Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 727

IRS Logo 2Fox News op-ed:  IRS Scandal: I Was Targeted and I've Got Proof it Was a Democratically-led Conspiracy, by Wayne Allyn Root:

I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government...and we now have the proof.

My IRS files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, clearly implicate the IRS and a Democratic U.S. senator.

Per Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch: 

“The Obama IRS obstructed the release of Wayne Root’s tax documents. The abuse of process Judicial Watch and Wayne suffered through to get these documents is scandalous. Now we know why the Obama IRS was hesitant to give Wayne his own IRS files. These documents show the Obama IRS scandal was more than just suppressing the Tea Party, it was also about auditing critics of President Obama. Richard Nixon had to resign from office for less. The first order of business for AG Loretta Lynch should be to appoint a special counsel who can convene a grand jury to look into the Obama IRS outrages.”

As you’ll read below, the fingerprints of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party are all over my case. Until now, no one could prove the IRS was using politics as a basis for vicious attacks against critics of the president. That just changed.

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Based on the documents Root disclosed on the website Blaze, there's no bottom to get to. He was audited because he has interests in a number of LLCs and S-corps. He received no change letters for 2007 and 2008--which he interprets as "winning" his tax case. A no change letter means just that; the taxpayer owes no deficiency and the gubbmint owes no refund. There is a congressional inquiry noted, with a name of a congressional staffer. It should be easy enough to track the employee. Congressional inquiries about tax cases are hardly unusual; it is a standard tactic by many taxpayers to put pressure on the IRS by asking for congressional intervention. As for Root's allegations that he was contacted by the IRS auditor by telephone, the records he put on the web show that the revenue agent's contacts were with Root's POA. What's his beef?

Posted by: Publius Novus | May 6, 2015 12:26:11 PM

Root may have been targeted by someone, but I refuse to believe that the someone was Ron Wyden. Wyden has always shown exceptional integrity. I hope he helps investigators get to the bottom of this audit.

Posted by: AMTbuff | May 6, 2015 5:40:21 AM