Frightening: IRS turned over thousands of confidential taxpayer documents to White House

The scandal of the IRS targeting conservatives continues to balloon. Cause of Action, an advocate for government responsibility investigating the abuse, has been informed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that there are close to 2,500 potentially responsive documents relating to improper disclosure by the IRS to the White House.

The Daily Caller reports,

The Daily Caller first reported that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner and White House policy adviser Jeanne Lambrew exchanged confidential taxpayer information about a conservative group that was suing to stop Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate in 2012. Now, with 30,000 Lerner emails set to be turned over to Congress, new information is surfacing about the White House-IRS information pipeline.

The legal advocacy firm Cause of Action sued the Treasury Department’s inspector general for information about further IRS coordination with the White House. The long-stonewalled lawsuit has finally borne fruit.

The Department of Justice is trying to stall the release of the potentially incriminating documents for two weeks, claiming it needs to review them to see if anything must be redacted. This is laughable, considering the documents have already been released as-is to the White House. More likely, the DOJ, which is controlled by the Obama administration, just wants to hide the most incriminating documents. Lois Lerner has tried to block the connection to the White House for a couple of years now – because it most likely goes straight to Obama at the top.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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