Jun
25
2014

Lois Lerner looked to target sitting Senator for IRS investigation.

Charming.

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative individuals includes a sitting United States Senator.  According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information, Lois Lerner sought to have Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination.

“We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican United States Senator is shocking,” said Camp.

Basically, what happened here was that Lerner got sent an invite meant for Sen. Grassley by mistake.  So she immediately started sniffing around for a way to make a federal case out of it, and got gently smacked down by a colleague more aware of the pesky reality that you actually have to wait for somebody to break the rules before you can investigate them for it.  Your tax dollars at work, folks: the IRS may not be able to follow the same document storage rules that they’ll enforce on the rest of us, but they’re absolutely proactive when it comes to trolling through your mail for a preemptive strike.

Sheesh.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

9 Comments

  • Finrod says:

    IMHO it’s long past time to grab torches and pitchforks.

    • Luke says:

      Agreed.
      .
      But that’s selling it short, don’t you think?
      I believe hung, drawn, quartered and scattered to the four corner of the country is traditional.

    • BigGator5 says:

      Agreed. I’ve said this before, but bears repeating:

      I am actually shocked by the fact that there isn’t an angry mob heading to DC right now. It is a testament to the willful ignorance or the infinite patience of the American people. I’ll let you decide.

  • Dawn says:

    Lois Lerner is a piece of work. In a fair and just world, she would be in the Gray Bar Hotel for a long, long time.

  • acat says:

    May I remind you, Moe, that Ms. Lerner also had .. dealings with .. Al Salvi?
    .
    Mew

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    If anyone wants to say “Burn it down” right now, I’ll second.

    • Luke says:

      It’s burning well enough without arson.
      .
      Of course, we’ll still be blamed. But that’s no reason to deserve it.

  • garfieldjl says:

    I’m not exactly surprised by this news.

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