Federal judge orders IRS to reveal identities of employees who targeted conservatives for audit

Under the Obama administration, the investigation and hearings went nowhere as we expected at the time.

What is the point of having a House and Senate Oversight Committee when they rarely bring wrong doers to justice?

The IRS is among one of the most hated and feared agencies in the United States.

Under this judge, they will not likely do well.

 

Nothing happened to Lerner (she had already resigned from the IRS) or the other IRS employees who engaged in the criminal harassment of conservatives, Christians, and Tea Party groups by singling them out for special scrutiny and audit.

She illegally claimed the 5th Amendment after she had already given her side of the story in her testimony.

See Trey Gowdy video below. 

How convenient!

Fellowship of the Minds

Amidst the flood of bad news is a piece of very good news.

In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), headed at the time by Lois Lerner, admitted it was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status.

Lerner said:

“That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. … The IRS would like to apologize for that.”

It took a lone federal judge to do what Congress should have done.

Brooke Singman for Fox News, Aug. 21, 2017, that after years of litigation by conservative groups against the IRS’ targeting, Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the IRS to:

  • Release the names of specific IRS employees involved in targeting Tea Party groups.
  • Provide information about which groups and individuals were targeted and why.
  • Provide assurance, a strategy, that such targeting doesn’t happen again.
  • Search for further related records in other agency databases for the time period spanning 2009 to March 27, 2015. Judge Walton gave the IRS until Oct. 16 to complete the search.

Chris Farrell, director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch whose organization is also involved in litigation with the IRS on this issue, told Fox News that the IRS owes litigants “real accountability”:

“This was creepy, chilling stuff. Judge Walton has accomplished more with one ruling than all of the rest of the federal government—all three branches—over the last six years.

The IRS is one of the most feared government agencies, and they’ve gotten a pass, in part.

Walton is looking for real accountability and that’s so important.”

See the entire article below.

 

True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said:

“We’re thrilled the judge has taken this step and it feels good to have it recognized that they need to be held to account. What happened to me was very personal—my name was thrown around the IRS, and the names of the people involved need to be known. What they did was criminal.”

Engelbrecht also said that “the fight” under the Trump administration has been “every bit as difficult” as it was under the Obama administration:

“They are still entrenched on the idea that the IRS did nothing wrong and all of America now knows that is not the case.

What we’re fighting for is we want to see a policy that prohibits viewpoint discrimination. Holding the IRS accountable and personalizing it is a great step forward to coax each one out of their den of thieves.

We are fighting on behalf of all Americans, because if it could happen to us, it can happen to anyone.

A Justice Department spokesperson told Fox News:

“We are reviewing the order and will respond accordingly. We do not comment on pending litigation.”

As usual, Congress was totally useless in their oversight role.

 

 

About JCscuba

I am firmly devoted to bringing you the truth and the stories that the mainstream media ignores. Together we can restore our constitutional republic to what the founding fathers envisioned and fight back against the progressive movement. Obama nearly destroyed our country economically, militarily coupled with his racism he set us further on the march to becoming a Socialist State. Now it's up to President Trump to restore America to prominence. Republicans who refuse to go along with most of his agenda RINOs must be forced to walk the plank, they are RINOs and little else.
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1 Response to Federal judge orders IRS to reveal identities of employees who targeted conservatives for audit

  1. Dave the Differentiator says:

    The IRS is corrupt and the leadership needs to be prosecuted.

    Going back some years, when a Republican did this similar act he was called out and people were punished as is appropriate. The Government is not a tool to punish Americans for having different political opinions than the Ruling party.

    My personal experience is that the cost for an average citizen to fight the IRS far exceeds he benefits.

    What happened to fairness in our government? What happened to honesty and integrity?

    The entire basis of income taxes is illegal. The taxes necessary to run the government should not include re-distribution of money from the hard and smart workers to the lazy and incompetent.

    The IRS and CIA both operate as illegal entities beyond government oversight. The Government does not belong in the criminal business which both of these agencies represent.

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