Oh! It’s official now! The corrupt Obama-era IRS is now an open book and in the public eye for the world to see!
Pass it on – “all sides now agree [it] was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes,” by the Obama IRS under Lois Lerner, reports the Washington Times.
The IRS targeted Tea Party groups.
The IRS placed undue pressure on groups that did not go along with the Obama platform.
The Washington Times states, “The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists it’s made changes so that political targeting can’t occur in the future.”
Furthermore, it took FIVE long years to close out what the public knew. Moreover, the Obama administration tried feverishly to hide it from the public.
The IRS was weaponized under Obama. Period. All sides agree.
There are still some issues being wrangled in court, like “whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her behavior from public view, and whether the IRS should pay attorney fees,’ The Washington Times reports.
3.5 million dollars was awarded to about 100 Tea Party groups by Judge Michael R. Barrett.
Will it happen again?
On of the main concerns is around ending the practice. Have the policies of the IRS changed so this sort of targeting doesn’t happen in the future?
Mark Meckler, Citizen’s for Self Governance President has the answer!
Specifically, he says “he hasn’t seen any policy changes that would prevent a repeat.”
Currently, the records to the settlement are all under wraps and sealed.
Additionally, Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch has asked for all testimony to be unsealed.