Paul L. Caron

Monday, August 1, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1180

IRS Logo 2World Tribune, ‘Smoking-Gun Documents’ Show IRS Knew About Targeting of Conservatives Before 2012 Election:

Top IRS officials knew the agency was targeting conservatives because of their ideology and political affiliation two years before disclosing it to Congress and the public, according to a Judicial Watch report released on July 28.

“Senior IRS officials knew that agents were targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny as early as 2011,” the report said.

Lois Lerner revealed the targeting in May 2013 when she responded to a planted question at an American Bar Association conference.

According to Judicial Watch, which obtained new documents from the FBI through a federal court order, then-acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller wrote Lerner’s response: “They used names like Tea Party or Patriots and they selected cases simply because the applications had those names in the title. That was wrong, that was absolutely incorrect, insensitive, and inappropriate.”

“These new smoking-gun documents show Obama FBI and Justice Department had plenty of evidence suggesting illegal targeting, perjury, and obstruction of justice,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Both the FBI and Justice Department collaborated with Lois Lerner and the IRS to try to prosecute and jail Barack Obama’s political opponents. These FBI documents show the resulting compromised investigation looked the other way when it came to Obama’s IRS criminality.”

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