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Apparently BIG Democrat donor and IRS commissioner John Koskinen wasn’t lying, when he said all of Lerner’s emails weren’t lost. The Ways and Means committee just turned up this one, targeting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Startling new emails from the woman at the center of the IRS tea party-targeting scandal show that in 2012 she suggested referring Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley for a possible audit.
The email exchange — released by the Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday — took place in December 2012, and shows that Lois Lerner, former director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit, mistakenly received an invitation to speak at an event. Her invitation was meant for Grassley.
Lerner and Grassley were both invited to speak at a seminar, ABC News noted. The group mixed up their tickets and Grassley’s invitation indicated the group was also paying for Grassley’s wife to travel and attend the seminar. Grassley’s wife, Barbara, is a lobbyist.
The House Ways and Means Committee did not name the group hosting the seminar, but said instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley’s office, Lerner immediately suggested that the issue should be referred for examination.
Lerner commented in an email to a colleague that the organizers of the event “inappropriately offered to pay” for Grassley’s wife, and suggested Grassley be referred for a possible audit.
The colleague, Matthew Giuliano, a legal counsel at the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS, later shot the idea down, the exchange shows.
“I think the offer to pay for Grassley’s wife is income to Grassley, and not prohibited on its face,” he wrote, according to the email chain.
After hearing from Giuliano, Lerner dropped the idea, but not without the snarky observation that she wouldn’t “want to be on stage with Grassley on this issue.”
Grassley was stunned.
Well get over it, you corn-husking tea party hick. What do you think this is, your America? Lois Lerner has spent 30 years above the law, terrorizing everyday Americans, without fear of recrimination from anyone. Do you think you’re any different?
If you are an American who still admits to voting for Obama, then you probably think this outrageous illegal targeting of some citizens will never apply to you.
Good luck with the therapy, nimrod.
They say the Rorschach tests are fun.
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