Judicial Watch has used a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to discover another smoking gun of the Obama administration. They fact that Obama had weaponized the IRS against political opponents is readily apparent. This information had even been withheld from a Congressional inquiry. There is a lawlessness here that is distressing to see. Over 700 documents have been uncovered. The contents of these documents show how embarrassing it would be to the IRS. Te abuse has been continuous and it is not clear to observers that the abuse of conservative groups by the IRS has been discontinued.
As Written By James Barrett for the Daily Wire:
Reports that the Obama administration “weaponized” federal agencies against political opponents keep coming. In new “smoking-gun” documents obtained via a FOIA lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Judicial Watch has uncovered evidence that the targeting of conservative groups by the Obama IRS was even more expansive than we knew.
On Tuesday, Judicial Watch released 695 pages of new documents showing IRS officials admitted the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen conservative organizations, as well as evidence that the IRS offered “expedited consideration” to 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations if they agreed “to restrict their alleged political activities” — a tactic Katie Pavlich aptly describes as “bribery” that served to silence the administration’s opponents.
Judicial Watch filed the FOIA lawsuit after the IRS revealed it had located thousands of documents that potentially related to audits of Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) organizations. Hundreds of these documents, Judicial Watch says, were previously “withheld” by the Obama administration from congressional review:
Of the 695 pages of documents released by the IRS, 422 (61%) were withheld in their entirety. These newly identified records are not records that were contained in the “Congressional Database,” which the IRS created in 2013 to house records responsive to congressional inquiries into the …….
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