IRS Lerner Sought Audit of Republican Senator
The hits just keep on coming. If Lois Lerner’s criminal prospects weren’t looking terrible already, newly discovered emails (no, not all the ones the IRS lost) have shown that she actively sought to have a sitting Republican senator audited – just because.
According to Yahoo news, Lerner accidentally received an email meant for Sen. Charles Grassley:
The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley’s wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.
Whether or not it was inappropriate for the group to make the offer, Lerner apparently misunderstood IRS rules (or thought her communication would also get conveniently lost later on). Nothing had been done wrong by Sen. Grassley unless he accepted the gift – something even IRS subordinates knew. Another IRS official, Matthew Giuliano, pushed back on Lerner, telling her that an audit was unwarranted because not even Sen. Grassley had accepted an invitation – much less his wife.
Senator Grassley’s office stated that neither the Senator, nor his wife attended the event nor did they receive an invitation.
In an official statement, the IRS says that this kind of request could not result in an audit as “audits cannot be initiated solely by personal requests or suggestions by any one individual inside the IRS.” With the recent incredulous statements by lead IRS officials, adherence to policy and real integrity are not above question, but the quotation of policy is duly noted.
Americans are increasingly finding the IRS oppressive, rogue and acting as the strong arm of the Obama administration. Many don’t trust the organization to enforce revenue policy without bias.
It is up to the IRS to prove that they are simply applying written tax law without prejudice. If they cannot, Congress may have to act to reform the organization.
Here is the thing. If you have a government that is blatantly ignoring the laws and the constitution and now targeting people like a soft handed Stalin then we are coming close to either being taken over by tyranny or the second Civil War. These little hearings and investigations aren’t enough. People need to go to prison.
The largest proponent of our demise that I see and have written about in the past is our apathy. Fact is people just don’t care—most of them. They hear a story of oppression, are enraged for a few seconds and then go back to their reality T.V. The Founding Fathers would already be meeting behind closed doors by now. I’ve seen one act of rebellion and that was the gun owners in Connecticut—in a later letter that stated in not so many words that if persecuted there would be retaliation. And that’s what needs to be said. If they start coming for us in our homes or bank accounts then maybe a few need to water the tree.
We will see where these investigations go. The end result is people should go to prison. Our own president is guilty of manipulating his own law—unilaterally. He should be impeached immediately no matter who is in Congress. And if we are going to just sit back and watch T.V. and play Fantasy Football then we are already lost. Because the Founding Fathers gave everything. Many died penniless and on the run after they signed the D of I. If we are to save our country it may be time for the Patriots to start thinking they may have to do the same.
Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE