An IRS “preservation” order couldn’t keep Lois Lerner’s emails preserved. Devastating to the Obama administration, the “IRS Midnight Unit” stepped in and magnetically “degaussed,” 422 backup tapes, destroying evidence of targeting Conservatives, by denying tax exempt status. In February 2014, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reported an email from someone inside the U.S. Treasury, addressing C4s (allowing educating the public about political matters, not for profit), and referring to “addressing them off-plan,” meaning out of the public eye. Read more on Treasury involvement here. Lois Lerner’s hard drive did not “crash.” That purposeful lie, which took up so much air in Congress, is finally dead. Many lied. Richard Nixon ordered spying on, and harassment of, activist groups, among other things, and the consequences shook the world.
Why would the IRS workers do this? Larry Noble, a counsel at the Campaign Legal Center who worked with Lerner when he was general counsel at the Federal Elections Commission, said the IRS was under enormous pressure from outside organizations and Democratic senators raising concerns about the rise of “dark money” groups after the Citizens United ruling. Of particular concern was Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, which spent millions in ads against Democratic candidates as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit…
She [Lois Lerner] told colleagues in a 2011 email, “Tea party matter (is) very dangerous.” She told Ohio workers to pass on potentially political cases to Washington, where they weren’t dealt with. Source
“Dark money” refers to anyone opposing Democrats. I know this because if you think Democrats will admit any money considered “dark” coming their coffers, you haven’t been paying attention.
‘Passing on’ “potentially political cases” means shelving applications for tax exempt status, in order to render conservative organizations unable to benefit from the same opportunities given to Democrat organizations.
The IRS stopped Nixon, but Obama’s IRS was instrumental in putting dirty tricks into place –– with IRS insiders seeing taxpayers not supporting Obama, equal to ‘enemies of the state.’ If you think that’s a harsh comparison, think about the consequences of crushing support for anyone not a Democrat. It’s what most of call ‘tyranny.’
The available evidence indicates that not only did the Obama Administration attempt to use the IRS to silence, to punish its political enemies, but the Obama Administration succeeded in doing so. Source: The Corner
Lois Lerner, a public servant, was allowed to raise her right hand and plead the Fifth Amendment.
…the real reason why more and more Americans in all fifty states are saying enough is enough, is we should not have a federal government agency that becomes an intimidator, going after citizens, going after citizen groups, violating their First Amendment right. No politician has the right to use the machinery of the Executive Branch to target their political enemies…If the IRS has become a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee, there can be no stronger argument for ending the IRS as we know it, so that no Administration, Democrat or Republican, can use the IRS to target its political opponents. ~ Senator Ted Cruz
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