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BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups
townhall.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by cotton1706

According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity.

"I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ... He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who "lied" on their 1024s --saying they weren't planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS," Lerner wrote in a May 8, 2013 email to former Nikole C. Flax, who was former-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller's chief of staff.

"I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?"

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; ericholder; irs; irsscandal; lerner; loislerner; nikolecflax; richardpilger; scandals; steventmiller; teaparty

1 posted on 04/16/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

She should be locked up right now in the basement of the House of Representatives. Bread, water and a Bible.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 7:11:04 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706

A glimpse of commissars in action.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 7:12:10 AM PDT by allendale
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To: cotton1706

drip drip drip


4 posted on 04/16/2014 7:13:08 AM PDT by struggle
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To: cotton1706

Bump


5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: cotton1706

This woman is vying with Eric Holder for the Ernst Rohm Excellence in Goosestepping award.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

There was an old spinster named Lerner
Who learned just what corruption could earn her

But the car thieving Chair
Never did grow a pair

So it all got pushed to the back-burner


7 posted on 04/16/2014 7:17:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706
Senator Whitehouse seems to be the one stirring the pot. Encouraging federal employees to commit crimes may be unethical or something. Maybe an investigation into his activities should be considered. Phony investigation of Ted Stevens was initiated on lesser charges.
8 posted on 04/16/2014 7:25:06 AM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: Gaffer

Moldy bread and dirty water. And a chamber pot. No shower, just a bowl of cold water and a rag.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: cotton1706

She needs to be prosecuted.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

This e-mail serves to corroborate that the motive was political, something the administration has been able to deny up to now. It’s big. Puts a great deal more pressure on the DOJ to agree to a special prosecutor.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:16 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: cotton1706

This is just unbelievable, what this witch is involved with.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:27 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706

Government corruption so bold that it defies comprehension.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 7:31:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; doug from upland

Limerick ping


14 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: allendale

‘I have done nothing wrong. I have not broken any laws.....’

Multiply this e-mail x oh, five thousand per day and you have DC in its natural state.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: cotton1706
I don't see Lois doing a Susan McDougal, which means she'll be doing a Vince Foster instead.
16 posted on 04/16/2014 7:46:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks cotton1706.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 7:50:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cotton1706

More smidgens.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: cotton1706

Lerner was part of those pesky rogue’s in Cincinnati, huh? She should be in federal prison along with her leftist IRS associates.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 7:53:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: cotton1706

Lots of fodder for the fire, but it won’t burn if no one is willy to stoke it.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706
With such clear evidence of collusion with the DO"j" .... appoint a SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!

Damn Boehner ... what are you waiting for?!

21 posted on 04/16/2014 8:09:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“With such clear evidence of collusion with the DO”j” .... appoint a SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!
Damn Boehner ... what are you waiting for?!”

As I understand it, the House cannot appoint a Special Prosecutor. That is an executive function.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

If Judicial Watch has these emails then presumably Darryl Issa’s committee has them as well — and don’t zero with them.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 8:24:01 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: cotton1706

Something of this nature HAS to be approved by the imposter in the white house. No irs head can take it upon herself to start anything like this.
So, the shriveled up old marxist needs to be in jail, along with those who gave her moral support.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 8:33:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

It is possible that they want this information to drip, drip, drip out right up to the election.


25 posted on 04/16/2014 8:41:09 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: cotton1706

What you gone and done now, Miss Lois?

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26 posted on 04/16/2014 8:54:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin
Government corruption so bold that it defies comprehension.

Look at all of the felonies in this administration & NOBODY will go to jail for them. Yea, it's more corrupt than any free democracy.

27 posted on 04/16/2014 9:06:03 AM PDT by Digger
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To: cotton1706

“whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.”

http://www.barackobama.com/about/ comes to mind.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: cotton1706

This needs wider play, generalizing the attitude of leftists and liberals.

Their fondest dream is to use the power of government to punish those that disagree with or resist them.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706
"I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate."

No immunity for this b*tch! She needs to be in freaking jail!

30 posted on 04/16/2014 10:27:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

She’s a major liability to Obama and Conspirators. She should fear for her life.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 1:32:47 PM 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: cotton1706

IRS criminal conduct bump for later....


32 posted on 04/17/2014 1:27:07 PM PDT by indthkr
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