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IRS Superhero Lois Lame

You don’t hear much about it in the liberal branch of mainstream media – that is, most of it – but the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups is continuing, and progress is being made.

The Wall Street Journal today reports that the House Ways and Means Committee has dug up emails between Lois Lerner – who took the Fifth, and possibly for good reason – and her staff that raise doubts about claims this was a non-political rogue operation done out of Cincinnati:

In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is “very dangerous,” and is something “Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on.” Ms. Lerner adds, “Cincy should probably NOT have these cases.”

Earlier this summer, IRS lawyer Carter Hull, who oversaw the review of many Tea Party cases and questionnaires, testified that his oversight began in April 2010. Tea party cases under review are “being supervised by Chip Hull at each step,” Ms. Paz wrote to Ms. Lerner in a February 2011 email. “He reviews info from TPs, correspondence to TPs etc. No decisions are going out of Cincy until we go all the way through the process with the c3 and c4 cases here.” TP stands for Tea Party, and she means 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups.

Lerner, surprise surprise, appears to be a Democrat, as you will see in the excerpt below. What’s disturbing is that she casually shares this information with a staffer – they are supposed to be working together as nonpartisans – under the clear assumption that her aide is a Democrat too.

On July 10, 2012 then Lerner-adviser Sharon Light emailed Ms. Lerner a National Public Radio story on how outside money was making it hard for Democrats to hold their Senate majority.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had complained to the Federal Election Commission that conservative groups like Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity should be treated as political committees, rather than 501(c)(4)s, which are tax-exempt social welfare groups that do not have to disclose their donors.

“Perhaps the FEC will save the day,” Ms. Lerner wrote back later that morning.

Were this the Bush administration, of course, the press, despite its hobbled financial state, would be all over the story and steaming with outrage. It would be unearthing this stuff before the lumbering Congressional committee could find it.

But the press would rather spin its wheels writing about a presidential contest that won’t occur for another three years than investigate the Sage from Hawaii who came to Washington to do good.

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36 Responses to IRS Superhero Lois Lame

  1. We knew this was going to be ugly. You don’t take the 5th unless you have something to hide. It is amazing that these people think they will never be caught.

    By the way, is she still being paid by our taxpayer dollars? Just asking. I work hard for my money and in an honest way not bilking the public.I hate to have it go to herand her cronies.

    • Don’t forget Holly Paz. She’s the Obot political operative who supervised the Washington, DC IRS. She was placed on paid leave around the same time as Lois was. Even if the government fired these two taxpayer funded leeches, the union will get them reinstated. These people should be criminally prosecuted, in my opinion.

  2. When all of the scandals started to cascade and collect water like S.E. Asia in the rainy season, the media became the Hans Brinker, plugging the dyke. Someone/some body needs to pry their stinking finger away and let it flood in one fell swoop instead of sandbagging the drip..drip..drip.

    • When the “shiny object” of Syria surfaced, I noticed that all the talk of the “phony scandals” went away. It will be interesting to see if they come back into the news or just fade away.

  3. Perhaps the corporate media would not be in their “hobbled” state if they did their jobs. I think we’re the only ones on our block who subscribe to the daily print newspaper, what’s left of it.

  4. It’s not surprising that the government employees who could actually did something to slow or halt the tea party activists. The tea party upset the natural flow of politics, they didn’t have a leader to demonize, nor was there a central headquarters to picket. The whole concept of a grass-roots un-organized group of diverse individuals voting as a block to reduce the size of the federal government must have terrified every government employee. It was their job that was being threatened, their bread and butter and they did everything possible to stop those radicals that no one understood.

    It’s too bad for MsLerner and her cohorts that what they did was illegal and dishonest, and no one they protected is going to stand up for them. The MSM ignores these kinds of things because like a tangled ball of string, a single pull on one strand could unravel a lot of trouble for people they support

    • Good points.

      Yet Organizing For America, run by and for White House personnel, calls itself a huge “grass roots” organization.

      Perhaps that’s what the D.C./Chicago choom gang is smoking?

    • They’re running scared though. Yesterday Harry Reid in essence called Cruz, Lee, Paul and others anarchists. I bet he sees nothing wrong with the IRS.

  5. Wonder what Lois Lame’s caped crusader has to say about this latest revelation? Back in May, when he first learned about what the IRS was doing through news reports (plausible deniability), he said if the IRS was intentionally targeting conservatives it was “outrageous” and he “wouldn’t tolerate it”. Of course, he was lying through his teeth as usual. Now the issue is nothing more than a “phony scandal” to this puppet and his corrupt regime.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50146734n

  6. I also think the WH visitor logs have been sealed because of the IRS scandal and maybe others as well like Benghazi. This is the equivalent of Nixon destroying the tapes.

  7. OT: Who’d da thunk?
    Washington Examiner reports that Assad will only give up Syria’s chemical weapons if the U.S. stops arming the rebels.
    AND Israel must give up it’s nukes.

  8. I was reading Lillian & Dash (well, listening to) about Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett and part of it was their clash with the Unamerican Activities Committee–which happened to coordinate with the IRS to deluge them with fines and jail sentences. Are we really getting into that again?

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