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    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecuti

    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups

    JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prosecution of Tax-Exempt Groups | Judicial Watch

    Washington, DC) – 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.
    So apparently there was more than extra scrutiny going on.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

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    So apparently there was more than extra scrutiny going on.
    yes they were doing their job which includes seeing if a group lied on their application which is a crime. In the non-right wing fantasy world of hate that is called doing their jobs.

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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yes they were doing their job which includes seeing if a group lied on their application which is a crime. In the non-right wing fantasy world of hate that is called doing their jobs.
    Speaking of fantasies, you may want to check yours. And guess what else, they were wrong.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yes they were doing their job which includes seeing if a group lied on their application which is a crime. In the non-right wing fantasy world of hate that is called doing their jobs.
    Doing their jobs does not equal targeting specific groups while ignoring all others.

    •May 10, 2013: In an email to an aide responding to a request for information from a Washington Post reporter, Lerner admits that she “can’t confirm that there was anyone on the other side of the political spectrum” who had been targeted by the IRS. She then adds that “The one with the names used were only know [sic] because they have been very loud in the press.”
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    •May 15, 2013: In an email from an aide to Lerner, the aide specifically mentions “Tea Party Organizations, the “Tea Party movement,” and “Tea Party Patriots” as organizations targeted by the IRS.

    The Judicial Watch FOIA requests came on the heels of an explosive May 14, 2013, Treasury Inspector General report revealing that the IRS had singled out groups with conservative-sounding terms such as “patriot” and “Tea Party” in their titles when applying for tax-exempt status. The IG probe determined that “Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status to (e.g., lists of past and future donors).” According to the report, the illegal IRS reviews continued for more than 18 months and “delayed processing of targeted groups’ applications” preparing for the 2012 presidential election.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Has it been revealed how many "Tea Party" applications the IRS received as opposed to how many "Occupy" or "left wing" applications? That's one thing I haven't seen in this fiasco yet.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Has it been revealed how many "Tea Party" applications the IRS received as opposed to how many "Occupy" or "left wing" applications? That's one thing I haven't seen in this fiasco yet.
    How many applicants applied that were liberal or conservative doesn't really matter. What matters is how many conservative groups were targetted vs how many liberal groups were targetted.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    The problem with the "this is no big deal" group on here is... this IS a big deal, and it's real.

    Talk crap about Issa and all the rest if you wish. You can't deny the facts, and they're coming out more and more. The IRS, the DOJ, certain senior Democrats in Congress and potentially in the White House will eventually have to answer for this in court.

    Just ask some of the Nixon Administration what happens when you ignore the law and use the power of the Federal Government as your personal political enforcer.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    What "facts" exactly?
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    The problem with the "this is no big deal" group on here is... this IS a big deal, and it's real.

    Talk crap about Issa and all the rest if you wish. You can't deny the facts, and they're coming out more and more. The IRS, the DOJ, certain senior Democrats in Congress and potentially in the White House will eventually have to answer for this in court.

    Just ask some of the Nixon Administration what happens when you ignore the law and use the power of the Federal Government as your personal political enforcer.
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    yes they were doing their job which includes seeing if a group lied on their application which is a crime. In the non-right wing fantasy world of hate that is called doing their jobs.
    Sababa, do you really believe that this was just "due diligence?" There's nothing going on with this IRS affair, nothing at all that raises in your mind, suspicion?
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    Re: JW Obtains IRS Documents Showing Lerner in Contact With DOJ about Potential Prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    How many applicants applied that were liberal or conservative doesn't really matter. What matters is how many conservative groups were targetted vs how many liberal groups were targetted.
    This should answer that question:

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