The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks.
Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:01:38 PM
>>>While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official.
Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary at taxpayer expense.
According to investigative reporter Patrick Poole, who broke the explosive story in PJ Media, the Obama administration has let a Muslim man convicted of abusing sensitive government data have access to the sensitive financial data of millions of Americans at an agency known for abusing such information.
Astonishingly, the dangerous felon is still at the IRS, where he goes by the name "Weiss Russell."
Last decade, Rasool immigrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan and took a job as a cop with the Fairfax County Police Department outside Washington. He worked his way up to sergeant before authorities realized they had an al-Qaida spy in their ranks.
According to a Justice Department complaint filed in 2008, Rasool searched a national criminal database containing names of terrorist suspects and confirmed that FBI agents were tailing a Muslim pal from his mosque.
When agents went to arrest the target early one morning, they found him and his family already dressed and destroying evidence. They knew they had a mole, and worked back through the system to find Rasool.
That's when agents discovered the police sergeant had breached their database at least 15 times to look up names of other contacts, including relatives, to see if they showed up on the terrorist watch list.
Rasool's actions "damaged the integrity of the NCIC system and jeopardized at least one federal investigation," prosecutors said in court papers. "The defendant's actions could have placed federal agents in danger."
Rasool at first claimed he didn't know the terrorist target. He confessed only after hearing a recording of his message for the suspect, Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, who had helped some of the 9/11 hijackers in Fairfax County, Va.
Someone who betrays his police oath and aids and abets a terrorist "has absolutely no business with any position of trust and responsibility with the government," Judicial Watch's Chris Farrell said, warning that Rasool could do "enormous damage" in his new IRS post.
Question is, how could someone convicted of abusing a classified government database pass the security background check his IRS post would have required? Changing his name wouldn't have mattered.
Was Rasool OK'd with outside intervention?
According to the best-seller "Muslim Mafia," Rasool has a powerful patron in the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which lobbied on his behalf during his prosecution.
Rasool acted as CAIR's liaison within the police department, and often met with CAIR officials, who now have unprecedented access to the Obama White House despite the group's well-documented ties to terrorism.
As we said, it's passing strange that the IRS would find it perfectly acceptable to harass conservative groups linked to the Tea Party, while apparently ignoring a genuine security threat in its own organization.<<<
Sure is interesting just where and how inept this administration is. Kinda makes you wonder doesnt it.