Lois Lerner targeted US Sen. Chuck Grassley for an audit- for having done nothing wrong.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012.
Now catch this:
The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. Grassley presumably received Lerner’s invitation.
She “mistakenly” received his invitation? Because G and L are next to each other in the alphabet? Bullspit.
The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley’s wife to attend the event. In an email to another IRS official, Lerner suggests referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.
“Perhaps we should refer to exam?” Lerner wrote.
It was unclear from the emails whether Lerner was suggesting that Grassley or the group be audited — or both.
The other IRS official, Matthew Giuliano, waived her off, saying an audit would be premature because Grassley hadn’t even accepted the invitation.
“It would be Grassley who would need to report the income,” Giuliano said.
Lerner was ready to have Grassley audited before he done anything wrong.
Question: if Grassley got Lerner’s invitation, how the hell could he know the organizer offered to pay for his wife and how could he even do anything wrong?
Rep. Dave Camp wasn’t taking this too well:
“We have seen a lot of unbelievable things in this investigation, but the fact that Lois Lerner attempted to initiate an apparently baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican United States senator is shocking,” Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said. “At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights.”
Grassley has long been a critic of the IRS. Lerner wanted him pay for it.
This is the most filthy, corrupt administration in the history of the planet.
Lerner decided not to attend:
“Don’t think I want to be on the stage with Grassley on this issue,” she wrote.
Exit question- what kind of event would find Lois Lerner and Sen. Chuck Grassley on the same stage?