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Why Is The IRS Scared To Give Up The Rest of Lois Lerner’s Emails?

Posted on April 17, 2014

Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups.

One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails.” IRS commissioner John Koskinen was recently threatened with contempt for stonewalling the committee’s investigation. Koskinen claimed in a hearing that it could take years to provide the documents requested by Oversight.

“The release of new documents underscores the political nature of IRS Tea Party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats,” Oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa said in a statement. “These e-mails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs.”

“Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Oversight Economic Growth subcommittee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan.

“Not only do these e-mails further prove the coordination among the IRS, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Justice Department and committee Democrats to target conservatives, they also show that had our committee not requested the Inspector General’s investigation when we did, Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department would likely have been leveling trumped up criminal charges against Tea Party groups to intimidate them from exercising their Constitutional rights,” Jordan said.

The emails were obtained through a lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, and were not provided to Oversight, which voted to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress. Lerner’s contempt charge currently awaits a full House floor vote.

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8 thoughts on “Why Is The IRS Scared To Give Up The Rest of Lois Lerner’s Emails?

  1. ccfonten says:

    Know why Lerner is afraid to testify? First off she would be going to jail…her federal pension (which WE pay!) would be forfeit. Then don't forget that people have a silly habit of waking up deceased when you cross certain democrats!
    I suspect that eric holder, harry reid, elijiah cummins, and many more would be investigated/prosecuted and be in jail for a long, long time!!!
    I think this is just a very small tip of the proverbial ice berg of corruption in this thugocracy administration.
    Know what???
    I wanna know the truth!!
    And believe me when I say I have my big girl panties on and can handle it!!!
    I'm not so sure the democrats can or will.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, we are being lied to. Thank goodness Rep. Issa is a strong leader and firm believer in our Constitution which gives the individual our rights and freedoms.

  3. HOW MANY TIMES HAS SHE TAKEN THE 5 TH AMMENDMENY ? YOU KNOW WHAT THE REASON IS, SHE'S AFRAID OBAMA WILL HAVE HER KILLED FOR ROLLING OVER ON HIM. SHE HAS LIED AND LIED AND LIED AND WHEN THE TRUTH DOES COME OUT WE WILL PROBABLY BE CHOCKED AT WHAT IS IN THOSE
    E-MAILS. AND OBAMA IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALONG WITH HOLDEN !

  4. Stonewall is more than a name – it's a verb.

  5. AD Roberts says:

    Someone explain to me why it should take years to provide EMAILS. You can only pull them up in ONE way. You type in instructions to the computer to bring them up. And then you press the PRINT button.
    Unless this guy has some NEW information about how emails are produced, HE also should be held in contempt.

  6. AD Roberts says:

    I hope. But too often, the Bilderbergs slide in with a THREAT that is believable and people BACK DOWN.
    Examples: Santorum, Palin, Goldwater, West.
    These and many more SHOULD have stood up at critical times, BUT THEY DID NOT.

  7. 1baronrichsnot1 says:

    Meanwhile, IRS is fining Ron Paul because he won't disclose his donors names and addresses to them! Now, lets get some equal justice, we want Lois' emails, or ah, or ah, how do you fine the IRS? This must be an oligarchy.

  8. I say we throw Lerner and Holder in prison until they decide to talk. Then, leave them there.