Talk About A November Surprise: The IRS, Sen. Shaheen, And Lois Lerner


I have a post coming out soon about the election, and basically a place for us to talk about the incoming results. But when I saw this article, I knew I had to get this up and fast.

That article would be this one from the Daily Caller, “BOMBSHELL MEMO: Jeanne Shaheen Conspired With White House Insider On IRS Targeting Scandal.”

HOLY. MOLEY. Can you believe this headline?? One thing I know was that the pundits said if Scott Brown won up in New Hampshire, that would be huge. You gotta wonder if the Daily Caller waited to late to let this information out, or if this is timely indeed.

In any event, here are the particulars from the Daily Caller:

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not want to publicly release 2012 correspondences exchanged between the IRS and Jeanne Shaheen at her personal Washington office: the agency delayed releasing the information to a major conservative super PAC multiple times, even threatening to see the super PAC in court, according to emails. (RELATED: Lois Lerner And Fellow IRS Official Announced Targeting At 2010 Conference Before Both Of Their Emails Went Missing)

“The IRS is aware of the current public interest in this issue,” IRS chief counsel William J. Wilkins, a White House visitor described by insiders as “The President’s Man at the IRS,” personally wrote in a hand-stamped memo to “Senator Shaheen” on official Department of the Treasury letterhead on April 25, 2012.

The memo, obtained by TheDC, briefed the Democratic senator about a coordinated IRS-Treasury Department plot to target political activity by nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups. The plot was operating out of Lois Lerner’s Tax Exempt Government Entities Division. (RELATED: Liens Filed Against Dem Senator Jeanne Shaheen And Her Husband For Failure To Pay Creditors) […] (Click here to read the rest.)

This is HUGE. We’ll see if it has an impact on voting today, but if nothing else, it is indicative of just how political was the IRS targeting, despite their claims to the contrary.

Okay, another post will be up later in the day on the Election, but this news is just stunning…


29 Responses to “Talk About A November Surprise: The IRS, Sen. Shaheen, And Lois Lerner”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    here is another white house e-mail. the sold Shirley Sherrod down the river

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    GMTA. when I saw the headline, my first thought was what is he going to do send out the black panthers. the author had the same thought

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    maybe you would like this for your post on the elections

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    the fact that shaheen was working with lerner is bad enough and she should do jail time. the fact that the irs held the memo until it was too late for many voters should be investigated . It is not their job to influence elections and cover up crimes

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You said it, Helen. It is so telling abt the underhanded manner by which this Administration and its departments operate that the IRS intentionally withheld this information. The whole thing needs to be overhauled.

      And yes – Shaheen should be held accountable.

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    sizing up America.
    I do not know if we will recover from the damage the backtrack bunch has done to this country

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Civic duty done, CHECK! Now, to wait…

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    another late minute surprise. too late for voters

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Jonah Goldberg does it again. A friend had this on Facebook:

  9. piper Says:

    What does it mean when Bill Clinton cuts an ad for a widdle snow bunny in Wisconsin praising her non-existent skills/leadership? Saw it last night.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That it is all abt Party Over Country. They clearly do not care abt what really happens to this country. There is no doubt Walker has been food for the state, and it is only the pressure from UNIONS that have allowed a lightweight like Burke to be this close. Ugh.

      Oh, that’s my take on it – I realize those of you who actually live there might have another take altogether. 🙂

      • piper Says:

        We were Hillary supporters way back when but voted for Palin in the general election. The other day I received an invitation to join and obviously contribute to Clinton Foundation. I thought about an appropriate response but since the letter was addressed to my late husband I decide to shred the mailing out of my respect and love for a honorable vet.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Right there with you, Piper. I am surprised I haven’t heard from them yet (though I told them repeatedly to take me off their lists, that doesn’t mean anything). Well, you know – I was a huge Hillary supporter, gave lots of money and time to get her elected, only to see her cave with nary a whimper much less standing up for us the way she said she would. Not even fighting at the Convention made it clear the fix was in. I lost HUGE respect for her then, and it declined thereafter.

          Like you, I voted for Palin – my first vote for a Republican EVER, and amazingly, lived to tell abt it! Ahahahaha…

          I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you, Piper…

    • HELENK3 Says:

      I have gotten a couple of robo calls from clinton for crist. I think it is so funny. ads on tv of crist calling for clinton to resign during the impeachment hearings. it could be a truckload of horse manure but if it had a democratic sign on it the clintons would endorse it. as rev amy said it is about party over country

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Michelle Obama has made quite the proclamation to the black community – it doesn’t matter what a politician has said or done as long as they are Democrats, they should vote for them. And they should celebrate with some fried chicken. Seriously:

    It is all about PARTY, not COUNTRY, with these people. The Dems haven’t done a whole lot lately for the Black community, but sure, they should give them their vote no matter what. WOW.

  11. HELENK3 Says:

  12. HELENK3 Says:

    I guess I am going to have bring back my slogan from the 2008 election


  13. HELENK3 Says:

    this is a must read article and something to think about

  14. HELENK3 Says:

    the SOB did it. we knew he would

    backtrack takes credit for release of Sgt Tahmooressi

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I would not be at all surprised by it, but just FYI, the National Report is a spoof site. They make up stories to get people riled up, usually conservatives. So, yeah, while I would not be a bit surprised at Obama taking credit for something like this, it’s a fake story.

  15. HELENK3 Says:

    backtrack delays isis hostage rescue

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Would not surprise me ONE bit. Obama does everything for HIMSELF, not for what is right for the country, or the people involves. It is all abt him all the time. But to make Foley wait all that time was just obscene.

      I might add, Catherine Herridge is a treasure. She is such an outstanding investigative reporter.

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