MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The IRS memos to and from incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) indicate she was involved in the actual investigative activities targeting Tea Partiers.
The memos, obtained by Breitbart News and published here, show a series of letters Shaheen and other Democratic Senators exchanged with then IRS commissioner Doug Shulman and then IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement Steven Miller–not just the one memo published by The Daily Caller’s Patrick Howley late Monday evening right before the election.
The memos are responses to two different letters Shaheen and a whole group of Democrats such as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Al Franken (D-MN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Tom Udall (D-NM), among others. The responses are directed specifically to Shaheen, seemingly indicating that she was the point person for the Senate Democrats’ efforts to leverage the IRS into targeting conservative and Tea Party groups.
In the return letters to Shaheen, responding to the Democrats and her colleagues, the IRS’s Miller detailed how exactly the tax agency’s investigators planned to increase scrutiny of groups seeking various tax statuses.
The letters Shaheen and her Democratic colleagues sent to the IRS have long been public, but the detailed responses from the IRS to her are brand new–and came out just before the election. They seem to indicate that Shaheen was kept apprised of, and was involved in, the intricate layers of the IRS targeting of Tea Partiers–which has since been widely panned in the wake of several congressional investigations. Basically, the fact that Democratic senators – especially Shaheen – were deeply involved in the targeting scandal has always been suspected but never confirmed–until now.
Media Matters for America, a leftwing group funded by George Soros and run by Hillary and Bill Clinton ally David Brock, has claimed that the various media outlets covering the revelation of these memos right before the election is a “conspiracy.” Shaheen’s campaign spokesman Shripal Shah agreed with that sentiment via Twitter.
The election in New Hampshire between Shaheen and former Sen. Scott Brown, which is ongoing, is going to come down to turnout entirely. Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle said on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning that these IRS memos are “really a death sentence” for Shaheen, as this revelation “may be just what it takes to put him [Brown] over the edge.”
Read the memos here: