July 3, 2014

Why IRS Targeted Grassley

He was a thorn in their side.

We now know why Lois Lerner targeted Senator Chuck Grassley. According to an IRS official, Grassley was a thorn in the Obama administration’s side as it was beginning its attack on Tea Party groups. The Daily Caller reports, “Grassley made it more difficult for the IRS and DOJ to work together to target conservative groups by blocking Obama’s political appointee Mary L. Smith from taking over the DOJ Tax Division, which prosecutes criminal cases for the IRS. Grassley held up the nomination in early 2010, just as Lerner and fellow IRS officials were mapping out their targeting strategy. The White House later withdrew Smith’s nomination.” So the Obama administration targets its enemies, showing once again an administration drunk on power. More…

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