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In the meantime there is more controversy for the IRS and is revealed that agents are being trained to use semi automatic weapons.
Congressman Jeff Duncan says he learned about this during a visit to a federal law enforcement facilities saying quote.
When I left there's been bugging me for weeks now.
Why IRS agents are training with semi automatic rifle -- ar fifteens which have standoff capability.
Are Americans that much of a target that you need that kind of capability.
Interesting question right so that comes as a new Fox News poll shows that most Americans think that the targeting a conservative groups.
Was indeed intentional look at -- 66%.
Say that they believe that the targeting of conservative groups was intentional and that higher ups.
We're to blame that it came from higher levels just 23% say it happened by mistake and that is the contention.
I -- pretty much everybody who is defending -- groups have joined now by Doug -- Former pollster former President Clinton and a Fox News contributor Monica Crowley syndicated radio talk show host and Fox News contributor welcome out of here I'm not good to have -- here.
First hello let's go -- -- -- -- about the Paul does that surprise you dad I mean the contention all along has been look it was unintentional.
And it was done by lower folks this is -- -- 66% think just the opposite well.
That was there and has been the contention you're actually right.
But given the evidence that we've garnered that the people in Cincinnati said it was people in Washington that.
Former director Solomon was at the White -- 158 times and to -- most tellingly he met with at least one of those times if not more.
With Stephanie Cutter the deputy campaign manager of the Obama reelection effort it's hard to see.
That what the White House has said is true and given the rest of the fox -- and I think common sense Martha it's pretty hard to accept the White House's assertion.
Hey we've heard Democrats had -- -- -- stay with you for second on -- basically saying that that they think this is over you know this is a done DL nothing going on here folks just move -- along.
That those numbers that would -- that reaction well.
I think the numbers belie that reaction I also think the facts and the unanswered questions by that reaction I heard Elijah Cummings over the weekend.
And it's that convenient answer I guess to say let's move on as some have said with -- -- but what the poll says is people want answers real answers and now.
Look -- this whole thing with the guns Monica.
I mean you know you've got the targeting of concern is that you have the fifteen million dollars that was spent on conferences in line dance saying hi as Roger -- -- -- and -- very good at it either.
-- I didn't -- -- the writing of the need to continue to train them.
Does looks like a lost cause an -- learning that -- training some of them in there isn't it we should point out law enforcement.
Arm or section.
Of the IRS so that they you know they have that but but really semiautomatic weapon is necessary to deal with the with tax.
Just let me just really hearing it think that you've heard it all -- -- something more outrageous comes out of here I mean why IRS agents.
Which are basically.
Number crunch person and dealing with the public dealing with the taxpayers why they would need to have weapons.
Is a really outstanding question you mentioned that there is law enforcement arm.
To the -- -- and that's true but the out another outstanding question -- here is how widespread this is going to be.
In terms of -- your local -- arresting -- going to be packing heat and then when you go in for your audit.
We don't know and I think when you get this news on the heels of these severe abuse of power -- -- that we've been talking about the -- -- in addition to the Department of Homeland Security also amassing.
Not some numbers of weapons and ammunition you have to wonder what are these domestic agencies doing doing with this kind set these kinds of weapons and and -- You would think local police I'm course that would you know and provide backup if necessary we realize sometimes it -- in tough situations we -- a little.
Research on this no IRS enforcer has ever been killed in the line of duty but.
Have been they've had to use those weapons eight times and accidentally fired the weapons eleven times that over the last couple years -- -- that's not -- reassuring welcome.
Not respect maybe it's just the reason why they've been training with weapons seriously though -- that the only argument I could see if there was some.
Enhance drug enforcement store.
Need to take assets that required the IRS to be armed and dangerous but I agree with.
With Monica bottom line I don't want my IRS.
Agent -- -- -- and I pay my taxes rest assured.
Todd thank you I can thank you and he has been sick.
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