Barack Obama and his cronies thought they could escape accountability for the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal now that they are out of office.
But they were wrong.
Now a new disclosure threatens to blow the scandal wide open.
It was revealed that the IRS was intimidating Tea Party groups seeking to gain nonprofit status by applying intense scrutiny to their applications and asking questions intended to bully them into silence.
Conservatives did not accept the Obama administration line that this was just the work of a local office or Obama’s contention that there “wasn’t a smidgeon of corruption” at the agency.
So they pressed on with the case.
The IRS responded to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act request by disclosing the fact that they were in possession of 7,000 documents relating to the scandal.
This explosive revelation could shed additional light on how the Obama administration systematically used the IRS to squash political opposition.
Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton, shed light on the enormity of the discovery in an op-ed published on Breitbart.
Last week, Judicial Watch reported that the agency informed the U.S. District Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating to our 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit regarding the Obama IRS targeting scandal.
The lawsuit at issue sought records about the IRS selection of individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications requesting non-profit tax status filed by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).
These newly identified records are presumably not the records contained in the so-called “Congressional Database,” which the IRS created in 2013 to house records responsive to congressional inquiries into the IRS scandal.
The IRS informed JW Monday that it is producing an additional 694 pages of documents and expects to produce an additional batch by March 24, 2017. However, at this time, the IRS still has not provided an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents.
The corruption at the IRS is astounding. Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched, but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years.”
The problem with draining the swamp is that it would mean getting rid of almost every politician from both parties. They are all crooks and trying to protect each other by attacking President Trump from all sides. The damned town should be renamed the District of Corruption. Once all Americans come to realize this maybe we can help make it happen – at the polls – you know who they are vote them out!