by John Brodgian | July 9, 2015 10:33 am
The IRS scandal keeps getting more and more infuriating, as is laid out here. And just when you think there can’t be anything else, BOOM…
Newly released documents show Department of Justice officials, Internal Revenue Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were discussing prosecuting nonprofit organizations for allegedly engaging in illegal political activity.
An official “DOJ Recap” document obtained by the group Judicial Watch details an Oct. 8, 2010 meeting between DOJ, IRS and FBI officials, including Lois Lerner, where the administration employees discussed “several possible theories to bring criminal charges under FEC law” against groups “posing” as tax exempt nonprofits.
“The section’s attorneys expressed concern that certain section 501(c) organizations are actually political committees ‘posing’ as if they are not subject to FEC law, and therefore may be subject to criminal liability,” reads the memo from IRS Exempt Organizations Tax Law Specialist Siri Buller to top IRS officials.
Personally speaking? I can’t wait for President Chris Christie and Senate Majority Leader Ted Cruz to start targeting their political opponents. The precedence this White House has set of it not only being legal but encouraged, is going to be delightful.
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