Lois Lerner

Conservative Groups Take IRS to Court

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Two conservative organizations – Judicial Watch and True the Vote – won hearings over the missing emails of Lois Lerner, shifting the center of action on the IRS investigation this week from the Capitol to a federal district courthouse.

Obama Enables IRS Deception

David Limbaugh, Creators Syndicate

What could be so incriminating on these emails that Lerner and her cronies would prefer having three-fourths of the country believe they deliberately destroyed the evidence over disclosing what was on the emails.

Lerner's Attorney: She Plead the 5th To Avoid Being Bullied

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

Lois Lerner's attorney called the IRS investigation "election year politics" in a CNN interview. 

IRS Staredown Not Going Away

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Investigator Darrell Issa and Lois Lerner’s lawyer Bill Taylor squared off, showing that the battle over the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups may not go anywhere this year. Issa said the lawyer lied repeatedly and gave his client bad legal advice. 

How to Control IRS, 'Untouchable' Bureaucrats

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

The way to control the epidemic of gov't law-breaking is to allow citizen victims to sue, and legislate personal liability for bureaucrats guilty of willfully illegal conduct. We should initiate legislation and add private remedies to its platform. Bureaucrats must face the consequences.

Is Lois Lerner Guilty of Treason?

Does “levying war” against the United States consist only in taking up arms to overthrow the government, or is using the power of the government itself to undermine the Constitution a form of treason?

IRS’s Lerner Targeted GOP Sen. for Tax Exam

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an exam on a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Comm.

IRS Had Contract with File Storage Co. When Emails Were 'Lost'

Fox News Staff

The Obama admin. claims that emails connected to Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party-targeting scandal, are lost forever because her computer hard drive crashed, but skeptics are pointing out the agency had a contract with a file-storage company.

Issa Calls On WHouse Attorney to Testify On IRS Email Scandal

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Darrell Issa requested the testimony of White House’s Jennifer O’Connor at next Tues.’s hearing on the IRS lost emails. O’Connor worked at the IRS during its conservative targeting scandal. Issa thinks she “knew or should have known” that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails were missing.

Lois Lerner Email Cover-up May Succeed

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

The White House claims that they have no records of any suspicious emails from Lerner regarding the IRS targeting scandal, and now it's been revealed that the hard drive was destroyed. Congress is powerless to root around White House records and find emails from Lerner. 

Why Issa Asked the IRS to Hand Over Hard Drive

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Darrell Issa issued a subpoena to the Internal Revenue Service, ordering the agency to turn over the hard drive they claim is responsible for wiping out two years of critical email communications. Issa has dramatically widened his probe into the IRS after the agency announced last week that it had lost the emails.

IRS Claims It Lost Lerner Emails

Brett Logiurato, Business Insider

The IRS claimed it had lost 2 years' worth of emails from Lois Lerner relating to the agency's targeting of conservative groups' tax-exempt status. The claim sparked outrage from congressional investigators and could reignite another controversy for Obama. 

Judicial Watch: New Docs Show IRS HQ Control of Tea Party Targeting

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton and his team have uncovered documents showing that officials in the IRS headquarters were responsible for the illegal delays of Tea Party applications. These documents also confirm the unprecedented pressure from congressional Democrats to go after President Obama’s political opponents.

Boehner: Could Jail Lois Lerner but Won’t; Waiting for Holder to ‘Do His Job’

Matthew Burke, Tea Party News Network

Boehner says that while Congress has the constitutional authority to arrest Lerner, he’s depending on corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder, who himself was held in contempt of Congress, to “do his job.” 

Holder Yawns After House Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt of Congress

Holding Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress isn’t a bad idea or unconstitutional as Democrats claim. The problem is that successfully prosecuting Lerner hinges on the action of Attorney General Eric Holder, himself a target of a contempt of Congress resolution. Sign our petition to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder here.

House Dems: No Political Motivation in IRS Targeting

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Democrats are working hard to counter GOP efforts to keep the IRS controversy center stage.

One Year Later: Americans Targeted by the Obama’s IRS Deserve Justice

Matthew Clark, Red State

This unlawful and unconstitutional targeting scheme continues to this day. We will continue to fight to ensure that those who were targeted by their gov't for their political beliefs receive the justice they deserve, that the Constitution is defended, and this abuse never happens again.

House GOP Probes on IRS, Benghazi Bring Peril for Dems

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

With votes looming to create a special committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks, hold former IRS official Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress and demand a special counsel to look into the IRS, House Republicans have created a political minefield for Democrats in tough re-election races. 

House to Focus on IRS Targeting, Senate Takes on Keystone

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The House this week will vote on whether to hold a former top IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while Senate lawmakers will grapple with legislation that would green light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

Lois Lerner, IRS Sued for Alleged Illegal Disclosures

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Citing “unconstitutional scrutiny” and “illegal release” of its application for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, Texas-based nonprofit organization Freedom Path has sued Lois Lerner, unknown IRS officials, and the IRS.