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IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days

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Weekly Update: It’s amateur hour at State

Clinton Emails Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information The IRS Scandal Is Still a Scandal   Clinton Emails Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information We continue to accumulate details of the communications abuses in the Hillary Clinton State Department, but after you read the following report pause and consider the…

IN THE NEWS

Judicial Watch: DOJ Giving Lerner a Pass is Bogus and Trump Should Order a Full Review of the Scandal

Judicial Watch, which is still pursuing documents related to the IRS targeting scandal and has for years, proving Lerner was at the heart of the targeting, is buying none of it and calling on President Trump to intervene. “I have zero confidence that the Justice Department did an adequate review…

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FBI called complicit in Justice Department’s exoneration of IRS official Lois Lerner

The FBI’s damage-control role discouraged the Justice Department from prosecuting former IRS official Lois Lerner in the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, a watchdog group said. The decision not to reopen the Lerner investigation “comes as no surprise considering that the FBI collaborated with the IRS and is unlikely…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Statement on Justice Department’s Decision Not to Charge Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the  Department of Justice’s decision not to bring charges against Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS, whose own emails place her at the heart of the politicization of the IRS for the…

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Trump’s IRS Swamp

Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp, and here’s a seven-month progress report: The Washington bog is still as wide and fetid as ever. Consider that Mr. Trump’s Justice Department has inexplicably continued to defend the IRS’s misdeeds under President Obama. Voters put a Republican in the White House in…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: Weiner Laptop Records Uncovered

Judicial Watch Launches New Election Integrity Lawsuit IRS Records Missing Court Update: Weiner Laptop Documents Uncovered   Judicial Watch Launches New Election Integrity Lawsuit This week saw the first official meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is under attack from leftists who want to preserve the…

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Judicial Watch Statement on IRS Records Scandal

Internal Watchdog Found Records Went Missing (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to a July 13 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report, which finds the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) records management practice resulted in lost records and incomplete IRS responses to…

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Judicial Watch Sues IRS Over Email Preservation

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain records relating to the agency’s “preservation and/or retention” of the email records of officials who have left the agency since January 2010. (Judicial Watch v.…

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Tax cheat: IRS releases a few of the 7,000 documents it has withheld since 2013

From the World Tribune: IRS officials admitted the agency used “inappropriate political labels” in screening tax-exempt applications of Tea Party and other conservative groups, newly released documents show. Also among 695 pages of new documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit were records indicating the…

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IRS sued again, this time for distributing taxpayers’ info

From WND: The Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act case seeks to force the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services to reveal records about their sharing of private taxpayer information under Obamacare. Even though Obamacare is expected to be repealed by the new Republican Congress, until that…

PRESS RELEASE

Obamacare Watch: Judicial Watch Sues IRS and HHS for Records of Sharing of Taxpayers’ Private Information

Sharing of Taxpayer Information by IRS with Other Government Agencies May Be a Violation of Internal Revenue Code (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

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Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation

First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page Cache Uncovered Last Month (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  Other…

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IRS chief is unexpected survivor in Trump era

From The Hill: One of Republicans’ least favorite Obama administration officials remains in his position: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Some Republicans lawmakers have asked President Trump to ask for Koskinen’s resignation. The commissioner’s term expires in November, but he has said he would step aside sooner if asked by the…

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The Devil And Lois Lerner

From Forbes: The IRS hates patriots and loves Satan seems to be the message in some coverage of Judicial Watch’s revelation about the speedy approval of exempt status for the organization that sponsors the “After School Satan” program.  Judicial Watch’s release led with:

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Obama’s IRS gave ‘Satan Club’ creator fast tax-exempt status

From the Washington Times: Documents obtained by a government watchdog show that the originator of the “After School Satan Club” received speedy tax-exempt status while conservative groups were stuck in bureaucratic red tape under the Obama administration. Treasury Department files obtained by Judicial Watch last week show Reason Alliance in…

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‘After School Satan Club’ Gets Tax Exempt Status in 10 Days

From The Washington Free Beacon: The Internal Revenue Service granted an “After School Satan Club” their tax exempt status. The approval process for the group’s non-profit status took only 10 days, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch on Friday. The satanic club was started by Reason Alliance, a Somerville,…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days

While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After School Satan Club” launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that

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Time to clean house and end corruption at the IRS

From The Hill: The sordid story of IRS corruption and political dirty tricks during the Obama years is widely known thanks to numerous documents and emails forced out of the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). As it turns out, however, there may be much more to come.…

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IRS has 7,000 unreleased documents related to conservative and Tea Party targeting

From The Washington Examiner: The IRS has told a federal court that they’ve recently identified almost 7,000 more documents that could contain information on how the agency targeted the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party organizations or other conservative political groups starting back in 2010, according to a court document. But…

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IRS Is Fine With A Little Fraud, Rejects GAO Recommendation

From The Daily Caller: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials shot down a congressional watchdog’s plea to improve the federal tax agency’s monitoring system to prevent paying fraudsters tax returns, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. GAO officials urged the IRS to beef up oversight of tax returns after…


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