Federal Judge Orders IRS To Release Names Of Specific Employees That Targeted Tea Party Groups

Tyler Durden's picture

Remember Lois Lerner?  If not, she was basically the person that Obama put in charge of weaponizing the IRS so that it could be used by the Democratic party as a political weapon of mass destruction to suppress Tea Party groups back in 2012.  Ring any bells yet?

Well, as a testament to the efficiency of our legal system, it turns out that the case is still ongoing some 5 years later.  Of course, this has to be a simple bureaucracy issue because there is no way that the Obama administration, you know, the only scandal-free White House in modern history, played any role in delaying the completely transparent transmission of information about this shocking threat to our Democracy...just ask CNN...we're sure they'll confirm the same.

Be that as it may, after years of litigation over what conservatives have long called “chilling” behavior by one of the government’s “most feared” agencies, a federal judge has finally ordered the IRS to release the names of specific employees involved in targeting Tea Party groups in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. Per Fox News:

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia also said the IRS must provide information about which groups were targeted and why, along with a strategy to make sure such targeting doesn't happen again.

 

The IRS is involved in multiple lawsuits with conservative groups related to the Tea Party targeting scandal; this particular case involves True the Vote.

 

“We’re thrilled the judge has taken this step and it feels good to have it recognized that they need to be held to account,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht told Fox News on Monday. “What happened to me was very personal—my name was thrown around the IRS, and the names of the people involved need to be known. What they did was criminal.”

Lerner Obama

 

Of course, as Judicial Watch's Chris Farrell notes, this single court decision managed to accomplish more in getting to the bottom of the IRS scandal than the Obama administration and Congress did in multiple years. 

But director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch Chris Farrell, whose organization is also involved in litigation with the IRS on this issue, told Fox News that the IRS owes litigants “real accountability.”

 

“This was creepy, chilling stuff,” Farrell told Fox News.  

 

“Judge Walton has accomplished more with one ruling than all of the rest of the federal government - all three branches - over the last six years.”

 

Farrell added: “The IRS is one of the most feared government agencies, and they’ve gotten a pass, in part. Walton is looking for real accountability and that’s so important.”

That said, we're certain that if we failed to pay taxes for 6 years that the IRS would be equally understanding.

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Number 156's picture

Ha!
Half of them are probably retired by now.

gmrpeabody's picture

They'll be over-ruled shortly...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Or the IRS will simply say "Make me".

<There is no longer, if ever, the rule of law.>

boattrash's picture

Just in time for the Statute of Limitations to run out. How convenient.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

The only justice you will see is the justice you take.  Dunno why more people dont go Postal at the local IRS building.

Dammit Walter's picture

"Public" (as in Government) means to operate in the open with full transparancy for all citizens to see.

"Private" (as in non-public citizen) means operates with full privacy, except as allowed by 4th Ammendment.

The authoritarian Obama regime reversed these two things.

Son of Loki's picture

The long arm of the law. Maybe for some offenses statute has run out but not for mail and wire fraud which is ten years. And it's my understanding the statute is a lifetime for "self-help" Do It Yo Self lampost justice. Scorned fucked over citizens have a looooong memory.

 

 

The statute of limitations for mail fraud and wire fraud prosecutions is five years (18 U.S.C. § 3282), except for mail and wire fraud schemes that affect a financial institution, in which case the statute is ten years (18 U.S.C. § 3293).
968. Defenses—Statute of Limitations | USAM | Department of Justice
https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-968-defenses-statu...
Son of Thor's picture

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Normalcy Bias's picture

I agree with your main point, but it happened a loooong time before the Obama farce. They did, however, make things much worse.

boattrash's picture

Government need,

According to this article from the Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/remember-when-andre... the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups began.

Here's an excerpt,

On February 18th, Stack had flown a small airplane into an IRS office in Austin, Texas, killing himself and IRS agent Vernon Hunter and injuring 13 on the ground. Stack left behind a six-page rant against the federal government and the IRS. His conclusion: "I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well."

 

otschelnik's picture

"Do you remember Lois Lerner?"

Hell yes we do, and we remember her assistant in the IRS /Exempt Organizations, Holy Paz.  And the then Commissioner Steve Miller who quietly approved the tea party suppression.  We rember that self-righteous shit Senator Carl Levin who wrote letters to Lois Lerner insisting that she take action against the tea party.  And finally we remember Commissioner John Koskinen, who 'couldn't find' congressionally subpeonaed records and now is under threat of impeachment in the Senate. 

Finally, thank you to Judicial Watch and Catherine Engelbrecht / True the Vote for showing they're ready to pursue these bastards to the gates of hell if necessary.  

XOFnews's picture

Don't forget that Shulman 'Easter Egg' hunt fuktard.

Kokulakai's picture

The IRS only targets productive society.

There is no revolt until there's nothing left to lose.

gregga777's picture

Patriots will just have to apply the statute of lampposts to these Demo-Marxist criminal scumbags.

MrPalladium's picture

"Just in time for the Statute of Limitations to run out. How convenient."

The statute of limitations requires that a case be FILED before its expiration. I does not cut off litigation in progress that was timely filed.

Whatta's picture

There's damned sure a Rule Of Law you and I have to follow.

DUI and hit a tree...no intent, but criminal negligence. #JailAndFine

Have a private email server with classified government documents....no intent, no criminal negligence. #OkeyDokey

nmewn's picture

"Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Dig them up from their graves and lynch them.

oDumbo's picture

Just based on the title of the article... fuck yeah!  It's about time.

Son of Loki's picture

It's not uncommon in some countries to hang the criminals first, and then give them a fair trial later.

It's one of the Bill of Rigths to a "Speedy Hanging" ... I used the same Constitutional Law book as Obama. As he said in the Trayyvon case, "I don't know the facts, but the white hispanic is guilty."

It's only fair!

Quid Pro Quo

 

 

MaxThrust's picture

"Half of them are probably retired by now"

sure they are but now that nice pension of their's will be consumed by legal fees.

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

WillyGroper's picture

visions come to mind of lerner trying to get into a neighbors house after being chased by those calling out her criminality.

hope they break it off, but there's prolly a statute of limitations that's expired...kinda like pedo charges.

XOFnews's picture

That was a tiny bit of justice, at least for a moment. 

AlbertthePudding's picture

Is the swamp slowly drying out or is it a bait and switch?

Normalcy Bias's picture

I can see it now:  Ummmm.... We don't keep those kind of records.

That pic of Mussolini... I meant Obama... has always seemed so fitting.

Crush the cube's picture

Hopefully he'll match the last picture of Mussolini and have his ending also.

Mr. Universe's picture

Took Dad to the VA last week, they had Trump's photo up. I thought I was on the set on "The Apprentice".

insanelysane's picture

All of the hard drives for all of the top IRS staff failed along with the entire email server and all of the backups.  And they blamed it on old equipment.  The odds of that happening within the time frame that it supposedly happened is beyond probable.

radio man's picture

Yeah, that trail hasn't gone cold...it never existed!

Offthebeach's picture

GOP hated the Tea ( Taxed Enough Already ) and was super fine with the IRS SS going after them, hence the hold the baby down in the tub "investigation ".

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

I say release their names, addresses, and next of kin.  They all need to swing at the end of a rope from the Liberty Tree's branches.

 

Dave&#039;s not here's picture

Hell yeah.. The Sovereign Citizen videos on youtube is some funny shit.. Hope more people believe that crap.

Crush the cube's picture

and subject them, all family members and personal associates to bi-yearly audits, make it all public, forever.

SpasticGramps's picture

The judge can expect and audit coming.

gregga777's picture

This ruling would have never been made if Hillary Rodham "Bill the Pedophile's Pimp" Clinton, queen of the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan), was President.

any_mouse's picture

Criticizing or attacking the Judge will be deemed racist.

Whether or not they are retired does not matter. They still collect an pension from OPM as well as SS.

End the FED and fellow traveler IRS.

radio man's picture

This Tea Party member can either forgive or forget the damage done. And, let there be a special place in Hell for a Republican congress that held dog and pony hearings then left for Boehner's place for cocktails. Fuck them!

NoWayJose's picture

Expect the usual stonewalling - if the judge really wants it they have to issue an arrest warrant and haul someone in. Then ask the next person in charge.

Drop-Hammer's picture

I want to see that felonious jewess, Lois Lerner, get curb-stomped.  In accordance with the law of course.  Nah, forget it.  Just hang her.

countryboy42's picture

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas this year, other than the custom English longbow I will buy myself, is to see Lois Learner hung by the neck until almost dead, then drawn and quartered. Percherons please.

grunk's picture

Would you be OK with pouring honey on her and tying her down on a mound of fire ants?

sgorem's picture

hell... let's compromise guys, let's see how long the bitch can sit on the end of a broomstick..... now that's fucking entertainment.....

countryboy42's picture

Are we talking a Vlad the Impallier thing here?