Thursday marks exactly one year since we filed our lawsuit on behalf of Tea Party and other conservative groups wrongfully targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. Lois Lerner, President Obama and the left have repeatedly and falsely claimed that the targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups was simply the “boneheaded” decision of a few rogue, low-level IRS agents in Cincinnati. New emails uncovered this month from senior IRS officials in Washington prove otherwise.
Much of the coverage of these emails woefully misses the smoking gun. Washington wasn’t just involved; Washington directed the targeting from Day One.
These emails show that within 24 hours of the first Tea Party case being flagged in early 2010, senior IRS officials under Ms. Lerner’s command in Washington took control.
Understanding the initial sequence of events in Washington is the key to understanding how D.C. officials directed the targeting: . . .