Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

Sadly, the 18 month investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups isn’t over, and it may be worse than anyone thought. A federal judge has broken loose more emails that the DOJ had surely hoped would never surface. The picture it reveals isn’t pretty. The documents prove that Lois Lerner met with DOJ’s Election Crimes Division a month before the 2010 elections.

It has to be embarrassing to the DOJ, which may not be the most impartial one to be investigating the IRS. In fact, the DOJ withheld over 800 pages of Lerner documents citing “taxpayer privacy” and “deliberative privilege.” Yet these internal DOJ documents show Ms. Lerner was talking to DOJ officials about prosecuting tax-exempt entities (yes, criminally!) two years before the IRS conceded there was inappropriate targeting.

Ms. Lerner met with top officials from the DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch in October of 2010. Although Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the DOJ (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice, No. 14-cv-01239),the DOJ coughed up dirt only on court order. Even then, DOJ  handed over only two pages of heavily redacted emails.

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2 Responses to “Obama Justice Department Was Involved In IRS Targeting, Lerner Emails Reveal”

  1. mike191 on 11/11/14 at 3:14 pm

    The ” Judicial Watch” is a great organization. Without that auspices, this information would never have seen the light of day. Which brings us to our vaunted “fourth estate” that has spent more energy being fused to Liberal Progressive assholes than being the protector of the First Amendment.

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