Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting

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“…We now know through her own testimony and from the Inspector General's report that Lerner was briefed about this unlawful targeting scheme in June 2011. But nine months later, beginning in March 2012, she sent cover letters to many of our clients - demanding additional information and forwarding intrusive questionnaires. In fact, in March and April of 2012, Lerner sent 15 letters to 15 different clients (including those who were approved after lengthy delays and those who are still pending).
This letter dated March 16, 2012 sent to the Ohio Liberty Council is representative of the other letters that Lerner sent to our clients. This letter, posted here, was sent on letterhead out of the IRS office in Cincinnati. The cover letter bears Lerner's signature, who runs the Exempt Organizations division out of the Washington, DC office. It includes more invasive and improper questions about membership of the group and demands information about all public events conducted or planned for the future. And it specifically requested information about the organization's website, Facebook page, and other social media outlets. 
It's extremely troubling that it has taken this long for Lerner to be removed from the top exempt position at the IRS. Instead of being placed on administrative leave, she should have been fired….”

Image 3/16/2012 letter to Ohio Liberty Council mentioned above (scribd)

Image 3/16/2012 letter to American Patriots (scribd)

The harassment of those who stand in opposition to Obama’s ideology by the IRS extends far beyond the Cincinnati office as well as up the food chain in the IRS.  H/t Nice Deb.
Four different IRS offices (two offices in California, El Monte, Laguna Niguel, Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati were involved which debunks the myth that rogue IRS agents from the Cincinnati office master-minded this massive government overreach and intrusion upon Americans. 

It is even more perverse that Lois Lerner has not been terminated but instead placed on paid leave, i.e., another kick in the head of Americans.

Lois Lerner is the poster child for big government, government corruption, and oppression.  She is representative of all that is wrong with the Obama administration and big government from the top down.
Debunking White House Lies 
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Finally, I find it hard to believe that Obama was in the dark on this especially since Colleen Kelley, president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union visited the White House so often

As reported two weeks ago on TheBlaze and this morning on Fox News, the IRS also targeted Pro-Israel Groups.

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