Skip to comments.Confirmed: Lerner Participated In Persecution Of Tea Party Groups (From Human Events)
Posted on 05/24/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
It seems like only yesterday that IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner was claiming she knew nothing about the dastardly work of those shadowy "low-level employees in the Cincinnati office" - who somehow remain shadowy to this day, despite having been blamed for the worst abuse-of-power scandal in living memory. The Incompetence Defense beloved of this administration, and so effective with a media that would never accept it from a Republican official, was deployed with gusto. Lerner was shocked, shocked, to discover gambling against Tea Party groups going on at Rick's Tax Exempt Organizations Cafe American.
But now National Review has uncovered documentation proving Lerner was up to her neck in the operation, over nine months after she claims she learned about it:
... [Link to National Review article at URL]
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
What a smug look...
She’s an evil ho.
Civil Rights violation?
She will never be prosecuted by this injustice department. Each affected group should sue her personally in series. Bankrupt her, then the next group up should commence its suit, and then the next, and then the next. Make the rest of her life a continuing hell.
She could always use Hillary’s autopen defense. Then do time in an autopenitentiary.
> What a smug look...
The same ones you see on every liberal US GOV employees involved in scandals, trying to take your guns, or infringe on your constitutional rights nowadays (0, Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, and now Lerner for starters)
Is there more than one person who can fire her? If so, who are they? Someone has to have the stones to set this right and show what happens when there is such manifest abuse of power.
If I am not mistaken, even lefty Alan Dershowitz has said that she can be held in contempt...
At HotAir there is an article: “Alan Dershowitz: Issa’s Right, Lerner Waived Her Right Against Self-Incrimination, And Should Be Required To Answer Questions”
Oh Oh this cant be true....But now we have to connect the dots back to the White House. I wonder if this person BOB BAUER White House General Counsel that was written about in yesterdays WSJ by Has anything to do with the IRS Scandal.
Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign (and later White House) general counsel, wrote letters to the Department of Justice in August 2008 attacking a conservative 501(c)4 called the American Issues Project for running an ad that highlighted Obamas connection to former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Bauer did not stop there; he also contacted the Federal Election Commission. That same month, a left-wing activist created a 501(c)4 called Accountable America that was designed to intimidate GOP donors.
try her and then put her in prison.
In her mind, she did nothing wrong. Same in Obama’s mind.
Lois is already under the bus. She is in it up to her neck. But two people were skipped in the chain of command.
Both above Lois Lerner.
Sarah Ingram-Commissioner of TEGE, now Commissioner of Obamacare at the IRS.
Bob Grant-deputy commissioner of TEGE, then commissioner, then retired.
Why were these two skipped by House Oversight?
Today’s Friday News Dump.
It will be interesting to see what’s coming next.
Everything is for the good of the regime (infidel).
Does Leavenworth have a Ladies Department?
This legal intimidation came all the way from the top. I guarantee it. I saw it 2008. Obama and his goons are experts at using legal shennanigans against their opponents. Even if Obama never directly said the words, “audit conservatives,” it was inherently understood to be his philosophy. They did his bidding.
We saw it very starkly with Joe the Plumber.
Her pardon is already written out.
More on Bob Bauer
Bob Bauer in his own words
By Bill Allison Aug 10 201012:36 p.m.
Robert F. Bauer, who will take on part of the responsibilities of Norm Eisen, the departing Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, has a long and storied career in Washington. He has represented the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, and 527 organizations like Vote Now and America Coming Together. Hes defended Democratic politicians who ran into ethics trouble, including former Rep. Tony Coelho and former Sen. Robert Torricelliboth of whom were forced to give up their offices as ethics charges mounted against them. He’s filed ethics complaints against Republican and Republican-leaning organizations, most spectacularly when he prepared a complaint alleging racketeering on the part of former Republican Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay for extortion (for his aggressive fundraising), money laundering and illegally coordinating with section 527 groups to evade campaign finance laws. The suit was later dropped.
Thanks mostly to Lexis-Nexis and his own blog, here are a few choice quotes from Robert Bauer over the years. In reverse chronological order:
“I did nothing wrong, broke no laws or regulations, and I won’t answer any questions to back up that fact.”
The letter is thin gruel. It does look like an auto signature. Issa’s investigators need to get the contact person mentioned in the letter to detail how he came to send his letter and his role in sending the Lerner letter. The questions in his letter are outrageous on their face. It is like asking someone setting up a business how they are going to conduct business before they conduct business. It is totally unnecessary and harassment.
What the committee and the IRS IG also need to look at is the actual audit records of 501C4 organizations.
If Lerner stands strong, continues to stonewall, and doesn’t spill the beans on higher-ups she will be rewarded by the Oba-Mafia with a different job, better pay and bonuses.
And the SEIU protests on the lawns of Wall Street execs.
From the article:
“Its too bad America doesnt have some sort of chief executive who could take charge at a time like this, and step forward to demand Lerners resignation more forcefully.”
Even Obama has principles. Hard to fire one of his best.
Confimed...This Lerner skank is going down!
If only this would lead to impeachment
Typical government bow wow.
PRAY TO GOD IT DOES!
There are also plenty of quotes from the lovely Mrs. Bauer, aka, Anita ‘I love Mao’ Dunn.
Lerner was also in charge at the FEC when Obama was raking in $millions in campain contributions from Gaza and elsewhere. FEC enforcement on that....crickets.
Lerner will have a change of heart once she realizes there is a giant bus parked on top of her.
Three people obstructing justice and 'in bed' (now or in the past) with the White House.
Bauer is married to Anita Mao Dunn!
I disagree. Obama is too much of a sociopath for that. He will have no problem with her receiving the full penalty as long as it absolves him of any responsibility. The story is already being set up that Lerner had a history of this type of activity (Clinton Administration), and that Obama is the one who discovered it and put a stop to it. Before it’s over, Obama will be spun as the hero who cleaned up all this corruption.
My idea of good humor. Bravo!
Fox Cincinatti are the ones who compiled the chart,just for the record.
Their reporting on this has been absolutely outstanding.
He’s doing what he does best...Organizing the community!
Looks like to butt cheeks and the @sshole (Shuleman) in the middle.
I agree! In the end...Obama will have been spun the hero! As long as the low information voter buys the media spew, he gets off squeaky clean.
More on Bauer.
Outgoing White House Counsel (December 2009 to June 2011)
Why He Matters
Bauer is one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts on election and campaign finance law, and his views are enormously influential with Democrats.
Married to Anita Dunn.
Bauer is returning to New York University Law School this spring to teach a seminar on political reform.
The course will encompass campaign finance, lobbying laws, voting rights and moretopics Mr. Bauer has had ample exposure to during his 30 years of practice as a lawyer, which include stints working for political campaigns and the Democratic National Committee.
It gets better. Read the end of this paragraph.
During his time on the campaign trail, Mr. Bauer led challenges to new voter laws backed by Republicansincluding suing the state of Ohio in Julyand lobbied the Federal Election Commission to allow individuals to text in donations (as did his Romney counterpart). Mr. Bauer also sought to compel the well-funded Republican advocacy group Crossroads GPS to disclose the names of its donors, citing millions of dollars the group has spent on campaign ads attacking Democrats.
This is the guy who pulled the chains with the IRS on behalf of the White House.
Not so sure they can sue her civilly, personally vs. in her official role @ IRS. In that case, it’d be govt attorneys representing her and she’s out nothing. A criminal prosecution is another matter and THIS DOJ won’t go there.
Betcha she has “secrets” she’s saving for her “get out of jail card”....either that or she better stay away from Fort Marcy or airplanes