McCain Staff Director Told IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

McCain Staff Director Told IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

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@Sara Noble

Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including Lois Lerner, to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of non-profit organizations [conservatives].


It is a smoking gun. It makes one wonder how the FBI couldn’t find any culpability on the part of Lois Lerner or any of the corrupt people at the FBI.

 Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”  Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

McCain hoped to shut down political speech with Citizens United but lost so he found another way[…]

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