Get Ready for Next Tea Party Scandal as IRS Continues Targeting Conservatives
From Truth Revolt:
As TruthRevolt previously reported, the IRS began to slowly approve the tax-exempt statuses for groups stuck in the system for the last seven years but has been in no hurry to do so.
But as Jossey states,
“The IRS scandal never ended, because the behavior never stopped. More importantly, the structural forces that nurtured it—piqued politicians demanding agencies ‘do something’ in accord with political objectives, and like-minded, eager-to-please career employees manning those agencies—means a repeat is not just predictable, it’s inevitable. In fact, it may already be occurring.”
The Obama administration promised that John Koskinen’s role at the IRS would be that of a “turnaround artist”; however, he has been nothing more than a “scam artist” as Jossey explains: The IRS cover-up began in earnest with John Koskinen. He marred his tenure as IRS head with gross incompetence and perhaps willful obstruction. Yet he has achieved his mission. His middle finger to congressional investigations ensured destroyed evidence, denied justice, and perpetrators walking scot-free.
Before Koskinen, Lois Lerner was knee-deep in corruption at the tax agency. Like Hillary Clinton, tens of thousands of e-mails disappeared off of her “crashed” hard drive; e-mails that would later reveal exactly how she felt about conservatives, calling them “crazies” and “assholes.”
Koskinen wasn’t interested in preserving Lerner’s data even though it might contain the information needed to pinpoint who exactly ordered the targeting of Tea Party groups.
This obfuscation helped keep top-level officials safely above the law: No IRS official ever suffered for the blatantly unconstitutional and unethical actions. Lerner pled the Fifth and then walked away with a $129,000 bonus and a pension that vests with 34 years of government “service”—she could receive almost $4 million over her lifetime.
Koskinen impeachment talk fizzled, neutered by Republican leadership unwilling to stomach the difficult political fight. Even successful litigation will only result in victims getting official nonprofit status or, where a group’s privacy rights were violated, a damage award and perhaps payment of attorney’s fees.