It wasn’t just the Obama Regime and the Democrats who were scheming with the Obama IRS to attack the freedom-loving, Constitution-supporting Tea Party grassroots movement.
It was establishment-backed Republican Senator John McCain, an unabashed enemy of conservatives who once called his conservative colleagues, “wacko birds.”
According to a new Federal IRS documents discovered by government watchdog group Judicial Watch, “retired” former Obama IRS head of exempt organizations, Lois Lerner, was pressured by both Democrat Senator Carl Levin and Republican Senator John McCain to rein in political advocacy groups.
In May 2013, Judicial Watch reveals an email communications which show coordination between Lerner, Sen. Levin and Sen. McCain:
A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.” Among those attending the meeting were key aides to the committee minority ranking member, John McCain:
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:26 AM — Lois Lerner to Nikole Flax and others:
Yesterday’s marathon went well thanks to “the village.” Glad to have all of you as part of that village.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:23 PM – Sinno Suzanne [IRS Legislative Counsel] to Lerner and others:
I also took notes so I can compare and make sure we captured everything.
The staffers are below.
Laura Stuber (Majority Senior Counsel)
Elise Bean (Majority Staff Director and Majority Chief Counsel)
Kaye Meier (Senior Counsel for Senator Levin)
Henry Kerner (Minority Staff Director and Minority Chief Counsel)
Stephanie Hall (Minority Counsel)
Scott Wittmann (Minority Research Assistant)
Lerner, part of what has repeatedly claimed to be the “most transparent administration in history,” twice refused to testify before Congress, even though she publicly admitted politically targeting groups based upon search terms like “Tea Party” or “Patriots” in the groups names.
McCain, who replaced the retiring Barry Goldwater in 1987, announced this week that he will seek re-election in 2016, when he will be 80 years old.
Conservative Review gives McCain, considered a big government RINO (Republican-in-Name-Only) by principled conservatives, a rating of “F,” for his support of amnesty, bailouts, Obamacare, and deficit spending.