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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 545

IRS Logo 2Breitbart:  Read: Jeanne Shaheen-IRS Memos on Conservative Group Targeting:

The IRS memos to and from incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) indicate she was involved in the actual investigative activities targeting Tea Partiers.

The memos, obtained by Breitbart News and published here, show a series of letters Shaheen and other Democratic Senators exchanged with then IRS commissioner Doug Shulman and then IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement Steven Miller—not just the one memo published by The Daily Caller’s Patrick Howley late Monday evening right before the election.

The memos are responses to two different letters Shaheen and a whole group of Democrats such as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Al Franken (D-MN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Tom Udall (D-NM), among others. The responses are directed specifically to Shaheen, seemingly indicating that she was the point person for the Senate Democrats’ efforts to leverage the IRS into targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. ...

The letters Shaheen and her Democratic colleagues sent to the IRS have long been public, but the detailed responses from the IRS to her are brand new—and came out just before the election. They seem to indicate that Shaheen was kept apprised of, and was involved in, the intricate layers of the IRS targeting of Tea Partiers—which has since been widely panned in the wake of several congressional investigations. Basically, the fact that Democratic senators – especially Shaheen – were deeply involved in the targeting scandal has always been suspected but never confirmed—until now.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/11/the-irs-scandal-1.html

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Comments

Pretty low. As stated succinctly by PolitiFact, "[t]he letters weren’t secret, they didn’t cite Lerner or other Obama appointees, and they didn’t single out conservative groups." Also, the letter were obtained by Breitbart and Co. back in early October. For some reason, the "bombshell" did not explode until 9:36 p.m. on election-eve. I wonder why?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Nov 5, 2014 8:25:28 AM