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Judicial Watch Sues IRS Over Email Preservation

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain records relating to the agency’s “preservation and/or retention” of the email records of officials who have left the agency since January 2010. (Judicial Watch v.…

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Obamacare Watch: Judicial Watch Sues IRS and HHS for Records of Sharing of Taxpayers’ Private Information

Sharing of Taxpayer Information by IRS with Other Government Agencies May Be a Violation of Internal Revenue Code (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

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Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation

First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page Cache Uncovered Last Month (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  Other…

IN THE NEWS

Fire the IRS chief already, Mr. President

From the New York Post: Why is IRS Commissioner John Koskinen still in office? A growing number of Capitol Hill Republicans want to know — and they have good reason to be troubled. When he took over in 2013, Koskinen was supposed to “fix” the IRS — and in particular…

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IRS Admits to Court it Needs To Search 6,924 Previously Unreported Documents in Response to a 2015 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

Agency Agrees to Begin Producing Documents by March 10, but Has Yet to Provide Timetable for Completion of Review (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported to a U.S. District Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating…

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Citing Obama IRS Abuses, Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae Opposing Federal Attempt to Force Public Disclosure of Nonprofit Donors

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against a lower court’s decision requiring the Independence Institute to report the names and addresses of donors after the organization ran an advertisement…

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Congressman Jordan Makes Major Announcement Regarding Impeachment of IRS’ Koskinen at Judicial Watch Panel Event

Live Broadcast Panel on “First 100 Days” Featured Rep. Jordan, Edwin Meese, Andrew C. McCarthy, Mark Krikorian, and Ramona Cotca (Washington, DC) – Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced today at a Judicial Watch panel event that the House Freedom Caucus plans to file a resolution today to force a vote…

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Conservatives Seek to Force House Vote Impeaching IRS Chief

House conservatives intend to re-launch an effort Tuesday afternoon to force a vote to impeach Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen this week in the final days of this congressional session.

IN THE NEWS

Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

From CNS News: As USA Today reported, “IRS officials in 2013 acknowledged they had singled out conservative-leaning ‘public interest’ groups for extra attention while reviewing their applications for nonprofit status … That led to a major scandal and several investigations by Congress … It also caused the resignations or firings…

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New Documents Reveal Top Obama IRS Official Admitted Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’

‘Q’s were not activity based, but guilt by association questions – like q’s asking party affiliation’ – Holly Paz, former IRS director of Office of Rulings and Agreements (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Gets Worse

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…

IN THE NEWS

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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