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ABCs of IRS Mess; Justice Dept. Is Tainted Too

IN THE NEWS

Police Shootings and the Eternal Dilemma

Kevin D. Williamson at National Review writes about the power of the state to either protect liberty or destroy it, and mentions Judicial Watch’s ongoing pursuit of transparency in the IRS targeting case as an example.

IN THE NEWS

Lerner pushed Treasury watchdog to back off ‘targeting’ charge in probe

The Washington Examiner’s Mark Tapscott explains how IRS documents Judicial Watch recently released show that Lois Lerner pressured investigators to back off their conclusions that the IRS had targeted conservative political groups.

IN THE NEWS

Lerner Email Warns IRS Employees of Emails That ‘Can Be Seen By Congress’

CNS News covers the latest documents which show that Lois Lerner and the IRS were intent on hiding their illegal targeting of private citizens from Congress.

IN THE NEWS

New IRS emails show protagonist’s concerns

New documents uncovered by Judicial Watch show that in addition to targeting conservative tax-exempt organizations, the IRS was also conspiring to keep information from Congress and keep the American people in the dark.

IN THE NEWS

Christian Legal Group Sues IRS for Failing to Release Docs in Settlement to Investigate Churches

Judicial Watch has filed suit on behalf of the Alliance Defending Freedom to ensure that churches and other religious institutions are not unfairly targeted by the IRS.

IN THE NEWS

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.

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Sues IRS for Records on Destroyed Hard Drives of Lois Lerner, Other IRS Officials

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on February 18, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records related to the destruction of damaged hard drives from IRS employee computers from January 1, 2010, to the…

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

ABCs of IRS Mess; Justice Dept. Is Tainted Too

First published in the New York Post, January 29, 2015 At her confirmation hearings Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said she’s only “generally aware” of the Justice Department’s investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a service for our likely new attorney general, here’s a primer on why so many in…

PRESS RELEASE

New Documents Offer Glimpse into Criminal Investigation of Obama IRS Scandal

Judicial Watch today released new internal Department of Justice (DOJ) documents revealing that the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel’s office delayed approval of an IRS employee’s meeting with DOJ and FBI investigators into the Obama IRS targeting scandal.

PRESS RELEASE

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.

THE DOCKET

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).

PRESS RELEASE

New Documents: Lerner Objected to IRS Deputy Director Visit to Cincinnati Office During Congressional Inquiries into Tea Party Targeting

“Please don’t ask them about closures, pipelines, wait time for full development cases, or the c4 application letter … can we put this off please?” – Lerner email to IRS Deputy Director Joseph Grant, April 2012 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service…

PRESS RELEASE

JW Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief, Argues against Subsidies for Federal Health Exchange Enrollees

Group asks High Court to affirm the limits on the executive branch’s ability to disregard federal statutes, reaffirm separation of powers   (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on December 24, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS…

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE DOCKET

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…


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