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Embattled IRS official Lois Lernerís husbandís law firm has strong Obama connections
Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2013 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST by managusta

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship.

IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as “apolitical” in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has a number of offices including in Washington, D.C., where Miles works.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; demagogicparty; dncrico; electionfraudrico; fairnessdoctrine; impeachnow; irs; irsrico; irsteapartyscandal; lerner; lernerhusband; loislerner; obamacare; obamarico; singlepartystate; teapartyscandals; zerocare
It adds "The 400-attorney firm hosted an organizing meeting at its Atlanta office for people interested in helping with voter registration for the Obama re-election campaign."

Truly a den of vipers.

1 posted on 03/08/2014 8:27:33 AM PST by managusta
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To: managusta

I’m shocked I tell ya, simply shocked.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 8:32:10 AM PST by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: managusta

Lerner has had no intent on serving this country, only empowering Democrats is priority #1.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 8:32:31 AM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: managusta
do I really have to say it???

4 posted on 03/08/2014 8:33:28 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: managusta
Truly a den of vipers

RICO

5 posted on 03/08/2014 8:35:37 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: managusta

Miles, Lerner, do these people observe any traditions? Ever?


6 posted on 03/08/2014 8:42:59 AM PST by albie
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To: managusta

Nothin to see here unless her husband worked for Haliburton.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:53 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rktman
And in other news, it was disclosed that top officials in the Gestapo have close ties to Der Fuerher.
8 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:57 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: managusta

Besides having taken over the media, Hollywood, and the educational establishment, the Left has also taken over the legal establishment. We see it time and again.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 8:47:06 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: maggief; WildHighlander57; 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; Nachum; null and void

Now we know who’s paying her legal fees.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama
Now we know who’s paying her legal fees.

Me and any other taxpayer, right?

11 posted on 03/08/2014 8:57:51 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The headline refers to her as “embattled”. It’s Issa that’s embattled.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 9:14:53 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: hoosiermama; WildHighlander57; 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; Nachum; null and void

http://www.georgemasonjicl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Miles_Bio.pdf

Before joining the firm in 1983, Michael served as an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has more than 30 years of experience in handling federal tax controversies, first for the IRS and now for the firm’s corporate and individual clients, as well as substantial experience in obtaining rulings for clients on corporate tax and other matters and in practicing before the IRS.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutherland_Asbill_%26_Brennan

Recent Cases[edit]

Currently represents AIG in an action against the federal government regarding the return of $306 million in taxes AIG paid in 2008.
Advised Spectrum Brands, Inc., in its merger with Russell Hobbs Inc., to form a new global consumer products company with an estimated $3 billion in annual revenue. The new company will have a new home appliance business unit featuring a variety of well-known consumer brands, including George Foreman, Russell Hobbs, Black & Decker, Toastmaster and Littermaid.[5]
Counseled Altria Group Inc., New York-based parent of cigarette-maker Philip Morris, in its 2007 purchase of John Middleton Inc., a Pennsylvania ci

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Notable partners and employees[edit]

David Adelman – former partner, United States Ambassador to Singapore
Alfred C. Aman, Jr. - former associate attorney, renowned professor of administrative law, author, and professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law
George Bostick – former partner, Benefits Tax Counsel at the United States Department of the Treasury
Carolyn Chiechi - former partner, judge on the United States Tax Court
David A. Gross - former partner, United States Ambassador
Jack Reed - former associate attorney, current United States Senator for Rhode Island
Michael B. Thornton - former associate attorney, judge on the United States Tax Court
Margaret Richardson - partner, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service
Randolph W. Thrower - partner, former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service
Elbert Tuttle - founder, and later the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
John H. Walsh - former associate director at the Securities and Exchange Commission

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Richardson

Margaret Milner “Peggy” Richardson (born 14 May 1943) is an American lawyer and former Commissioner of Internal Revenue at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from 1993 to 1997.
Life and career[edit]

A native of Waco, Texas, she earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Vassar College in 1965 and a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1968. She married lawyer John L. Richardson in 1967 and has one daughter. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Richardson clerked at the U.S. Court of Claims before joining the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS, eventually becoming the first woman promoted to executive rank in that office’s history.
In 1977, Richardson joined law firm Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan in Washington D.C., becoming a partner in 1980 until her 1993 IRS appointment.[1] During her tenure, she was appointed to the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group, serving as a member from 1988 to 1990 and as chair from 1989 to 1990.
Following her service as IRS Commissioner, Richardson became a member of Ernst & Young, in Washington, D.C. from December 1997 to 2003. She has since served on the boards of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc. and Legg Mason.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph_W._Thrower

Randolph W. Thrower (born September 5, 1913) is a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, a law firm with principal offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C.[1] He was born in Tampa, Florida. Thrower, running as a Republican, unsuccessfully challenged incumbent segregationist James C. Davis for a seat in Congress in 1956.[2] He later served as Commissioner of Internal Revenue under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1971


13 posted on 03/08/2014 9:19:21 AM PST by maggief
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To: managusta

More often than not connections leads to convictions.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 9:21:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: managusta

Well, Duh !


15 posted on 03/08/2014 9:22:36 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: managusta

The corruption in the US government is truly staggering.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 9:36:33 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Bryan24
The corruption in the US government is truly staggering.

The corruption at all ALL levels of government (local, state, and federal) is staggering.

Repent, America.

17 posted on 03/08/2014 9:40:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Vaduz

Well, lets’ hope that Lerner, her husband, and anyone else connected to this is soon convicted.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 9:43:48 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: who knows what evil?
The corruption at all ALL levels of government (local, state, and federal) is staggering.

Repent, America.

Revolt, America.

19 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:02 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: maggief; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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20 posted on 03/08/2014 9:51:12 AM PST by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: managusta
The communists empire consumes a lot of America. Hate to admit it but every corner you turn you find a communists Democrat.
21 posted on 03/08/2014 9:53:53 AM PST by Logical me
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To: managusta

Turkey neck will get away scot free, and in a few months get a high paying low profile low effort job, thanks to democrat central.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 10:15:01 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: bkopto
Besides having taken over the media, Hollywood, and the educational establishment, the Left has also taken over the legal establishment. We see it time and again.

The more government controls decisions the more legal work is involved. The more disputation there is in a society, the more lawyers are "needed." It makes perfect sense.

Promoting strife between families, businesses, and over risks to property is good for business.

23 posted on 03/08/2014 10:39:19 AM PST by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: maggief

SO was HE trying to set her up to get her out of the house !? Lol


24 posted on 03/08/2014 10:51:36 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: managusta

25 posted on 03/08/2014 10:53:34 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Aw, that’s just a weird coincidence.

Thanks managusta.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 11:03:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: managusta

27 posted on 03/08/2014 11:08:57 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: managusta

I didn’t believe it possible, but the mire of the corruption that is obozo’s ongoing criminal enterprise just got even deeper!

TAXES AND A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
4 ½ minute video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYXEwbK1k0&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw


28 posted on 03/08/2014 11:11:29 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: managusta
Rebuttal here.
29 posted on 03/08/2014 11:14:55 AM PST by x
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To: VRW Conspirator

Death Penalty


30 posted on 03/08/2014 11:17:51 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: managusta

Someone married that hag?


31 posted on 03/08/2014 11:25:26 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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Republicans might as just well drop this case, there is not a Court in the Country that will punish this woman..the corrupt own this Nations Law System..

what a sad country we have become..anyone feel there is any HOPE going forward?


32 posted on 03/08/2014 11:53:17 AM PST by haircutter
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To: BillyBonebrake
L O L..

yep and can you imagine having sex with that hag??? yikes enough to make you go blind.

33 posted on 03/08/2014 11:54:50 AM PST by haircutter
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To: managusta

I wonder how many files slipped out the back door at IRS to his office.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 12:10:48 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: maggief

Great info. There isn’t an office in DC that won’t pick up the phone from this law firm.


35 posted on 03/09/2014 5:23:25 AM PDT by Jacquerie (A senate of the states will not seat judges hostile to the tenth amendment. Article V.)
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To: generally

Indeed tome for the regime to face the facts of law.


36 posted on 03/09/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; WildHighlander57; 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; Nachum; null and void

You DON’T see the name Brennan among partners, hmmm???


37 posted on 03/10/2014 1:26:46 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: LucyT; maggief; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; ...

Brennan among partners, the CIA man???


38 posted on 03/10/2014 1:30:13 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

http://www.sutherland.com/About-Us/History

During the early years, Sutherland strengthened its tax practice by mastering the intricacies of the New Deal legislation. The firm became especially adept in this area through the work of Joseph Brennan, who became a partner in 1933. Now known as Sutherland, Tuttle & Brennan, the firm also took on many landmark pro bono matters in this era, including the landmark 1938 right-to-counsel case of Johnson v. Zerbst, one of the most oft-cited cases in the 20th century. The firm opened an office in Washington, DC in 1937, and this office grew apace after World War II when William Sutherland relocated to the city. The tandem development of the Atlanta and Washington offices gave the firm the distinction of being one of the first national law firms.


39 posted on 03/10/2014 1:51:07 AM PDT by maggief
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