By: Charles Benninghoff
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, just released a 140+ page report on the IRS’ targeting of conservative Christian and Tea Party groups.
This document proves that the IRS, under the direction of Lois Lerner, deliberately targeted and silenced conservatives to influence the outcome of the 2012 elections in favor of Obama and the Democrat Party. Read more about how Lerner’s actions affected the 2012 elections here.
America's Founding Fathers would have viewed election interference like this as treason. Americans have to be able to trust the integrity of our national elections.
Nevertheless, Lois Lerner, the IRS ringleader of this operation, has gotten off scot-free so far. Congress is still weighing public opinion to decide if they should hold Lerner in contempt and throw her in jail for her actions.
Lois Lerner has refused to testify about the IRS targeting scandal. However, several of her colleagues recently turned over emails from Lerner to the Oversight Committee.
NOTE: The Contempt of Congress vote only concerns the House of Representatives; no action is needed in the Senate. Therefore, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will be unable to rescue Lois Lerner if the House votes to hold her in contempt.
This scandal stems from the Supreme Court Citizens United decision in 2010. Democrats immediately became worried that this decision would level the playing group between conservative non-profit groups and the all-powerful Big Labor public sector unions that fund the Democrats - especially the public-sector labor unions as these unions’ members were the recipients of most of the bailout billions paid our by Obama since 2008.
Lerner's own words should be enough to convince Congress to hold her in contempt.
According to the Oversight Committee report:
- One of Lerner's advisors wrote to her about Citizens United, worried that the Democrats would lose control of the Senate in 2012 as a result. Lerner responded that she hoped the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) would "save the day."
- Senate Democrats urged Lerner and her Office of Exempt Organizations at the IRS to "fix the problem."
- Lerner then wrote to her staffers and told them, "We need to do a  c4 project next year," referring to targeting conservative Christian and Tea Party groups with additional scrutiny.
- Lerner instructed her staffers: "We need to be cautious so it isn't a per se political project."
- Lerner signed a document, addressed to Congress, which blamed the additional IRS scrutiny of conservative groups on the victims.
- When a colleague wrote to Lerner to inform her that congressional committees would be investigating the IRS' actions, Lerner wrote back, "We're going to get creamed."
Lerner has not been "creamed." She has not even received a slap on the wrist. She was allowed to plead the Fifth Amendment and run away, continuing the cover-up for Obama and the Democrats.
This is potentially one of the biggest cases of theft in American history. Lois Lerner and her IRS lackeys stole the 2012 elections on behalf of the Democrats. Find out how you can help compel congress to hold Lois Lerner in contempt and have her arrested and jailed until she agrees to testify here.
If Lerner is not held to account for her actions, it ensures that this will happen again, whenever the Democrats feel like they are in danger of losing power in an election. Obama and Lerner think they are safe and think they are going to get away with this.
Every single person inside the Obama regime and the IRS who worked to suppress the free speech rights of Americans needs to be held accountable and that starts with Lois Lerner.
The 2014 and 2016 elections, and all future elections, are actually on the line in this case.
Americans must demand that this tactic be used: Congress must vote to hold Lois Lerner in contempt and throw her in jail until she agrees to testify about everything she knows including whether or not Obama was directly involved in it.
This tactic (threatening Contempt of Congress plus jail time) has worked every single time that it has been previously used in US history.
If you believe that the victims of this unfair IRS targeting scandal deserve justice, visit this link to see how you can help convince congress to hold Lois Lerner and all who were involved in contempt. Also, please share this link with everyone you know.