Paul L. Caron

Friday, October 2, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 876

IRS Logo, Still No Word on GAB Emails to Left-Leaning Groups:

Conservative targets of Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation were still waiting Wednesday for a judge’s decision on whether the state Government Accountability Board must turn over communications it had with liberal political groups.

Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. was expected to rule two weeks ago, but the court doesn’t have Microsoft Outlook software, and the judge was unable to view the correspondence in question.

Attorneys for the GAB have since sent the documents in PDF.

Eddie Greim, attorney for conservative activist Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, both plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the GAB overstepped its authority in the unconstitutional John Doe probe, tells Wisconsin Watchdog the judge has yet to issue his decision.

On Sept. 15, the plaintiffs asked the judge to compel the accountability board to turn over communications it had with the Brennan Center for Justice and the Campaign Legal Center. ...

CLC claims to represent the public interest in strong enforcement of campaign finance laws. The group has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Soros-funded organizations. In 2010, the Campaign Legal Center joined other liberal groups asking the IRS to investigate the tax-exempt status of Republican-allied groups. Former IRS official Lois Lerner is accused of leading a campaign to target conservative groups filing as tax-exempt.

In July, the Wall Street Journal reported that GAB director Kevin Kennedy and Lerner were in contact between 2011 and 2013 — when the GAB assisted partisan prosecutors in investigating scores of conservatives and in raiding several of their homes.

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Mr. Wodun: The Benghazi Committee is being run by Republicans. Leader McCarthy just admitted--twice--that the purpose of the 8th Benghazi was and is to degrade Hillary Clinton's polling numbers. What has either one of these events to do with the IRS controversy? Nothing.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Oct 2, 2015 10:35:12 AM

"but the court doesn’t have Microsoft Outlook software, and the judge was unable to view the correspondence in question."

Total BS.... Messages can be exported to files that are easily readable by other programs.

Posted by: Roux | Oct 2, 2015 9:23:31 AM

Looks like a nation wide effort by elected and unelected Democrats to persecute dissidents. Its funny that Democrats use the most abusive means to go after their political opponents but then demand taxpayer funding and special organizational support for all of their special interest groups.

Posted by: wodun | Oct 2, 2015 8:55:04 AM