Paul L. Caron

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 765

IRS Logo 2Judicial Watch Press Release, JW Beats IRS in Court (June 12, 2015):

Calling all conservative activists, citizens and groups who were silenced and harassed by the Obama Internal Revenue Service in the run-up to the 2012 elections and beyond — you should know that we have moved a few steps closer to holding the Obama administration accountable for its criminal misuse of the federal tax-collecting agency.

We are pleased to announce that Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted a Judicial Watch request to issue an order requiring the IRS to provide answers by June 12, 2015, on the status of the Lois Lerner emails the IRS had previously declared lost. Judicial Watch raised questions about the IRS’ handling of the missing emails issue in a June 2 court filing, demanding answers about Lois Lerner’s emails, which had been recovered from backup tapes. Judge Sullivan issued the court order on June 4, 2015. ...

The IRS response is due today. Typically, the Obama administration waits until late in the day, especially on Fridays, to release material that makes it look bad. I’ll report back to you next week on the IRS filing. In the meantime, you may want to ask your congressmen and senators why, for the most part, they sit on their hands on the Obama IRS abuses and cover-up while Judicial Watch does all the hard work.

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JW breathlessly promised to report back this week on the IRS filing. Well, the IRS response was filed on Friday. We’re waiting for JW’s “report” . . . with bated breath.

And while we’re waiting, perhaps JW’s counsel could bone up a little on the local rules. Especially the one that requires requests for relief to be in the form of a motion. As in a motion supported by facts and arguments. Oh, and incidentally, an opportunity for the other side to respond BEFORE the court grants the relief. We lawyers like to call it the adversary system.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jun 15, 2015 7:59:57 AM

"requiring the IRS to provide answers by June 12, 2015, on the status of the Lois Lerner emails the IRS had previously declared lost."

By the time the next President is sworn in, the justice system might finally be getting close to almost holding people accountable.

And that of course is Obamas DOJ's strategy.

Posted by: wodun | Jun 13, 2015 10:21:24 AM

Judicial Watch: Doing the job the main street media does when there's a Republican in the White House.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Jun 13, 2015 9:21:17 AM