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Jun. 26, 2014

Lerner’s Reach

No one is safe from IRS targeting.

Former-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails may have taken the one-way trip to lost email land, but it doesn’t mean all the evidence is destroyed. In 2012, Lerner threatened to use her position to audit Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and an un-named organization (the specific organization was redacted in the email) because the organization invited Grassley to speak at an event. The email exchange, which was released this week, shows how far Lerner was willing to go. The Federalist’s Sean Davis writes, “In other words: even if Lerner’s laughably ignorant legal assertion was accurate, the audit threatened by Lerner would have to include an audit of Grassley’s personal tax returns. More perplexing, though, is that it took another staffer to explain to Lerner – the head of IRS enforcement of non-profit organizations – how basic tax laws actually work.” Not even a senator was safe from Lerner’s political witch-hunt. More…

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