Lerner illegally provided Democrats with confidential tax information


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Working for the Democratic Party: Newly released emails now prove that Lois Lerner not only illegally provided confidential tax information to Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), her harassment of conservatives was apparently coordinated with the Congressman’s office.

In addition, Cummings had denied these facts publicly and privately to the House as he tried to shut its investigation down prematurely.

“These documents, indicating involvement of IRS officials at the center of the targeting scandal responding to your requests, raise serious questions about your actions and motivations for trying to bring this investigation to a premature end. If the Committee, as you publicly suggested in June 2013,’wrap[ped] this case up and moved on’ at that time, the Committee may have never seen documents raising questions about your possible coordination with the IRS in communications that excluded the Committee Majority,” [states] the letter sent by [Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa and the chairmen of five congressional subcommittee chairmen].

“As the Committee continues to investigate the IRS’s wrongdoing and to gather all relevant testimonial and documentary evidence, the American people deserve to know the full truth. They deserve to know why the Ranking Member and Minority staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform surreptitiously contacted the IRS about an individual organization without informing the Majority Staff and even failed to disclose the contact after it became an issue during a subcommittee proceeding…We ask that you explain the full extent of you and your staff’s communications with the IRS and why you chose to keep communications with the IRS from Majority Members and staff even after it became a subject of controversy.”

It must be made clear here what happened: Cummings’ office contacted Lerner at the IRS about a specific conservative organization, demanding confidential tax information about it and that it be targeted for investigation by the IRS. Lois Lerner immediately complied. And his office did it not because of any illegal act by this conservative organization but because that organization was successfully uncovering voter fraud that helped Democrats get elected.

How does this make you feel? Criticize a Congressman and he has the power to send the IRS after you.

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10 comments

  • Cotour

    Isn’t this a classic case of conspiracy?

    Wikipedia: “In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.[1] Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the full offence). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or cannot be traced. Finally, repentance by one or more parties does not affect liability but may reduce their sentence.”

    Unfortunately his color and position and her gender in this political atmosphere will be their get out of jail free card. An unmitigated outrage and an absolute abuse of power! My read hopefully will be wrong on this.

  • Cotour

    On a similar subject, Hillary’s illegal email server which she stored classified State Department government documents. A system that she, I would think would be able to pick and choose what was saved and what was not and to whom she was communicating with:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-white-house-counsel-didnt-know-about-clintons-personal-email-account/

    Is it reasonable to assume that the person who set the system up and maintained it might be concerned about their safety or worse? Because that is the person that the Congress is going to be interested in talking to and I would assume they would grant them total immunity.

  • Frank

    Good news for Hillary today. People stopped talking about last week’s news that the non transparent Clinton Foundation took money from members of foreign governments.

  • D.K. Williams

    I checked out Clinton.com expecting to find a charitable foundation, and was stunned by what I saw. What do you Zimarians see?

  • Al

    It’s so frustrating. We have example after example of corruption and criminal activity taking place in the highest levels of Government and yet no one is ever held accountable for it. I suspect the investigations will continue as a dog and pony show until Obama’s out of office at which time it everything will be dropped ‘for the good of the Country.’

    We now live in a banana republic where the elites take care of each other while screwing over the middle class. It makes me sad when I think how far this country has fallen in such a short period of time.

  • Cotour

    The people in government, both politicians and the bureaucrats are in many ways before the law.

    The “laws” that constrain these operators of government are more plastic and moldable because they exist within the push and pull of the politics of government and not outside in the real world where the people inhabit and operate and who the laws have been crafted to more closely follow.

  • joe

    A money laundering machine!

  • PeterF

    I would LOVE to see a perp-walk.
    But I’m not going to hold my breath…

    But I still maintain that the minute they feel the steel bracelets will be when they start singing like canaries!

  • Pzatchok

    I hope everyone remembers that Hillary was a part of the team of politicians and lawyers that went after Nixon.
    You would think that someone so dedicated to enforcing the law they would remember what law they would be breaking by not using .GOV servers.
    http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/email-mgmt.html
    Anyone receiving her emails should have noticed that they did not end in .GOV. Which is the official domain extension for ALL US government offices. Look up your local politicians Email. I bet it end in .GOV.
    Even other governments us .gov. Its reserved for official government use only and can only be issued to governments.(I tried to get a .gov domain and they turned me down.)

  • Edward

    In 2007, Hillary Clinton believed that having “secret email accounts” was the equivalent of shredding the US Constitution. So, what did she think that she was doing to the Constitution? [Retorical Question Alert — of course she was intentionally figuratively shredding it]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DCwmYHr-_M (1/2 minute)

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