One Man’s Trash – ‘Guess Who Else Had Mysteriously Missing Emails: Sarah Palin’
The missing E Mails of an agent who started her career under the Bush Administration and under the orders of a Republican Field Director is the scandal.
‘Lerner began her IRS service in 2001 as Director Rulings and Agreements in the Exempt Organizations function of TEGE. In January 2006, she was selected as Director Exempt Organizations’. (1)
‘Republican IRS agent says Cincinnati began ‘Tea Party’ inquiries’
‘WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy’.(2)
‘New Documents Show the IRS Targeted ‘Progressive’ and ‘Tea Party’ Groups for Extra Scrutiny’
‘In an apparent contradiction with earlier comments made by House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa, new documents obtained through a FOIA request by ThinkProgress show that yes, the IRS targeted both conservative and liberal groups for extra scrutiny. According to ThinkProgress’s analysis of the heavily redacted “be on the lookout” lists, the IRS may have targeted a higher number of progressive groups than conservative groups overall’.(3)
‘All this outrage threatens to obscure an important point: the IRS does need to crack down on political groups masquerading as social-welfare organizations. Many of the nonprofit groups who claim 501(c)(4) status either flout tax law or flirt with the murky line between electioneering and issue advocacy, all while using their tax-exempt status to conceal their donors‘.(4)
‘Senate Republicans block DISCLOSE Act for second straight day’
‘Washington (CNN) — Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season’.(5)
And the missing E Mails are the ‘scandal’?
‘Like nearly every other conservative with a public platform, Sarah Palin has been using former IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails as a tool to attack the Obama administration’.
‘But of all people, perhaps Palin should not be so quick to highlight a mysterious gap in email communication’.
‘Following her short stint as governor of Alaska, her office released a supposedly comprehensive trove of emails that had its own unexplained one-month gap’.
‘Perhaps Palin forgot what it was like to be the subject of a similar investigation exactly three years earlier after her office released her emails to the press’.
‘On June 13, 2011, the Anchorage Daily News reported that “Nearly a month of former Gov. Sarah Palin’s emails are missing from the documents released to media organizations last week, a gap that raises questions about what other emails might also be missing from what’s being nationally reported as her record as Alaska governor.”
‘According to the documents Palin’s office provided, she sent no official emails from between December 8, 2006 and December 29, 2006, in other words her first full month in office’.
‘As the paper put it, “That means zero emails during a period during which, among other things, Palin put out her proposed state budget, appointed an attorney general, killed the contract for a road out of Juneau and vetoed a bill that sought to block state public employee benefits to same-sex couples.”
‘The Anchorage Daily News that the gap was due to Palin’s preponderance to use a personal Yahoo email account instead of the official state account, thereby allowing her to hide certain communication from public view’.
From : http://www.mediaite.com/online/guess-who-else-had-mysteriously-missing-emails-sarah-palin/
(1) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Lerner
(2) : http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-09/news/sns-rt-us-usa-irs-scrutinybre9580a8-20130609_1_treasury-inspector-general-irs-officials-u-s-internal-revenue-service
(3) : http://news.yahoo.com/documents-show-irs-targeted-progressive-tea-party-groups-190300376.html
(4) : http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/14/the-real-irs-scandal/
(5) : http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/17/politics/senate-disclose-act/index.html