IRS scandal

Obama Admin Won't Turn Over Docs On IRS Abuse

John Hayward, Breitbart

The Administration has decided not to hand the docs over after all, citing a statute that basically says the privacy of the people whose privacy the WHouse violated would be violated by revealing details of the WHouse violation to the public. It sounds pretty fishy to Cause of Action.

IRS Forced to Admit They Never Even Looked for Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails

Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network

IRS lawyers explained that the IRS had not searched the computer systems for the “missing” emails for a variety of reasons. They claimed that no search was conducted because “the servers would not result in the recovery of any information.”

House Guts IRS Budget, Blocks Bonuses

Tristyn Bloom, Daily Caller

The House voted to block performance bonuses for senior IRS execs. “Giving out bonuses is ludicrous and amounts to a slap in the face to the American public,” said Rep. Paul Gosar. “They should not be given performance awards in the wake of one of the largest scandals in recent history.”

Issa: Lerner Misled Congress

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting controversy, made several false or misleading statements to Congress about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups, according to a new report from congressional Repubs.

In IRS Scandal, Begging Is Not an Action Plan

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

Just as Obama’s weakness encourages Putin’s militarism, we encourage statists to continue trampling more of our freedoms by offering only token resistance and ineffective responses.

The Compelling Timeline on the IRS' Attack on Tea Party

Right Scoop Staff

Former Chairman of the FEC, Bradley A. Smith, has compiled a timeline of events that led up to the IRS attacking the Tea Party, beginning with Obama’s attack on the SCOTUS' decision for Citizen’s United during his SOTU address. Mark Levin calls it a compelling bill of indictment.

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished

Repair Man Jack, Red State

Corrupt, partisan and dishonest: that perfectly describes our current tax collection agency.

Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley: GOP Resembles a Crime Family

Craig Shirley, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Caddell think the reason Congress has not gotten to the bottom of the IRS targeting of conservatives and Tea Party movement groups is because the establishment GOP wants the IRS to hobble these groups just as much or more than do the Democrats.

Should Obama Be Impeached?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Obama Precedent and defunding the IRS.

Why Is Obama Intervening in IRS Investigation?

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

White House spokesman Jay Carney waved off concerns over Obama’s public interference in the FBI investigation of the IRS. “Obviously we do not interfere with Justice Department investigations,” Carney said.

New IRS Chief Sees End to TeaParty Investigation

Kendall Breitman, USA Today

John Koskinen, the new head of the IRS, said he believes the agency is "on the home stretch" of completing the investigations into possible political targeting of Tea Party groups. However, a GOP spokeswoman said the process has taken much longer than needed because the IRS resisted congressional document requests.

Obama Dismisses IRS Targeting of Conservatives

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

Obama rejected the notion that the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups was illegal — or even improper — during his interview with Chris Matthews. He said, "They’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged."

O's Crackdown on Nonprofits Rife w/ Loopholes

Byron Tau and Lauren French, Politico

The Obama administration proposed new rules supposedly aimed at making it harder for some nonprofits that play politics to get away with claiming a tax exemption.

Investigation Into IRS Scandal is a Joke

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Though the FBI and IRS launched investigations more than half a year ago into the targeting of conservatives, and the DOJ vowed to cooperate, none has contacted any of the 41 groups to figure out what happened.

IRS-White House Shared Taxpayer Info

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Embattled IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram made 155 visits to the White House to meet with a top Obama official with whom she exchanged confidential taxpayer information over email.

IRS Is Three Years Late

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

The IRS has agreed to grant tax-exempt status to True the Vote, one of the conservative groups that had been a victim in the targeting scandal, ending a 3-year wait for charitable-group status.

WaPo Inspired IRS Tea Party Targeting

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

The Washington Post’s anti-tea party coverage inspired IRS officials to improperly target conservative groups, according to a House Oversight and Gov't Reform Committee memo.

New Emails Prove IRS Hit Tea Party

Dan Weil, Newsmax

In a Feb. 2011 e-mail, Lerner told her staff that a tea party issue is "very dangerous" and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on . . . Cincy should probably NOT have these cases."

IRS Hasn't Contacted Scandal Victims

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

It's been 4 months, but IRS targeting scandal investigators still haven't contacted any of the 40+ victimized conservative groups represented in the American Center for Law and Justice lawsuit.