual lives even if they're married.
And you don't change one with the nobody scenarios Shaw knows it's a book and it tells me that what was probably a kind of evidence.
That's the kind of evidence did you would attack if -- -- used against conservatives.
It's an I whenever they say here is superfluous you don't need that I would not listen I have -- it himself servant of individual was accused of abusing federal.
Power and that person.
Said no I'm not an ideologue and I would never do that and was married to an unbelievably far right person of course I would report.
It's worth report and you could process it anywhere you want.
But I think it's worth report -- always a pleasure to see you thank you that is it's it's her guilt by association.
And it's a place that we shouldn't go ahead with this guy -- why do you need to go there he's indicted himself.
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