No wonder that witch Lois Lerner took the Fifth. She’s obviously got a lot to hide.
The IRS tried to impose a gift tax on donors to a conservative group formed to support former President George W. Bush’s 2007 troop surge in Iraq, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
The timing of the effort coincided with the timeframe of the IRS’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status, and it began under the unit led by Lois Lerner, who is the subject of a congressional investigation into the Tea Party targeting.The probe centered on a group called Freedom’s Watch and involved five separate audits, the Journal reported. It was halted in 2011 after an outcry from Congress, although the identity of the organization was not revealed at the time.
Freedom’s Watch is now defunct, but tax experts told the Journal that the effort to impose gift taxes on its donors was highly unusual. The IRS declined to comment in the story.