Paul L. Caron
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Friday, June 19, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 771

IRS Logo 2Investor's Business Daily, IRS' Latest Email Excuse Draws It Closer To Rogue Agency Status:

Lawlessness:  On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can't release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney.

Missing yet another court-ordered deadline on June 12, the Internal Revenue Service has failed to release 6,400 new emails found on the hard drive of Lois Lerner, former tax exempt organization chief, pertaining to the agency's admitted targeting of administration critics. ...

Now, instead of that dog-ate-my-homework claim, the excuse is that the IRS only wants to make sure there are no duplicates in the bunch, a peculiar fastidiousness given how the agency has stopped answering most taxpayer phone calls .

Let's cut to the chase here: The IRS is obstructing justice because it doesn't want the truth to come out . The agency has been caught red-handed targeting opponents of the Obama administration, including the tea party, pro-Israel groups and conservative news media.

It purposely delayed issuances of tax-exempt status to nonprofit groups and held investigations entirely outside its own mandate.

What the IRS is hiding is bound to be the work of malicious political operatives cloaking themselves as impartial civil servants, plotting among themselves against their political enemies through email.

The stiff-arms given by the IRS at every juncture — from Lerner's invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a House hearing to this latest claim about preventing duplicates — is consistent with that scenario.

As a result, the IRS is moving closer and closer to rogue status — an agency so contemptuous of the law and confident of its impunity that it's becoming a law unto itself.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/06/the-irs-scandal-day-771.html

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Comments

Too late.

Posted by: wodun | Jun 19, 2015 9:42:23 AM

Just another in the lone line of journalists who either did not read or cannot understand Judge Sullivan's order. Judge Sullivan did not order the release of any documents to JW; he required a status report. The status report was filed on time. I suppose Mr. wodun considers this a mere technicality.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jun 20, 2015 8:53:51 AM