Skip to comments.An Important Legal Ruling Against the IRS May Have Huge Implications
Posted on 04/21/2017 8:16:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In a major victory in the ongoing Lois Lerner scandal at the IRS, non-profit election integrity organization True the Vote defeated an IRS motion to quash discovery in True the Vote v. IRS. The ruling means that everyone involved in the scandal could be compelled to submit every document related to the case and be deposed by True the Vote's legal team.
Judge Reggie Walton of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and depositions, giving True the Vote a long-awaited opportunity to expose the full scope of the discriminatory practices used by the Internal Revenue Service to target and abuse organizations and individuals who expressed political views in opposition to the Obama Administration.
In an exclusive interview, the lawyer representing True the Vote, Jim Bopp, Jr., cheered the ruling:
What we have now is an opportunity to find out who did what. The IRS has doggedly fought anyone finding out what happened and how it happened that they launched this comprehensive campaign to attack and undermine and adversely treat Tea Party and other conservative groups. We finally get an opportunity to find out.
Bopp says that the suit does not seek monetary damages:
What we want, of course, is an order by the court to prohibit the IRS from ever discriminating based upon political viewpoint of any organization in how they treat and deal with it. Conservative organizations were selected for adverse treatment by the Obama administration and the IRS.
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Why would Mnuchin’s Treasury, Trump’s government, even be fighting True the Vote? Give it all to them yesterday fercryinoutloud!
Why is Koskinen still running the IRS?
Wake me up when someone goes to jail.
This is, of course, criminal in nature and intent. The extreme criminality of the Obama administration will require years of painstaking research and discovery. It will result in the criminalization of much of that administration and very likely the imprisonment of large numbers of members of that administration.
Why is Koskinen still running the IRS?
Good question. That scum belongs in a dungeon somewhere.
This was the government lawyer.
RE: Wake me up when someone goes to jail.
I’ll go one further — WAKE ME UP WHEN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS IS ACTUALLY PUNISHED WITH JAIL TIME.
By my count, two prominent people have been cited with contempt of Congress — Eric Holder and Lois Lerner.
One still has a lucrative Political career and the other is retired with a 6 figure annual pension.
You are actually sent to jail for contempt of court. Contempt of Congress on the other hand, is simply a tongue lashing. USELESS by any way you look at it.
True the Vote is the organization that was trying to clean up voter rolls and eliminate dead people from the listings. Amazing how hard the Obama administration fought against that. Don't forget that Obama’s initial election to the Senate was brought about through fraud. I only pray that Trump has the cojones to follow this effort to its logical conclusion and throw open this rotten Democratic carcass to the light.
Embattled ex-IRS executive Lois Lerner was in federal court last week, asking a judge to seal her forthcoming deposition due to the inflammatory nature of her testimony. Lerner told the judge that if her actions at the IRS were to become public knowledge, she could face death threats from angry Americans particularly those on the conservative side of the spectrum.
Lerner is well-known for her role in the IRSs partisan targeting of Tea Party groups; under the Obama administration, the IRS singled out nonprofit groups with conservative, Tea Party-ish style names for extra scrutiny.
Many of their cases lingered in limbo for years while the IRS pretended to review their applications. Ultimately, there came to be no denying that there was a systematic, political effort inside the IRS to make life as difficult as possible for groups seen as threats to Obamas agenda.
Lerner and Holly Paz are scheduled to testify in a class action lawsuit against the IRS, which is being brought by 428 groups who were affected by the targeting scandal. But before the pair commit their testimony to record, they want assurances that what they say will never be read by the public.
Mss. Lerner and Paz have demonstrated that the public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm, their lawyer said in documents to the court. Reportedly, the women have submitted evidence to the judge that shows theyve already received threats couched in graphic, profane, and disturbing language.
No matter what the judge decides, the request itself has put the IRS scandal back in the headlines, and it comes at a time when Republicans want the Justice Department to re-open the case against Lerner. They say she deliberately obstructed the congressional investigation into the targeting and may have even contributed to it with her snide emails about Republicans.
If Lerner is so terrified about her actions coming to public light, that says it all. If she could reduce her perceived role in all this, she would shout her testimony from the highest mountain. Instead, she has wrapped herself in every layer of secrecy she can find. Either shes protecting a certain someone higher on the food chain or shes covering her own behind.
Knowing the Obama administration, were guessing its a little of both.
“Why would Mnuchins Treasury, Trumps government, even be fighting True the Vote? Give it all to them yesterday fercryinoutloud!”
That’s what I’m thinking about any number of litigations that are ongoing. The Bundy Travesty in Las Vegas is another one and the guys who are in jail over their controlled burn in Oregon is another. It’s time for Trump to cast his net a whole lot broader in rooting out the criminal prosecutions started by Obola.
They patsied those ‘two rogue agents in Cincinatti’ immediately after it broke, I hope Tom Fitton is helping discover the evidence that couldn’t be shredded.
A very good question. Another question is why does Comey and his deputy still hold their jobs at the FBI.
Exactly. So sick of all of it and no one ever goes to jail. At worse they get a slap on the wrist.
Blackmail? Maybe Koskinen would comment on the ongoing audit of Trump when he leaves government. The laws make such comments more circumscribed being a government official.
Ties in with this:
H/t Roman qar criminal
Now people gonna find out what she did...
Risk of Koskinen commenting about Trump’s taxes? That would be difficult from a federal PRISON, wouldn’t it? Put him in the SAME CELL as the Blind Sheik.
You can go to jail for contempt of Congress, but that requires the cooperation of the Attorney General to file charges, which we didn’t have during the Obama administration. At this point, trying to press the old contempt cases would be pointless, since they can only really be used to compel them to produce documents, and since Lerner and Holder are out of office, they have no documents to produce.
Because Trump and his people are an insurgent force who have just executed a hostile takeover of the government, which is infested from top to bottom with sworn enemies of the republic.
It's going to take a while for them to gain control of every agency and department. It's akin to fighting house to house in a war zone.
Why would he be imprisoned? As a private citizen, he could just speak in generalities and innuendo. The MSM will do the rest.
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