President Obama Can’t Sweep the IRS Scandal Under the Rug | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion

Verified

Can’t Sweep the IRS Scandal Under Rug

By Matthew Clark1391638366000

The Wall Street Journal issued a scathing and pinpoint accurate assessment of President Obama’s nonchalant attempt to sweep the IRS targeting scandal under the rug.

The WSJ writes:

Liberals are celebrating President Obama's claim that "not even a smidgen of corruption" occurred when the IRS targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny in an election season. Less enthused must be Lois Lerner, the former director of tax-exempt organizations who invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify before a House committee last May. . . .

The President's clairvoyance is extraordinary, since neither the Justice Department nor Congress has finished investigations. The congressional probes have conducted interviews with dozens of employees from the IRS and Treasury Department and reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents. They have already revealed that the tea-party cases, including intrusive questionnaires, were systematically reviewed by lawyers in the IRS Washington office. . . .

Perhaps we'll get to hear what Ms. Lerner meant when she wrote in February 2011 emails that the tea party matter was "very dangerous" and that "Cincy should probably NOT have these cases."

The reality is the investigation and fallout from this ever-burgeoning scandal is far from over.  Despite President Obama’s dismissiveness, the FBI investigation is still ongoing, our lawsuit on behalf of 41 targeted groups continues, and Congress’s investigation moves forward.

In fact, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow will be testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs tomorrow morning.

Nearly a year after the IRS admitted and apologized for inappropriately targeting conservative groups, many of these groups, several of whom we represent, still have yet to have a determination from the IRS.

The IRS targeting continues to this day.  Now, the Obama Administration is even seeking to codify its ability to continue silencing their free speech rights.  President Obama brazenly claims that there isn’t even a “smidgen of corruption,” but targeted Americans haven’t seen a smidgeon of change, a smidgeon of relief, or a smidgeon of justice.

We’re not about to let go or let up on this issue.  Stay tuned…

This article is crossposted at RedState.com.

Latest in
Free Speech

Corrupt IRS Exposed in Making Bogus Refunds

By Miles Terry1501269216663

In an explosive new revelation reported earlier this week, it was reported by the Washington Times that the former Obama Administration gave out more that “$24 billion in potentially bogus refunds claimed under several controversial tax credits in 2016, according to a new audit that said $118...

read more

Another Victory Against the IRS

By Miles Terry1500415692542

It has long been established that IRS officials under the Obama Administration “orchestrated a complex scheme to dump conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants into a bureaucratic ‘black hole.’” Hundreds of documents have been uncovered in recent years that clearly establish that “top IRS...

read more

The Assault on Freedom of Speech Escalates

By Harry G. Hutchison1493826433697

As a raft of leftist news media outlets, commentators and administrators renounce their support for the First Amendment in order to censor free speech, the escalating war on freedom of speech and the Constitution threatens everyone. Craven assaults on the Constitution and our civil liberties by...

read more

Lois Lerner Got off Easy in the IRS Scandal

By Jay Sekulow1492440006970

The Trump administration is prompting a lot of change in Washington. Now, there’s a new call to get to the bottom of the corruption inside the Internal Revenue Service's well-coordinated scheme to target conservative organizations. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Tax Policy...

read more