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Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS Prosecutions of Conservatives Days Before 9/11 DHS Secretary Says Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn’t Islamic Top State Officials Raised Questions about Clinton Emails Three Years Ago It’s Official! Clean House is New York Times Bestseller!   Democratic Senator Sought DOJ and IRS…

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton’s Clean House Debuts at #11 on New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction List

On the Stands Just Two Weeks, Clean House is Also #18 on the Times “Combined Book and E-Book Bestsellers,” #4 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Non-Fiction List, and #1 on Amazon’s Politics and Government List  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that President Tom Fitton’s new book, Clean House:…

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Report: Top Dem Lawmaker Sought Charges Against Conservatives Targeted By IRS

From The Daily Caller: Judicial Watch, a Washington-based watchdog group, released 72 emails Wednesday indicating that Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse pushed the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prosecute Tea Party groups that made false statements to the agency in the past. Whitehouse wanted to…

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The IRS impeachment debate

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Republican congressional leaders ardently want conservative members of the House to not force a vote on impeaching the IRS commissioner. The public does not care about John Koskinen’s many misdeeds. And impeachment will distract attention from issues that interest the public. And because Democrats are…

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Sen Sheldon Whitehouse Linked To IRS Targeting Of Tea Party And Conservative Groups

From The Global Dispatch: Judicial Watch released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between Department of Justice officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) regarding the criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules.

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Released emails: Democrat in Senate pushed for prosecution of conservative groups

From the World Tribune: Judicial Watch cited a 2013 study by scholars from the American Enterprise Institute and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University which found that, “had the Tea Party groups continued to grow at the pace seen in 2009 and 2010, and had their…

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Impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

From The Washington Times: Independent groups like Judicial Watch are more successful in getting information from the executive branch through lawsuits than Congress is nowadays, he noted. As a matter of principle, House Republicans should act on impeachment hearings. The IRS shouldn’t be run as its own little fiefdom, unaccountable…

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Judicial Watch: Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Urged DOJ to Prosecute Tea Party Groups

From Newsmax: The Department of Justice documents reveal email conversations between its officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, about possible criminal prosecution of tea party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules, says Judicial Watch, a government watchdog which obtained the material.

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Democratic Senator Sought Justice Department and IRS Criminal Prosecutions of Conservatives in 2013

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between Department of Justice officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) regarding the criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules. The conversations were in preparation for…

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The Dissembling IRS

From The Wall Street Journal: Z Street sued the IRS in 2010 for viewpoint discrimination, arguing that the agency’s behavior violates the First Amendment. The IRS tried to claim immunity but lost in federal court, clearing the way for discovery that produces evidence and internal documents. Now taxpayers are getting…

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New IRS Scandal Documents

New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Compromised Integrity of IRS Scandal Inquiry Breaking the Law is an Obama Administration Policy   New FBI IRS Scandal Documents: Obama IRS Waited Years to Tell the Truth Following up on some mega disclosures…

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Justice Dept. Had ‘Powerful Case’ For IRS Targeting Charges

From The Daily Caller: IRS officials across the chain of command knew for years that it was “extraordinarily inappropriate and dangerous” to send Tea Party tax exemption applications into a “black hole,” FBI interviews recently released by Judicial watch show.

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Justice Dept. Had ‘Powerful Case’ For IRS Targeting Charges

From The Daily Caller: Recently released FBI interviews show the Department of Justice’s failure to prosecute the Tea Party-targeting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials was “patently ridiculous,” Rep. Jim Jordan said. IRS officials across the chain of command knew for years that it was “extraordinarily inappropriate and dangerous” to send Tea Party

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Obama Donor Was Key Investigator in IRS Scandal

From LifeZette: An Obama campaign donor spent approximately 1,529.25 hours as a lead investigator looking into the IRS conservative-targeting scandal as an attorney for the Justice Department, according to a report from Judicial Watch.

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Obama Donor, DOJ Prosecutor Spent More Than 1,500 Hours Looking Into IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

From The Washington Free Beacon: Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told the Washington Free Beacon that Judicial Watch learned Department of Justice employees were required to track their hours for administrative purposes, and given Bosserman’s position in the IRS investigation, believed this was in the public’s interest and filed a…

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Real Power Behind IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal Still A Mystery

From The Daily Caller: An internal IRS document prohibited the targeted applicants from being approved automatically for tax exemption, and agency officials were told to send all such applications to the Orwellian-named Group 7822 to await additional guidance, FBI interviews obtained by Judicial Watch show.

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IRS Colleagues Called Lois Lerner ‘Volatile’

From The Daily Caller: Lerner headed the IRS office that targeted conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants. She sent their tax exemption applications to a bureaucratic “black hole” prior to and after the 2012 election, FBI interviews obtained by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch show.

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Obama-Backing Lawyer Spent 1,529 Hours on IRS Probe

From Newsmax: The lawyer, Barbara Bosserman, spent so much time on the case even though House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder, according to The Washington Post, protesting that she shouldn’t have been included in the investigation.

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Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting of Conservative Groups

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Justice Department admitting that Democratic Party/Obama campaign donor and Justice Department attorney Barbara Bosserman spent 1,529.25 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations in 2010 and 2012.  According to Federal Election Commission records, Bosserman contributed

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Judicial Watch: FBI Interviews with Cincinnati IRS Employees Reveal DC Headquarters Delayed Tea Party Applications

‘DC is like a black hole.’ – Cincinnati Group Manager (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 105 pages of newly obtained Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “302” documents revealing that, beginning in 2010 and lasting through the Obama reelection campaign in 2012, the Obama IRS orchestrated a deliberate policy…


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