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BREAKING: JW released new IRS notes revealing Senator John McCain’s former staff director & chief counsel for Senate Homeland Security – Henry Kerner – urged top IRS officials like Lois Lerner to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” (1/8)
These notes were from an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, & other IRS officials. Ten days later, Lois Lerner admitted the IRS had a policy of deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit orgs. (2/8)
Lois Lerner & other IRS officials met w/ top staffers from Senate Governmental Affairs to discuss concerns raised by Sen. Levin & Sen. McCain that the IRS wasn't reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Citizens United SCOTUS decision. (3/8)
Senator John McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and had called the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision – which overturned portions of the McCain-Feingold Act – one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.” (4/8)
McCain staffer Henry Kerner recommended to Lois Lerner, Steve Miller, Nikole Flax, & other IRS officials that they harass non-profit groups until they were unable to continue operating. Lois Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all.” (5/8)
JW previously reported on the 2013 meeting, but Sen. McCain then issued a statement decrying “false reports claiming that his office was somehow involved in IRS targeting of conservative groups.” The IRS previously blacked out notes of the meeting. (6/8)
JW President @TomFitton: The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – Senator John McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. (7/8)
JW President @TomFitton: The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as JW continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama Admin weaponized the IRS, FEC, FBI, & DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans. (8/8)
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