Here we go again: IRS subjects tea party groups to new round of scrutiny, publicizes tax return data

The IRS‘ battle against holdout tea party groups is heating up again, after the tax agency promised it would begin processing their long-delayed applications, but sent a new round of prodding questions demanding still more information.

More jarringly, the IRS then publicly released one of the sets of questions it sent to the Texas Patriots Tea Party — a move the group’s lawyer says puts secret taxpayer return information, supposed to be protected, out in the public.

Tax experts say the IRS may be on safe legal ground, since the filing was made as part of a court case, and that’s one of the few narrow exceptions to strict IRS privacy laws.

133 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:


  • 1mikejanz1 says:

    Are the people running the IRS so stupid as to be unable to learn from their past mistakes?
    They tried this once before and created a scandal that led several employees to lose their jobs, and now they are doing it again!
    What you won’t see them do is the same scam audits against groups such as black lies matter or the SPLC and Morris Dees, or any other liberal organization!
    The TEA party should file the law suit now instead of waiting and either back the IRS down or make them audit all liberal organizations also!

    1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

      They (the people) take direction from Imon Husein, Barry, Barak Soeto Obama’ appointed leaders. or what ever hiz name is.

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    The Democrats are desperate to get Hillary into the Whitehouse or their “gravy train” they have been enjoying will come to an abrupt halt if Trump gets elected, so they resort to “dirty tactics” to keep a certain segment from voting
    for Mr. Trump.

  • Patriot47 says:

    Dissolve ALL alphabet agencies for good. They only serve to increase tax burden and expand executive power. The Constitution was penned to avoid what we have allowed to metastasize.

  • empty pockets says:

    Write “the”…leave no space and add IRS…
    theIRS…THEIRS. That is exactly how they see everything, as theirs.

    How dare we object.

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  • Askjrsk says:

    America deserves a President Trump the lawlessness in this land is absurd. Now is the time to round up all these heads of departments hold them accountable and lock them up! Hillary for prison. Trump!

  • Marilynn Reeves says:

    The IRS needs to start with Congress. Al Sharpton 1st.

  • Walter Flatt says:










    1. AKLady2015 says:


      The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub.L. 82–414, 66 Stat. 163, enacted June 27, 1952), also known as the McCarran–Walter Act Does not ban Muslims.

      War has never been declared against any religion, let alone Islam.

      Every state does not have a FEMA camp.

  • astrojohn says:

    Hmmm, I wonder if the Feds track up-checks ???

  • AKLady2015 says:

    Terrible article. Not a single fact. Who, what, where …. There are hundreds od IRS offices. Even the article In the Washington Times dies not name the IRS office involved..

    1. Retired says:

      Posting a lot of BS again, there are not that many places where tax returns are sent to and checked before being pulled for audit. Plus all the IRS has to do is pull the names of either party by voter registration

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        Income tax offices? The IRS does more than collect income taxes.
        Msybe you shouold remember that the IRS is the agency which brought Al Capone down.
        Oh, and just which state’s voter registestion files do you believe the IRS has easy access to?

  • Bob says:

    Why is this news? That this Administration would say one thing and do another, even in the face of court action, is not new. The most “transparent” administration is right up there with the “most ethical and honest” administration ever impeached.

  • Dr. Mike Reeder says:

    Again, the damn IRS does what they want, not what’s legal. I’m sure there are good folks in there but they are being led by a lawless, clueless THUG. He needs to be impeached or fired, somehow! Leave us alone and DON’T TREAD ON ME!

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

      1. Dr. Mike Reeder says:

        Well, think what you want but it got more up votes than your snipe. The art of genuine discussion is dead. The IRS DOES have a history of doing what it wants, legal or illegal and your silly little snipe does not change that.

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          The public endorses that rumor.

          People have complained about taxes
          since the first government was formed.

          If you want services and security,
          it must be paid for.

          1. Dr. Mike Reeder says:

            I don’t want THAT much service or security. I am perfectly able to take care of myself and my own. Cut those departments OUT. Remember Ben Franklins’ warning: ” Those who would trade their liberties for a little security, deserver neither liberty nor security.”

  • Marilyn says:

    It’s sad that every agency in DC under the Obama administration is crooked. Crooked Hillary will continue this behavior!

    1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

      Not the rank and file BUT the unqualified slaves
      to Imon Soeto Barack, Husein Barry Obama!

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        Name calling is childish.
        Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
        Temper, temper …
        You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

      2. AKLady2015 says:

        What is “Imon”?

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          Slang for imam!

          1. AKLady2015 says:

            Why do you believe it is acceptable to insult a religion, let alone the world’s secomd largest relgion?

          2. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            I’m childish and it’s an insult to associate
            Mr, Imon Obama to Islam?!

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            It’s NOT a religion, it’s a twisted ideology, better known as a cult for weak minded people! And U have to admit there’s a lot of stupid and gullible people in this world, come on, all these virgins! The lord don’t put anyone in heaven to screw themselves to death, now this is sick thinking by fools!!

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Until we get PRESIDENT TRUMP!

    3. AKLady2015 says:

      Obviously, you failed American Govenment and Civics in high school.

      1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

        Have BUT 2 words for you A$$hat and
        they are NOT “Hello Federal”!

  • A True American... says:

    Yup no corruption there.

  • John Gaultier says:

    THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS RUN BY LAWLESS THUGS. They have destroyed the fabric of our Republic. Equal Justice under the law and the 14th Amendment are NO LONGER IN PLAY. If they can flout the laws then WE CAN TOO!

    We must all choose to follow the laws we feel OK for us. If the IRS wants proof of expenses tell them that Bleachbit destroyed the computer by “accident”

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Only if you want to see the inside of a jail cell.

      1. Retired says:

        That is were many Gov. employees belong for steeling from the Tax Payer by just showing up daily.

        1. Askjrsk says:

          Steal you pay Hilary included.

        2. AKLady2015 says:

          We don’t need the FBI. the CDC, the U.S. Coast Guard, the FAA, the U.S. D.A., the many Public Health workers. the many hospitals, the laboratories, the libraries, the damns, the ports, the libraries, courts, judges, lawyers, universitites, doctors, nurses, scientists, firefighters, roads, bredges, highways …

          What dream would do you live in?

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            Your names missing!

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            “Your names missing!”
            Maybe you should learn to write before trying to insult someone.

    2. Retired says:

      She is as corrupt as the IRS workers, the media should report how many owe back taxes and how much that is. Who audits them ?

      1. Askjrsk says:

        Right. She deducted the server, which is illegal. She did not report the six billion dollars. Tax code states that even if funds are obtained illegally they must be reported. Then there those speaker fees that Bernie wanted a copy of. They were expensive to give to those big banks. She has not been audited Trump is audited every year. That’s harassment! She needs to be audited once Trump is president!
        Lock her up Trump

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Why do you need to tell these lies?
          Why do you embarrass America this way?
          Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
          Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

    3. Askjrsk says:

      COMEY needs to be held responsible.

  • Retired says:

    The IRS is being controlled by the Democrats to do their bidding. Remember they a Gov. employees you can not fire.

    1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      Uou can reassign them… They should dig latrines or empty honeybuckets!

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Just find out where they live, it’ll be in a black area! 🙂

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          American bigotry.
          Is it not beautiful to behold?
          I expect you claim to be a Christian.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            Lets call the kettle black, I’ve seen some mighty STUPID BS come from your mouth, or fingers!

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            American bigotry.
            Is it not beautiful to behold?
            I expect you claim to be a Christian

      2. Askjrsk says:

        In Gitmo!

    2. AKLady2015 says:

      BS. The entire government does not chane on Jan 20.

      1. Retired says:

        You make about as much sense as a wet dream . But that is typical of you Trolls.There will be quite a few changes once Trump gets sworn in. Plus your friend Reid will be gone with some others .

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          There are over 2.8 million federal employees, not including the military.
          Are there any more jokes you would like to tell.

          1. Retired says:

            The Joke is you and you are one of the 2.8 million.

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          3. Retired says:

            Can’t handle the truth , typical troll.

          4. AKLady2015 says:

            Name calling is childish.
            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          5. Retired says:

            That still puts me ahead of you.

          6. AKLady2015 says:

            Thank you.
            Yout compliments are always cherished.

          7. Retired says:

            The only thing you cherish is corruption.

          8. AKLady2015 says:

            Do you even know how a President is elected?

          9. Retired says:

            Fools like you elect Democrats like Obama

          10. Marilynn Reeves says:

            Hate to tell you this but most government employees are voting for TRUMP and so are military. They are tired of the BS too.

          11. Askjrsk says:

            They see the waste and corruption first hand. Trump!

          12. AKLady2015 says:

            Yes, there is a lot of corruption found within Trump’s empire.
            There is also a lot of fraud and illegal activity.
            The Trump University fraud is one example.
            The illetgals sewing him for the overtime wages he owes is another.
            The illegal workers, well they are another examplle.

          13. AKLady2015 says:

            Waste and corruption, yep. All those emergency service workers paid to sit around and do nothing all day. The U.S. Military is undoubtedly the largest post of that waste, after all we don’t go to war evcery day.;-0

          14. AKLady2015 says:

            I hate to have tp tell you this:

            We the People do not elect a President.
            We the People have never elected a President.
            We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.
            Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
            Start with the Electoral College.

          15. Rodney Steward says:

            The military HATES Obama and Hellary, I know!!!

          16. AKLady2015 says:

            I live near two large military bases.
            You would be wrong.
            However, they have had a lot to say about Trump.
            Insulting Khizr and Ghazala Khan lost Trump many military votes.
            His remarks regarding Gonzalo P. Curiel list him many military votes.

          17. Rodney Steward says:

            I’ve got 3 family members in right now, I know how they feel and how the talk about most of all the others, they do NOT like the B-TARD!

          18. AKLady2015 says:

            I have two children serving in Afghanistn.
            The military are no different than any one else.
            Your statement is invalid.
            Your sewer language saus a lot about your judgement and ability to think.

          19. Rodney Steward says:

            I wish your kids well, and my statement is invalid to U, Obama is the sorriest POS to ever shi$ between a pair of shoes!

          20. AKLady2015 says:

            Thank you.
            Keep that sewer mouth running

          21. AKLady2015 says:

            Two unnecessary wars. Wars costing $1 million per day, each. Over 4,000 Americans needlessly killed. Over 1 million innocent Iraqi elderly, children and women killed. Wars paid for with money borrowed from China. Tax cuts for the rich…. that is a very short list.

            No, Rodney, Obama does not hold a candle to Bush.

          22. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Imon Husein Soeto, Barack Barry Obama or who ever he is has made both Bush & Jimmy Carter look good!

          23. AKLady2015 says:

            Religious insult in a country which is based on religious freedom. You insult everything our Founders fought and died for.

          24. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Bet you challange your children’s gag-reflex!

          25. AKLady2015 says:

            Thank you.

          26. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Clinktun Bott, you and the rest of HRC’s gaggle of the conflicted and confused are welcome to your ‘opinions’ but not your ‘regurgitation’ of facts.

          27. AKLady2015 says:

            Facts are facts.
            They do not change just because you do not like them.
            Save your insults for someone you can impress.

          28. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Gonzalo P. Curielos’ Mexican allegience is vastly superior to his honor and respect for US Laws!

          29. AKLady2015 says:

            Gonzalo Paul Curiel is an American, born and raised — in Indiana. Having upheld the law very well, he has long been the target of the Mexican drug cartel.
            If you are going to insult someone, try to get your facts correct.

          30. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Actions speak louder than words!
            He’s a champion of LARAZA and supports having lawyers
            at US Mexican boarder to advise captured illegals!

          31. AKLady2015 says:

            You really need to learn more about American law. That is especially true when it comes to “innocent until proven guilty.”

            Illegals caught at the border are immediately turned back. Those who successfuly enter are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

            In Amerixa, everyone charged with a crime is entitled to a hearing — as a Constitutional right. Legal representation is part of that right.

            Oh, and it is “la Raza”. not LARAZA. The term expresses ethnic or racial pride, and is used with somewhat different shades of meaning in Spain and in Hispanic America.

          32. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            La Raza, la Raza WGAS you Clinton Bots are skating on very thin ice and desperately spinning your wheels.
            Illegals are NOT entitled to Constitutional protections.

          33. AKLady2015 says:

            The Constitution applies to everyone within our borders. You are making a fool of yourself before the world.

          34. Retired says:

            You must be the sewer rat that roams the street, over 90+% military people hate the Democrats.

          35. AKLady2015 says:

            Why fo you lie?
            That is simply not true

          36. Retired says:

            You just can’t handle facts,

          37. AKLady2015 says:

            Why do you insist on repeating that lie?

          38. Retired says:

            Living amongst Military people, you are the one spreading the lie.

          39. AKLady2015 says:

            Thank you.
            Keep those compliments coming.

          40. Retired says:

            It is easy to throw facts at a troll like you.

          41. AKLady2015 says:

            Thank you.
            Keep those compliments coming.

          42. Retired says:

            Yes you are the biggest Troll Joke.

          43. AKLady2015 says:

            Thanj you.
            Your compliments are always cherished.

        2. Askjrsk says:

          How refreshing. Nevada is ready to dump Reid! Vote for Trump!

      2. MoonBeamWatcher says:

        The appointed Charz will be chane (changed)!
        All Huseins’ socialist-Moslom coat holders and yes folk will
        have to secure other employment freeing up the staff to do the job America deserves!

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          “[T]he job America deserves? Do you mean two more wars paid for by loans from China? Maybe you liked Saint Reagan, he increased the national debt by 288%.

          Religious bigotry in a country founded on religious freedom. Is it not beautiful to behold?

          Oh, and foolish one, every modern, indistrialized country has a mixed economy. It is a matter of self-defense. However, the United States is the only one which allows people to die, simpky because they cannot afford to buy medical care,.

          1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            It’s not BIGOTRY for Honey Bees not to invite KILLER Bees to join the hive. BUT A TROLL LIKE YOU WON’T GET THE MESSAGE.

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            Islam has been part of America since before we became a Nation. Factually, the many slaves brough to America were Muslims.

            The first casualty in the American Revolution was a Muslim — Crispus Attucks.

            The first country to recognize out new nation was Muslim — Morocco.

            America’s longest ally is Muslim — Morocco, 225 years.

            These Muslim nations are America’s allies: akistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Myanmar, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Honduras, Uganda, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti, Morocco, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

            A ignorant, religioust bigot like you never seems get past their hate. Tere are 1.6 billion Muslims. They are not our enemies. They do not live in the Middle East.

    3. Askjrsk says:

      Prison though. Lock them up.

    4. AKLady2015 says:

      Try some truth for a change.
      Your exaggerations simply do not make the grade.

      1. Retired says:

        You don’t know the truth from a rotten apple.

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Thank yolu.
          Your “compliments” are cherished.
          They say so much about you.

  • Allan Scott says:

    If it’s legal, then there’s nothing one can do but to widely publicize the IRS’s real intention and then to fire that SOB that heads it up and then to prosecute him for obstruction of justice when he lied before the senate committee.

    1. astrojohn says:

      So what have the RINOs been doing for the last 2 years – NOTHING!

      1. Askjrsk says:

        Absolutely. Good slaves.

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Pronto. Time for accountability!

  • Tyronne Shoelaces says:

    We need Trump in the WH so we can stop all this corruption from the demoncrats. This is just getting ridiculously absurd that this corruption continues and the f’ing congress has done nothing to stop it. They can’t even impeach Koskinen.

    1. AKLady2015 says:

      Corruption? Theaten the government, it bites back.

      1. astrojohn says:

        Bite with bigger teeth…

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Yes, the fed has much bigger teeth.

      2. Tyronne Shoelaces says:

        Hey AK bitch, learn to spell.

        1. Askjrsk says:

          She’s a troll on Hillarys payroll from another third world country.

          1. AKLady2015 says:

            Blah, blah, blah, insult …repeat ad nauseam.

          2. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            Gag on the TRUTH . . .

        2. AKLady2015 says:

          Did your mother teach you that sewer language?

    2. AKLady2015 says:

      You expect a lawbreaker to end corruption? Really?

      Trump knowingly hires illegal immigrants.
      His workers are cheated out of overtime wages.

      DOJ repeatedly charged and found him guilty of housing discrimination.
      DOJ repeatedly charged and fund him guilty of emolument discrimination.

      He fails to pay taxes owed …

      He has been involved in over 3,500 law suits.
      There have been over 70 filed against him just this year.

      A prime example of Trump criminal activity is the fraudulent Trump University.

      1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

        Can’t compair to the SIX BILLION unACCOUNTED for when Horse Face relieved her as Sec. of State! When all other foreign Embasseys evacuated HRC didn’t even supply the Chris Stevens’ multiply requests for additional security! Hills’ been “SHOT” at and the list goes on to include her enabling her Man-Whore husband to violate a 22 yr Old WH intern! Trust me if Billy had YOU or my wife the world would never have known the name Monicka Lewinsky!

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Why do you repeat lies?

          The $6 billion was accounted for.

          Stevens turned down additional security — TWICE.

          At 22, the intern was an adult. Lewinsky has made it very claer that her “affair” with President Clinton invloved “two consenting adults.”

          I don’t know about your marriage vows, mine very clearly said “for better or worse.”

          1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            You are welcome to live in your sand castle just
            don’t expect others to drop in to dust!
            Chris Steven’s joked about other nations providing security if America couldn’t afford it. While those other nations closed their outposts to protect delegates as 9-11 anniversary came closer. THAT’S Leadership!

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            Your knowledge of law is extremely wanting.
            Factually, under international law, it is the host country which provides Embassy security.
            Factually, the military offeed Stevens additional security. General Ham personally spoke to Stevens about securoit additions.
            There were other nations still active in Benghnazi.
            Your entire post is mostly false.

          3. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            And the VIDEO that insulted Alah did it!
            Shame on you, who just can’t stop defending the MURDERING, Lying, Thieving, Man-Whore enabler!

          4. AKLady2015 says:

            Fact is fact. It does not change because it does not suit your purpose.
            Feel free to continue to embarass yourself with ignorance.

            “Allah” is the Arabic word for God, the same God worshiped by Jews and Christians. Muslims and Jews worship the Old Testament God of Abraham. Unlike the Jewish faith, Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet. Islam also honors His mother. There is an entire Koran chapter dedicated to Mary.

          5. MoonBeamWatcher says:


          6. AKLady2015 says:

            So is the Christian Bible. What is your point?

          7. MoonBeamWatcher says:

            MY POINT IS . . . IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A ‘TRUE’ MOSLOM TO BE SUBSERVIENT TO MAN’S LAWS. (The United States Constitution, is key example!)
            While the Bible doesn’t condemn others and demand subscribers to MURDER those who won’t pay to stay alive!

          8. AKLady2015 says:

            Musim is the correct word.
            You know absolutely nothing about Islam,
            let alone the Holy Bible.

            Islam requires no payment.
            Where did you get that lie?

            The Bible is filled with condemnation and orders to kill nonbelievers — both New and Old Testament.

    3. Askjrsk says:

      Pense just said,”Hillary cannot lead people that she loathes “. ‘Deplorable basket of irredeemables’ that we are. It’s time to prepare its prison time for

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