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Monday, May 20, 2013
Is there a smoking gun connection between Obama and the IRS? (UPDATED)
UPDATE: As reported in the Daily Caller, the National Treasury Employees Union is denying claims that their union president, Colleen Kelley met with Obama the day before the IRS began targeting groups who oppose Obama’s ideology.
Supposedly, Kelly was attending “the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility at the Old Executive Office Building,’ an NTEU spokesperson wrote in an email. ‘The forum was attended by approximately 200 attendees including business leaders, workers…”
Of course, now we get it. It all makes sense now. It specifies in the White House visitor’s logs (copy at bottom of post) that the purpose of Colleen Kelley's visit was to meet with “POTUS.”
Is everyone who works for the federal government a pathological liar???
Just last Thursday, Obama ducked questions, faked offense and denied knowledge of the IG report exposing the IRS’ relentless targeting of the Tea Party, Conservatives, Christians, Jews, Pro-Lifers, i.e., everyone who opposed his ideology.
If the findings in the report from the American Spectator below are accurate, it would mean that Barack Hussein Obama, himself, collaborated and spearheaded the IRS scandal targeting those ordained his enemies.
“‘For me, it’s about collaboration.’ — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House
Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?
Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?
The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.
March 31, 2010.
According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.
The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:
Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30
In White House language, ‘POTUS’ stands for ‘President of the United States.’
The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:
April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.
In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS ‘Determinations Unit Program agreed’ to open a ‘Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.’ As stated by the IG report.
The NTEU is the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies. Kelley herself is a 14-year IRS veteran agent. The union’s PAC endorsed President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles to anti-Tea Party candidates.
Putting IRS employees in the position of actively financing anti-Tea Party candidates themselves, while in their official positions in the IRS blocking, auditing, or intimidating Tea Party and conservative groups around the country.
The IG report contained a timeline prepared by examining internal IRS e-mails. The IG report did not examine White House Visitor Logs, e-mails, or phone records relating to the relationship between the IRS union, the IRS, and the White House.
In fact, this record in the White House Visitors Log of a 12:30 Wednesday, March 31, 2010 meeting between President Obama and the IRS union’s Kelley was not unusual.
On yet another occasion, Kelley’s presence at the White House was followed shortly afterwards by the President issuing Executive Order 13522. A presidential directive that gave the anti-Tea Party NTEU — the IRS union — a greater role in the day-to-day operation of the IRS than it had already — which was considerable.
Kelley is recorded as visiting the White House over a year earlier, listed in this fashion:
Kelley, Colleen Potus/Flotus 12/03/2009 18:30
The inclusion of ‘FLOTUS’ — First Lady Michelle Obama — and the 6:30 pm time of the December event on this entry in the Visitors Log indicates this was the White House Christmas Party held that evening and written up here in the Chicago Sun-Times. The Sun-Times focused on party guests from the President’s home state of Illinois and did not mention Kelley. Notably, the Illinois guests, who are reported to have attended the same party as Kelley, included what the paper described as four labor ‘activists’: Dennis Gannon of the Chicago Federation of Labor, Tom Balanoff of the Service Employees International Union, Henry Tamarin of UNITE, and Ron Powell of the United Food and Commercial Workers.
Six days following Kelley’s attendance at the White House Christmas party with labor activists like herself, the President issued Executive Order 13522 (text found here, with an explanation here). The Executive Order, titled: ‘Creating Labor-Management Forums To Improve Delivery of Government Services’ applied across the federal government and included the IRS. The directive was designed to:
Allow employees and unions to have pre-decisional involvement in all workplace matters….
However else this December 2009 Executive Order can be described, the directive was a serious grant of authority within the IRS to the powerful anti-Tea Party union. A union that by this time already had the clout to determine the rules for IRS employees, right down to who would be allowed a Blackberry or what size office the employee was entitled to. The same union that would shortly be doling out serious 2010 (and later 2012) campaign contributions to anti-Tea Party candidates with money supplied from IRS employees. The union, as noted last week here in this space, already has the authority to decide all manner of IRS matters, right down to who does and does not get a Blackberry.
It is the same union whose IRS employee-members were being urged in 2012 by Senate Democrats (Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, Max Baucus, and others) to target Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Which, as the IG records, they did.
Both Mr. Obama and the NTEU’s Kelley have been by turns evasive and tight-lipped about their roles in the blossoming IRS scandal….”
During the presidential campaign in 2008, we heard the Obamas speak repeatedly of the need for a properly funded civilian national service that would serve his agenda of fundamentally transforming the United States of America. H/t Gateway Pundit.
Who knew that back then that local law enforcement, the U. S. military, DHS, TSA, DOJ and the IRS would play such a major role in Obama’s agenda?
Who knew that Obama would transform our civil servants from those hired to serve the needs of the people into positions of empowerment over the people?
WHITE HOUSE VISITOR LOG:
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