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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1203

IRS Logo 2CDN, Trump Wants to ‘True the Vote’:

[S]tanding up for electoral integrity can get you noticed—in a bad way.

“My life before I spoke out for good government stands in stark contrast to the life I now lead,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the anti-voter fraud organization True the Vote.

In her 2014 testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, she said:

“Shortly after filing IRS forms to establish 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4), an assortment of federal entities including law enforcement agencies and a Congressman from Maryland [Democrat], Elijah Cummings came knocking at my door … my private businesses, my nonprofit organizations, and family have been subjected to more than 15 instances of audit or inquiry by federal agencies.”

Representative Cummings vehemently denied Engelbrecht’s charge, but subpoenaed emails from former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner showed that he and his staff did ask Lerner to give True the Vote extra special attention.

Lerner, like Clinton, never faced charges for mishandling sensitive information. Although ethics charges were filed against Cummings for “weaponizing government” on behalf of his party, nothing ever came of them.

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Comments

Exactly right, the Obama administration went after people he considers his enemies with more than just the IRS. The pogrom spans multiple agencies and comes from the highest levels.

Posted by: wodun | Aug 24, 2016 8:06:50 PM

All based on the bogus crap that Franken won through voter Fraud by way of "True the Vote". These people need tin foil hats at this has all been investigated and debunked. Trump, on the other hand, is just a raving lunatic.

Posted by: gator | Aug 25, 2016 5:39:07 AM

Just another instance of well-connected politically powerful people wielding that power to threaten little people who ask that things be done fairly and transparently. I's a wonder we don't have a revolution every other week, because we sure have a lot of politicians and their lackeys who deserve to be ... (you fill in the blank ... I don't need a visit from anyone with badges).


Posted by: ruralcounsel | Aug 25, 2016 6:14:57 AM