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IRS’s Lerner Signed Tea Party Letters

Posted By admin On May 26, 2013 @ 6:00 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

ELIZABETH SHELD
Breitbart [1]
May 26, 2013

Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations,signed letters [2] that were sent to targeted groups asking them to turn over an extensive amount of information to the IRS.  Earlier this week Lerner refused to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but not before proclaiming [3] that she had “done nothing wrong” or “broken any laws.”

Lerner has been placed on administrative leave, reportedly after she refused to resign from the agency.

American Center for Law and Justice chief counsel Jay Sekulow, who represents more that a dozen Tea Party groups, released a sample of the IRS letters [4] sent to Tea Party type groups.

“It appears Lerner did nothing to stop the abusive conduct. And our evidence suggests she was actively participating in the improper targeting in March 2012,” he said in a statement.

The Inspector General’s timeline shows that Lerner was briefed in June of 2011.  According to the IG report, Lerner had ordered the criteria to be changed in June 2011 but it was  ”then broadened, but somehow it was changed again in January 2012 ‘without executive approval.’ ”

Full article here [1]


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[1] Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/25/IRS-Lerner-Signed-Tea-Party-Letters

[2] signed letters: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/24/irs-official-who-refused-to-testify-resign-signed-tea-party-letters-in-2012

[3] proclaiming: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/lois-lerner-placed-on-administrative-leave/

[4] letters: http://media.aclj.org/pdf/lois-lerner-targeted-irs-inquiry-letter-3-16-2012.pdf

[5] IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-higher-ups-requested-info-on-conservative-groups-letters-show.html

[6] Here’s How The IRS Planted The Question That Sparked The Tea Party Scandal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/heres-how-the-irs-planted-the-question-that-sparked-the-tea-party-scandal.html

[7] Lawsuit to be Filed Against IRS to Stop Targeting of Tea Party Groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-irs-to-stop-targeting-of-tea-party-groups.html

[8] Top IRS official will invoke the Fifth Amendment in congressional hearing about tea party targeting program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-irs-official-will-invoke-the-fifth-amendment-in-congressional-hearing-about-tea-party-targeting-program.html

[9] IRS agent: Tax agency is still targeting Tea Party groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irs-agent-tax-agency-is-still-targeting-tea-party-groups.html

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