IRS scandal deepens

Anthony Martin
Conservative Examiner

As new disclosures were revealed today by top level managers in at least two federal agencies, one fact has become all too clear. The IRS scandal has vastly deepened, and more people were involved than Americans were previously led to believe. The scandal is so broad, in fact, that government employees who are not part of the scandal knew about it and are now apparently willing to come forward as whistleblowers.

The chief national archivist, David Ferriero of the National Archives and Records Administration, told Congress in sworn testimony today that the IRS had violated the law by failing to notify his agency that the IRS had lost a series of emails from Lois Lerner and various other government employees concerning the coordinated targeting of conservative groups for criminal prosecution, apparently to attempt to sway the 2012 presidential election. Only those emails that had to do directly with the targeting were “lost.”…

…In another bombshell admission, the IRS confessed that it had used confidential information to attack Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. But this fact goes much deeper than merely releasing confidential information, a felony. The IRS sent the confidential information to collectivist groups who were working to defeat Romney and get Obama elected to a second term. This constitutes two more felonies committed by the IRS…



Read the complete article at the Conservative Examiner.



Related:  Top archivist says IRS ‘did not follow the law’ on missing emails  (video)



IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group’s Tax Return

…In February 2012, the Human Rights Campaign posted on its web site NOM’s 2008 tax return and the names and contact information of the marriage group’s major donors, including soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. That information then was published by the Huffington Post and other liberal-leaning news sites.

HRC’s president at the time, Joe Solmonese, was tapped that same month as a national co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Eastman said an investigation in the civil lawsuit determined that someone gave NOM’s tax return and list of major donors to Boston-based gay rights activist Matthew Meisel. Email correspondence from Meisel revealed that he told a colleague of “a conduit” to obtain the marriage group’s confidential information…



UpdateRon Fournier Renews Call for Special Prosecutor in IRS Scandal: “I Now Realize How Naive I was to Give (Obama) the Benefit of the Doubt” (video)



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