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REVEALED: GOP Senator Targeted by Lois Lerner
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE ^ | 06/25/2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ways and Means investigation uncovers push to audit Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative individuals includes a sitting United States Senator.

According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information, Lois Lerner sought to have Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination.

“We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican United States Senator is shocking,” said Camp. “At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights.

We may never know the full extent of the abuse since the IRS conveniently lost two years of Lerner emails, not to mention those of other key figures in this scandal. The fact that DOJ refuses to investigate the IRS’s abuses or appoint a special counsel demonstrates, yet again, this Administration’s unwillingness to uphold the rule of law.”

Background:

While the Ways and Means Committee investigation into Lerner’s involvement in the potential Grassley examination is ongoing, documents show that Lerner received an invitation to a speaking event that was intended for Senator Grassley. Instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley’s office, Lerner immediately suggested to others in her office that the issue should be referred for examination. The Committee was able to investigate this information through its authority under Section 6103 of the tax code. A waiver was signed by Senator Grassley and his wife in order to make this information public.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: audit; chuckgrassley; irs; loislerner

1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Chuck Grassley? Really?


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:38:44 PM PDT by celmak (Darn, forgot the c again!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, what was that I read about a possiblity of Lerner getting immunity?
Better retract that bub!


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:11 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: SeekAndFind

But somehow all the memo’s are missing.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Police states and fascists suck!


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like the hard drive had to CRASH to protect Ms Lerner and company.As George Peppard used to say on the “A TEAM” I love it when a plan comes together...and this plan looks like the gubmint IRS was into invetigating ANY Republian they felt like with impunity.Another possible “article of Impeachment” that will never happen.
Freegards
LEX


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

As bad as granting Lerner a get out of jail free card is, if it takes Eric Holder down it will be acceptable. That’s the real prize. Without Holder, Obama is over.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Maybe Lerner can get a gig with Pooty-poot,,after all she’s got all the KGB tactics down.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:18 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The fact that GOP investigates endlessly yet refuses to arrest anyone for any=of the reams of criminal activity already discovered, via their inherent contempt authority demonstrates, yet again, this party’s unwillingness to uphold the rule of law.”

Fixed it.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not a good day for Maleficent.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:56:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: celmak
The REAL story here is about the invitation to Grassley that Lerner said she got by accident. I AIN'T BUYING THAT, NOT ONE BIT. The TRUTH is that Lois Lerner was GETTING CONGRESS' MAIL, PROBABLY INTERCEPTED BY THE NSA OR SOME SUCH... This should be investigated. I believe Lerner got Grassley's mail "by accident" just like I believe Lerner lost her Emails "by accident".. NOT!!! NOT!!!! NOT!!!!!!

LOIS LERNER WAS INTERCEPTING AND READING CONGRESS' MAIL !!!!!!!!

11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:56:23 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s great so now what?


12 posted on 06/25/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Interesting thought.....


13 posted on 06/25/2014 6:12:19 PM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: SeekAndFind

This beotch needs to go to jail. The demonstrated pattern of lawlessness warrants at least a special prosecutor, and probably impeachment as well.

Time for the Pubes to take off the gloves.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 6:13:11 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: slouper

Now nothing. Outrage of the day, no consequence of the day, ad infinitum. The crimes will continue until someone pays.

Our leadership is not interested because they are cowards, all of them.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 6:16:35 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information...”

So I guess that means Congress can look at my tax records too. I imagine there is some fine print in the obamacare plan that allows them to search my medical records as well. I would think they would need a warrant to get this information. Which in Lerner’s case would probably be a reasonable request based on the existing evidence.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 6:17:52 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
“This should be investigated. I believe Lerner got Grassley’s mail “by accident”

I get emails from people all the time that have at the bottom something like “if you received this email by accident and are not the addressed, party, this email must be deleted....”

17 posted on 06/25/2014 6:20:20 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep digging until you get to the Justices, especially Roberts. Oh wait, that must be NSA’s turf.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 6:20:48 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Ancesthntr
I'll betcha Obama would love to make 'Fuddy' Lois Lerner's middle name...


19 posted on 06/25/2014 6:22:16 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: 21twelve

Think about it. Lerner goes after a Congressman because of an invitation intended FOR him that she received by ‘accident’. BULLCHIT!!! ‘


20 posted on 06/25/2014 6:25:19 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SeekAndFind

Lerner is about as corrupt that she can be and has greatly gain against mac daddy who is currently the worlds greatest liar.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 6:53:05 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: SeekAndFind
WOWSA! Here's more of the story: IRS’s Lois Lerner Tried To Audit GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Over Email Mix-up

.........."Lerner mistakenly received an email invitation to speak at an event in December 2012 meant for Grassley, who presumably received Lerner’s.

The invitation from the organizer reportedly included an offer to pay for the attendance of Grassley’s wife, should the two be interested in coming. Upon reading Grassley’s invitation mistakenly sent to her, the IRS official accused of unjustifiably targeting conservative tea party organizations’ tax exempt status forwarded the email to another IRS employee, and suggested auditing the Iowa senator.

Lerner speculated it was “inappropriate” for the organizer to pay for Grassley’s wife to attend.

Legal counsel for the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division Matthew Giuliano shot down Lerner’s suggestion, and said an audit would be an unqualified action.

“I think the offer to pay for Grassley’s wife is income to Grassley, and not prohibited on its face,” Giuliano wrote back.".....................
22 posted on 06/25/2014 7:12:56 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: chiefqc

Nothing will happen. Nothing. Nothing EVER happens
to these people. No matter the crime, no matter
the scandal. They skate.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 7:15:41 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: SeekAndFind

She’s just doing what Obama told her to do.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 7:24:14 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SeekAndFind

I would think that Chuck Grassley could have Lerner arrested. He can also sue her.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 8:33:43 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Actually, receiving a promo for a political event from someone you normally would never support is not uncommon. The crime is what Lerner did after she got the invitation.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

This is important: Look how freely and recklessly Lerner suggests an audit. An audit should be considered only after clear evidence exists of cheating on taxes or hiding income, or of a strong possibility that those have been happening. In any case, an audit should be based on Grassley’s BEHAVIOR, not on an offer made to him by by some organization. Lerner didn’t even wait for Grassley to respond. She wanted to audit him right away - because he was a Republican.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 3:10:28 AM PDT by Corpus_Delicious
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To: Corpus_Delicious

Correct. Which probably means there are a number of people in the IRS who may be annoyed by her, and have plenty of other stories to tell, and plenty of emails. Congressman Issa has subpoenaed every email and letter to or from Lerner going back to her work in other agencies from 1989 onward.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 3:29:11 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: SeekAndFind

HOW?? HOW in the HELL did Lois Lerner get an email that was meant for Grassley???? SOMETHING ISN”T KOSHER!!


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:06:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
BINGO!!! BINGO!!! BINGO!!!! Lerner MUST have been getting all of Congress;s e-mail THRU the NSA!!!

The Obama Admin is a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE!!!!

30 posted on 06/26/2014 5:08:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Girlene

This was NOT a “MIX-UP”!! She had to be GETTING E-Mails from a bunch of Congressmen via the NSA!!


31 posted on 06/26/2014 5:11:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Corpus_Delicious

She definitely was going on a “fishing” expedition.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 5:17:19 AM PDT by mware
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her first reaction is not to laugh about the mix-up but to try to hurt him. This is the very definition of abuse of power.
Just throwing another straw on the back of the camel known as the IRS..


33 posted on 06/26/2014 5:22:22 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: 21twelve
In the Obamacare bill it is clearly spelled out that your medical records are the property of the Government so of course Congress can look at them.
34 posted on 06/26/2014 5:28:04 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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