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IRS Director Lois Lerner Gave Tax Records Of Tea Party Groups To Federal Election Commission

By , November 1, 2013.

It is now official, at least according to some documents that have been obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. We know have proof that former IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner actually gave confidential tax information to the Federal Elections Commission. In fact, she gave information that directly targeted conservative organizations (Tea Party and other conservative groups). This is clearly a felony offense under federal law.

This information was announced by Judicial Watch, who said that they have obtained email exchanges between the former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and enforcement attorneys at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). These exchanges clearly reveal that the IRS gave detailed and confidential information regarding tax exempt application status as well as the tax returns of conservative groups to the FEC. They also obtained a number of IRS questionnaires to these groups which included surprisingly hostile questions. This is a clear violation of federal law.

The information obtained by Judicial Watch included a full cache of materials from IRS files that were sent from Lerner to the FEC. This included annual tax returns (Form 990), request for exempt recognition forms (Form 1024), Articles of Organization, additional corporate documents, and correspondence between these non-profit groups and the IRS. Under Section 6103 of the IRS Code, it becomes a felony offense for any IRS official to provide ‘return information’ even to another government agency.

This certainly sounds like an offense against the IRS Code as outlined above. The interesting thing is that while this certainly shows the true inner workings of two out-of-control government agencies, this is certainly not the first time that things like this had occurred. Lerner herself even has done this type of unjustified harassment before. In fact, she was the the previous head of the FEC’s enforcement division. During her tenure there between 1986 and 2001 she was responsible for overseeing an extremely onerous investigation into the Christian Coalition which cost the group hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend against, not to mention the time and lost productivity involved.

This investigation was also noteworthy because many at the time even questioned whether or not the FEC even had the authority to bring charges. They had alleged that the Christian Coalition was coordinating issue advocacy expenditures with a number of candidates for office.

With this more recent case, Lerner actually admitted (last Spring) that under her watch the IRS inappropriately targeted conservative groups. Then, she also plead the 5th in front of the House Oversight Committee and took administrative leave. Before further actions could be taken against her, she retired, with full pension and benefits intact, of course.

This raises a lot of questions about governmental abuse of power. It also makes you wonder as to how deep this goes. I mean has it been a unwritten policy of the Obama Regime as an attempt to discredit and hamper the work being done by Christian and conservative organizations? Or was this simply the work of one ‘lone wolf’ who took it upon herself to push this anti-Christian and anti-conservative agenda?

What do YOU think? Should charges be brought against Lerner? Was having her retire the right move? Should she be forced to explain her actions? What do you think about the IRS targeting whatever groups simply because they are aligned with an opposing political party or group?

  • OldTaxman

    Arrest her, charge her according to the statutes her has violated, prosecute her, and imprison her accordingly if she is found guilty. Neither she nor anyone else is above the law, and that includes Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.

    • tizmanian devil

      using their analogy I should be able to rob 3 banks then retire and get off scott free …because im retired of course

    • Harry_the_Horrible

      One problem. Holder runs the DoJ and he isn’t prosecuting anybody in the Obama Regime.

      • OldTaxman

        Don’t know the Statute of Limitations for this violation. After 2016 Lerner might still be fair game for a Republican administration. She might not be the only one that would be ripe for the picking.

        • Harry_the_Horrible

          I wish.

          Unfortunately, ‘Pubbie administrations seem to let the crimes of their predecessors go unpunished. Remember when Bush took office after Clinton? There was theft, vandalism, etc., but the outgoing Democrats. But no prosecution or punishment.

          • blueiis0112

            Excuse me, are you forgetting President Jimmy forgiving tricky Dick? Bill Clinton committed perjury, but the only thing that stood in the way of his impeachment were fellow Democrats.

          • Harry_the_Horrible

            Still makes my point. No reprecussions for the previous administration.

          • Troof Detector

            Carter didnt forgive Nixon. Get your facts straight.

    • TrueAmerican

      I agree 1000% we need to bring All of the Govt officials that think they are better than we are and above the law to face the same laws we lesser people would face.

  • Robert Veite

    JAIL!!! HELLO!

  • Lisa Smith

    She should be arrested as well as the person that requested the info and the person that asked for it to be asked. Was it Obummer directly asking?

  • stvjas

    She should be arrested then tried and if found guilty, sent to prison where she belongs!!

  • Barbara Phillips

    Ok, now what is going to be done about this? Is she going to be prosecuted? No. She will enjoy her taxpayer funded full retirement and nothing will happen, because of our spineless Congress and citizens who always expect someone else to take care of these clear violations of law. She is no different than Snowden in committing treason.

    • MeanieHead

      I’m not so sure Snowden is guilty of treason. Maybe he’s just guilty of exposing a really, really corrupt Obama administration.

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  • susie

    Yes she should explain her actions. Also she should lose her pension and benefits just as the big company’s are doing to there workers today. She probably got her orders from someone in the Obama team. They are not above the law and we have to show then this!

  • daveugber

    immunity with the alternative being 20 in levenworth…

  • Salvatore Tardio

    Her arrest and conviction would certainly make others take notice and possibly drop their thieving and covert ways in support of Obama. Obama being the narcissist that he is will only be out to protect his own ass. If something or someone doesn’t serve his interest he’ll drop them like a hot potato, then we’ll start to see more rats jumping ship.

  • Kim B

    the better question is……………why have no charges been laid? sorry but no one is above the law regardless of their job or title

  • Maurice E. Gilbert Sr.

    Hey, when you’re kissing the rear end of the presidunce, what can you expect?

  • MeanieHead

    She should be arrested immediately. Maybe jail time would force her lips to start flapping as to how far up the chain this really goes.

  • Nancy Freitag

    And now the witch is retired on our dime. As a federal criminal, she should have her pension revoked and spend the next 20yrs. looking through bars.

  • Troof Detector

    She should be in prison along with our fraud president.


    Maybe they give her a deal if she sings on her boss.

  • Waynerae Smith

    prosecute the bitch… cut her retirement…. watch obama throw her under the bus… or pardon her.

  • Waynerae Smith

    if they prosecute her they will find she be pardoned by obama, get off scott free…. if they go far enough they may find out obama as her to do it….. or someone else