When Lois Lerner was at the helm of the Internal Revenue Service, she used her position to target various conservative groups. Now, it has been revealed that she tried to have the IRS go after Bristol Palin as well…
According to USA Today, Lerner once considered opening up an audit into Bristol’s compensation from a teenage pregnancy charity. This is just one of the bombshells revealed in a report released by The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, when they released the results of their two year investigation into the IRS. The committee just gave the public a very revealing look at Lerner’s personal emails that has left everyone stunned.
Chairman Orrin Hatch cited one particular email as an “example of Lerner’s interest in conservative organizations.” The email asked whether they should open an audit into the Candie’s Foundation, which paid Bristol $332,500 to be their spokeswoman. Lerner expressed concerns that the salary violated rules against charitable groups using funds to pay individuals.
“Thoughts on the Bristol Palin issue?” Lerner, then the director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit, wrote to her staff in 2011. “I’m asking because I don’t know whether to send to Exam as a referral.”
There is no evidence that an audit was ever opened, but it’s still disturbing that Bristol Palin was even a target in the first place.
The Lerner emails also revealed many other surprises, including her unconventional political views.
“Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,” she wrote to a friend in 2014, after she left the IRS. “He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.”
This woman is a real nutjob…We hope she gets the punishment she deserves!
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