A statement released Wednesday by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, shows Lois Lerner sought to have GOP Senator Chuck Grassley referred for IRS examination.
That loud noise you just heard is another shit-ton of IRS hard drives accidentally going in the industrial shredder https://t.co/yMtqcjP085
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 25, 2014
Watch Greta Van Susteren comment on Lerner’s abuse of power:
House Ways and Means Committee’s statement:
Washington, DC – Today, (R-MI) announced the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative individuals includes a sitting United States Senator. According to emails reviewed by the Committee under its Section 6103 authority, which allows the Committee to review confidential taxpayer information, Lois Lerner sought to have Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) referred for IRS examination.
“We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican United States Senator is shocking,” said Camp. “At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights. We may never know the full extent of the abuse since the IRS conveniently lost two years of Lerner emails, not to mention those of other key figures in this scandal. The fact that DOJ refuses to investigate the IRS’s abuses or appoint a special counsel demonstrates, yet again, this Administration’s unwillingness to uphold the rule of law.”
While the Ways and Means Committee investigation into Lerner’s involvement in the potential Grassley examination is ongoing, documents show that Lerner received an invitation to a speaking event that was intended for Senator Grassley. Instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley’s office, Lerner immediately suggested to others in her office that the issue should be referred for examination. The Committee was able to investigate this information through its authority under Section 6103 of the tax code. A waiver was signed by Senator Grassley and his wife in order to make this information public.
Twitchy captured some reaction to the shocking news:
Holy holy shit https://t.co/X2Z5gG0Gj6
— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) June 25, 2014
Lois Lerner was using the IRS to target sitting Republican Senators now.. This used to be called treason.
— S.M (@redsteeze) June 25, 2014
— #Bossy Brenda (@Brewen) June 25, 2014
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