Paul L. Caron
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 840

IRS Logo 2New York Post editorial, The IRS Scandal Goes to the Dogs:

Move over, Carlos Danger, there’s a new alias in town: Toby Miles, an electronic front for Lois Lerner.

Lerner famously took the Fifth rather than testify about how the Internal Revenue Service came to target right-leaning advocacy nonprofits in the run-up to the 2012 election.

Ever since, the IRS has blocked congressional efforts to get to the facts, while the Justice Department’s “probe” was a joke even before the president declared there’s “not a smidgen of corruption” in the affair.

Happily, the public-interest group Judicial Watch is on the job, pushing to get the facts out. On Monday, it forced an IRS attorney to admit Lerner had used a personal email account under the “Toby Miles” name to conduct official government business.

This is her second private email account — though the first was under her own name.

Mind you, it’s been two-plus years since the scandal broke, yet the agency that promised to clean up its act is only now revealing this fresh evidence.

No doubt the IRS will take months to fork over any of “Toby’s” emails. As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says, “This is the latest in a parade of obstruction from the IRS and the Department of Justice on these issues.” ...

The capper: One Lerner acquaintance says “Toby Miles” is the name of Lerner’s dog.

Nothing quite says truth and transparency like doing Uncle Sam’s work under your dog’s name.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/08/the-irs-scandal-day-.html

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Comments

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

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Aug 27, 2015 8:47:41 AM

I hope Publius is OK. I fear this latest revelation may have put him over the edge. Maybe we will hear from him in a few days after the White House tells its followers what to say.

Posted by: wodun | Aug 27, 2015 9:42:20 AM

are you suggesting that this dog's emails should be turned over to investigators? don't dogs have rights in this country? can dogs plead the 5th? (if so, how?)
it seems there are whole previously unexplored areas of jurisprudence opened up by this case.

Posted by: Daniel | Aug 27, 2015 12:04:36 PM