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Former IRS Director Lois Lerner Testifies To A House Oversight Committee On IRS Targeting Scandal

Judicial Watch

May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities. The exchange includes the following:

    Memo from Lois Lerner dated May 8 2013 to Nikole Flax re Potential Prosecution of Tea Party Groups - Judicial Watch

Memo from Lois Lerner dated May 8 2013 to Nikole Flax re Potential Prosecution of Tea Party Groups – Judicial Watch

 

Response Memo May 9 2013 from Nikole Flax  to Lois Lerner re Prosecution of Tea Party Groups - Judicial Watch

Response Memo May 9 2013 from Nikole Flax to Lois Lerner re Prosecution of Tea Party Groups – Judicial Watch

 

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Including top Progressives in the Senate, the IRS, DOJ and FEC are all now implicated in the targeting of Conservative groups and anyone else who dared take on the Obama administration.

There is no way that this scandal does not go to the top.

View additional emails here.

 

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http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/jw-obtains-irs-documents-showing-lerner-contact-doj-potential-prosecution-tax-exempt-groups/