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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    I suspect that the request by the FEC falls under one of the numerous agency exemptions of Section 6103 where enforcement is involved. There was a written request from the FEC. Lerner didn't initiate this.

    Judicial Watch is notorious for being, well, stupid when it comes to understanding laws. It's a secondary effect of being a rightwing factoid site.

    I would also note that this matter is only being covered by the rightwing noise machine -- National Review, Breitbart and the usually empty headed megaphones of conservative dreck. I don't see it anywhere else. So the exemption is probably obvious to those who know the law. But Lerner can speak for herself. She's an attorney.

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I just don't know. If there were concerns about the groups from the IRS, then it seems like the FEC would have been an appropriate place from which to seek guidance on campaign laws and that guidance would probably require the sharing of specific information.
    The tax status has nothing to do with election laws.
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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I suspect that the request by the FEC falls under one of the numerous agency exemptions of Section 6103 where enforcement is involved. There was a written request from the FEC. Lerner didn't initiate this.

    Judicial Watch is notorious for being, well, stupid when it comes to understanding laws. It's a secondary effect of being a rightwing factoid site.

    I would also note that this matter is only being covered by the rightwing noise machine -- National Review, Breitbart and the usually empty headed megaphones of conservative dreck. I don't see it anywhere else. So the exemption is probably obvious to those who know the law. But Lerner can speak for herself. She's an attorney.
    You got a link showing that written request?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I would also note that this matter is only being covered by the rightwing noise machine -- National Review, Breitbart and the usually empty headed megaphones of conservative dreck. I don't see it anywhere else. So the exemption is probably obvious to those who know the law. But Lerner can speak for herself. She's an attorney.
    When did CNN become part of the "megaphones of the conservative dreck?"

    FEC vice-chair: Email raises questions of improper contact with IRS - CNN.com

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You got a link showing that written request?
    Read the link. She was emailed a request and responded.

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    When did CNN become part of the "megaphones of the conservative dreck?"

    FEC vice-chair: Email raises questions of improper contact with IRS - CNN.com
    Different story, friend. Look at the date.

    Judicial watch is making a different claim. Jesus man, you rightwingers get so confused so easily

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The tax status has nothing to do with election laws.
    Sure does. That's why the FEC wrote Lerner and asked about the tax status of the various dubious tea party shill groups. She responded to the FEC request.

    Didn't you bother to read the Judicial Watch attack piece?

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Different story, friend. Look at the date.

    Judicial watch is making a different claim. Jesus man, you rightwingers get so confused so easily
    LMAO, read beyond the headline. The story from August is the same one as now, the one now actually includes the emails which is beyond what was testified more or less providing definitive proof of wrongdoing. But I get it, hacks defend the indefensible.

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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Read the link. She was emailed a request and responded.
    Theres no link.
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    Re: IRS' Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    LMAO, read beyond the headline. The story from August is the same one as now, the one now actually includes the emails which is beyond what was testified more or less providing definitive proof of wrongdoing. But I get it, hacks defend the indefensible.
    You're terribly confused, which somehow doesn't surprise me.

    Judicial Watch did a FOIAR and just got the emails. The emails purport to show Lerner sent tax returns and information from Tea Party shill groups to the FEC.

    The crazy allegations from Issa and others are from August and have nothing to do with any emails.

    Focus, focus. And look at the forum this is posted in.

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