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Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Gets Worse

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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…


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…


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.


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…


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…


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.


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.


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…


Judicial Watch Status Conference in the Case Covering the IRS Targeting Scandal

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announces that a hearing is to be held in the District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday, April 28, 2016, regarding Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit seeking documents about the Obama IRS’ targeting and harassment of Tea Party and conservative opponents of President Obama…


The Next IRS Target?

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton was quick to see a connection between recent IRS scandals and its dealings with FFRF regarding churches.


Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Obama IRS Disclosure of New Lois Lerner Email Account

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the recent court filing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealing the existence of an alias email address used by Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS: It is remarkable that…


Notable & Quotable: Contempt and the IRS

From a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Washington on Wednesday. The judge is questioning Justice Department attorney Geoffrey Klimas about his explanation of why the government hadn’t filed a motion for him to reconsider his order to produce the emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner being sought by the watchdog group Judicial


New Lerner Emails Mean IRS Targeting Scandal Creeps Closer to DC

Judicial Watch, the conservative activist groups that crusades against what it sees as governmental overreach, has released a trove of emails to and from former IRS employee Lois Lerner. Lerner, who once headed the agency’s tax-exempt organizations division, has long been at the center of the controversy because she refused to testify before Congress and because a


Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and newly recovered emails of Lois Lerner, former director of…

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