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Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman

The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their political beliefs.” The request comes after the DOJ refused, under the Obama Administration’s leadership, to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by the former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director.

Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner

“Obviously, this is an important one considering all of the issues the American taxpayers have had with the IRS, so as soon as we have an announcement or if we’re allowed to put out some of the potential news on that front, we will. But, no decision on that front has been made yet,” Miller tells reporters.

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Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’

We know now, right from the horse’s mouth, how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama administration. In the notes of a top IRS official, written down during a 2011 interoffice meeting, we discovered that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax-exempt status based on “guilt by association” and “party affiliation.”

The New York Times Paid No Taxes in 2014

The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995 that might have resulted in him not paying taxes in some subsequent years. But the Times itself has “avoided” paying taxes — in 2014, for example.

J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Anti-Israel J Street Wants the IRS Scandal to Continue

J Street, the far-left organization that styles itself as “pro-Israel, pro-peace” but in practice works to lobby against Israel in Congress and the media, is continuing its pursuit of conservative pro-Israel non-profit groups as if the IRS scandal had never happened.

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Repeal the Christian Gag Rule: Johnson Amendment Allows Continued IRS Targeting

When Donald Trump addresses the Values Voters Summit on September 9th, he will tell the assembled Christians that it is time to get the IRS out of the pulpit. And he will encourage the assorted evangelical and Catholic activists, who have gathered in Washington, D.C. for this event, to surge out of their churches and reoccupy the public square.

Hillary Clinton looming (Alex Wong / Getty)

‘The Intimidation Game’: IRS Scandal Looms over Next Administration

In June, Hillary Clinton warned that Donald Trump was a would-be dictator who could not be trusted with the powers of the presidency. “Imagine if he had not just Twitter and cable news to go after his critics and opponents, but also the IRS, or for that matter our entire military,” she said. “Given what we have seen and heard, do any of us think he’d be restrained?”

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell Truth

Following up on some mega disclosures last week, Judicial Watch released 105 pages of newly obtained FBI “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy of burying conservative groups’ tax-exemption applications in bureaucratic delays.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

New Revelations in Obama IRS Scandal

Last week we revealed to the public more about the IRS’s historic abuse of power. We released 294 pages of FBI documents showing that top IRS officials in Washington, including Lois Lerner and Holly Paz, knew that the agency was specifically targeting “Tea Party” and other conservative organizations two full years before disclosing it to Congress and the public.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Congress Must Impeach the IRS Commissioner

John Koskinen’s Chief Counsel knew in February of 2014 that there were problems with Lois Lerner’s hard-drive. He waited four months before he told Congress. During that four month timeframe, with two congressional-subpoenas and three preservation orders in place, the IRS destroyed 422 back-up tapes containing as many as 24,000 emails.

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