[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a deadline of Friday, June 12, 2015, for the Obama IRS to answer questions on “retired” Lois Lerner’s emails, which contain information believed to be key in the scandal where American citizens who believe in the U.S. Constitution were targeted for their political beliefs, a clear obliteration of their First Amendment Rights.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Government watchdog group Judicial Watch requested the response, arguing that the Obama IRS had misled the court by withholding the truth and existence and content of the infamous Lois Lerner’s emails.
On June 2014, Obama IRS Commissioner John Koskinen falsely testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Lerner’s emails had been “wiped out” in a “computer crash,” and that her hard drive had been recycled. However, on February 26, 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administraton (TIGTA) testified that there were in existence 744 backup tapes containing emails both sent and received by Lerner. The Obama IRS then produced 424 additional backup tapes.
Judicial Watch outlined the continuing IRS cover-up to Judge Sullivan:
“The aforementioned testimony is uncontested that the recovered emails are from the email accounts of IRS officials, including Ms. Lerner, and cover the time period of (Judicial Watch’s) request. The testimony also is unequivocal that the IRS reported publicly that any backup tapes had been recycled and were no longer available without asking its technicians whether the tapes existed. [TIGTA Deputy Inspector General] Camus also testified that hard drives previously reported by the IRS to have been destroyed had not, in fact, been destroyed.”
“The Obama IRS obstructed and lied to a federal judge and Judicial Watch in an effort to hide the truth about Lois Lerner’s emails,” said Tom Fitten, Judicial Watch’s president. “The IRS, including its top political appointees IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and General Counsel William J. Wilkins, has much to answer for over its contempt of court and of Congress,” Fitten proclaimed, going on to call the corrupt agency “out of control.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]In May 2013, Lerner publicly admitted and apologized for the criminal act of targeting Tea Party-affiliated organizations only to go silent — twice refusing to testify to Congress. Lerner, who was subsequently held in contempt of Congress, is the former head of the Obama IRS department that oversaw tax-exempt organizations and led the systematic harassment of Tea Party and other conservative groups, political opponents of her boss, Barack Obama.
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