Tag Archives: Lois Lerner

11 Ways “IRS Deleted It” is Better Than “Dog Ate My Homework”

By: Katrina Jorgensen We all experience situations where a convenient excuse would make life easier. Too bad, we’re not all as lucky as Lois Lerner who got the perfectly-timed excuse for her congressional hearing: “The IRS deleted my emails.” Useful little way out of an uncomfortable situation. If only we could all use this excuse. In fact, I can think of a ... Read More »

The Lois Lerner files: A partisan bureaucrat at work

The House Ways and Means Committee released a letter Wednesday detailing what it believes to be criminal misconduct by Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the ongoing IRS Tea Party targeting scandal. For those who want to understand how partisan bureaucrats can manipulate a powerful federal agency, the letter is a must-read.

The list of newly-disclosed acts of political bias and manipulation are astounding:...

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Lois Lerner 2013 e-mail: Maybe I can land an office job at Organizing For Action…

Organizing For Action is, of course, the group founded by Team Obama in 2009 after he was sworn in to push his agenda while in office. It’s the successor to Obama For America, his 2008 campaign outfit. The first OFA got him elected, the second OFA is supposed to help get his policies through Congress.

Here’s who was running the scrupulously impartial IRS Exempt Organizations Division that targeted dozens of tea-party nonprofits for extra scrutiny...

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House Committee Votes to Refer Lois Lerner for Criminal Charges

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to refer former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. By a vote of 23 to 14, a closed-door session of the House committee determined that Lerner’s role in the alleged singling out of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for undue scrutiny was a criminal act. 

The vote was “just another attempt by Republicans to vilify Ms. Lerner for political gain,” according to the ex-IRS official’s attorney, William Taylor...

 

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Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth AGAIN, Doesn’t Testify on IRS Targeting

Appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday morning Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, refused to answer questions asked by lawmakers by pleading the Fifth Amendment. Earlier this week, Lerner's attorney William Taylor confirmed to Committee members in an email that she would testify. Lerner was issued a subpoena last summer after admitting the IRS singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

"On the advice of my counsel I respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and decline to answer that question," Lerner said...

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IRS’s Lois Lerner Latest Excuse To Avoid Testifying: I Fear For My Life…

Embattled IRS employee Lois Lerner fears for her life and is asking House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa to revoke his summons to recall her back to the Hill next week. “Ms. Lerner has been the subject of numerous threats on her life and safety, and on the life and safety of her family,” her lawyer William Taylor...

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Issa Turns The Tables: Lois Lerner To Testify

After over a year of back and forth, including a half hearted attempt to claim 5th Amendment rights regarding self incrimination, Lois Lerner will finally be testifying before Congress this week about the intention targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.

Lerner resigned last year after she took the stand, plead that she was innocent of any wrongdoing, then invoked the 5th Amendment in order to not have to say anything else, which is something many people were upset with because they believe she waived that right when she made her statement...

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Lerner’s Pension Will Likely be $102,600/Year, Amounts to $3.96 Million Lifetime

Even before she retired last week, scandalized IRS official Lois Lerner's compensation was already attracting attention.  While on administrative leave, federal rules allowed her to keep collecting a salary, one that reportedly totaled $177,000. So it was no surprise when speculation arose over how much Lerner could collect in federal pension benefits...

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