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Try as they might, the Obama administration cannot escape the IRS scandal. Newly unearthed emails, which were discovered by the House Ways and Means Committee between Lois Lerner, former Director of Exempt Organizations, and her staff seem to give warrant to those who believe the IRS has been covering up their operation to bust conservative organizations.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter isvery dangerous,” and is something “Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be in on.” Ms. Lerner adds, “Cincy should probably NOT have these cases.”

When under fire in May the IRS attempted to place blame on two singular employees out of Ohio. When subpoenaed by Congressman Issa (R-CA) to testify before Congress Lerner took the Fifth. However, not before she claimed, “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations.” By claiming that she had done nothing wrong and then taking the fifth Lerner may have waived her right to plead the fifth. The House committee passed a resolution, which declared she gave up that right. Judge Napolitano previously weighed in on Lerner’s opening statement saying that she had put herself in a position to waive her Fifth Amendment rights because she volunteered to say that she had done nothing wrong, broke no federal laws, or violated IRS regulations before she stated she wanted to invoke her Fifth Amendment rights. Napolitano says that if she refuses to answer any questions on those three subjects then she could go jail. Furthermore, that she is not allowed to tell her side of the story and then refuse to answer any other questions by invoking the Fifth.

 With the most recent news from the House committee it has become evident that Lois Lerner has in fact been targeting conservative groups through the IRS. 

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian-American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee. Lotfi is the founder and CEO of BrandFire Consulting LLC. The firm specializes in public and private technology centered brand development, lead generation, data aggregation, online fundraising, social media, advertising, content generation, public relations, constituency management systems, print and more. Lotfi is the former executive state director for the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, a think-tank focused on restraining federal overreach.Lotfi graduated with top honors from Belmont University, a private Christian university located in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • medford_resident

    no surprise. The federal government needs to be slashed, the IRS abolished.

  • Kevin Merck

    She needs to be held as an enemy combatant without charges and without a right to counsel. She should be flown to Gitmo and water-boarded until she says exactly what we want her to say. What’s good for the goose needs to be used on the gander.
    The IRS not only needs to be abolished, they all need to be arrested and treated the same as described above.
    If you people want your country back, you need to get **angry** and start demanding accountability and justice.

  • Dyun

    Interesting development. Let’s see where it goes from here, if anywhere at all. On a side note…. (not to be a grammar nazi, but) I have been finding spelling and grammar errors in these articles. Please have someone check over them before they are published. I know it shouldn’t take away from the message, but it gives it that amateur touch. Correct spelling and grammar show good attention to detail, which is perceived to be important in the field of journalism. We want these articles to be taken seriously in every way when sharing them. (I’m referring to the line “she could go jail”). This is not meant to be harsh criticism, just something to look out for.

    • Allen Piercy

      side note lol

      • usaok59

        I get it -maybe most didn’t.

    • J R Moses

      We’ve been “dumbing down” America since the late 60’s. Until we once again require that students actually EARN promotions from grade to grade, we will only get worse.

  • defyentropy

    It’s my observation that people fear that the IRS may come knocking more than they fear the Men In Black or are they the same people?

  • HillBilly Jihad

    Lerner is the epitome of what the Constitution calls a domestic enemy. The IRS is a terrorist organization that makes Al-Qaeda look like the Boy Scouts of America. The time for the people to throw off these binds on liberty by any and all means necessary is long over due.

  • Void

    I believe his name is spelled “Napolitano”. You guys need some better editors. I’d volunteer if you want to email along articles before they get officially published or something 😛

  • Cheryl Newcomb

    The I.R.S. is nothing but the strong arm of the Federal Reserve ( which is a privately owned gangsta bank.) It should be abolished immediately and everyone involved in this targeting should be in prison. And they want these scum to run Obamacare?? If they don’t find your political leanings to their liking…….no needed surgery for you!!!

    • jwhitehawke

      Like all other sects of the DHS, the IRS has its own standing, private army…..

  • 2cents

    the day our US post office is unable to deliver / pick up mail…. and going at the rate of every billing office referring me to go paperless / green and pay online… Will be the day beginning of my tax revolt. Ridiculous to the overwhelming reply and reference to paying online. I even tried to explain it once to a phone receptionist that not only does it threat the job(s) of our postal service but her very own job. She didn’t get it…. We must suffer fools lightly.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    neocons can’t hijack Tea Party anymore
    Tea Party knows all about September 01

    • guest

      “Neocons?” Oh, you mean the LEFTIST republican party. Yeah, I agree.

      • RC

        can you explain Neocon exactly please

        • Michael Langley

          For one, a conservative who believes in promoting war and interference in other country’s business! If the other countries mess with the US, then we blow them out of existence! We would not be in the midst of all the Islamic wars if we had minded our business, all the way back to when we reinstated the shah of Iran, over a democratically elected government! Not saying we should not help other countries that are invaded as in the first war with Iraq, But we sure as heck should stay out of “civil wars”! The war on terrorism is a never-ending state that we shall never be out of until we stop meddling. After that, any attack on us or countries invading others should get our full response.

  • neo
  • Rich Grise

    Government employees shouldn’t have any rights at all when they’re caught with their fingers in the cookie jar. That’s for ordinary citizens, not officials acting under color of authority.

    • Michael Langley

      The Constitution was established for everyone. If we act like unlawful citizens we are no better than criminals. I hate what they did, and continue to do, as much as anyone else. But, denying them the God given rights, to which we all are entitled, makes us all a bunch of unlawful punks!

  • Rework Oh Ryan

    Ahhhh! Please make a version of this website with a white background. My eyes can’t handle this lol.

    • RC

      i like this! the white background is just to bright. as long as the letters are white I think this is easier on the eyes

    • Tony Salcido

      What’s the difference between staring at a bright white screen with text on it and staring at a light bulb? Think about it…

  • guest

    TEA PARTY GROUPS! NOT “conservative groups.” “Conservative” is a FALSE EUPHEMISM for “republican.” To be CRYSTAL CLEAR, the “Tea Party” HAS NOTHING TO DO with the LEFTIST republican party. And the IRS targeted TEA PARTY groups, NOT republicans. However, the Tea Party HAS LONG BEEN TARGETED by the LEFTIST republican party for CO-OPTING.

    • amommamust

      When they get around to understanding that INDIVIDUALS in those groups were targeted and some sort of class action is initiated it will be interesting to see how many people have been victimized.