IRS aided Obama’s re-election, Boehner asks ‘who’s going to jail’

Not only did the Internal Revenue Service make it next to impossible for conservative groups to obtain tax-free status, but it also gave a leg up to President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Mitt RomneyConfidential financial information filed with the IRS by the National Organization for Marriage, including its 2008 donor list, was leaked by someone within the IRS to the Human Rights Campaign, according to Breitbart News.

NOM is a pro-traditional marriage organization, and the HRC is an LDBT advocacy group. The documents indicated that four years before the campaign, Romney made a contribution to NOM.

At the time the documents were leaked, Joe Solmonese was the president of HRC. The following day he resigned as HRC head and became a 2012 Obama campaign co-chairman. He said of the leaked document that Romney’s “funding of a hate-filled campaign designed to drive a wedge between Americans is beyond despicable.”

Solmonese added that “Not only has Romney signed NOM’s radical marriage pledge, now we know he’s one of the donors that NOM has been so desperate to keep secret all these years.”

I’m not quite sure how something can be both “traditional” and “radical” at the same time. It can be one or the other — not both. Also, Solmonese’s description of the leaked tax returns as items that “NOM has been so desperate to keep secret all these years,” is ludicrous on its face. Tax returns should always be considered confidential. Every taxpayer deserves and should demand an expectation of privacy.

After the leak, NOM asked for a criminal investigation into the matter and published documents that seems to prove that the leaked returns “came directly from the Internal Revenue Service and was provided to NOM’s political opponents, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).”

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle noted:

NOM president Brian Brown argued in that April 2012 release that the leak was made to benefit President Obama’s re-election campaign against Romney, his GOP challenger. “The American people are entitled to know how a confidential tax return containing private donor information filed exclusively with the Internal Revenue Service has been given to our political opponents whose leader also happens to be co-chairing President Obama’s reelection committee,” Brown said.

“It is shocking that a political ally of President Obama’s would come to possess and then publicly release a confidential tax return that came directly from the Internal Revenue Service,” he declared. “We demand to know who is responsible for this criminal act and what the Administration is going to do to get to the bottom of it.”

In a Wednesday morning Capitol news conference, House Speaker John Boehner said of the IRS scandal, “My question isn’t about who’s going to have to resign.’ My question is, ‘Who’s going to jail.’”

Meanwhile, in Tuesday’s White House press briefing, senior spokesman Jay Carney stated categorically that the White House had no knowledge of the IRS’s wrongdoings.

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  • Michael Nappi

    Obama should be in GITMO.

  • KB Cook

    Alinsky 101, people! do your own homework

  • H. Gandhi

    Well, it does not happen only in India…

    Democracies, or governments meant to be of the people, by the people, and for the people, have a big challenge at hand.. to delineate if people means "All of the people".. or just "selected few" who can get their hands on the "control" by hook or crook…

    The ongoing saga of alleged IRS scheming to support Obama's reelection in 2012, is probably just the tip of an iceberg… and the controversy will most likely take US well into the 2016 election season. One of the poignant observation in a comment by an anguished American, is worth pondering on.., as it reflects the travails of all democracies at large…

    “Amazing they would try to blame two low level employees, Also amazing that no matter what the situation is–there are NEVER EVER any upper level employees–and of course, never anyone in the administration – they never ever know anything that is going on anywhere by anyone—-my question is -who in the h is governing the country–lower level incompetent employees?????”

  • Mindy

    If this had been Nixon the media would be jumping all over him and starting to write movies. But it's their bud, obama. One million Americans dies in the Civil War because 116,000 were being biased against. Guess what? They are crying in their graves….all Americans are being biased against by obama, his reelection committere, eric holder, the democratic congressmen asking for the bias behavior……march against the IRS buildings in your town before obama takes that right away too!