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  •  Don't forget that the head of IRS reports to the (0+ / 0-)

    POTUS! The Barack Team is too sharp to do this without already knowing the outcome.

    BTW It's know as incumbent advantage.

    "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

    by Templar on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 10:34:06 AM PDT

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    •  BS - that is what got Nixon in trouble. Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV, justmy2

      Is way too smart (and principled) for that.

      •  A government offical examining a tax (0+ / 0-)

        return is not a crime. The POTUS has full authority over all executive branch operations.

        And, BTW, someone within the IRS could indicate whether or not the Pres should pursue a certain course of action without ever revealing anything existing in a tax return.

        "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

        by Templar on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 11:00:59 AM PDT

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        •  Yes it is, if he has no business reviewing it (0+ / 0-)

          From article two of Nixon Impeachment:

          He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.

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