Me, May 17:
By the time it’s all over, and all the documents have bubbled up to the surface and everyone that has something to say winds up talking, we’re going to find out that IRSgate was a bipartisan scandal. What I mean by that is that both Democrats/Obama and the RINO/Stupid Party Establishment wanted to use the IRS to put the screws on the TPM, because both dislike it, and both had an incentive in 2012 to keep it from being too active; the RINOs didn’t want them to interfere with their coronation of Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee earlier in the year, and Obama wanted to be re-elected later in the year.
That the IRS director during the heart of the IRSgate timeline was a Bush holdover is not an irrelevant fact here, IMHO.
And I bet Karl Roverrated is involved somehow.
Records of snooping into Christine O’Donnell tax records disappear
Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O’Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history.
Specifically, Mr. Grassley’s staff was told that a Delaware state investigator asked for and received permission from his boss on a Saturday to access Ms. O’Donnell’s tax records based on a local newspaper article about a civil lien. The lien, it turned, out was issued erroneously.
Mr. Grassley said he was concerned that a simple newspaper article that alleged no criminal wrongdoing could be used to pierce one of America’s most protected privacies, tax information.
“The state says it looked at Ms. O’Donnell’s federal records because of a newspaper article describing a federal tax lien against her,” Mr. Grassley said. “Does the state look at every taxpayer who faces a federal lien or only those who happen to appear in a newspaper article? Is it routine for a state employee to email his boss about looking at a taxpayer’s records on a Saturday, when the article appeared? It’s hard to evaluate what happened in the O’Donnell case without answering these questions, and I’ll continue to work to get more information.”
Mr. Grassley’s staff also was told that Delaware officials do not think they kept any of the computerized records showing when their investigators accessed Ms. O’Donnell’s tax records because such searches are stored for only three months before they are deleted or destroyed.
The access was believed to have occurred in March 2010, the same month Ms. O’Donnell formally launched her Senate campaign that shocked the Delaware establishment by defeating Republican favorite Michael Castle in the primary election.
But Ms. O’Donnell told The Times last week that when investigators alerted her in January that her confidential tax records were breached three years ago, they told her the date was March 9, 2010.
That date was the same day Ms. O’Donnell scheduled a news conference to announce her Senate run. It’s also the same date the IRS admitted the lien against her was mistakenly generated by a computer and sent to Delaware.
On March 9, 2010, Christine O’Donnell was not a political threat to the Democrat looking to replace Joe Biden in the Senate, that being the man who ultimately won, Chris Coons. She was an immediate threat to the establishment liberal-RINO Mike Castle. Therefore, leaking fake info about tax “issues” she didn’t have at the time it was leaked was done with the intent of helping Castle. Meaning that there’s some smoking gun out there with liberal-RINO fingerprints all over it.
Sorry for the junior senior moment I just had, but I did a blog post with a title that has a musical allusion, and I totally forgot the YT video embed.
This and its remixes were club staples in the first half of the last decade.