Let’s face it, we all know Obama was the mastermind behind this and it’s just a matter of time until it’s proven. It may take until he’s out of office, but we will find out. We basically have a lawless administration running roughshod of the country.
The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails.
The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that it was former scandal boss Lois Lerner who shared the information on groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project.
The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.
The information, sent via email, to the FEC came in response to the organization’s questions about whether the IRS had granted tax-exempt status to the Tea Party groups. It is unclear how the information the IRS sent was going to help the FEC since the IRS hadn’t determined the tax status of the groups yet.
The emails were produced to Judicial Watch last week by the FEC in response to an August 9, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The email chain began February 3, 2009, when the FEC made it’s request to Lerner.
Obama was in office three weeks when he began targeting people. Wonderful.
Lerner, who was head of the unit deciding tax exempt status, quit in the scandal.
“These extensive emails and other materials provide a disturbing window into the activities of two out-of-control federal agencies: the IRS and FEC,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And there is the very real question as to whether these documents evidence a crime.”
In the six months since this scandal broke and Obama pretended he knew nothing about his own scandal, nobody has been held accountable. Perhaps the media, which has finally begun to scrutinize Benghazi and ObamaCare, may finally take an interest into this illegal behavior.
Update: Be sure to read the actual letters, and you’ll note the correspondence began as early as February 3, 2009, two weeks after Obama was in office. It actually pre-dates the Tea Party, but they were already targeting conservative groups by this time. We updated the headline accordingly. The American Future Fund and American Issues Project were specifically noted.