Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lerner Signed Letters

It seems that Lois Lerner, having recently said that she didn't do anything wrong, actually signed cover letters to conservative organizations asking for more information.
Lerner, the director of the IRS exempt organizations office in Washington, D.C., signed cover letters to 15 conservative organizations currently represented by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) between in March and April of 2012. The letters, such as this one sent to the Ohio Liberty Council on March 16, 2012, informed the groups applying for tax-exempt status that the IRS was “unable to make a final determination on your exempt status without additional information,” and included a list of detailed questions of the kind that a Treasury inspector general’s audit found to be inappropriate. Some of the groups to which Lerner sent letters are still awaiting approval.
Yeah, she didn't know what was going on, but she was asking questions.

It also looks as if the IRS wants to fire her.  
Sen. Grassley stmt: "My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign."
So, she's on administrative leave, pending God Knows What.

Also, there's some question that the White House knew about the targeting of conservative organizations long before they admit they knew.  So, what did Ruemmler know, and when did she know it? It's questions like this that brought down the Nixon administration.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

This one is gonna drag out for a 'while'...