IRS Chief Requests Not To Be Impeached Despite Admitting He Misled Congress

IRS Chief Requests Not To Be Impeached Despite Admitting He Misled Congress:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressed “regret” to Congress on Wednesday for his agency’s past mistreatment of tea party groups, but ahead of a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, the top IRS official said he has cooperated with congressional investigators “and does not deserve to be impeached.” In his prepared remarks, Koskinen said that impeaching him would be “improper” adding that “it would create disincentives for many good people to serve.”

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IRS Warns Against Keeping IRA Funds In Gold At Home

IRS Warns Against Keeping IRA Funds In Gold At Home:

 Commentary on the Wall Street Journal article by Laura SaundersThe Internal Revenue Service isn’t too keen on the recent advertisements suggesting retirement savers store their tax-free individual retirement account funds in gold at their house or in safety-deposit boxes, the Wall Street Journal writes.

Storing Gold at Home: Legal, But with Caveats

The statement from the IRS comes in response to a number of ads online and on the radio, such as one from Hartford Gold Group, suggesting investors can avoid stock market turbulence by investing IRA accounts in gold coins and bullion they can store where they like, including their home, according to the Journal.

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IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation

IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation:

Submitted by Richard Pollock via The Daily Caller,

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”

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If the Public Shouldn’t Have Them, Why Does the IRS Need AR-15s?

Military vs Feds

If the Public Shouldn’t Have Them, Why Does the IRS Need AR-15s?:

Here we go again. Stuck in the aftermath of a horrific shooting and all politicians think to do is scheme about how to take more rights from the citizenry. There are no good guys here. The Democrats want to railroad over due process by denying firearms to people on Orwellian watch lists, while Republicans plot to give the FBI more warrantless surveillance powers. This is the authoritarian knee-jerk response to tragedy we get from the U.S Congress.

Hypocritically, when it comes to foreign policy, all we hear are incessant calls for more militarism, more war and more regime change. As I warned in yesterday’s post, Is the Syrian War About to Experience a Major Escalation?  51 State Department officials just issued a cable calling for the bombing of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. An event likely to lead to direct confrontation with Russia.

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IRS admits to illegally seizing bank accounts; agrees to give the money back

IRS admits to illegally seizing bank accounts; agrees to give the money back:

It’s the stuff of libertarian dreams. The IRS admits that it wrongfully took money from innocent citizens, and it gives the money back.

This is actually happening to victims of a little-known form of civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of “structuring” violations. In case you didn’t know, depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity.

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What The IRS Just Revealed Should Start A Wave Of Outrage

What the IRS just revealed should start a wave of OUTRAGE

What The IRS Just Revealed Should Start A Wave Of Outrage:

Just imagine if this had been a Republican presidential administration these past seven years. The media would have been all over it like white on rice. However, for some very apparent reason, the liberal progressive media has dismissed or ignored scandals, faults, issues of deception, lies, abandonment of Americans to die, and tyrannical unconstitutional actions. Now the IRS has finally revealed its nefarious actions to us all – and it’s far worse than we thought.

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How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers

America land of the thief home of the slave

How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers:

At the beginning of this year, Attorney General Eric Holder attempted to close an exploitable loophole in asset forfeiture laws. State and local law enforcement agencies often sought federal “adoption” of seizures in order to route around statutes that dumped assets into general funds or otherwise limited them from directly profiting from these seizures. By partnering with federal agencies, local law enforcement often saw bigger payouts than with strictly local forfeitures.

The loophole closure still had its own loopholes (seizures for “public safety,” various criminal acts), but it did make a small attempt to straighten out some really perverted incentives. But deep down inside, it appears the DOJ isn’t really behind true forfeiture reform. In fact, it seems to be urging local law enforcement to fight these efforts by pointing out just how much money these agencies will “lose” if they can’t buddy up with Uncle Sam.

– From the post: How the Department of Justice is Actively Trying to Prevent Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

It’s been a while since I’ve reported on the lawless and barbaric practice of civil asset forfeiture. However, just because it hasn’t been a focus doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Indeed, it appears the same federal agencies that couldn’t find a bank executive they didn’t want to coddle, take particular pleasure in harassing and abusing average Americans generally, and small businesspeople in particular.

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Former IRS Agent Admits: “Personal Income Tax is Actually Illegal”

Flashback:

Aaron Russo’s America: ‘Freedom To Fascism’ (Directors Cut)

Reflections & Warnings – An Interview With Aaron Russo (Full Video, 02:38:29)


Former IRS Agent Admits: “Personal Income Tax is Actually Illegal”:

It is tax day again.

Chances are, you’re done with the dirty business this year, or laying low in hopes that you aren’t audited or flat out persecuted. If not, the clock is quickly ticking.

But it is worth pointing out once again the many ways in which the federal tax scheme in the United States is illegal.

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Why Is The IRS Spying On Americans’ Phone Calls?

Why Is The IRS Spying On Americans’ Phone Calls?:

Following the first ever congressional hearing on “Stingray” cellphone surveillance, new details reveal the Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service are also using the controversial spying devices.

At a congressional hearing last Wednesday, officials with the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security released new details about the federal government’s use of “Stingray” cellphone surveillance. Stingrays, also known as cell site simulators, constitute another example of military tools finding their way into the hands of federal agencies and local police departments across the United States.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

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