Obama Admin Wasn’t the only One behind the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups - Complaint Claims US Senators as Complicit
On Monday the Center for Competitive Politics filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics against nine U.S. senators: for interfering with IRS tax proceedings; for misusing official resources for campaign purposes; and for improper conduct that reflects poorly upon the Senate. Attempting to use the IRS to advance a partisan, electoral agenda is a fundamental assault on good government. We believe these elected officials have staged such an assault.
The complaint documents how the senators improperly interfered with IRS adjudications to further their party's electoral prospects. They pressured the IRS to undertake income-tax investigations of specific organizations, to find that specific organizations were in violation of the law, to reach predetermined results pertaining to pending applications by individual organizations for nonprofit status, and to adopt specific regulatory interpretations and policies to further their campaign goals.
Understand that Democrats had attempted to silence their opposition through legislation. When that didn't work, they started interfering in another branch of government to get them to do their bidding. While they can question those agencies, they are definitely violating ethics by attempting to impose themselves in the middle of tax exemption status of American groups, be they conservative or liberal. But according to the complaint, they were not just imposing themselves, they were actually calling for investigations and seeking to prosecute conservative organizations.
In May, we reported that documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act indicated that the White House was intimately involved in the IRS targeting. We also know that the former head of the IRS, Lois Lerner, knew of the targeting at least as far back as 2011, maybe even earlier, and that emails have suggested that Lerner and a Federal Election Commission attorney conspired to target conservative groups. Emails also reveal that the collusion even went on between Lerner and Eric Holder's Justice Department to jail the political opponents of Barack Obama.
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