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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.

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.

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High Crimes and Misdemeanors at Obama IRS

Just so we are clear about what has gone down, the same crooked administration and the same corrupt federal agencies responsible for the IRS-Tea Party scandal now say no crimes were committed. In a letter addressed to the House Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik explains why the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to press ahead.

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Lawsuit Uncovers Secret Lois Lerner Email Account

The Hillary Clinton email scandal cover-up evidently isn’t keeping the Obama administration’s lawyers busy enough. Recently, all of America learned, thanks to Judicial Watch, that the infamous former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS Lois Lerner had

Surprise! IRS Finally Reveals Lois Lerner’s Secret Email Account

The government’s boasts of transparency and accountability stand revealed as toxic illusions. There is nothing “transparent” about answering pertinent questions years later. No one is held accountable at all, even though a strong case can be made that the politicized IRS tipped the 2012 election. Rest assured, that case would be made very loudly if this was the tale of a Republican president’s re-election campaign intimidating minority and environmentalist groups by slow-walking their tax-exempt applications.

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Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys in Contempt over Lerner Emails

This has been quite a time for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. Judicial Watch received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. Now a federal court judge threatened to hold the IRS Commissioner personally in contempt over the agency’s violation of his court orders.

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Federal Judge Threatens IRS Commissioner With Contempt

After the hearings were over, Judge Sullivan wrote an order calling the Administration’s resistance to his orders “nonsensical” and clearly stating that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and others “shall be directed to show cause as to why they should not be held in contempt of Court” if they continue dragging their feet.

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IRS Used Donor Lists From Conservative Organizations to Select Audit Targets

Judicial Watch notes that a lawsuit to squeeze documents about the targeting of individuals for audits out of the IRS was unsuccessful, even though a previous FOIA suit forced the agency to admit it was indeed keeping lists of individual donors to Tea Party and other conservative groups, for use in some sort of “secret research project,” even though IRS officials admitted “such information was not needed.”

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New IRS Audit Process: Still Trouble for Conservative ‘Dark Money’

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to recover from allegations of obstruction of justice regarding Lois Lerner’s regarding purported biased recommendations that targeted conservative groups for audit and prevented Tea Parties from gaining not-for-profit status. Now, the IRS just appointed three relatively inexperienced managers to serve as the gatekeepers for reviewing 501(c)4 “dark money pools” and their political activity, according to an agency memo leaked to the OpenSecrets Blog.

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Lois Lerner Hard Drive Damaged by ‘Impact’; Inept Workers Blamed for Deleting Data

“Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency’s tea party scandal, impeding congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative political groups,” reports the Associated Press. “The workers might be incompetent, a lead investigator said Thursday, but there is no evidence they were part of a criminal conspiracy to destroy evidence.”

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IRS: Mistakes Were Made

Judicial Watch has just released a new batch of documents forced out of the IRS that show the Obama administration’s scandalous misuse of the IRS to target Tea Party and other conservatives goes far deeper than realized.

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IRS Deputy Inspector General: 424 More Tapes Recovered

IRS Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus testified that his office recovered an additional 424 recovery tapes used to back-up IRS e-mails “that had never been disclosed” in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. “Two weeks ago,

GOP Sen: We Have 16,000 Unique Lerner Emails with Potential Admin Contacts

Thursday on Fox New Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) explained in November the Treasury Inspector General reported that it had recovered almost 80,000 missing emails from the seized IRS disaster recovery tapes. Upon investigation it was found approximately 80 percent