“Potential Criminal Activity”: IRS Scandal

In another one of those dark Obama administration scandals the mainstream media seems intent to ignore, the IRS coverup surrounding the illegal targeting of conservative groups is heating up once again. Thursday night, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration gave the House Oversight Committee an update on Lois Lerner’s missing emails. Making no bones about it, Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus told Rep. Jim Jordan that there was “potential criminal activity” behind the disappearance of the correspondence.

It was not long ago that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified under oath that Lerner’s emails were impossible to recover. Despite that impossibility, investigators have successfully retrieved 32,774 emails that were backed up from Lerner’s email account. Though they are still in the process of determining which of these emails, if any, are ones that have not yet been turned over to Congress, the revelation does cast doubt on Koskinen’s testimony.

Some members of the committee noted the ironic ease with which investigators found the emails. “We have been patient. We have asked, we have issued subpoenas, we have held hearings,” said Chairman Jason Chaffetz. “It’s just shocking me that you start, two weeks later you’re able to find the emails.”

Targeted Groups

The controversy stems from a May 2013 audit that showed the IRS had improperly allowed politics to guide them in their duties. According to the investigation, IRS officials shined a harsh spotlight on Tea Party and conservative groups as their applications for tax-exempt status came in for consideration. Several hundred of these groups saw their applications put on ice for more than a year while others were questioned inappropriately.

Lois Lerner soon became the face of the scandal when she refused to incriminate herself before Congress. Held in contempt and forced to resign, Lerner ultimately admitted that her agency flagged groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in the title for increased scrutiny. Though she maintained that the IRS did this not for political reasons but rather for expediency’s sake, the admission set off a national controversy that resulted in an ongoing investigation.

It was also revealed this week that in the time period stretching from 2010 to 2013, Lerner was given nearly $130,000 in bonuses above and beyond her salary.

And so continues the troubles and travails of one of the most scandalous administrations in American history. Though you wouldn’t know it judging by coverage in the mainstream media, Obama’s minions have launched an all-out war on free speech, freedom of the press, veterans, the active military, and the security of the nation. There will come a day when, far removed from the politics of the moment, historians will agree that Obama was bad news for this country. The only question is whether we will have recovered from the damage by that time.

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  1. Lerner and Koskinen need to be in prison and forced to pay back any “bonuses” or salaries they received for NOT doing their jobs in an honest manner.

    • Barto, I agree 100% but we both know there’s about as much chance of that happening as pigs flying.
      Until we get the corruption out of Washington, once again when pigs fly, not a thing will ever change.

    • yes but it will not happen Obama wants it that way

    • No, they and a WHOLE bunch more (mainly Dems. and ALL Rinos) need to be taken out and shot with a .45 in both eyes. Then leave the carcasses out fro the critters…

  2. Much the same thing happened with Census 2010, which was hijacked by the Gaystapo to enforce mandatory pandering – despite Federal Law like DOMA prohibiting it.

    My case against Wrongful Termination in Retaliation for doing my job as an Assistant Manager for Field Operations in 2010 is now before the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (Cv 14-35022 = McDermott v Blank) and contains a wealth of information about the scams designed to cover up what I consider Criminal Fraud & Evidence Tampering.

    Not that it gets much attention from the lamesteam media, or Congress – either.

  3. lois lerner brain dead liberal idiot sh1t licker head up the a$$ sh1t for brains

  4. Don’t see how it matters one way or the other! Nothing is going to happen to her or her cohorts! Who would prosecute them, the AG? HAAAAAA!

  5. Dittos RayR55, Ohso, Barto,

  6. Raymond J Ambrozaitis

    There is a reality to this investigation just as there is to Benghazi and just about any other accusation from the right. Innuendo, repetition of false evidence and suggestions of guilt based on hatred still do not quite make it in the US. While all of those attempts and more have moved mere wishes closer to possibility justice for now still prevails. Time and again there has been failure after failure on the part of accusers to show anything that would actually border a guilty finding. IN the case of Benghazi nothing has been proven, with the exception of the dishonesty of Trey Gowdy who said he had a bombshell and has failed to produce anything. In the case of the IRS all that has been proven is that a left wing group was denied status as tax exempt and while I am certain the left appreciates the help of the Tea Potty, I think the Tea Potty somehow never meant to be of assistance. It is amusing thought to see childish prattle being posted about guilt and names being named so please by all means do not gain some measure of sanity and stop your delusional posts

    • That is why Lerner pleaded the 5th, then crashed her hard drive and lied about all of her emails being lost. You are a fool if you do not believe that she was ordered to prevent the conservative groups from obtaining their tax status prior to the election.

      • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

        And you quite obviously must be exactly who I meant my post for. You have nothing. Trey Claimed a massive bombshell and he has nothing and all that is being done now id big government which the Tea Potty claims not to like is spending big money which the Tea Potty claims not to like to discover nothing which the Tea Potty likes I guess because you moronically think that because you have nothing there must be something. Isn’t it about time to at least act adult?

        • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

          If you do not comprehend how it can happen why should I waste my time on someone as unaware as you? I mean are you saying there is anything in those e-mails that contradicts anything that has been said? You can not be, therefore false is what they are. As false as Trey Gowdy claiming he has a bombshell on Benghazi then fails to produce anything. Investigation after investigation costs money and is producing nothing it is that simple

        • Trey is not finished yet, I still have faith in him. Think he needs to be AG! Like the man!!

    • Pray tell how nearly 33,000 ‘lost’ emails that suddenly turn up is ‘false evidence’

  7. I see the idiotic troll,Ambrozaitis (Greek for Bowel Movement) is spewing his ignorance again.This nut already expressed his love for Barney Frank on another site so I wouldn’t put any stock in his babblings. He’s also a yellow-bellied coward as all leftwing-jerkoffs are.

  8. This is the Obama way. . .reward the crooks, and fire the good ones! What bothers me most is – will any of these bastards and bitches EVER actually be held accountable with prison terms and/or fines? Don’t hold your breath!

  9. The government is full of LIARS, SOCIALIST, MORONS AND PSYCHOPATHIC IDIOTS. WHAT DO WE THE PEOPLE EXPECT FROM THEM NOTHING BUT TOTAL NONSENSE.

  10. Saying the IRS is “potential” of criminal action is really saying that the powers at be will stay a few steps away from ever addressing the true criminal actions of the IRS.

    Just more talking points on top of talking points.

  11. We all KNOW that Lerner and the rest of the IRS goons took their marching orders from the Oval Office. You would think that the Democrats would have learned from Watergate that cover ups NEVER work. Time to start building the file to indict, try and convict Obama and his lap dog Holder. A few decades in Guantanamo should give them a new perspective.

  12. She did what she was paid to do, BUT that doesn’t make her innocent. She sold us out, big time, and should be in jail, for a very, very long time.

  13. We all know what needs to be done, but the yahoos will just milk it for as much PR as they can get, and when action time comes they will step away ; slink off…to fight (HHHRRRRMPHH) more important PR battles…..IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!

  14. After reading a few of the post regarding Lerner and the IRS, it seems obvious that America has lost faith in our justice system, our congress and our president. The only way it seems we can fight this is to vote. I propose each state put term limits on their ballots as we all know congress will never vote themselves out, after all, most of them could not make a living outside of congress.

    • November 4th we all shouted loudly with our votes… WE WANT OBAMA STOPPED. .we now have the majority and who is calling the shots still? Obama and Reid. We need the TEA PARTY in they are not afraid to stand up for this country and follow the rule of law.The GOP sucks. they are done as far as I am conserned with my future votes. GO AWAY

  15. Clara Anne Turner

    no rule of law=’s D.C. today=’s USSA

  16. I fail to see where the “criminal activity” was “potential”. It appears to me that the criminal activity is actual and clear on its face. Conspiracy, Fraud, Perjury just to start off with. Of course it will take a special prosecutor because our DOJ will never pursue a criminal prosecution against any of Obama’s henchmen! Don’t look for it to happen anytime soon. Our congress can’t even notice that Obama is an illegal president.

  17. FUNNY HOW THEY ALL WORK FOR US ,YET WE HAVE NO SAY IN ANY OF IT. I AM SO PISSED OFF WITH THE DIRECTION AND ILLEGAL CRAP THAT IS GOING ON UNDER THIS IMPOSTER SO CALLED PRESIDENT YOU HAVE NO IDEA. (WHO IS OBAMA REALLY?) WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR CONGRESS TO TOSS THEM ALL IN JAIIL. YOU BREAK THE LAW YOU GO TO JAIL. WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT THAT? IT DRIVES ME NUTS. HE CONSTANTLY BREAKS THE LAW, HE TOOK AN OATH ….GO TO JAIL YOU PRICK.

  18. Either a couple of ‘Dem-O-Coms’ go to jail or we are not a nation ruled by law anymore but by a Muslim-Marxist jihadist in which case the citizens have the right and responsibility to be able to use REVOLUTION as the SOLUTION! mInr, NSA!

  19. What do you mean potential ? This is an air tight case if we had any elected officials with a spine. Many in BOTH political parties have sold their soul and their country for money, power and votes ! Meanwhile, the voters stand by and watch , do nothing as their nation is being destroyed. We got the government we deserved !

  20. It will probably take years before we find out what this administration has done. They have cover from trolls like you and the national media, but eventually the truth comes out!

  21. Nice bonus for criminal activity. Every cent should be repaid. If Obama wants to personally pay Lois Lerner from his personal funds that’s one thing, but the taxpayer, via the U.S. Treasury should not be paying for it. The Obama administration is anything but transparent. IRS scandal, fast and furious criminal gun running, selective enforcement of laws, health insurance lies, and lethal foreign affairs screw ups.

  22. BO will need a scapegoat and when the fire gets a little hotter just watch for Lerner and Koskinen to be thrown under the bus to save the “anointed one”! Hopefully neither of these liberal IRS fools will need the retirement that Americans paid for…they will be housed for free, “subjected to a harsh spotlight”, and “questioned” appropriately and forced to answer for their amoral actions!

    God please continue to expose this amoral administration and all of the players!

  23. Obama could be caught in bed with with a “Leather Nun”, a little Boy and Girl, a Goat, a Sheep with a Black Bra and Black Stockings on plus a Male Gay Midget (all at once) and it wouldn’t even cause a “Hic-up” in the “Lame Stream Media”

  24. We keep hearing that this is the smoking gun but it always seems the fire retardent
    is applied rather quickly before anything happens. Until there is an INDEPENDENT
    Investigation into this matter nothing will be solve and no one I repeat no one will
    see justice applied.

  25. POTENTIAL criminal ? Is that the same as saying obomber is POTENTIAL muslim? Or POTENTIAL gay?
    POTENTIAL communist?
    You think? POTENTIAL?

  26. I CANT WAIT TILL THE MEDIA IS HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING A TRAITOR BRING DOWN AMERICA BUT KNOWING THE MEDIA WHICH I BELIEVE IS OWNED BY MOSTLY COMMUNISTS WILL BE HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE DONE

  27. Michael Dennewitz

    Good God, what part of the government ISN’T criminal??

  28. You let government get big enough and they’re capable of anything.

  29. What? That’s just how Commies roll.

  30. ALL of the IRS are crooks and the trail leads right to the Golf Course. There is not a smidgen of honesty in this administration.

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