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Judicial Watch Emails: Lerner Feared IRS Targeting Might ‘Raise Questions’

Judicial Watch released newly acquired emails Thursday from the IRS’ Lois Lerner, who was responsible for targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Amazingly, Lerner has never been charged with any wrongdoing.


Judicial Watch: IRS Documents Reveal Lerner Knew Targeting Criteria of Nonprofit Groups ‘Might Raise Questions’

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents, including an email from former IRS official Lois Lerner in February 2012 asking that a program be set up to “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of revealing too much information to Congress.


Outrage! IRS workers who evaded paying taxes receive bonuses

About 140 IRS employees who were fired from their jobs for committing tax fraud or carrying out misconduct will be coming back to the IRS. In addition, Judicial Watch has revealed that IRS employees who evaded paying taxes received bonuses. This information comes from the IRS inspector general, who revealed that…


Tax-Delinquent Govt. Workers Rewarded With Bonus Pay

As tax day approaches, here’s an enraging story; so many federal workers—especially at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—blow off paying taxes that legislation has been crafted to ban the offenders from receiving millions of dollars in bonus pay, which of course comes from public funds. Federal employees were delinquent on…


Obama IRS Should Face Justice

IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department Exchanging Terrorists for an Army Deserter? Will Senate Endorse Obama’s Lawlessness? IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News about a year ago, President Obama said that President Richard Nixon was actually more liberal in his policies…


ABCs of IRS mess: Justice Department is tainted, too

In an op-ed for New York Post, Micah Morrison, Judicial Watch’s Chief Investigative Reporter, discussed how the Department of Justice’s investigation into the IRS scandal has been compromised. He tied that discussion into Loretta Lynch’s nomination hearing in the Senate this week, emphasizing that Lynch, if confirmed to become the next US…


Katie Pavlich: Will the next attorney general stand for the rule of law?

In an op-ed for The Hill, Katie Pavlich discusses what DOJ scandals Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for US Attorney General, had to address at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  These scandals include the IRS political targeting scandal, Operation Fast and Furious, rebuilding trust with law enforcement, and


Obama Administration Refuses to Release Time Records of Key Attorney in IRS Scandal Investigation

Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) is going to extreme lengths to keep from the public the number of hours DOJ Attorney Barbara Bosserman expended on the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.


David King, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., (No. 14-114)

On December 24, 2014, Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury over a decision by the agencies to ignore a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


IRS Scandal Is Back

The Obamacare-IRS Scandal French Terror Attacks Tied To FBI Asset? New Docs:  Top IRS official may have obstructed investigations into the IRS scandal The Obamacare-IRS Scandal There is a lawsuit that could bring President Obama’s federal healthcare crashing down under the weight of its own lawlessness. A few weeks ago,…


Judicial Watch’s Fitton: New Docs Expose Justice in IRS Scandal

A Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered that the Department of Justice colluded with the IRS to target politically conservative and tea party groups seeking non-profit status. In 2010, the Department of Justice reached out to the IRS to pursue this collusion before the political targeting occurred. Unfortunately, Judicial Watch was…


Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of DOJ Emails Showing IRS’s Lois Lerner Met with DOJ Officials Just Before 2010 Elections

Judicial Watch today released internal Department of Justice (DOJ) documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner had been in contact with DOJ officials about the possible criminal prosecution of tax-exempt entities two full years before what the IRS conceded was its “absolutely inappropriate” 2012 targeting of the organizations. According to the newly


Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:14-cv-01872)

On November 6, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” relating to the agency’s “monitoring of churches and other tax exempt religious organizations” for alleged political activity. The lawsuit also seeks communications between the IRS and the…


IRS Sued for Monitoring U.S. Churches

Judicial Watch recently filed a FOIA lawsuit against the IRS, seeking records of communications between the IRS and Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) regarding the agency’s monitoring of churches and other tax-exempt organizations for allegedly illegal political activity. According to Judicial Watch, the IRS targeted 99 churches, assuming they


Judicial Watch Sues Internal Revenue Service for Records about IRS Monitoring of Churches

Judicial Watch announced today that on November 6, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” relating to the agency’s “monitoring of churches and other tax exempt religious organizations” for alleged political activity.


The IRS-Benghazi Congress

In many ways, the results from this week’s elections confirm what you already know as a supporter of Judicial Watch. Voters are sick and tired of the Obama administration’s lawlessness. The new Congress has new mandate to clean up Washington and put the Obama administration (and, frankly, itself) back under the rule of law.


IRS says it hasn’t searched ‘other sources’ for missing Lerner emails

DOJ attorneys representing the IRS in Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv–1559) said the IRS has refused to search “other sources” for Lois Lerner’s “missing” emails. Judicial Watch said the emails should be on a government-wide backup system, which the IRS claimed doesn’t exist. Read Judicial Watch’s most recent press


IRS Admits to Court it Hasn’t Searched for Missing Lerner Emails

Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to the court that it failed to search any of the IRS standard computer systems for the “missing” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. The admission appears in an IRS legal brief opposing the Judicial Watch request that a federal court judge allow discovery into how “lost


Lawsuit based on alleged government targeting of tea party group organizer can go forward


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