Dear Readers, the unknown White House motive for distracting people toward all of this racial/Police anxiety stuff just gained exponential sunlight.
As the Daily Caller partly outlines – Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew, Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff, who was chief of staff when the illegal IRS/White House scheme was rolled out, took the emails and documents that were set to be released and now refuses to ever turn them over.
His rationale? Secretary Lew claims he cannot release information about improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information – because, wait for it,… that would be an improper disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.
PAUSE AND READ SLOWLY => Inherent in this position is the absolute admission the content of the documents, he is now refusing to turn over, contain illegally shared information from the IRS to the White House.
In order for Secretary Jack Lew to claim the content of the documents contain information illegal to share with the plaintiff he is admitting the content was originally, and similarly, illegal to share with the White House.
The documents were found pursuant to a lawsuit that the legal advocacy firm Cause of Action filed against the Treasury Department’s inspector general.
The lawyer for the inspector general, Gregory M. Miller, told Cause of Action this week in a letter that Lew seized the documents.
“All of the 2,043 pages of documents we have determined to be responsive were collected by the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to the determination of possible liability under Title 26 of the United States Code,” Miller wrote.
These pages consist of return information protected by 26 U.S.C. § 6103 and may not be disclosed absent an express statutory exception. Because no such exception exists here, we are withholding those documents in their entirety under FOIA subsection [b] in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. §6103.”
According to the letter, there are “Department of Justice attorneys assigned to this matter.” (link)
I’ve never been so sure of something I couldn’t fully prove – as I am about the IRS targeting instructions coming from political officials to the Eric Holder DOJ and the IRS. We’ve followed the releases closely, researched and cataloged the information and genuinely believe this one scandal is bigger than all other Obama administration scandals combined.
The IRS illegally sent taxpayer information via Schedule B’s to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Department of Justice then assembled a “Target List” from the entities contained on the schedule B’s (individuals and organizations).
The groups and individuals on the list then came under scrutiny from every regulatory body in the arsenal of the Federal Government. The IRS, ATF (Alcohol Tobbacco Firearms), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), EEOC, Banking and Finance etc., all to attack conservative groups and people with overwhelming and destructive regulation, fines and penalties.
Backstory from previous – (Via Daily Caller) The legal advocacy firm Cause of Action sued the Treasury Department’s inspector general for information about further IRS coordination with the White House. The long-stonewalled lawsuit has finally borne fruit.
“[T]he Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed Cause of Action that there exist nearly 2,500 potentially responsive documents relating to investigations of improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House,” Cause of Action stated.
The Department of Justice is trying to delay the release of the documents for another two weeks.
“It needs the additional two weeks to deal with the last 500 pages to determine if they are responsive and make any necessary withholdings. We would therefore like to ask the court to permit the agency to issue a response (including production) on December 1 as to any documents it has completed processing by that date, and do the same as to the remaining documents by December 15,” said DOJ lawyer Yonatan Gelblum in an email to Cause of Action. (read more)