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Fundraising Starts for Lois Lernerís Legal Bills
Roll Call ^ | 5-23-2014 | Kent Cooper

Posted on 05/23/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 23, 2014

Fundraising Starts for Lois Lerner’s Legal Bills

By Kent Cooper

A fundraising effort has started to help pay the legal bills of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner.

On May 7th, the House of Representatives approved a contempt citation against Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, for “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.” Lerner handled matters relating to the tax-exempt status of organizations.

This week’s fundraising letter was addressed to former employees of the Federal Election Commission, where Lerner worked prior to the Internal Revenue Service. The letter, states, in part:

“We are quite concerned about the heavy financial burden (not to mention the psychological burden) these partisan actions have imposed on Lois. She has lost her job, been subjected to death threats, and has been forced to incur significant costs in retaining legal counsel. Hence, we’ve decided that we must do what we can to help her. Clearly, we cannot get Lois her job back or stop the hate mail. However, we can reach out to others to seek help in defraying her legal defense expenses.”

The letter was signed by two former employees of the Commission.

Editor’s note: This letter was received by the post’s writer, who is a former FEC employee.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: irs; loislerner; teaparty

1 posted on 05/23/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Is it possible to give a negative amount?


2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: smoothsailing

I would provide financial help if she would provide concrete proof that Obama knew about and directed the IRS abuses.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 3:54:57 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: smoothsailing
and she's going to claim it as INCOME... RIGHT???
4 posted on 05/23/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT 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: smoothsailing

Has she been properly approved of as a non-profit organization by the IRS yet?


5 posted on 05/23/2014 3:56:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: smoothsailing

I’ll kick in to pay for an orange jumpsuit.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 3:57:43 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Billthedrill

:)


7 posted on 05/23/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: smoothsailing

If I didn’t have to pay postage, I would send her a bag of dog shit!


8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:00:14 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: smoothsailing

The writer needs to give up the names of the people who put out the letter.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 4:03:36 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: dalereed

Some folks like to return self-addressed, postage-paid fundraising envelopes empty to non-profits they don’t like. The cost to the organization is at least triple what postage would be if paid by the sender.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 4:04:19 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing
She has lost her job, been subjected to death threats, and has been forced to incur significant costs

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Lost her job? She retired before she could be questioned.

11 posted on 05/23/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, if only.

Maybe she could sell that million dollar mansion she lives in that our tax dollars paid for.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tanknetter

He did, the link to the letter is in the article.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 4:06:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Is the donation tax deductible?


14 posted on 05/23/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send a check for $.05

It’ll cost them more to process the check than the check’s worth.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 4:08:32 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: smoothsailing

Ahhh ...thanks!


16 posted on 05/23/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: smoothsailing

In other words, the Democrats are paying her hush money


17 posted on 05/23/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: jazusamo
has been forced to incur significant costs

Certainly didn't seem to bother too many people when the same thing was happening go Gov Palin.

Cry me a freaking river.

18 posted on 05/23/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: jazusamo

Absolutely, Jaz. The woman deserves no sympathy at all. She deliberately set out to destroy people she disagreed with. Her acts were criminal.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I agree, cry me a river!

There is a P.O. Box listed in the letter. I think that Freepers should send Ms. Lerner a personal note.


20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:17:41 PM PDT by BobNative
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Amen to that.

Looks like Lois Lerner brought this on herself by her criminal actions and then takes the fifth in a congressional hearing but blabs to the Just Us Dept who will not cooperate with that hearing.

I find it very difficult to have sympathy for a person committing suspected unlawful acts.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:19:27 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: smoothsailing

this has got to be a joke!!!

She is married to a big time Lawyer who owns his own Firm and they need fund raisers???

If the hag would have testified she wouldn’t need money...but she took the Fifth to cover up lies for Hussein, so let her pay her OWN way...

Question....Is fund raiser money considered ‘earned income’? and do they have to pay taxes on it? just wondering......


22 posted on 05/23/2014 4:20:42 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: smoothsailing

Well said, Smooth.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 4:21:43 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: haircutter

Who is she married to? Inquiring minds want to know.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 4:40:13 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

So what exactly are her lawyers going to say in her defense? She received a freaking Congressional subpoena and told Congress to go to hell. I’m not getting her defense angle.

Oh. She’s a Democrat.

Never mind.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 4:50:50 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: EDINVA

Seeing her in front of the committee, I wonder who would stay married to her with that arrogant attitude.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 4:51:00 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: smoothsailing

Basically, two partisan ex-FEC employees speak of Lois’s lack of partisanship because they are so partisan they can’t see it themselves. OK. Par for the course.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 4:51:28 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: fhayek

I have the toothbrush (or, as the case may be, the first few tubes of Poli-Grip, if permitted).


28 posted on 05/23/2014 4:52:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Fungi

“....who would stay married to her with that arrogant attitude.”

Apparently a rich, arrogant DC lawyer. Birds of a feather and all that ......


29 posted on 05/23/2014 5:21:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

The donations will be taxable. Surely she knows this.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: EDINVA; VerySadAmerican; kabar; jazusamo

LOIS LERNER DEFENSE FUND

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WE ACCEPT ALL CURRENCIES, CHECKS AND DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS

(Donate your old cars and appliances for a tax deduction!!!)

31 posted on 05/23/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!

I’ll donate a 27 year old fridge if they’ll pick it up, it’s in the garage right by the door.

They don’t make em like the one I have anymore, it’s cherry and it’ll start right up when you plug er in and give er a kick on the side down low near the back. After a few days it’ll purr like a kitten.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

ROFLOL!!! Hey, save that fridge for me! B^)


33 posted on 05/23/2014 5:54:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: EDINVA

married to Michael Miles, a partner in Firm, SUTHERLAND,ASBILL,& BRENNAN based in Atlanta with offices in Washington, D.C. where her husband works.

article at Daily Caller 08/16/2013


34 posted on 05/23/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

Thanks!


35 posted on 05/23/2014 6:59:10 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

She’s disgusting... I would send money to Charles Manson before sending her a dime. How dare she... how dare she target American citizens because of their political beliefs... What is the matter with these people?


36 posted on 05/23/2014 7:20:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: smoothsailing

Any bets that she hasn’t been promised by DOJ that if she keeps her mouth shut and continues taking the 5th until this fades away that they won’t do anything to her and she and her husband will be well taken care of seeing that they are both well connected Democrats.

On the other hand if she talks to the committee and says anything that they don’t like that she, her husband and maybe their children will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law (husband isn’t involved but he’s at a white shoe law firm, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan with extensive Democratic Party connections). Also the media surrogates will go after them like they went after Palin and Lewinski and others.


37 posted on 05/23/2014 7:24:36 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

Nothing would surprise me at this point. We’re dealing with a dirty crowd.


38 posted on 05/23/2014 7:27:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
"We are quite concerned about the heavy financial burden (not to mention the psychological burden) these partisan actions have imposed …"

These partisan actions? The authors of the letter seem unaware of the irony of their words. Can they really be that stupid, or are they just cynical, manipulative liars?

39 posted on 05/23/2014 7:33:26 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Diamond

My guess is they’re crooked opportunists who intend to skim a big cut for themselves off of whatever they raise. It’s certainly what the fools who send them money deserve.


40 posted on 05/23/2014 7:42:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That’s the point. I think that was part of the talk she had with the DOJ. If she said anything about the IRS
when she was talking to them or did anything other than repeatedly invoking the fifth she’d be toast, but DOJ is apparently refusing any info on what was said even though I’m pretty sure its been subpoenaed by the House. Of course if a deal was cut to block Congress that could explain why the DOJ is refusing the tapes and interview notes along with info on who did the interviews.


41 posted on 05/23/2014 10:34:26 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

You’re right on target. How can there be any doubt that DOJ gave Lerner her marching orders?


42 posted on 05/23/2014 10:43:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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