Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stamp out Corruption

Justice Dept. Implicated in IRS
Targeting, Plot to JAIL Conservatives!
Another Democrat U.S. Rep. Caught in the
Net of Corruption, Conspiracy
Keep Up YOUR Protest Against IRS Abuse
Help Us Stop Criminal Targeting
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Remember when Barack Obama – with the so-called Department of Justice investigation still "ongoing" (HA!) – used his omniscience in the Super Bowl Sunday interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly to declare there was "not a smidgen" of corruption in the IRS targeting of conservatives, including us?
Those days are OVER.
Our friends at Judicial Watch obtained a series of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, who twice plead the FIFTH, revealing she was in direct contact with Obama's Eric Holder Department of (In)Justice about PROSECUTING THE CONSERVATIVES SHE AND OTHERS AT THE IRS WERE TARGETING!
"These new emails show that the day before she broke the news of the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner was talking to a top Obama Justice Department official about whether the DOJ could prosecute the very same organizations that the IRS had already improperly targeted," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
"No wonder we had to sue in federal court to get these documents," he said.
With the Holder Department of Justice now implicated, it is plainly evident that political grandstanding by the GOP with lawsuit after lawsuit levied at the Obama administration is all for show, and NOT FOR RESULTS.
Judicial Watch said the batch of internal IRS documents it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show Lerner "communicated with the Department of Justice about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities."
An email from Lerner to Nikole C. Flax, then-chief of staff to acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discusses focusing on the prosecution of nonprofits:
"I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who 'lied' on their 1024s – saying they weren't planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs," Lerner wrote. "I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS."
Flax responded: "I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?" [Emphasis added.]
Lerner decided to leave that decision up to the DOJ with scheduling an inter-agency meeting in the works!
Judicial Watch explained in that hearing Lerner references above, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) had asked why the IRS and DOJ "have not prosecuted 501(c)(4) groups that have seemingly made false statements about their political activities."
In an email to IRS staff, Lerner responded:
"As I mentioned yesterday – there are several groups of folks from the FEC world that are pushing tax fraud prosecution for c4s who report they are not conducting political activity when they are (or these folks think they are). One is my ex-boss Larry Noble (former General Counsel at the FEC), who is now president of Americans for Campaign Reform. This is their latest push to shut these down. One IRS prosecution would make an impact and they wouldn't feel so comfortable doing the stuff.
"So, don't be fooled about how this is being articulated – it is ALL about 501(c)(4) orgs and political activity," she wrote.
Of course, the "political activity" Lerner wants criminalized is PERFECTLY LEGAL and PART OF THE CHARTERED ACTIVITIES OF NON-PROFIT CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS!
THAT is why they are "doing the stuff" she and her fellow Obama storm troopers don't like! In another email, Lerner admitted that such prosecutions were not allowed:
"Whether there was a false statement or fraud regarding an [sic] description of an alleged political expenditure that doesn't say vote for or vote against is not realistic under current law. Everyone is looking for a magic bullet or scapegoat – there isn't one. The law in this area is just hard," she wrote.
For good reason. It is 'just hard' to prevent totalitarians like Obama's IRS apparatchiks from precisely this kind of abuse of citizens under color of authority!

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