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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…


Yes, the IRS targeted conservatives

There’s even a May 13, 2011, email in which Lois Lerner, then IRS tax-exemption chief, supported these audits. At the same time that email was sent, the IRS was telling the media those audits weren’t part of a broader effort to scrutinize such donations.

As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, these documents tell the truth


Obama’s pathetic attempt to spin the IRS scandal

The conservative group Judicial Watch says documents it obtained “confirm” the agency targeted the donors of certain tax-exempt organizations. And the Government Accountability Office faulted IRS procedures, saying they failed to prevent bias in the selection of nonprofits for audits. That’s key, since the agency has been accused of targeting conservative groups.


JW Uncovers Obama IRS Audit Abuse

These documents that we had to force out of the IRS prove that the agency used donor lists to audit supporters of organizations engaged in First Amendment-protected lawful political speech. And the snarky comments about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the obsession with Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS show that the IRS was targeting critics of the Obama administration.


IRS Scandal: It’s Dangerous To Be On Wrong Side Of Obama

It is certainly true that it is politically dangerous to be opposed to the president’s policies. The documents recently released by Judicial Watch show that not only were non-profits determined to be his political enemies targeted for more scrutiny, but lists of those who donated to those groups were used to begin potential audits.


Judicial Watch: IRS e-mails linked donor lists to audit targeting

Judicial Watch released documents this week showing that the IRS used lists of donors to non-profit political organizations who were being targeted by the IRS to then determine audits of those individual donors. Obama continues claim there was no corruption at the IRS, an increasingly laughable claim.


Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits.  The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may…


IRS Ignores Deadline to Hand Over Lerner Emails

The IRS failed to respond to a court order to begin releasing Lois Lerner’s emails last week. Judicial Watch has been seeking these emails for months.


Judicial Watch’s Fitton: More Lois Lerner Emails on the Way

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discusses Judicial Watch’s lawsuit to obtain Lois Lerner’s emails. The court has ordered the IRS to begin producing documents.


Did the IRS, DOJ & FBI Break the Law?

Fox Business’ Gerri Willis continues her outstanding reporting on the IRS scandal as it expands to include the Department of Justice’s involvement in persecuting conservative political groups. Judicial Watch keeps learning that this scandal goes farther and farther.


Bozell On IRS Scandal: ‘A Tyrannical Administration Using Stalinist Tactics Against Its Political Opponents’

Brent Bozell comments on the documents obtained and released by Judicial Watch which show that the IRS was conspiring with the Justice Department to prosecute conservative political groups. He calls these actions “Stalinist tactics.”

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