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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 581

IRS Logo 2Forbes:  Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal, by Robert W. Wood:

Sadly, the 18 month investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups isn’t over, and it may be worse than anyone thought. A federal judge has broken loose more emails that the DOJ had surely hoped would never surface. The picture it reveals isn’t pretty. The documents prove that Lois Lerner met with DOJ’s Election Crimes Division a month before the 2010 elections.

It has to be embarrassing to the DOJ, which may not be the most impartial one to be investigating the IRS. In fact, the DOJ withheld over 800 pages of Lerner documents citing “taxpayer privacy” and “deliberative privilege.” Yet these internal DOJ documents show Ms. Lerner was talking to DOJ officials about prosecuting tax-exempt entities (yes, criminally!) two years before the IRS conceded there was inappropriate targeting. ...

[I]t is getting harder and harder to simply accept President Obama’s ‘no smidgen of corruption’ remark made to Fox News in February, no matter how sincere and forthright his delivery.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/12/the-irs-scandal-4.html

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Comments

"Yet these internal DOJ documents show Ms. Lerner was talking to DOJ officials about prosecuting tax-exempt entities (yes, criminally!) two years before the IRS conceded there was inappropriate targeting."

And the day before she planted a question in a press conference, which was after the IG report was finished and the actions were claimed to have been stopped.

Posted by: wodun | Dec 11, 2014 5:29:47 PM