Skip to comments.Feds Apologize, Will Pay ‘Generous’ Settlement to Tea Party Groups for Illegal Targeting
Posted on 10/26/2017 11:21:24 PM PDT by Cheerio
The IRS on Thursday settled two lawsuits alleging the agency illegally targeted conservative groups under the Obama administration.
One of the settlements stipulated the IRS issue a formal apology for illegally singling out conservative and tea party groups due to their political beliefs dating back to 2013.
The other settlement, a class-action lawsuit brought by the NorCal Tea Party with 428 members, includes a generous multi-million dollar payout, according to a lawyer involved.
There is no excuse for this conduct, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. Hundreds of organizations were affected by these actions, and they deserve an apology from the IRS.
According to Fox News, Sessions said groups seeking tax-exempt status with names including Tea Party or Patriots were given the rigmarole based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.
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I’d threaten to jail them unless they reveal who ordered/paid them to target conservatives. But there’s no justice anymore.
Nobody going to be arrested? That’s the only way to stop this BS. And will the fine be paid by the taxpayer?
Apologies and settlements?
This is not enough.
I want people tried, convicted and jailed. If they can use the IRS against them, then they can use it against you and me.
The only reason Koskenin still has his job is because he has access to Trump’s tax records... That’s pretty obvious.
Yeah, they are mighty generous...... With taxpayer money. I'd be more impressed if those guilty had to pay the generous settlement out of their own pockets.
Looks like lip service and taxpayers footing the deserved $$$ for reparations. We want names!
Possibly he is on a track to undo some of the communist-inspired damage to the Nation done by FDR.
In addition, this would mean he is undoing the original leftist-progressive damage by Teddy Roosevelt that set the stage for FDR to transform the Nation into the beginnings of the Marxist nation it is today.
Jeff Sessions has admitted publicly the IRS’s malfeasance and now will proceed to name, shame and punish the culprits and hang some of them to make an example.
... just dreaming.
Weaponizing the fed govt against the American people is called high treason in my book.
If I heard right, Sean Hannity said he was AUDITED 3 TIMES THIS YEAR ?!
Are they still at it ?
IRS bones taxpayers, gets caught, and taxpayers get boned again by paying huge settlement.
This is insult on top of injury. Using our money to pay for their crimes!
Justice swamp style.
That’ll teach ‘em. (puke)
with htis- they are trying to avoid an investigation and prosecution- the scum- they got away with this violation during obama’s term- but now they know they may have to actually face a real prosecutor
I don’t think they plan to jail the former potus. He instigated this. Im grateful there is some belated justice. Imagine if the Tea Party had been treated as anyone else. I don’t think Romney would have been the nominee and America might have moved forward instead backing up into this cesspool.
No one will be arrested, and the tax payer will foot the bill, and it WILL happen again. I wish I could be more positive than that, but I cant.
Next is Abortion and Sanger. Well played on your post. Cheers!
Taxpayer dollars will pay the fines ... nobody goes to jail ... the swamp wins this round ....
This is being played out with money outside of DC. This is Trump money bringing in Hard Hitting Niggers, (Pulp Fiction... Weinstein?)!
Yeah, I would not be surprised if the rats are scurrying because, not only Trump money, but HUGE GOD Jesus fearing money is now upending DC.
The vile Legal Class that has run DC for 30 years is extremely over and done with.
Nobody in this country can mess with Good, God Fearin, Christian Money as the core of America wealth has been waiting to spend and it sure as hell was not Any of the Globalist Bushes!
Truly an awakening for people like me that grew up obeying instead of understanding.
Can you feel it? Yes. I. Absolutely Can!