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  • Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies at Wednesday’s oversight hearing

    03/04/2014 1:06:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 181 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-4-2014 | Patrick Howley
    Lois Lerner fears for her life if she testifies openly before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday, according to her attorney. House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced Sunday that Lerner will testify at Wednesday’s hearing, but Lerner’s attorney Bill Taylor said that Lerner will seek to continue invoking her Fifth Amendment rights and will also seek a one-week delay of her testimony. Oversight members are reportedly open to granting Lerner a one-week delay if she petitions for one in person at Wednesday’s hearing. The delay would allow Lerner’s lawyers to continue negotiating for immunity, which they...
  • Criminal Charges Not Expected in IRS Probe (Tea Party)

    01/13/2014 3:22:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal. The officials said investigators didn't find the kind of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would amount to a violation of criminal law. Instead, what emerged during the probe was evidence of a mismanaged bureaucracy...
  • IRS e-mails show Cincinnati official fuming over Lois Lerner comments(Scapegoats fighting back)

    11/20/2013 12:02:53 PM PST · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    wah post ^ | 11/20/13 | josh hicks
    A top manager from the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office was “furious” last May over allegations from Lois Lerner that “front-line” employees were responsible for the agency’s inappropriate actions toward conservative groups, according to e-mails from a former top official with the division. Lerner, who headed the exempt-organizations office in Washington, D.C., blamed rank-and-file workers for the agency’s behavior during a legal conference in which she apologized on behalf of the IRS. She said actions were misguided efforts by workers to deal with a flood of applications from tax-exemption applicants during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. Cynthia Thomas, a...
  • IRS’s Lerner Used Personal E-mail to Conduct Official Business, Investigators Say

    08/13/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 33 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 13, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner sent official documents from her government e-mail address to a personal account, according to House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa and his colleague, Ohio congressman Jim Jordan. “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business,” the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to Lerner demanding all documents from her non-official account for the period between January 2008 and the present. “Additional documents related to the Committee’s investigation may exist in these non-official accounts over which you have some control, and the lack of access...
  • IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS

    07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/6/2013 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee."They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was unimpressed. "We hope she comes in and gives us the truth...
  • 118 times to the White House and can’t remember why?

    05/28/2013 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-13 | DrJohn
    Former head of the IRS Douglas Shulman made a multitude of visits to the White House during his tenure Top IRS officials, whose agency was under investigation for targeting conservative groups, visited the Obama White House more than 100 times over two years while the probe was going on, far more often than in previous administrations and frequently enough that Republicans suspect White House officials knew about the targeting. Lawmakers now investigating the Internal Revenue Service practice zeroed in on those nearly weekly White House meetings to determine whether an IRS official — or someone higher up in the administration...
  • IRS went after 83-year-old Tea Party granny (survived WWII internment camp)

    05/21/2013 8:05:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/20 | washington examiner
    Internal Revenue Service officials not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party's application for non-profit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too. That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a World War II internment camp, New Mexico Watchdog has discovered. "I've always paid my taxes and everything," Marianne Chiffelle told New Mexico Watchdog. "What I do think is, it doesn't surprise me...because of this government we have at the moment." According to a review of documents conducted by the online news organization...
  • Report: IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood

    05/16/2013 6:00:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 15, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election. “In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s...