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IRS locates nearly 7,000 “Tea Party” documents

IRS locates nearly 7,000 “Tea Party” documents

Tea Party groups can now fully assess the degree to which they were targeted, despite IRS claims to the contrary.

It is astonishing how much is being revealed about the “Deep State” since Donald Trump was inaugurated less than two months ago.

This week, Wikileaks published almost 9,000 documents from the CIA about the agency’s own malware used to hack into anyone’s electronics make it look like the cyber-attack came from Russia.

Now, after years of struggling for real justice from the Obama Administration that falsely claimed Tea Party groups were never targeted, citizen activists now have access to nearly 7,000 documents related to the illegal man-handling of their tax status applications by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them.

The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status.

The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public.

“At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents,” the agency said. “The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and, if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis.”

Many Tea Party groups, including my own, were hit hard in the pocketbooks because of the delays and denials in obtaining non-profit group status. Judicial Watch went on a grail-like quest through to court system to get the newly released documentation.

For Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, the admission from the IRS represents a significant breakthrough. “Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years,” Fitton said in a press release.

…Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests have continued to hold the agency’s feet to the fire, even years after the events. In 2015, Judicial Watch released documents from a FOIA request that suggested the IRS targeted some of the donors of the groups who were put through the extra scrutiny.

It will be fascinating to see the revelations that will be forthcoming in the next weeks, as both batches of documents are now being scoured to discern the inner-workings of the CIA and IRS under President Obama.

Trump’s upcoming tweets may be spectacular!


Editor’s Note:

The original title improperly stated that IRS documents had been released. So far, no reports indicate documents have been released, only that they’ve been located. the title has been updated for accuracy.


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G. de La Hoya | March 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

I mostly like the Trump tweets because they piss off so many of those that view me as an enemy. Flat tax us and fire 95% of the IRS.

Judicial Watch reported these IRS documents/emails reported 2 the Court in response to FOIA lawsuit.. so found and DoJ/IRS asked for months/years before release.. this means found only not released yet??


The American legal system failed to produce these documents.

It wasn’t until an entirely new executive administration arrived that the Obfuscate-and-Delay-Until-They-All-Die-of-Old-Age people finally started to give in.

Well, color me unimpressed.

I expect the really incriminating stuff will stay under wraps. And why not? There seems to be no effective legal way to shake it loose.

    DaveGinOly in reply to tom swift. | March 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Trump may be sitting directly on a gold mine – to wit, the “privileged” communications between the Oval Office and DOJ/Holder concerning Fast & Furious. I used the term “Oval Office”, but could have said “president,” because although the communication was with Obama, I’m trying to make the point that while one president proclaimed the communications “privileged” another can take that protection away. I don’t believe there’s anything that would or could prevent President Trump from spilling the contents of President Obama’s communications with Holder over F&F. He’s too busy just now to get around to it, but I hope he finds the time some day soon.

      DaveGinOly in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      The thought just struck me – what if Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request for those “privileged” communications? Would the Trump WH turn them over? Would it oppose their release? It would be interesting!

      gmac124 in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

      I am sure Trump is not sitting on that gold mine and I am sure that if a FOIA request is made we will find out that the hard drive/server containing that information crashed and was destroyed on Nov 9, 2016. Unfortunately it was the only source because the original server containing that information had been upgraded and they used bleach bit on it. However when they found out that wasn’t completely effective with Hilary’s server they went old school and just sledge hammered the hard drive. 😉

Investigate Democratic influence of politics and elections.

This just proves that if an administration and IRS employees agree they can be weaponized to attack the opposition. The only way to prevent this from ever happening again is for the IRS and other agencies like them to be axed completely.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gmac124. | March 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    My conclusion also Gmac!

    End them, chop them down, and salt the earth they sprung from….

    Same goes for taxpayer funded higher education.
    Break them up, close them down, and/or privatize them

Almost 7,000 documents? Found AFTER Obama has left office?

DJT needs to fire Koskinen right now, and every single upper management person at the IRS! And the DOJ needs to investigate the entire IRS for the illegal acts it committed during the Obama administration.

Until people start going to jail, nothing will ever change.

Insufficiently Sensitive | March 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public.

The Secretary of the Treasury needs to bring pee on everyone down the organization who’s still bogarting those emails, and get them before the public right now. That would be Steven Mnuchin’s baptism by fire, and proof of his bonafides – or of his turpitude if he doesn’t.