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  • Weekly Update: McCain Staffer Suggested Financially Ruinous Audits to Lois Lerner

    06/23/2018 11:49:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 22, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups JW Sues for Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann’s Text Messages Judicial Watch Seeks Obama-Era Records on Refugee Resettlement Sites The Strange Case of McAuliffe & McCabe — Another Clinton/FBI Scandal McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups Little is as unnerving as trouble with the IRS, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. That happened repeatedly during the Obama administration, as his IRS enthusiastically targeted conservative groups. We’re now understanding why the Congress didn’t do much of anything about it. We just released internal IRS documents revealing...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS...

    06/21/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 170 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces. For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.
  • McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/21/2018 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • [2013] Lois Lerner, Slapped With Lawsuit Papers at Home

    04/21/2018 7:40:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 24, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    True the Vote is suing IRS employees personally, including Lois Lerner. Learner was served this morning with the lawsuit (via Twitchy) by a process server at her home. The lawsuit can be found here listing Lerner as a defendant in her personal capacity.
  • Judicial Watch: New Docs Reveal DOJ, IRS, FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents

    01/31/2018 10:51:23 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 80 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2015 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • Huckabee: People 'Are Going to Lose Patience' With Jeff Sessions

    12/31/2017 6:06:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 162 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | December 30, 2017
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said "we are all going to lose patience with the attorney general" over his perceived apprehension to prosecute people like Lois Lerner and Peter Strzok. "I love Jeff Sessions. I think he is a great guy, but he has got to do the job he is there to do," Huckabee said. He said Sessions, a former Alabama senator, must "enforce the law... universally. Without regard to who the person is." Huckabee said Sessions may be holding off on prosecuting Lerner, the former IRS employee allegedly implicated in the conservative nonprofit targeting scandal, or Strzok,...
  • Weekly Update: New Clinton Emails On Weiner Laptop!

    12/30/2017 10:44:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    A Major Victory: State Releases Clinton Server Emails from Weiner’s Laptop! Judicial Watch Opposes Secrecy in Obama IRS Scandal Happy New Year! A Major Victory: State Releases Clinton Server Emails from Weiner’s Laptop! Today, the U.S. Department of State began releasing Huma Abedin’s work-related documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop. This is a major victory. After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents. We have been following this case closely because...
  • The Scandal That Must Not Be Named

    12/23/2017 9:07:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    “They’ve been burned. They’ve been hammered. They’ve been bludgeoned,” George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston explains to the Washington Post. “They’re trying to survive.” In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service. It is a terrible, too-long-ignored scandal, which should tear at the heartstrings of every American. “Years of conservative attacks on the Internal Revenue Service have greatly diminished the ability of agency regulators to oversee political activity by charities and other nonprofits . . .” posits the recently published Post analysis....
  • The Scandal That Must Not Be Named

    12/23/2017 9:07:35 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    “They’ve been burned. They’ve been hammered. They’ve been bludgeoned,” George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston explains to the Washington Post. “They’re trying to survive.” In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service. It is a terrible, too-long-ignored scandal, which should tear at the heartstrings of every American. “Years of conservative attacks on the Internal Revenue Service have greatly diminished the ability of agency regulators to oversee political activity by charities and other nonprofits . . .” posits the recently published Post analysis....
  • Judicial Watch seeks to uncover secret Lois Lerner testimony

    12/19/2017 9:14:39 AM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/19/2017 | thomas lifson
    The weaponization of the IRS to suppress the organization of conservative nonprofits when the tea party movement was in full bloom, remains an open sore on our democratic political system. The weight of the most feared agency of the federal government was used to suppress a political movement. Despite the payment of millions of taxpayer dollars to groups that were prevented from getting their status approved because their politics were disagreeable to the incumbent president and his supporters in the federal bureaucracy, the damage cannot be undone, and the perpetrators have suffered no judicial consequences. Los Lerner, the point woman...
  • Lock Up Lois Lerner

    11/23/2017 12:59:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, isn’t that rich? Lois Lerner, who almost singlehandedly weaponized the IRS, turning into a bludgeon to be used against Tea Party and other groups in the 2012 reelection campaign of Barack Obama, now wants to be protected against threats and intimidation from the groups and people she helped threaten and intimidate: Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her deputy are asking a federal court to keep their testimonies in the Tea Party targeting case private forever, over fear of death threats and potential harm to their families if the documents go public. Lerner and her deputy Holly Paz filed...
  • Lois Lerner is Lying Again, This Time About Me

    11/23/2017 5:01:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Mark Meckler
    Nancy Garcia, then-President of the Nevada County Tea Party in Northern California, wore a white sweater, a red Tea Party shirt, big glasses, and a plastic name tag as she introduced me as the evening’s guest speaker. She was standing in front of homemade signs featuring the Statue of Liberty and inspirational quotes as she introduced me to the mostly-senior crowd. It was 2013 and when Garcia -- my mother’s seventy-something year old best friend –invited me to say a few words in a meeting hall at the fairgrounds, I didn’t hesitate. “We’re so blessed to have one of the...
  • "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

    11/21/2017 5:52:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former IRS official Lois Lerner wants her testimony on the Tea Party targeting scandal to be kept from the public's eyes. She fears for her life, both she and her deputy Holly Paz claimed in a motion filed last Thursday. “Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” the documents stated. “Returning Mss. Lerner and Paz to the media spotlight places them at risk, regardless of what they actually said in those depositions.” The documents also stated that: “Public exposure will put innocent bystanders, namely Mss. Lerner’s and Paz’s family...
  • Lerner, Paz say they fear physical harm from enraged public, want IRS testimony sealed permanently

    11/20/2017 8:50:30 AM PST · by SES1066 · 130 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/19/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public.... Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate.
  • Trump administration officially apologizes for IRS tea party targeting [Lois Lerner guilty]

    10/26/2017 12:47:25 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Agreement specifically blames Lois Lerner by name for failures The IRS admitted in court Wednesday that it wrongly targeted tea party and other conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny, placing specific blame on former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, and entered into a settlement designed to make sure that kind of political targeting never takes place again. The filing, made in federal court in Washington, D.C., amounts to a stunning apology from the Trump administration for actions taken under President Barack Obama, when hundreds of tea party and conservative groups were singled out for intrusive screening, forced to wait years for...
  • DOJ Settles with Tea Party Groups on Lois Lerner IRS Scandal

    10/26/2017 8:20:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Oct 2017 | Ian Mason
    Four hundred sixty nine different plaintiffs in two class-action lawsuits over Obama-era IRS harassment settled with the Department of Justice Thursday, bringing to a close a dark chapter in the IRS’s history. In 2010 and 2011, the IRS under Lois Lerner, particularly out of the Cincinnati field office, launched what many contended were politically motivated investigations and audits of “Tea Party” and other conservative groups. While no criminal prosecutions ever resulted, hundreds of victims assembled in class-action lawsuits against the federal government. Attorney General Sessions appears to have largely acknowledged the plaintiffs’ claims. In a DOJ press release on the...
  • Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook

    09/08/2017 12:50:02 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 137 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department says it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois Lerner for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. In a letter to top Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Attorney General Kevin Brady said that after a careful review of the case, DOJ will not pursue charges against Lerner, who oversaw the IRS division that reviewed tax exempt organizations. “After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Boyd wrote Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means...
  • Trump DOJ: No plans to charge Lois Lerner in IRS scandal

    09/08/2017 12:48:12 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/08/2017
    The Trump administration has no plans to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner over her role in the Tea Party targeting scandal, the Justice Department said Friday in response to calls by Republican lawmakers to revisit the case. In a letter to the lawmakers, the Justice Department said that "reopening the criminal investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence." This past April, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., had asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take a "fresh look" at the case. Despite numerous hearings and inquiries into the...
  • ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

    08/18/2017 2:54:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    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...
  • ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

    08/17/2017 7:04:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    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 approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’...