If the follow report is true, Carl Levin should be forced to resign from Congress and spend some time in jail. Targeting political opponents by using the IRS — one of the most feared government agencies — is what the Nazis and the Soviet Union did to their opponents.
Will Levin get away with it? Probably. Will the mainstream media report on it? Probably not. If this had been a Republican, would it be front-page news all day, every day for two months? Absolutely.
Democrats know that they have a friend in the media. They also know that Eric Holder will not do his job. He is in the Democrat protection racket.
The following report is shocking.
New documents obtained by Washington watchdog Judicial Watch show that while the feds were directing the Internal Revenue Service’s campaign to target tea-party and conservative groups, a key Democrat senator was pressing the federal agency to shut down political opposition to President Obama.
The details are being uncovered in a new batch of documents from the IRS obtained by Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act request.
The organization said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., exposed his intent to attack tea-party and conservative organizations in a series of letters exchanged with the IRS.
The feared federal tax agency has been under fire for its attacks on conservative, Christian and tea-party groups ever since it voluntarily revealed the campaign just ahead of a report from an inspector general.
The allegations are that the IRS tax-exempt department deliberately delayed and obstructed the applications of hundreds of groups that oppose Barack Obama’s policies just ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
Among other things, the groups were ordered to reveal the content of their prayers and promise not to protest against Planned Parenthood abortion businesses.
Levin, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and top IRS officials discussed how to target groups the senator claimed were “engaged in political activities.” In response to a Levin March 30 letter citing the “urgency of the issue,” then-Deputy Commissioner Steven Miller assured the senator that IRS regulations would allow agents to “prepare individualized questions and requests” for applicant organizations.
The documents, Judicial Watch said, show “an intense effort by Levin and IRS officials to determine what, if any, existing IRS policies could be used to revoke the nonprofit exemptions of active conservative groups and deny exemptions to new applicants.”
Judicial Watch said that in a July 30, 2012, letter, Levin singles out 12 groups he wants investigated for “political activity.” Of the groups – which included the Club for Growth, Americans for Tax Reform, the 60 Plus Association and the Susan B. Anthony List – only one, Priorities USA, is “notably left-leaning.”
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