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Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’
daily caller ^ | 4-16-14 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups.

One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails.” IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committee’s investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight.

“The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats,” Oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said in a statement. “These e-mails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs.”

“Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Oversight Economic Growth subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: bennet; democrats; enemieslist; franken; irs; koskinen; lerner; merkley; shaheen; udall; whitehouse
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1 posted on 04/17/2014 4:37:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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2 posted on 04/17/2014 4:41:30 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah, yeah.. When will someone in a position to do something actually DO SOMETHING??


3 posted on 04/17/2014 4:46:59 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: TurboZamboni

As much as I hate Lerner, I also do not want the Constitution violated in going after her.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” - 4th Amendment.

Papers and effects covers emails and phone conversations.
The NSA is violating the Constitution and so is anyone who obtains these records without a court order.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m glad all of these Republicans are putting forward legislation to strip the IRS of the power it is abusing. Oh, wait...they’re not doing that. They’re just using this to whip up the rubes to vote for them in an election year. They want to make sure all that power is there for them to abuse when team red gets back into the white house. Any congressman pissing and moaning about this but has not authored or sponsored legislation to strip the IRS of its power needs to get a big cup of STFU.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: BuffaloJack
Judicial watch sued under he FOIA to get the emails.
6 posted on 04/17/2014 4:51:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: BuffaloJack
Are they her emails or government emails she happened to author?
7 posted on 04/17/2014 4:52:15 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: BuffaloJack

Dude, you wrong….work emails from agents like IRS hacks are NOT NOT NOT protected - if the IRS’s emails are protected, then none of us can possibly be protected…..don’t you see that???


8 posted on 04/17/2014 4:52:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BuffaloJack

Every e-mail she sent from any computer that was owned by the government is public property.

It is impossible for anyone who uses a government-owned computer to not know that. You get briefed - in writing and by means of a face-to-face conversation - before you even get to touch a government-owned computer. You also get reminded of it every time you sign on to a government-owned computer.

I would like to know how many government-owned laptops, phones, and blackberries are in her home.

Every one of them is subject to review.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 4:52:43 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: BuffaloJack
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” - 4th Amendment.

It protects "the people", not the government. The people have rights. The government has powers.

10 posted on 04/17/2014 4:54:23 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: BuffaloJack
Her work emails are not protected, her private address, yes but not her gov't email.

That is a matter of public record.

They are in violation of the law for not disclosing them, her rights have been more than protected.

11 posted on 04/17/2014 4:55:03 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: TurboZamboni

She’s a liar in the Chief Liar’s administration. He told O’Reilly and the nation that there wasn’t “a smidgeon” of scandal in the blatantly corrupt IRS targeting of conservatives. All of them should be arrested and jailed, as Scooter Libby was for giving “false testimony” in the bogus Valerie Plame flap.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 4:55:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Spirochete

Too much power.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 4:58:09 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: ArtDodger

Issa will convene another hearing in 6 months or so. I’m sure he’s just outraged...uh huh.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 4:58:26 AM PDT by surrey
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To: BuffaloJack
Papers and effects covers emails and phone conversations.

She was a government official. Her emails and phone conversations made as part of her job are public property.

Anyone who's logged onto a government computer in the last 10-15 years knows this. It's made absolutely clear on the login screen.
15 posted on 04/17/2014 5:00:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: TurboZamboni

The leadership at the IRS needs to be flushed.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 5:01:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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Oversight member on Lois Lerner: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’


You knew that comment had to be coming.

The IRS scandal is about as bad as it gets (well ,maybe not as is seems they tried to use it to distract from Benghazi) and possible the biggest scandal to rock the country since Teapot Dome

Wait till they uncover how much Government money and resources were diverted to the 2012 elections campaign.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 5:01:57 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: BuffaloJack
As much as I hate Lerner, I also do not want the Constitution violated in going after her.

I'm sure Elijah Cummings would agree. I want Lerner to receive as much consideration as I would if I were withholding information from the IRS. The woman is being investigated, not as a private citizen, but rather, in her capacity as a government agent who, by her own admission, placed illegitimate government pressure on private citizens. WE ARE THE VICTIMS OF THIS CRIME. . no crocodile tears for Lois.

18 posted on 04/17/2014 5:02:34 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Steely Tom

That’s why the chick at EPA was using a fake name/account for her work email.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: BuffaloJack

I don’t think Lerner is a “people”, I think she is a government employee who needs to answer to her employer, the American people. We need the truth in this matter and if she and others conspired to silence American citizens unlawfully, she and the others involved need to pay.

Does my employer have a right to look at my company emails?


20 posted on 04/17/2014 5:05:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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