Lois Lerner, the director of exempt organizations for the IRS, has been relieved of her duties following her refusal to resign when asked to do so by the commissioner. She will be PAID while on leave!
This action follows her refusal to testify before the House because she said her testimony might incriminate her.
Lois Lerner and other high-level officials at the IRS previously claimed that low-level employees were responsible for the targeting of the tea parties.
“It’s the line people that did it without talking to managers,” Lerner said last week. “They’re IRS workers, they’re revenue agents.”
Lois Lerner, however, personally signed dozens of letters to the teas rejecting or delaying their applications.
In the spring of 2012, she led Congress to believe no targeting was taking place.
The Staunton-based Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots was compelled to send 892 pages in documents weighing 10 pounds to the IRS because of Lois Lerner actions with the Richmond Tea Party. The Jefferson Area Tea Party Patriots, based in Charlottesville, did not apply because of the Richmond group’s problems with the IRS.
Delays contributed to applications requests languishing for an average of one-and-a-half years, according to the Inspector General’s audit. The Richmond Tea Party’s case was under review for two-and-a-half years and Shenandoah’s, for 26 months.
Below is a letter from Lois Lerner to the Richmond Tea Party in March, 2012. Two other IRS officials sent letters to the Richmond Tea Party along the same lines as Lerner’s letter. In March 2012, the same month Lerner sent the first of two requests for additional information from the Richmond Tea Party, former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman told a congressional oversight committee that no conservative groups had been targeted. [SOURCE: AP]
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