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‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons
The Washington Times via The Long Room ^ | 8-17-17 | Steven Dinan

Posted on 08/18/2017 2:54:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting.

Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38 groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment.

Judge - Walton - Round - Discovery - Case Judge Walton approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’ names, why the groups were targeted and how the IRS has tried to prevent a repeat.

At a hearing earlier this week, Judge Walton said it was time to get everything on the table.

Line - Attorneys - IRS - Tea - Party “Lay it on the line. Put it out there,” he told attorneys for the IRS, who are continuing to fight some tea party groups’ demands for full disclosure.

The targeting scandal burst open in May 2013 when the IRS admitted it had been pulling conservative-leaning groups’ nonprofit status applications out of the usual processing queue and subjecting them to extra scrutiny and extraordinary delays because of perceived political activity.

IRS - Executive - Lois - G - Lerner IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner initially said the problem was rogue employees at an Ohio office who botched the handling. But subsequent investigations revealed that IRS officials at the highest levels of Washington were aware of the delays and extra scrutiny.

Some applications are still awaiting approval, though the IRS as of late last month had agreed to a process for deciding on one of the key outstanding cases.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; loislerner; reggiewalton; teaparty

1 posted on 08/18/2017 2:54:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Jail dang blast it, jail!!!

I wish the group members could sue for civil damages.

2 posted on 08/18/2017 3:05:09 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (We must never shut up. Covfefe: A great dish served piping hot!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Just as the rats sought to destroy Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Tom Delay, Senator Ted Stevens, and now President Trump, I want to destroy the personal life of Lois Lerner. I hope she ends up a bag lady in Wash DC.

3 posted on 08/18/2017 3:19:10 PM PDT by Jacquerie (
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To: Jacquerie
Lois Lerner is out there living on her $102,600 per year government pension (paid by us), laughing her butt off at you and I.
4 posted on 08/18/2017 4:49:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: Jacquerie

Don’t forget Rick Perry and Kay Baby Hutchison.

5 posted on 08/18/2017 4:58:12 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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