Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nixon tried to misuse the IRS;

Obama & Co. ...
White House emails to the IRS about individual tax returns cannot be exempted by the embattled agency under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge ruled Friday.

United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Section 6103 of the tax code does not justify the IRS from withholding from FOIA requesters by refusing to say whether the records exist. She ordered the IRS to respond properly to an FOIA request submitted by the non-profit watchdog group Cause of Action.
Short version: "Hey, if the White House did this it would violate confidentiality to confirm it, so we don't have to tell you!"  Which is utter bullshit.  But about what we've come to expect.

This has two parts of "Oh shit" for the bad guys: the White House using the IRS to access taxpayer records and the IRS doing it- both illegal and unethical as hell- and the IRS trying to cover it up.  Both worth prison time. 

Yeah, yeah, I know, with this 'Justice' Department...

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