weaselzippers has;IRS To Be Hit With New Lawsuit Claiming Tea Party Groups Got Intimidating Letters From The Agency Just 4 Weeks Ago
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Via Daily Mail:
The Internal Revenue Service will face a new lawsuit Wednesday over its admitted pattern of targeting tea party groups and other conservative nonprofits for especially invasive questioning when they applied for tax exempt status between 2010 and 2012.Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night that he would soon be ‘taking a lot of depositions in a very big lawsuit’ against the IRS on behalf of 25 right-wing groups.He revealed on the Hannity show that despite assurances from the Treasury Department and the White House that the IRS had stopped subjecting tea party groups to special scrutiny in 2012, his office received a letter addressed to one of his clients ‘on May 6 of this year from the IRS, asking for responses to intrusive questions.’Sekulow added that the inch-thick lawsuit, set to be filed Wednesday morning in federal court, will include ‘a series of letters from Lois Lerner herself’ – the embattled chief of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations division who was placed on administrative leave last week after she refused to testify before Congress.Those letters, he suggested, would contradict the claim of former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller that two ‘rogue agents’ in the agency’s Cincinnati, Ohio office were behind the politically partisan attacks on conservative groups which crested during the 2012 presidential election year.
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