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New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal
Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/01/2013 | Kim Strassel

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 AIP—the 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aip; bobbauer; fec; fecirs; irs; irsscandal; irsscandals; loislerner; obama
Lois Lerner soon to do the the perp walk.
1 posted on 08/02/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign
I'm certain that Holder will investigate this quickly, arrest her and send her to prison.

Some time soon.

2 posted on 08/02/2013 6:51:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: safetysign
It doesn’t 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.
3 posted on 08/02/2013 6:54:54 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Lakeshark

Can’t talk about it. It is an ongoing investigation. And ongoing forever.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 6:55:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: safetysign

Better cop to a deal Lois and get 24 hour protection from Thug Obama.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 7:16:59 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Ms. Lerner has few worries.
She’s still collecting her paycheck while still at home.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 7:19:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Cheerio
It doesn’t 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 history—but it will be told.

7 posted on 08/02/2013 7:25:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: safetysign

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.


8 posted on 08/02/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 7:44:26 AM PDT by surrey
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To: safetysign

Gee, I wonder who is going to “perp-walk” her? Somebody from the Department of Justice?
Riiiiiight.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 7:48:10 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: surrey

Issa is a worthless grandstanding thug of low character and dubious reputation.


11 posted on 08/02/2013 7:55:06 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

LOL


12 posted on 08/02/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: safetysign

No time for Obama to investigate this, he’s busy focusing like a laser on jobs.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 8:06:29 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: surrey
Issa has gone from a fierce committee leader to a fine governmental example of a ‘wussy bureaucrat'.
14 posted on 08/02/2013 8:09:41 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: safetysign

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”???????????????


15 posted on 08/02/2013 8:30:06 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: safetysign

That’d be great. Right alongside Der Leader, so he can’t pardon her.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 8:32:03 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Lakeshark
Holder would have a tough time finding his own ass with both hands tied behind his back.

Affirmative action at work

17 posted on 08/02/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: safetysign
Has anyone seen Valarie Jarrett recently?

5.56mm

18 posted on 08/02/2013 10:08:30 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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