Bob Owens

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IRS “Tea Party Plot” leads directly to Obama political appointee William Wilkins

Written By: Bob - Jul• 19•13
President Barack Obama should be impeached and then face criminal trial in federal court for his crimes against the Constitution. He is not, however, the only one in either party or in the bureaucratic service.

President Barack Obama should be impeached and then face criminal trial in federal court for his crimes against the Constitution in the multi-agency “IRS plot” against the 2012 elections.

Peggy Noonan reports what the majority of the mainstream media is trying desperately to ignore: evidence of a direct link between the White House and the ATF/EPA/FBI/IRS/OSHA/etc. executive branch on conservative political groups more simply known as the “IRS plot.” It turns out that an Obama poltical appointee was directly in the loop:

Michael Seto, head of Mr. Hull’s unit, also spoke to investigators. He told them Lois Lerner made an unusual decision: Tea-party applications would undergo additional scrutiny—a multilayered review.

Mr. Hull told House investigators that at some point in the winter of 2010-11, Ms. Lerner’s senior adviser, whose name is withheld in the publicly released partial interview transcript, told him the applications would require further review:

Q: “Did [the senior adviser to Ms. Lerner] indicate to you whether she agreed with your recommendations?”

A: “She did not say whether she agreed or not. She said it should go to chief counsel.”

Q: “The IRS chief counsel?”

A: “The IRS chief counsel.”

The IRS chief counsel is named William Wilkins. And again, he is one of only two Obama political appointees in the IRS.

I personally hold that a politically-motivated attack to undermine the ability of citizens to form political groups is a direct assault on the Constitution itself, and certainly fits the moral definition of treason, and perhaps the legal definition of the term as well.

No wonder Lerner and other Obama loyalists in the IRS are “pleading the Fifth” at every turn. They know that if this investigation truly breaks open, that we’re going to see a Presidency fall, and America first black President and many of his cronies sent to prison.

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  1. john says:

    And as usual nothing will come of it.

  2. Joel C says:

    Ah, I’m not seeing “treason” here, Bob. At least not so far as I’ve long understood the term to mean providing aid and succor to the enemy in a time of war.

    Political malfeasance? Absolutely. Ought’a be impeachable? Damn straight it ought’a be! Behavior like this should be completely intolerable to Americans of every (noncriminal) stripe. (Of course, “noncriminal” all but factors out the entire political crowd, so good luck with all that.)

    But unless you understand Treason differently than I do, I’m not sure how you got there.

    Good article otherwise.

    • Rob Crawford says:

      The Constitution defines “treason” as providing aid or comfort to its enemies. It doesn’t restrict that to foreign enemies.

      • Joel C says:

        Fuck it, I’ll play.

        “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

        You want to talk about domestic enemies? Fine. Show me how an elected (albeit disgraceful and, to my eye, anti-American)POTUS utilizing the IRS (and other agencies) to harass political opponents constitutes “levying War.”

        Maybe you want to say that Obama’s political antics proffer some kind of subtle “aid and comfort” to an enemy, foreign or domestic, of your choice?

        Go for it. I’m easy. But then, unless you are a constitutional scholar or a lawyer, (which I’ll freely admit I am not) I hope you’ll show me some strong evidence to support your outlandish claim. Because as far as I can see, every online legal opinion I found in my admittedly meager 20-30 minutes of “Google research” indicates that anything subtle or novel ain’t gonna carry a whole lot of water.

        As I’ve already stipulated, this business with the IRS is wrong, I strongly dislike it, and if it ain’t illegal someway or somehow, something’s goddam FUBAR.

        But the minute we start redefining legal terms and conditions to suit our own purposes and to nail our political opponents, we’re playing their game their way, and using one of the tactics which are currently among their most abhorrent.

        That’s “Living Constitution” territory, Rob, and I’ve got no use or tolerance for it from anyone on either side of the political aisle.

      • Veritas says:

        Anyone, foreign or domestic, who seeks to overthrow the government is guilty of treason, according to practise. The Constitution ceased to be relevant when Lincoln threw the head of the Supreme Court into prison for treason during the civil war. Or when FDR stuck the Japanese in concentration camps during WW2.

        Let’s play Obama is a traitor and is guilty of treason.

      • Joel C says:


        Bob wrote, “…fits the moral definition of treason…” which I have no problem with. Then he said, “and perhaps the legal definition of the term as well.”

        Nuh uh, not so much, at least so far my “40 minutes of Google research” could show.

        You wanna argue extra-constituionally? Sure, go ahead, but you’ll have no argument with me. Maybe his is a traitor in some non-legal sense. I know I sure don’t like what he’s done.

  3. Dan Kurt says:

    OBAMA will not fall from this scandal but he will fall as three and a half years is a long time in these academic economic times. The economy will soon be in an obvious recession/depression.

    As the market craters so will Obama. There will be no dearth of obvious causes unearthed, even by the now compliant media. Those sharks will eat their own creation.

    Dan Kurt

    p.s The media at that point will even unearth his academic non performance and perhaps his true life history.

  4. Dan Kurt says:

    Change “these academic economic times” to

    “these parlous economic times” in the above first paragraph.

    Dan Kurt

  5. eddd7 says:

    John, about is correct. In order for “something” to happen to the regime, Republicans would actually have to have a team with testosterone willing to do something. In the gonad-free zine AKA the Republican Party, that ain’t gonna happen.

    Ozero could be caught on live TV disemboweling puppies on his muslim prayer rug, while choking his chicken, in a circle jirk with Putin, and nothing would happen!

    • david7134 says:

      Got to agree with you. I actually see little difference between the Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans make a little noise, but when it gets down to it, they really don’t follow through. For instance, why don’t we have the House of Representatives shutting down the EPA? They have the power to do so, but that would entail making themselves unpopular and they might not be invited to the next party. Our government has lost its way and no longer has the interest of the country at heart. Time to secede.

      • Peccable says:

        Citizens with feck could uninvite many of the purported GOP members. The only choice coming is between ballots or bullets in 2014.

    • john says:

      Our government has become about just as corrupt as Mexico, may as well just call ourselves North Mexico, most of them are already here anyway.

  6. mytralman says:

    Almost 100 years ago a a captain in the US army wrote a book of children’s poems he called The Land Of Only If. In said land, anything was possible by wishing it so. Perhaps because the book also contained some vivid poems about WWI, it does not appear to have sold well. It is still around on the secondary market.
    It seems Bob on his nice blog, and myself sometimes, I confess, would like to live in that magic place, but reality being what it is, it probably will not come to pass. Obama like Clinton will go on to become very very rich and very very powerful, in fact even more so, since he will control the black vote in the democratic primaries for the rest of his life. Some day he may be linked to the IRS more or less directly, and even be revealed as the man who let down his troops in Benghazi.If so, and I am right, there will be no consequences for him because he will still hold the power to make others powerful, indeed even more because of his youth and the prospects for a long reign of influence.
    To think otherwise is to live where the spell of “only if” has power.

  7. louielouie says:

    given the current state of zimmerman derangement syndrome in this country, on a scale of 0 to 10, zero being the absolute lowest possibility, i put the possibility of bob’s comments coming to fruition at about -984.

    • david7134 says:

      Have to agree. I have always thought that people in this country are stupid and can’t think, but the Zimmerman thing is beyond belief. We are now told that affirmative action applies to someone trying to kill you. If he is a precious little child that is only bashing your head into the cement, then you should not try to defend yourself. After all, he really did not intend to kill Zimmerman. And for that matter, Zimmerman is a dick for thinking that a precious little black child would want to break into someone’s home. After all, they rarely commit crime, we are just mean for putting them in jail all the time.

  8. Comrade X says:

    Couple of thoughts;

    What happens with this will clearly demonstrate if the R’s are a party to be recon with or a bunch of bumbling idiots that need to be replace with something that is effective! I have been coming to the idiot conclusion now for some time and would pleasantly be surprised if there was any reason to feel otherwise.

    The other thought is; does anyone really think that the O news conference today was about anything but to keep anything but his illegal doings out of the headlines?

    Death before slavery!

  9. Right_2_Bear says:

    Obama is too big to fail. The media would never allow it. It’s their guy and in a sense their legacy too that is at stake. As much as I love the idea of this president going down and getting his due, I am not betting the farm on it.

    • Veritas says:

      The media will turn on and destroy Obama the same way they did Carter. Obama is useless to them once he isn’t in power and becomes a liability. He makes Bull Connor look like a choirboy.

  10. melensdad says:

    Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along now. Nothing to see. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  11. Burnt Toast says:

    So what you saying here – President Obama appointed somebody to use the IRS’s legal authority to harass political opponents?

    President Obama could not handle his own battles so he delegated it to somebody else?

    To even suggest that President Obama could not handle the duties of President of the United States as he sees fit without help from some “lackeys” should be grounds for treason.

  12. Nancy says:

    Sure, it should be impeachable, but it won’t happen. As long as the Democrats control the Senate, it doesn’t matter how many times and how severely Obama’s people violate the law there will be no action taken. And in all practicality, it wouldn’t matter anyway. Until the leaders of the Republican party manage to grow a spine, nothing will be done. Period.

    Violation of laws don’t matter if you’re one of the elite, unless you’re a Republican. Then it’s Katy bar the door.

  13. AZOlddog says:

    Everyone keeps talking of treason to impeach, did we forget “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”!

    These are what are provable against Teh Won off course it WOULD require an opposition party with some testicular fortiitute which we do not seem to have!

  14. david7134 says:

    The Republicans will not do a thing. So what are we going to do besides bellyaching?