‘Major Victory’ – Tea Party wins long IRS battle

July 20, 2017

IRSIt’s taken nearly eight years, but the Internal Revenue Service finally granted tax-exempt status to a Tea Party group in what lawyers representing the group on Wednesday called a “major victory for free speech.”

Graham Bartlett, president of the local Tea Party, said he was informed about a month ago that the group’s request was going through, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

The group filed its request in December 2009. Several months later, the IRS demanded more documentation concerning the organization’s activities. The group complied, but then the IRS requested even more documentation. The Tea Party provided more than 1,000 pages of documentation about the group’s activities. Eventually, it filed a lawsuit against the IRS.

“What I understand is the IRS was targeting any organization that had the name ‘Tea Party’ in it or the word ‘conservative,'” Bartlett said. “We weren’t the only ones.”

30 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    Funny how all it took was an election to find the wrong doing at the IRS. 7 YEARS they have been looking at this illegal activity with negative results and loss of e-mails (see a pattern here?).. New eyes, new results. Time for some jail time now. You know dang well if the roles had been reversed that people would be in jail by now.

  • Tiger says:

    This is a win but it is a lose that nobody is being targeted and fired for this. They have walked and many still there.

  • maxx says:

    Now the issue should focus on getting to one Tea Party instead of all of the local ones that sprung up run by democommies. yes created and run by liberals solely for the purpose of scamming the public. They found it very easy to use the TEA PARTY moniker and collected tens of millions that were sent directly to the DNC. The TEA party movement was stolen and actually used against conservatives. That is one reason so many democommies who ran under the TEA Party were elected and turned out to be RINO’s. The TEA PARTY was a great idea but was too stupid and ill prepared to deal with liberal criminal actors.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Now the IRS needs to be abolished, their services are no longer needed!

  • Original Anna says:

    When are these people brought up on charges against the Constitution. What the IRS and Lerner were doing is illegal. Why hasn’t those responsible for the lost years been charged with denying their right to have a party especially one pro American instead of anti American like the ACLU the American Communist Party. Why should a group of people organizing a party have to wait eight years.

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  • Big Ed says:

    Lois Lerner will take the lion’s share of the responsibility for this travesty, but don’t look for her to have to pay any jail time for her crime. The reason, I believe, is that while she did the crime, her boss initiated the crime. And, we all know when we get to that level of player we are talking about pure teflon-no stick. It started with Obama, but it will end with a blank sheet-can’t punish Lerner because that would pull Obama front and center.

  • teaman says:

    The IRS has already proven it has know morals and it should be shut completely down. It is just one of the many corrupt agencies in our present day Gooberment!

  • Askjrsk says:

    Why isn’t the IRS being investigated and charged with a crime? Jeff Sessions this isn’t the kind of thing he prosecutes?

  • Warren says:

    A Victory but Seven years Late I wonder what the Damper was for those Seven Years. Now I remember The Marxist Muslim Mutt Fraud Fanook !!!

  • regulus30 says:

    Lois lickitysplit Lerner should already be doing time.

  • Tiger says:

    And Lois Lerner is where? What is her punishment? I want blood.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      I hope you get it. Lois Lerner has done all Americans a disservice.

    2. RedStateResident1 says:

      You could ask John Koskinen.

      President Trump hasn’t fired him or asked for his resignation, so he is still the IRS Kommisar, er Commissioner.

      1. Tiger says:

        Interesting isn’t it how many Trump has not fired.

  • earlwatters says:

    now we need some jail time for all the IRS who was involved

  • BH says:

    When will Lois Lerner be held responsible for her actions in these targeting cases? She also lied to Congress and obstructed justice also.

    1. Janis Love says:

      I think these people always come out smelling like a rose. Regardless of proof she’ll continue to get a pay check or pension. I would like to see that I am wrong.

      1. Askjrsk says:

        As all of us would like Lois Lerner prosecuted.

      2. goldie says:

        Nothing personal, but I would like to see you wrong as well.

    2. Jim says:

      I heard that the IRS was in collusion with Russia….well it works for the Dummocrats 😉

      1. Askjrsk says:

        I had the same thing reported to me by DEEP THROAT.

    3. pmbalele says:

      TEA Party application to be non-profit were fake. I hope Sessions did not help them. Sessions should be fired for hiring Mueller to sue Trump and his family. Of course Sessions is saying he is not planning to quit or to be fired. Well, in that case we will send Military Seal to snatch him as we did Bin Laden; and dump him in S. Carolina where he came from. Later we will sue him for disorderly conduct and for trespassing – staying in an office without permit. We cannot have Session hire a prosecutor to sue our President for having his kids helping him to manage our country with so much opposition from Republicans.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Sessions is from ALABAMA!!!!!

        1. pmbalele says:

          Sessions has same accent spoken in Alabama. You see Alabamian you see S. Carolinian. They look and speak the same. They have speech impediment for I cannot understand them. But I think there is something wrong with Sessions. If my boss says he has no confidence in me, I will never stay in the job. It is time for Sessions to think like an adult and leave Trump and establish his own law. Session then can hire Mueller or any other Republican or TPs to sue Trump.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            That accent is called the Southern heritage I think, and where are you from, suc$-one-California or lickem and stickem NYC, but if I were Sessions, I’d stay there and mike the cow till I was run off!! Obama was use to being everybody else’s bitc$ !!

        2. maxx says:

          Turns out Sessions comes from Hell from what I have witnessed. He reminds me of McConnell.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            He’s really been dong a super job cleaning up all these gutter rats from our streets and that’s been a big plus, but no, He’s not in the McConnell gang of idiots!!

      2. maxx says:

        And Mueller just expanded the scope of his “liberally directed witch hunt”. He needs to be taken out. Congress should do it but we all know what Congress is good for, don’t we?

    4. Rodney Steward says:

      When Hellary pays for her’s, NEVER!

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