IRS Released Taxpayer Information to FBI

By on 6.11.14 | 12:07PM

It’s not a good sign when a federal agency violates its own regulations. Yet the IRS has done it again. Violating tax law, the Internal Revenue Service sent an entire database of confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in October 2010.

Just a few weeks before midterm elections, and a few weeks before Lois Lerner met with officials from the Department of Justice to discuss prosecuting certain nonprofit groups, the IRS transmitted a significant amount of information on 501(c)(4) social welfare groups. Emails show Lerner asking Robert Pilger, director of the Justice Department’s Election Crimes branch, about the preferred format for the data to be sent to the FBI.

When first revealed, the data was said to be public and taken from the groups’ 990 forms. It turns out a lot of confidential taxpayer information was also included, information protected by federal law.

Here’s the conclusion drawn by the House Oversight Committee:

Don’t Make Online Threats Towards American Airlines. Seriously.

By on 4.14.14 | 1:43PM

The internet's collective outrage was directed yesterday at a 14 year old Dutch girl named "Sarah." Her offense was to send a tweet to American Airlines reading "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye". American Airlines responded "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously.  Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." Both tweets have since been removed, but you can see screen grabs of the originals here, thanks to Mediaite.

Reverend Al: Government Snitch

By on 4.9.14 | 1:49PM

The oft-entertaining website The Smoking Gun came out with a bombshell report on Monday that Reverend Al Sharpton, civil rights leader cum racebaiting, attention seeking cad, worked as a stoolie for the FBI who helped build a case against the mafia. He performed this government service during his 1980s salad days of custom track suits, outrageously large medallions, and enough pomade to choke a horse. The Smoking Gun does not mince words in their must-read:

When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant.

Breaking: Airplane Mystery Solved!

By on 3.21.14 | 1:57AM

You read it here first, folks. The airplane puzzle has been solved. No, not the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, or the "zombie plane," as CNN has speculatively dubbed it. Not even the timeless stumper as to whether Joey has ever seen a grown man naked. I'm talking about a mysterious small aircraft that has been incessantly circling a neighborhood in Sacramento for the past few weeks. News 10, Sacramento's ABC affiliate, has the scoop. Through some intrepid sleuthing, a college student--who chose, perhaps wisely, to remain anonymous--found out that the planes use the FBI's callsign, "Jenna."

More Proof the “Investigation” of the IRS is a Sham

By on 1.27.14 | 3:37PM

Imagine this scenario.

A woman is walking down the street, when a man rips her purse from her shoulder and disappears into a crowd. She screams for help, and a nearby police officer catches him a few blocks away in a park, out of breath, with the purse’s contents on the ground. 

“Hand it over!” the cop yells.

As the man slides the money from the purse into his own pocket, he says, “I actually borrowed this purse with permission from a woman earlier today.”

“You mean the woman who was crying out, "Stop! He stole something from me!”

“That may have been the same woman,” he admits slowly. 

“You’re going to jail.”

“Wait! I’ve been stealing from other people for years, and they didn’t make a big stink about it. That lady is to blame. Didn’t she seem…a little suspicious to you?”

“The only thing suspicious is that she was screaming,” one officer says.