FINALLY Leftist IRS Scoundrels May Make the PERP WALK
Obama weaponized the IRS against Conservatives.
As we wrote a while back,
The report indicated that improper IRS activities began with a 2010 comment from President Barack Obama, who said some of the Tea Party groups were being funded with corporate money, and “we don’t know where this money is coming from.” That criticism was prompted by Democratic reactions to the Citizens United case in the Supreme Court, which many Democrats blamed for allowing the wealthy to pour more money into campaigns.“The pressure to ‘fix the problem,’ as articulated by Lois Lerner, originated with President Obama and senior party leadership,” the report found. “For twenty-several months, from February 2010 until May 2012, the Internal Revenue Service systematically targeted conservative tax-exempt applicants for additional scrutiny and delay.”That’s all it took for Obama minions to go to work trying to impress a dope-smoking, slacker who used race to become president. And if Liberals had the guts to tell us the truth, Obama would admit that he “issued the code red.”
He and other Leftists thought that if the IRS could intimidate enough Conservatives, the Democrats might win elections again. We all know how that went.
In repudiation against Obama and the tactics of the Left, we finally elected a competent president. Donald Trump is no politicians, as he is a pragmatist. And he knows the dirty dealings of the previous administration. So now comes the time for redemption.
According to the Washington Examiner,
One of the groups that sued the Internal Revenue Service over its targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups believes there has been a breakthrough that will help them draw a more complete picture of what went on behind the scenes at the agency, four years after it took its case to court.
In a lawsuit involving True the Vote, Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the IRS last week to release the names of employees involved in targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. Walton also told the IRS to explain why groups were targeted and search for additional records in agency databases from May 2009 to March 2015.
The IRS has until Oct. 16 to complete its records search.
Walton’s order was a turning point for True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht in her legal battle with the IRS that began in 2013.
“We’ve come so far, and I believe that we are going to bring this thing to a head,” Engelbrecht told the Washington Examiner. “I believe we will see the IRS correct its ways, and as to accountability, I’d love to see some perp walks.”
But she and her lawyer, Jim Bopp, are preparing for the IRS to drag out production of the names and documents.
“The backdrop is the relentless stonewalling that the IRS has done in terms of being able to get access to the documents that would show the wrongful acts of the IRS as far as discriminating against conservative groups in the administration of the tax code,” Bopp told the Washington Examiner.
If we could actually get to the truth here, we would find Obama’s fingerprints all over this crime.
Lest we forget, before the IRS scandal broke, the president had already attempted to publicly humiliate the Supreme Court for ruling on the side of free speech in the Citizens United case, attacked Americans for Prosperity, warned of attack ads “run by shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names” who he accused of being funded by a “foreign controlled entity.”
Based on his inability to hide his hostility, it’s quite possible that the President’s disparagement of his detractors may not have been enough to satiate his apparently unquenchable desire for retribution. Consequently, it appears as though it was Barack Obama who, in a retaliatory effort, may have wielded his “convening power” by funneling it through the IRS.
Between 2010 and 2012, right about the time the president began publicly challenging conservatives and calling Tea Party activists the vulgar sexual term “tea baggers,” the IRS began sending letters demanding that conservative and tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status provide training materials, personal information, donor lists, and even the content of religious invocations.
Since the scandal was exposed, liberals have tried desperately to convince Americans that the blame should be placed in the lap of a few overzealous “rogue agents” working in a small IRS office in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Engelbrecht might get the procedures used by the IRS to target Conservatives. More importantly, she may get the names of those involved.
For Bopp and Engelbrecht, the list of names of IRS employees involved, as well as the documents the IRS was ordered to turn over, could help True the Vote and others who were targeted get a “full and complete picture” of what went on before the scandal came to light. In the years since, as Bopp said he will be able to depose the employees involved once he learns their identities.
“You put somebody under oath and you ask them questions, then you can get the whole picture,” he said. “The full and complete picture is necessary for the courts to fashion relief that will prevent this from happening again. That’s why we’re pushing it. We need to know what happened in order for the court to order the IRS not to do that again. We only have a partial picture of the acts that were taken that need to be enjoined in the future.”
Bopp and True the Vote previously requested documents from the IRS pertaining to the organization. However according to Bopp, the agency has yet to turn over any documents. They did admit to having records on True the Vote.
In a conference call with Bopp several weeks ago, he said Justice Department lawyers representing the IRS said it performed a search of a database of documents compiled in response to congressional inquiries and found nearly 2,000 documents related to True the Vote.
“I was shocked there were 2,000 documents, and then I was doubly shocked when they hadn’t produce them,” he said. “You could’ve picked me up off the floor. They had them. They didn’t produce them, and they weren’t even going to tell us.”
A Justice Department spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner it will not comment on off-the-record discussions with opposing counsel.
“With respect to Judge Walton’s ruling, which was entered in the Linchpins of Liberty case, we are reviewing the order and will respond accordingly,” said Nicole Navas Oxman, the spokeswoman.
We need to see justice in the form of people fired and jailed. Americans must trust that these types of incidents can never occur again where a government agency targets citizens for intimidation.