Government is a weapon: Document proves Obama’s IRS deliberately targeted his political opponents

Friday, August 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, August 14, 2015

A Washington, D.C.-based legal watchdog organization has obtained official documents from the Internal Revenue Service it says provides confirmation that the federal tax agency utilized donor lists to tax-exempt groups so it could target them for audits.

Officials at Judicial Watch said the documents obtained from the IRS show how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the agency, according to a press release on the group’s website.

The IRS records, which were produced via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking any documentation related to the selection of individuals or groups based on application information and donor lists, were sought by JW in its pursuit of information related to allegations prior to the 2012 elections that the administration used the IRS to target mostly conservative, Tea Party-affiliated organizations.

The documents include a letter dated Sept. 28, 2010, from then-Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Montana, to then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, which states, in part, “I request that you and your agency survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations …”

‘Contempt for political opponents’

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