IRS Scandal Gets More Scandalous

It’s getting so obvious that no one in their right mind can think otherwise:

The House Ways and Means Committee today released emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt organizations division, in which she uses a vulgar anatomical expletive to refer to conservatives and says “it’s our own crazies that will take us down.”

Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., details the Lerner emails in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. The messages, he said, provide additional information for a criminal referral sent to the Justice Department in April.

In his letter to Holder dated today, Camp writes that a “newly discovered email exchange” from Lerner’s official government email address “directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner’s deep animus toward conservatives, which she refers to as ‘a–holes.’ ”

In one of the emails, Lerner goes on to write:  “So we don’t need to worry about alien teRrorists. [sic] It’s our own crazies that will take us down. ” She suggests they will “ruin the country,” Camp said. He continues:

This new evidence clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law. This builds on the ample evidence in the committee’s original referral in which the committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence agency action against only conservative organizations…

In addition to this email exchange, the Ways and Means Committee discovered Lerner conducted official business, which included confidential information, using her personal email address.

In a February 2012 email chain, the IRS official and an agency information technology specialist discuss a potential virus on Lerner’s home computer. In the correspondence, Lerner refers to work information kept on her home computer, but indicates that it’s not a “must” for sending back to her work laptop.

Referring to the email chain in his letter to Holder, Camp notes that Lerner stated her computer may have been hacked because of the simplicity of her password. “This exchange further raises concerns that taxpayer information may have been leaked,” the Michigan Republican writes.

The Ways and Means Committee is continuing to investigate Lerner’s role in the improper targeting of tea party and other conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status with the tax agency.

In addition to the IRS targeting mess, this also demonstrates the equally politically driven corruption of Eric Holder at the DOJ, for refusing to take action in the face of glaringly obvious evidence. And what’s the common thread between Lerner and Holder? Barack Obama and a radical liberal world view. This is how they operate, and this is what happens when they are allowed to run things. They must be stopped.

There’s my two cents.

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