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Donald Trump’s DOJ won’t pursue charges against Lois Lerner, former IRS senior executive

Donald Trump’s DOJ won’t pursue charges against Lois Lerner, former IRS senior executive

The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn’t enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the […]

Federal Appeals Court rules that IRS still targeting conservative groups 

Federal Appeals Court rules that IRS still targeting conservative groups 

By Michael Hernandez WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Friday in a 3-0 unanimous decision reversed a 2014 lower district court ruling that previously dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2013 against the Internal Revenue Service for targeting conservative groups. The appeals court found that the IRS had committed some “unconstitutional […]

House GOP begins impeachment against IRS chief

House GOP begins impeachment against IRS chief

  House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz began the impeachment process against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the public and destroying documents that were being sought under a congressional subpoena. It’s the latest move in the battle over tea party targeting at the tax agency, and comes less than a week […]

IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing. The Obama administration’s decision, outlined […]

IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

Lois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, […]

Chip Bok: Government Email Hackers

Chip Bok: Government Email Hackers

IRS ordered to release list of targeted tea party groups

IRS ordered to release list of targeted tea party groups

A federal judge ordered the IRS this week to turn over the list of 298 groups it targeted for intrusive scrutiny as the agency defends against a potential class-action lawsuit by tea party groups who claim their constitutional rights were violated. The IRS had argued it shouldn’t have to release the names because doing do […]

Don Katich of Santa Barbara News-Press speaks out on free speech, “illegals”

By George Miller The Santa Barbara News-Press (SBNP) is no stranger to being attacked over 1st Amendment issues. In 2006, its own staff tried to prevent the new owners from eliminating what they believed was bias in news content. This made national headlines. More recently, a political pressure group attempted to coerce them into using only politically correct […]

The Lois Lerner emails – are they really lost?

The Lois Lerner emails – are they really lost?

    . By Jim O’Brien It would seem the news media, even FOX, is not getting the irrelevance of Lois Lerner’s hard drive.  Everybody keeps focusing on the fact that LL’s hard drive crashed and therefore all emails are lost.  Even Congressmen seem to be ignorant because they keep repeating the IRS talking points that a personal hard drive crash […]

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