Skip to comments.New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal
Posted on 08/02/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT by safetysign
Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS's infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It's a new link to the Obama team.
In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic.
In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took issue with ads run against his boss by a 501(c)(4) conservative outfit called American Issues Project. Mr. Bauer filed a complaint with the FEC, called on the criminal division of the Justice Department to prosecute AIP, and demanded to see documents the group had filed with the IRS.
Thanks to Congress's newly released emails, we now know that FEC attorneys went to Ms. Lerner to pry out information about AIPthe organization the Obama campaign wanted targeted. An email from Feb. 3, 2009, shows an FEC attorney asking Ms. Lerner "whether the IRS had issued an exemption letter" to AIP, and requesting that she share "any information" on the group. Nine minutes after Ms. Lerner received this FEC email, she directed IRS attorneys to fulfill the request.
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Some time soon.
Can’t talk about it. It is an ongoing investigation. And ongoing forever.
Better cop to a deal Lois and get 24 hour protection from Thug Obama.
Ms. Lerner has few worries.
She’s still collecting her paycheck while still at home.
It doesnt make any difference how many links are discovered. The media will never turn on the DICKtator occupying the people's White House and the spineless GOP in the House will not ever convene a Select Committee to investigate these crimes committed by the commie's President who stole the election in 2012.
You've summed it up well, Cheerio, but that's only the near term perspective. Long term, history will tell the truth. It may take awhile; it surely will be a long, convoluted, ugly chapter of America's historybut it will be told.
I’m speechless. The corruption brought to us by the Chicago Gang is breathtaking. They are stealing our country from us right before our eyes.
I heard Issa this morning. He just goes on and on about how they need more info, which of course they never get. I almost get the feeling that he’s just letting this drag on and on purposely.
Gee, I wonder who is going to “perp-walk” her? Somebody from the Department of Justice?
Issa is a worthless grandstanding thug of low character and dubious reputation.
No time for Obama to investigate this, he’s busy focusing like a laser on jobs.
I remember when The Liberals wanted to”Frog-March”Dick Cheney out of The White House over that PHONY Valerie Plame Brou Ha-Ha!!Does Lois do”The Frog-March”???????????????
That’d be great. Right alongside Der Leader, so he can’t pardon her.
Affirmative action at work