IRS’ Lois Lerner gave confidential Tea Party tax info to FEC, violating law

October 31, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails.

The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that it was former scandal boss Lois Lerner who shared the information on groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project.

The emails obtained by Judicial Watch show that the IRS, which was considering the tax status of the groups, gave the FEC the tax returns of the groups, including income, expenditures and staff pay. The emails also revealed the exact working of the prying political questions the IRS wanted the groups to reveal, such as their goals and the requests for brochures and ads.

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The information, sent via email, to the FEC came in response to the organization’s questions about whether the IRS had granted tax-exempt status to the Tea Party groups. It is unclear how the information the IRS sent was going to help the FEC, since the IRS hadn’t determined the tax status of the groups yet.

The emails were produced to Judicial Watch last week by the FEC in response to an Aug. 9, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

9 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Nana says:

    So what? Obama violates laws all the time!!!

  • Lloydl333 says:

    Lerner belongs in jail and the IRS needs to be abolished,. It is time!

  • james urban says:

    locker her up and waterboard her

  • truepatriotintx says:

    It’s a travesty that this woman was able to skate by and ride off into the sunset with a nice, cushy retirement pension courtesy of us taxpayers.

  • Suprsvc01 says:

    Lock her up now, and squeeze the crap out of her until she gives up the names of all those involved.

  • paintinc56 says:

    Can you imagine what the leftist propaganda machine media’s reaction would be to a Republican president targeting political opponents with his federal agencies? This is a HUGE SCANDAL, the IRS/Obama BROKE the LAW & NO ONE, not the P O S media, the CORRUPT, RACIST, LAW BREAKING Eric Holder & certainly not congress will hold Obama/his minions accountable.

  • Kristi17 says:

    Put her in JAIL NOW, The IRS should be ABOLISHED NOW!! Obama-COWARD knew about this and he is GUILTY of TYRANNY!!

  • modernminuteman says:

    This lady visited Obama at the white house something like 150 times but Obama says he knew nothing of her attacks on the Tea Party. sure Obama like you knew nothing of fast and furious, Benghazi, Seal Team 6 members set up for ambush in afghanistan, NSA spying on everyday citizens and our Ally leaders etc.For someone who is supposed to be so smart he sure doesn’t seem to know much unless it is getting credit for anything good.

  • dad666 says:

    This rotten organization should be shut down for breaking the law and this POS should be in jail NOW

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