IRS scandal evolving too fast for reporters to ignore

posted at 10:41 am on June 26, 2014 by Noah Rothman

A handful of former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee seem to be serving as a Rorschach test for political actors and members of the press alike. For some, the early reaction to those emails revealed more about an individual’s thinking about the IRS scandal, and the Republican-led House committees, than it did about the alleged misconduct of one of the country’s most powerful law enforcement agencies.

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee released emails sent by Lois Lerner to a colleague reveal that she received information about Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) which led her to inquire about referring him and an unnamed organization soliciting him for a paid speech for an audit. After somehow receiving an event invitation meant for Grassley in which the event planners offered to pay for the senator’s wife to attend, Lerner asked her colleague if she could take action on the apparent infraction.

“Looked like they were inappropriately offering to pay for his wife,” Lerner observed in a message to her colleague, Matthew Giuliano.

Giuliano replied by informing Lerner that, not only was it not an infraction but that the incident she wanted to investigate had not yet even occurred. Partisan conservatives and liberals jumped on the email exchange, each using it to support their preconceived conclusions about the IRS scandal. But the emails inspired more questions than they provided answers.

Powerline Blog’s John Hinderaker cautioned conservatives to keep their powder dry. He wrote that Lerner did not appear to be looking to target Grassley specifically, but rather the organization which was holding the event to which he was invited. “Maybe this is an instance of Lerner being trigger-happy when it comes to going after conservative c3s and c4s,” he wrote, noting that the organization’s name was redacted from the released emails. “We can’t judge that without knowing more about the organization.”

“I don’t see any indication that she wanted to throw a Republican senator in jail, and in the absence of more information, I don’t see any evidence that she wanted to persecute a conservative organization, either,” Hinderaker continued.

This is not to say that there is nothing curious about this email exchange. It does suggest that Lerner had what you might call an itchy trigger finger, particularly when it comes to conservatives. Furthermore, in conjunction with the revelation that Lerner half-joked with colleagues about taking a position with the repurposed Obama campaign organization Organizing for Action, it does indicate that Lerner frequently deferred to her partisan instincts.

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis expressed frustration at those members of the political media establishment who were dismissing the relevance of this disclosure. He specifically cites Slate’s David Weigel who seemed unconcerned about the revelations in this email in part because Lerner did not act on her apparent desire to audit either Grassley or the unnamed group that corresponded with him.

“Intimidation is only wrong once its threats are carried out,” Davis wrote sarcastically. “Abuse of power only counts as abuse when you can find a visible bruise.”

It is hard to fault Davis here for expressing his indignation over some prominent reporters’ seemingly boundless ability to extend those in positions of authority the benefit of the doubt. It becomes more difficult to attribute Weigel’s instinctive dismissal of the latest revelations about the IRS to the languid cynicism that so often accompanies proximity to Washington when one sees that his colleagues in the political press do not share his indifference.

“This does not help her case, which is already pretty bad to begin with,” CNN’s John King observed on Thursday.

“It fuels the speculation that there was actually a political witch-hunt which was motivated by politics,” Politico’s Manu Raju agreed. “It’s exactly what the administration does not want.”

“Makes it hard for the White House to say ‘This is Republicans trying to make a big partisan issue out of a mistake,’” King noted.

“And it raises the question of if this is something that’s in the emails that we have, what’s in the emails that have disappeared, that don’t exist anymore?” Associated Press reporter Julie Pace observed. “And it provides some actual tangible fodder for these hearings that are going to be happening on the Hill.”

Pace’s point is the most important. The emails themselves are not especially damning, but they support the central narrative surrounding the IRS scandal; namely, that political considerations came into play in the application of tax law. Moreover, this email exchange validates the concerns of those who wonder whether Lerner’s missing emails contain information critical to the investigation into this scandal.

It is events like these lead nearly three quarters of the country to support the congressional investigation into the IRS’s alleged abuses. Those in the press like Weigel who reacted with reflexive nonchalance to the latest emails now appear to be out on a limb. The slow drip of developments surrounding the IRS scandal is growing into a torrent, and events are happening faster than they can be explained away.


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Too fast? That’s the most ludicrous excuse I’ve ever heard. After all Chuckie Todd says no one has been hurt.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Memory holes all over DC will be working overtime after this one.

Happy Nomad on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Never underestimate the journOlist’s ability to ignore stories they don’t like.

Flange on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Grassley and Lerner were on the same email list and that’s how his invitation reached her by accident? Really? Anyone believe that explanation? Either it was forwarded by a mole in the “unnamed organization”, or someone is dipping into emails and syphoning off anything of interest. Who could do that? Hmmm…

bofh on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

All I know, it is not Dear Leader’s fault…….

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Fast as in quickly? HA!!!

Bmore on June 26, 2014 at 10:49 AM

They should all be wondering who else was targeted but it hasn’t been discovered yet. Reporters can be targeted as well, just ask James Rosen.

Kissmygrits on June 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM

…drip…drip…drip…

I’ll say it again – It’s no longer a matter of if, it is now a matter of when.

Turtle317 on June 26, 2014 at 10:51 AM

How many hard drives are crashing at the NSA…?

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

bofh on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

ty. exactamundo

gracie on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

The question of the invitation. Is this something that came in email (because I heard she inadvertently was sent to her). If it was something that was sent in an envelope, and she opened it, then that would a felony for what she did.

However, she is innocent until proven guilty, but by pleading the 5th, she just makes things worth.

ConservativePartyNow on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

bofh on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

hmmmmm

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Its clear in the email response to Learner, she was talking about the senator.

MikeInBA on June 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

the march of the thumbdrives is on the horizon just over the Capitol dome…with musical accompaniment.

gracie on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Those in the press like Weigel who reacted with reflexive nonchalance to the latest emails now appear to be out on a limb. The slow drip of developments surrounding the IRS scandal is growing into a torrent, and events are happening faster than they can be explained away.

But they’ll try anyway. Anything to cover Democratic asses.

GarandFan on June 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM

All I know, it is not Dear Leader’s fault…….

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM

And he is going to be madder than hell when he finds out about it tomorrow.

VegasRick on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

The slow drip of developments surrounding the IRS scandal is growing into a torrent…

I’m rusty on the metrics, but how many drops in a smidgen?

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Too fast? That’s the most ludicrous excuse I’ve ever heard. After all Chuckie Todd says no one has been hurt.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

funny I never got a reply on this tweet

https://twitter.com/conserv_voice/status/481969212055764993

forgive the typo on the word much

@IngrahamAngle wish we had more @SharylAttkisson and mcuh less @chucktodd

dmacleo on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

she said she did nothing wrong before pleading the 5th…that alone will tell u (1) there is something wrong with this attorney who knows better than to waive her protection from self-incrimination and (2) she did do somethings seriously seriously wrong…

gracie on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

And Lois would be happy to give it to you since you have the proper party affilitiation..

katy the mean old lady on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I’m surprised that this post didn’t mention Chuck Todd’s “Are there any actual real victims?”

myiq2xu on June 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

ConservativePartyNow on June 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

From what i have heard, it was a hardcopy envelope. If it was addressed to her, and the wrong invitation inside, then thats not a crime.

MikeInBA on June 26, 2014 at 11:03 AM

“Intimidation is only wrong once its threats are carried out,”

Are you effing STUPID, Weigel? “Yes” would be the answer.

This fud gets paid to write?

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The Lefties don’t get it.

They think they’ll be in power forever and the opposition will always be nice guys, as Uncle Saul always counted on.

If they can do it to us, we can do it to them.

formwiz on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

They destroyed all the smoking guns. The regime has nothing to worry about unless someone gets to Lerner with a waterboard.

crrr6 on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

formwiz on June 26, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The entire bureaucracy – especially the IRS, is run by Democrats on every level. A Republican president tries that, and he’s impeached.

crrr6 on June 26, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Sorry, Noah.

Just because the MSM feel they need to mention a story briefly, does not mean they are not prepared to quickly bury the story.

The White House is still spinning “no scandal, only partisan Republican tricks”. A lot of the reporting has been Democrats echoing the White House and IRS lies. The fact that the MSM is apparently unable to discover that e-mails in a large organization are stored in servers, not the individual’s desktop, is revealing.

Unless, the Republicans can come up with a prosecution of Lerner, this story will die.

pilsener on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

It is hard to fault Davis here for expressing his indignation over some prominent reporters’ seemingly boundless ability to extend those in positions of authority to Fascist-Democrats the benefit of the doubt.

FIFY Noah. They wouldn’t do the same if it were the Bush administration.

rbj on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Embrace the suck…there is so much suck to embrace about herr obama…..

crosshugger on June 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM

13months……fast?

cmsinaz on June 26, 2014 at 11:13 AM

so now repuglicans believe in evolution?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

so now repuglicans believe in evolution?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

The question is…do the media believe in it?

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM

How do you leftists swallow an out of control IRS?

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM

When the Dear Leader gets mad after reading about his scandals what does he do???. Seems like he gets mad and than forgets it and goes to another fund raiser.

garydt on June 26, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I think it’s going to take a huge economic boycott of MSM enablers, i.e. their advertisers, before we see any kind of systemic overhaul. Otherwise they’ll just keep on keepin’ on, ignoring the stories they’d rather not see the light of day.

JimK on June 26, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Message to Churck Todd: NO ONE WAS “HURT” IN WATERGATE, either…

djl130 on June 26, 2014 at 11:22 AM

This post needs serious editing. Is HotAir paying by the word?

MTF on June 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM

so now repuglicans believe in evolution?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 26, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Coming from an ilk that believes:

Homosexuality is normal.
Man-Made Global Warming is real because Al Gore said so

I wouldn’t trust your scientific knowledge.

sentinelrules on June 26, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Here are your choices, (D)s.
 
1) The IRS intimidation was driven by the Obama administration.
 
2) The IRS has developed internally to the point where biased intimidation occurred without guidance.
 
There are no other choices.
 
Which one was it, (D)s? Tell us.

rogerb on June 26, 2014 at 11:27 AM

For the members of the corrupt media whose primary focus is advocacy of a political agenda / individual, the facts remain immaterial and the story will remain under reported. It’s not in their interests or those of the political agenda they are actively advocating to report on the criminal and ethical violations conducted by Lerner and others within the Executive Branch.

How do you leftists swallow an out of control IRS?

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM

They have no problem with it as they still consider it effectively impossible that they will lose the WH or effective control of the government going forward. It’s all part of the ‘fundamental change’ that they are enacting…

Athos on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I expect yet another squirrel to come along at any minute now.

Luthier on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Hinderaker is correct. The way the media extricates itself from these situations in which a scandal becomes so obvious that they have no choice but to cover it is to latch onto an overblown claim by the accusers and then write the entire scandal off as “partisan finger pointing” and then stop reporting on it altogether.

forest on June 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Quit paying your taxes.

Let them all die of starvation.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

The point, sir, is if I get one to support say open carry of firearms, and you are denied one because your organization is called “Citizens for Sensible Gun Control” you would cry foul. If “Organizing for Action” and “Moveon.org” fly through the process, I cry foul that the process is rigged in one direction.

I know that you know this, so why are you being obtuse?

OldSnakeDriver on June 26, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Unless, the Republicans can come up with a prosecution of Lerner, this story will die.

pilsener on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Actually, all the House needs to do is JAIL Lerner– as they have the legal right to do, as she is in contempt of the House– and this story would explode all over the media everywhere.

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 11:33 AM

It’s all part of the ‘fundamental change’ that they are enacting…

Athos on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

They’re not going to like their heads being cut off.

The open borders are allowing ISIS to slip in. It’s gon’ be ugly, soon.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:34 AM

“Intimidation is only wrong once its threats are carried out,” Davis wrote sarcastically. “Abuse of power only counts as abuse when you can find a visible bruise.”

That was not the standard applied to President Richard Nixon re the IRS.

slickwillie2001 on June 26, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

One of the most perfect noms on HA!

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Sorry, Noah.

Just because the MSM feel they need to mention a story briefly, does not mean they are not prepared to quickly bury the story.

The White House is still spinning “no scandal, only partisan Republican tricks”. A lot of the reporting has been Democrats echoing the White House and IRS lies. The fact that the MSM is apparently unable to discover that e-mails in a large organization are stored in servers, not the individual’s desktop, is revealing.

Unless, the Republicans can come up with a prosecution of Lerner, this story will die.

pilsener on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

…heck!…why should I repeat what pilsener just said/…the media will sure try to downplay this ‘fake scandal’!

JugEarsButtHurt on June 26, 2014 at 11:38 AM

I expect yet another squirrel to come along at any minute now.

Luthier on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The Fall of Baghdad? Dirty bomb in NYC? A southern border immigrant surge that engulfs Texas?

Problem for this administration is that the squirrels are requiring ever bigger and more ominous squirrels to distract from the last one. At some point we’re going to be facing such a Mother of All Squirrels that even Godzilla will retreat whimpering back to the sea.

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

The ruling makes sense.
If you view it simply as Obama losing…you miss the point and the substance.
There will be future Presidents…and Senates.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

The ruling makes sense.
If you view it simply as Obama losing…you miss the point and the substance.
There will be future Presidents…and Senates.

verbaluce on June 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Sorry for the double…dang freedom of speech…and Goebbels.

Schadenfreude on June 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM

“Intimidation is only wrong once its threats are carried out,” Davis wrote sarcastically.

So… schoolyard bullying is okay until a kid gets his nose bloodied? I don’t think that’s what StopBullying dot gov has in mind…

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Unless, the Republicans can come up with a prosecution of Lerner, this story will die.

pilsener on June 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM

And if that did happen, the press would castigate the Republicans for their persecution of someone who ‘innocently took the 5th’….

Athos on June 26, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The nicest thing that could happen with this investigation would be that wrongdoing could be laid institutionally at the feet of the IRS, White House, Justice Department and the FEC.

The second nicest would be that it leaves some really smelly, rotten egg all over the media’s faces.

trigon on June 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

If that floats your boat.

Me? I want the laws applied equally to all and not weighted heavily against enemies of the Dems and the Gov’t-Media complex.

It’s the blatant hypocrisy of the left that is so irritating. Laws for thee, but not for me.

Closet Optimist on June 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Ron Fournier appears to have stopped drinking the kool-aid. John King has been trying hard to quit. Soon, Weigel will be shamed into silence, if not agreement. Looks like a trend to me!

mountainaires on June 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM

“Intimidation is only wrong once its threats are carried out,” Davis wrote sarcastically.

I’ll get a few of my more menacing-looking homeslices to follow you around on their bikes, everywhere you go, just staring at you.

Of course you’ll just take it in stride, beta.

Bishop on June 26, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis expressed frustration at those members of the political media establishment who were dismissing the relevance of this disclosure. He specifically cites Slate’s David Weigel who seemed unconcerned about the revelations in this email in part because Lerner did not act on her apparent desire to audit either Grassley or the unnamed group that corresponded with him.

Who gives a damn what Slate’s David Weigel thinks about this? That’s like saying there’s nothing to this IRS scandal because Juan Williams said so.

TarheelBen on June 26, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Let’s see here. We’ve got one of the most biased spin doctors ever from the lying Clinton Administration taking over at ABC News. They should just change their acronym to NNH. No news here! What could go wrong?

Then there is NBC which seems to go so far out of their way to find and hire raving lunatics. From what I’ve seen, those on the MS-NBC side carry a special “Most Stupid” designation.

Last; literally, is CBS. Who can forget their star from the glory days at CBS. How’s that Walmart greeter job going Dan? Who else do they have. That mean old crusty man? Somebody get that guy some depends.

Lucky us, we have good ol Fox. Home of the “Are you a flake” Cwiss Wawus. Megan may be a stunner, but anybody who attacks Darth Cheney is just another network mouthpiece in my book. Leave Dick alone!

Oh, I almost forgot PBS, the one we all help support. Everybody knows how fair and balanced they are, right? You can almost see Gwen get moist when she talks about her BFF Barky.

Nope, nothing to see here. I may as well run on down to Walmart so I can say hello to Danny boy and pick up some extra squirrel hunting supplies. I just have that feeling the media is about to discover a new one for me again?

Competence, ethics or anything even remotely resembling honest behavior from this administration or anyone connected to it? Not even a smidgen!

Luthier on June 26, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Let me be a little philosophical here. No single raindrop is responsible for the flood, but there are now too many raindrops to stop the flood.

Tinker on June 26, 2014 at 12:12 PM

They’ve got more important things to report, like the relationship between Justin Verlander and Kate Upton heating up!

/squirrel!

Ward Cleaver on June 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

“Maybe this is an instance of Lerner being trigger-happy when it comes to going after conservative c3s and c4s,”

No doubt Lerner was trigger-happy.
It’s unsettling that this woman would have no problem using someone else’s personal mail -that wound up in her hands by happenstance- as a basis for an audit. It’s one thing to be a diligent employee…but an IRS employee taking action on ill-gotten gains is over-zealous to the point of being creepy.

lynncgb on June 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Did anyone else see Issa on with Megyn Kelly last night?

Towards the end of the interview he dropped a strange little tidbit. He said that investigators are aware that Lerner is intensely partisan and mentioned that they have her email conversation with her daughter discussing gay marriage in Maryland.

The Lerners’ support for gay marriage was odd in the context of the interview. However, there was an announcement yesterday that the IRS agreed to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) after it illegally leaked confidential information to a gay rights group and the media.

Although the source of the leak has not yet been identified, the metadata on the confidential file indicates that it originated with the IRS. It would seem logical that the document was leaked by the IRS tax-exempt group. Matthew Meisel, the gay activist who passed the document on says that he has a “conduit” who passed the IRS file to him. Meisel refuses to divulge his source.

Was Issa’s comment about Lerner and her daughter a shot across the bow to lead Lerner to believe that they have implicated her– and her daughter– in the NOM crime?

obladioblada on June 26, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

If you’re a Democrat you already have it, but I wouldn’t define Obama as “God” just yet.

Rix on June 26, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Meh, I don’t think these MSM ostriches will ever have to explain themselves. Really, to whom are they going to explain themselves? The echo chamber of themselves in the MSM? They don’t care if people in flyover country believe them. They just care that everyone in their liberal bubble loves them.

As I heard a comedian once say, Bill Clinton could physically stand in front of a group of people and say, “I am not here,” and nearly half the people would believe him.

The same thing goes for Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and the rest of that rotting fish head of the Democrat Party.

deepdiver on June 26, 2014 at 1:02 PM

The IRS is proving to be exactly what Americans have suspected it is, an arm of the government to be used to intimidate it’s citizenry into compliance with bureaucrats.

That’s why this scandal was always the one with legs. EVERYONE knows deep-down the IRS cannot be trusted. Now we have the evidence, even if it was destroyed. In the minds of Americans, destroyed evidence IS THE EVIDENCE that they were up to no good.

As bad as Benghazi is, the average public-school educated American can’t understand what happened, and since it happened “over there” and doesn’t effect their lifestyle, they don’t really care to figure it out.

goflyers on June 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

“IRS scandal evolving too fast for reporters to ignore”

You’re kidding, right? Try googling ‘Lois Lerner Grassley’.

Dusty on June 26, 2014 at 1:15 PM

How many hard drives are crashing at the NSA…?

d1carter on June 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

supercalifragilisticexpialidocioussupercalifragilisticexpialidocious

(one more)

Tsar of Earth on June 26, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I’m rusty on the metrics, but how many drops in a smidgen?

de rigueur on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

The beauty of the metric system is that it is exactly 10.

Tsar of Earth on June 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

And he is going to be madder than hell when he finds out about it tomorrow.

VegasRick on June 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Why? Did the paperboy not deliver a newspaper to 1600 today?

KansasNavyDad on June 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Grandpa always said, “If you poke a wolverine with a stick, you’ll get your balls ripped off.”
Is it time yet?
III

Sgt Stryker on June 26, 2014 at 2:22 PM

The second article of Nixon’s impeachment concerned his suggested use of the IRS to go after his enemies. Did not happen, but just the hint of it was an article of impeachment. Conspiracy does not require one to carry out their intentions, just that one conspired to do so. – Oh and apparently you have to be a Republican….

mouell on June 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Grassley and Lerner were on the same email list and that’s how his invitation reached her by accident? Really? Anyone believe that explanation? Either it was forwarded by a mole in the “unnamed organization”, or someone is dipping into emails and syphoning off anything of interest. Who could do that? Hmmm…
bofh on June 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Does anyone remember back in the Dubya admin, it was discovered that there was no internal firewall in the congress IT system and that dem operatives were dipping into GOP’s communication? At the time the GOPe pooh-poohed it as no big deal. IIRC, they left it to the Sargeant-at-arm to do something weakish.

Methinks Lerner’s harddrive had to be destroyed to hide her backdoors.

AH_C on June 26, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Here is an idea. Let’s get Lerner in front of the committee and let her tell them what she meant, Trey Gowdy can handle the questions,

Techster64 on June 26, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I demand my God given right to form a 501(3c) to launder money with zero review of my actual intents and activities!

antisense on June 26, 2014 at 10:55 AM

No need to demand anything. Just give your 501(3c) a progressive-sounding name, and you’re golden.

Or are you one of those idiots still trying to pretend this was not aimed at conservative organizations only?

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM