Mohammed Weiss Rasool aka Weiss Russell: IRS Hired al-Qaeda But Isn’t Curious About the Content of His Prayers

Mohammad Weiss Rasool, an Afghan immigrant, was once known as Fairfax County Police Sgt. Weiss Rasool. He was sentenced to two years probation in 2008 after pleading guilty to helping a friend escape an al-Qaeda terrorism probe. That friend was convicted and deported. If we know nothing else about Rasool, we know that if he is with the terrorist, he is against the United States, which must be the distinct quality that got him hired-on by the IRS, a domestic terrorist agency under Obama, as deputy IRS chief financial officer. It is obvious that the IRS is NOT curious about the content of Rasool/Russel’s prayers, as they are about the prayers of TEA Party members. Rasool and another police officer also successfully agitated for the trashing of what he considered an anti-Islam police training program in 2006. You pay Weiss Russell, a traitor, a nice salary every month.

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Sgt. Weiss Rasool was sentenced to two years probation on April 22 [2008] after pleading guilty to illegally accessing a police database to run license tag numbers for a friend who thought he was being followed. Those tags traced back to FBI agents who had Rasool’s acquaintance under surveillance as part of a terrorism investigation.

The Washington Post reported that Rasool cried during his sentencing and apologized for what he called “errors of judgment. But I never intended to put anybody’s life at risk.” The Post further reported:

“The target was arrested in November 2005, then convicted and deported, according to court filings in Rasool’s case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanine Linehan said that the target and his family were already dressed and destroying evidence at 6 a.m. when agents arrived to make the arrest, indicating that they had been tipped off.” Read more.

Investors Business Daily: 

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.

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.

Did they really “dispense with background checks” or was his background desirable for this agency that is increasingly hostile to much of America’s citizenry?

Chris Farrell, director of investigations at Judicial Watch, told PJ Media:

Somebody like Russell who betrayed his oath as a police officer and was convicted in court essentially for aiding and abetting the subject of an open terror investigation has absolutely no business with any position of trust and responsibility with the government.

If as reported he holds a top financial analyst position within the IRS, it’s not just a disgrace to a discredited agency but an insult to the American public. Russell has already betrayed his country and shown that he can do enormous damage and abuse his authority and powers, which he is now free to do within the IRS.

Farrell said that Judicial Watch would be opening their own line of inquiry into Russell’s hiring and employment with the IRS.

An IRS official speaking anonymously to PJ Media said that Russell’s financial management analyst position would have required him to fill out the Standard Form 86 questionnaire for national security positions and to be subjected to a background check.

There’s no way anyone with his conviction for abusing access to a government database and damaging a terror investigation could have been vetted and approved without outside intervention. Changing his name shouldn’t have mattered.

I’ve never even heard of a case like this. Source: Patrick Poole at PJ Media broke this story. Read more here.

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