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The IRS attorney who allegedly helped direct the targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations says he has retired, amid lingering concerns over when and whether agency officials might face discipline over the scandal.

The career attorney, Carter Hull, was rumored to be nearing retirement. A prior report said he had requested his government retirement package back in March, before the scandal broke.

Amid at least three congressional investigations and a Justice Department probe, it appears Hull has left the government. A message on Hull's Washington office phone says he has retired and refers callers to another agency employee.

The IRS on Wednesday would not confirm the 72-year-old Hull's employment status.

But his apparent departure from government does not mean the pressure from Congress will abate.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has announced a hearing on the IRS scandal for next Thursday. It's unclear whether Hull will be among the witnesses called, but Chairman Darrell Issa says it will include "witnesses from both the Washington and Cincinnati offices" of the IRS. He said they will be asked to explain why "orders from senior levels within the IRS resulted in inappropriate and disparate treatment for Tea Party applications."

A committee aide told FoxNews.com that Hull's resignation "doesn't affect us at this point in time," indicating it would not impede the investigation.
The aide noted that the investigation is still "active," with a "lot more people to interview" -- and nobody has been directly implicated by the committee.

"It would be a mistake to say the committee's investigation has laid any blame at the foot of any particular individual," the aide said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/11/irs-attorney-who-help-lead-tea-party-targeting/?test=latestnews#ixzz2Yla4hYJL


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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 04:54:28 PM »
convenient.

BTW........ where is ongoing investigations and hearings?  Nothing for weeks now.... sheesh this is a totally do-nothing congress.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 05:08:22 PM »
convenient.

BTW........ where is ongoing investigations and hearings?  Nothing for weeks now.... sheesh this is a totally do-nothing congress.
I don't think anything is going on now nor will anything ever happen from this.  :patriot:


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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 05:10:14 PM »

Off topic but the victoria nuland confirmation is going on today.  I will post in politics now.


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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 05:14:55 PM »
Off topic but the victoria nuland confirmation is going on today.  I will post in politics now.

Did anyone actually ask her the tough questions about the Benghazi talking points memo for Rice?

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 05:22:30 PM »
Did anyone actually ask her the tough questions about the Benghazi talking points memo for Rice?
No such things as tough questions for this crew. They will only just lie and make up something.   :patriot:


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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 10:45:35 PM »
Just wondering -- does Carter Hull have any connections to Cordell Hull, from the F.D.R. administration?

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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 11:22:05 PM »
Just wondering -- does Carter Hull have any connections to Cordell Hull, from the F.D.R. administration?

Dunno, but Townhall asked questions about who he is.......


Who Is Carter Hull?
Carol Platt Liebau | Jun 06, 2013

Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported on transcripts of congressional interviews with IRS employees.  In them, the name "Carter Hull" -- an IRS lawyer in Washington -- surfaces as someone in DC who oversaw the targeting in Ohio and even suggested some of the questions used to harass conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Here is a technical instruction document Hull co-authored, and his name appears as the author of articles and e-books on tax matters.  Here is his Facebook page.

He is a graduate of a private Quaker school -- and I would guess from his age and his attendance at a private boarding/day school that he attended boarding school back in an era when that experience was largely reserved for young people from fairly affluent circumstances.

This is also a person obviously of some experience and knowledge with the tax law, who would have clearly known the targeting operation was wrong.

No doubt we will all be learning more about Mr. Hull soon.

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note... his Facebook page has been taken down since this was written

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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 05:18:12 PM »
Perhaps we could arrange for permanent housing.  Say at an Ohio Federal Prison.


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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 07:24:28 PM »
Well here we are - Friday afternoon.

What did congress do this week regarding ANY of these scandals?

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 07:45:02 PM »
Well here we are - Friday afternoon.

What did congress do this week regarding ANY of these scandals?
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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 08:09:22 PM »
Misplaced priorities:

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Well here we are - Friday afternoon.

What did congress do this week regarding ANY of these scandals?

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Re: IRS attorney who helped manage Tea Party targeting retires
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 11:58:44 PM »
Well here we are - Friday afternoon.

What did congress do this week regarding ANY of these scandals?

They polled the impact of pressing these issues full-speed, and low-info America was starting to blame the GOP for picking on poor Barry, because their filter is the Obama Media.  At this point, 'death' by 1000 cuts is a better strategy to defeat the Dems in 2014.  Nothing was ever going to happen from the IRS targeting, Benghazi, and all the other scandals immediately.  The idea is to set up a them for the 2014 election cycle.  Maybe "A REAL Culture of Corruption", or something similar.
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