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Internal audit shows NSA broke privacy rules “thousands of times per year”

Yeah, it’s a charade but at this point, “what difference does it make”.
… err, wait a minute where were these intercepts?!

Did Obama pull a Lois Lerner?
This Washington Post exposé surprises me only in one regard.  If the NSA and the Obama administration knew this internal audit existed, why not pull a Lois Lerner and do a Friday-night apology to defuse it?  Hey, that worked really well in the IRS targeting scandal, right? We’ll get back to that in a moment: […]

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Another Case for The Fair Tax

Did You Know Another IRS Official Plead the Fifth This Morning?

English: Anti-United States Internal Revenue S...

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — As journalists in the nation’s capitol breathlessly reported Wednesday morning on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, an intriguing thing was happening in another part of the city.
An Internal Revenue Service official was invoking his Fifth Amendment right to silence so as to avoid answering questions about his questionable relationship with the CEO of a multimillion-dollar computer services company.

“A second IRS employee summoned to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee invoked the Fifth Amendment on Wednesday and refused to answer questions — a flashback to Lois Lerner, who did the same during a hearing on the agency’s scandal last month,” POLITICO notes.

The IRS official declined to testify on his relationship with the CEO of computer services company that has as much as $500 million in contracts with the tax agency.
Gregory Roseman said he was advised by his lawyer to invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating government contracts secured by Strong Castle Inc., and whether a friendship between Roseman and Strong Castle’s CEO, Braulio Castillo, was a factor in the company’s ability to win such large contracts with the IRS.

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