Skip to comments.REVEALED: GOP Senator Targeted by Lois Lerner
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 Services (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 IRSs abuses or appoint a special counsel demonstrates, yet again, this Administrations unwillingness to uphold the rule of law.
While the Ways and Means Committee investigation into Lerners 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 Grassleys 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.
Chuck Grassley? Really?
So, what was that I read about a possiblity of Lerner getting immunity?
Better retract that bub!
But somehow all the memo’s are missing.
Police states and fascists suck!
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.
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.
Maybe Lerner can get a gig with Pooty-poot,,after all she’s got all the KGB tactics down.
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.
Not a good day for Maleficent.
LOIS LERNER WAS INTERCEPTING AND READING CONGRESS' MAIL !!!!!!!!
That’s great so now what?
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.
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.
“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.
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....”
Keep digging until you get to the Justices, especially Roberts. Oh wait, that must be NSA’s turf.
Think about it. Lerner goes after a Congressman because of an invitation intended FOR him that she received by ‘accident’. BULLCHIT!!! ‘
Lerner is about as corrupt that she can be and has greatly gain against mac daddy who is currently the worlds greatest liar.
Nothing will happen. Nothing. Nothing EVER happens
to these people. No matter the crime, no matter
the scandal. They skate.
She’s just doing what Obama told her to do.
I would think that Chuck Grassley could have Lerner arrested. He can also sue her.
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.
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.
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.
HOW?? HOW in the HELL did Lois Lerner get an email that was meant for Grassley???? SOMETHING ISN”T KOSHER!!
The Obama Admin is a CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE!!!!
This was NOT a “MIX-UP”!! She had to be GETTING E-Mails from a bunch of Congressmen via the NSA!!
She definitely was going on a “fishing” expedition.
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..