Thursday, April 17, 2014

Emails: Lerner, IRS, Department of Justice Sought to Imprison Conservative Groups

A disturbing turn of events that changes the face of the entire IRS scandal. These newly released emails show that the IRS wasn't just trying to stop conservative groups from gaining tax-exempt status; they were trying to put the people behind these groups in jail. A huge misuse of power.

But again, the President said there was "not a smidgen of corruption." So I guess all these facts are not real, huh?

From Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities.


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