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-- -- -- -- -- as being killed right now for more on the IRS's scandal -- joined by Fox News senior judicial analyst judge Andrew in the volatile on a -- talked about this.
It's may not be illegal it may be an unconstitutional.
But as the criminal activity it's going to be very tough to prove it is there an -- -- the behavior to which the -- has admitted is not criminal -- It's unconstitutional that they here's what they've admitted to.
They've admitted to applying greater scrutiny to documents filed by taxpayers seeking exemption from the ordinary tax rules.
Because of the speech of those taxpayers and so they have treated people differently because of their speech that's prohibited by the First Amendment.
And -- -- treating people differently for an unlawful or unconstitutional basis that violates the Fifth Amendment the equal protection clause which says similarly situated people.
Applicants for tax exemption must be treated in a similar way you can't take media matters applications stamp okay.
And take Tea Party patriots application saying we -- another 4000 documents I'm just giving you these two.
Finalize that the department does -- just what made about a saying looking into the legality of this well the Justice Department is trying to deflect attention from the White House here's the issue with respect to the White House now.
The president said last week here's the question to him.
Can you assure us that no one in the White House knew about this before your counsel learned of it on April 22 answer.
I can assure you that -- he didn't know about the inspector general's report yeah.
Not be in the behavior of the IRS the inspector general's report.
Until it came out last Friday.
If the president knew what the -- was doing -- this goes back to 09 and ten.
The president ran for reelection in 2000 are well.
If he knew about this and permitted it to happen so that the scrutiny of these conservative groups.
Would keep them from affecting the outcome of this election.
You're talking I word as in Canadian easement -- the issue of when did the president know or what did the president know and when did he know it is of profound.
Importance now as to what the Justice Department might find there are allegations the IRS is not admit -- this.
There are allegations from taxpayers.
That their private information.
Got into the hands of those who wish them ill.
That is people on the other side of the political spec right.
If that information passed from the IRS to those people that is a fire S agents leaked information.
That was filed in support of these applications that would be a criminal event and and hopefully.
-- Justice Department -- prosecuted.
It's fascinating you bring up the I word impeachment.
The fact that it's so as he put it earlier difficult and and frustrating to -- these -- up when I -- you see why.
The administration is being so guarded but is there a way legally or -- I mean since the -- the question of legality seems to be pushed aside at this point to just get to the.
Bottom of this once and well absolutely Iran's a leading -- to the bottom and -- the president answers and so for the presidents -- to press -- to -- permitted two questions one to him.
And no follow up that question yes so that question and answer that I just summarized for you now about to anybody in the White House -- -- I didn't know about the IG report.
There was no follow mister president I wasn't asked about the edge back when I was asking what did you know about the IRS.
The -- behavior.
Look Georgia well at a great column last week and in the column he quoted.
One of the articles of impeachment -- by the house committee against Richard Nixon -- It could've applied precisely to Barack Obama he and he has used the Internal Revenue Service.
To harass his political opponents by imposing greater obligations on them than on those who disagree with them.
That appears to be exactly what's happened here actually I what did the president know and went to the melodies of Paramount it warrants stated differently.
Did Barack Obama do what Richard Nixon.
Was almost impeached for doing.
What I wanted to follow up judges what do -- is just average Americans live and you write checks for me personally city IRS I mean how I -- It well clinical event that's also working -- -- -- -- Individuals who -- need to spend a lot of extra money with their lawyers and accounts or just the -- impose greater scrutiny on them for political reasons can -- the IRS but at the IRS comes back with a numerical.
Our a non political reasons and they're gonna lose the suit.
Let there be many many of these lawsuits to be difficult for the IRS to defend all of them with some.
-- -- based as opposed to politically based reason.
Almost all the groups that got the extra scrutiny.
Are hard libertarian and conservative and almost none of the groups that got extra scrutiny are liberal or progressive infuriating.
Really if it is in it is infuriating and like a lot of these things is probably more to come -- you know hold your fury it's.
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