146 results for tag: Abuse of Power


Tea Party Patriots: IRS Must Immediately Release All New Documents Potentially Related to Targeting

Atlanta, GA - Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, in response to reports that the IRS found new documents potentially related to the agency's targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs under the Obama Administration. "Years after the Obama Justice Department refused to conduct any real investigation of the IRS targeting scandal, in which conservatives were targeted for their political beliefs, and during which former president Obama laughed it off and claimed there was ‘not a smidgen’ of corruption at the IRS, and years after IRS Commissioner Koskinen ...

Washington Examiner: President Obama planning flurry of costly “midnight regulations”

President Obama before he leaves office is ensuring more of Americans’ hard-earned money leaves with him as he puts into effect so-called midnight regulations projected to cost $6 billion. The Washington Examiner has the details: The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum, include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior. "These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in ...

FBI apparently reopens investigation into Clinton email scandal

A month after FBI Director James Comey refused to reopen the case into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured email server to transmit state secrets, the director announced Friday in a letter to lawmakers that the bureau has been made aware of emails relevant to the previously closed case and appears to have reopened the investigation into the former Obama administration employee. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: "I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review ...

IRS persists in singling out, delaying tea-party groups’ tax-exempt-status applications

Authorities at the Internal Revenue Service after promising to speed up processing on long-in-limbo tax-exempt-status applications of conservative groups is reversing course and doubling down on their demands for additional documentation. The Washington Times has the scoop: 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 ...

Tea Party Patriots: Obama Abusing His Authority to Bail Out Insurers’ Obamacare Losses

Tea Party Patriots: Obama Abusing His Authority to Bail Out Insurers’ Obamacare Losses Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports the Obama Administration is planning to ignore Congress and use an obscure Treasury fund to bail out insurance companies losing money by participating in Obamacare. “Obama and his henchmen are, once again, engaged in a desperate attempt to prop up the collapsing disaster that is Obamacare.  Once again Obama is abusing his authority and completely going around Congress to bail out insurers stiffed by Obamacare, despite the ...

Tea Party Patriots Calls on the House to Impeach Koskinen Before Going on Vacation

Washington, DC – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today reacting to news of a deal on Capitol Hill that would delay a vote on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  “It has been six years since the targeting started. We who were targeted never received due process during the targeting. To date, there still has not been any accountability for the actions taken against 426 groups across the country representing millions of Americans, not to mention the countless people who were individually targeted.  (NOTE: remember, Congress learned from investigations that tea party donors were ten ...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues subpoena to FBI official during dramatic hearing


Congress considers legislation to block Obama admin’s “ransom payments” to Iran

A new bill introduced today would stop the Obama administration from handing over billions of dollars to Iran. Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce the new legislation, which would both halt all payments of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Iran and force Iran to return billions that have already been delivered. The Washington Free Beacon has the report: Rubio’s bill—a version of which is also being introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.)—would mandate that Iran pay American victims of terrorism some $53 billion in reparations for past attacks planned and coordinated by the Islamic Republic. The legislation comes amid a growing ...

FBI to release its report advising DOJ not charge Hillary Clinton in email scandal


District judge orders State Department to release Clinton, White House emails from Benghazi attack