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NC_Tigah
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Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request

Breaking news.

ETA: Bipartisan request from Sen.McCain and Sen.Levin submitted to Acting Commissioner Werfel to remove Lerner. Was just acted on according to NBC News.

She was removed and placed on Administrative Leave.
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Reginald C Perrin
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Pre-emptive damage control

They are just doing this so when Issa and the other Republicans try to drag her back to testify in a couple weeks, these hacks will just say "But why? She resigned! No need to interview her!"

Levin has blood on his hands with this whole issue and I think he bears some of the responsibility for this scandal.


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Breaking news.

Bipartisan request submitted to (disgraced) acting head of the IRS, Miller.


Link?


memphis tiger
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Removing her from her current position is not enough. She SHOULD NOT be placed in another position.
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
Why she is innocent she said so, then dropped the 5th bomb and strutted out the door yesterday?


NC_Tigah
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Mr. Daniel Werfel
Acting Commissioner
Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20224

Dear Acting Commissioner Werfel:

We are writing to urge you to suspend immediately Lois Lerner from her office as Director of the Office of Exempt Organizations at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We believe that Ms. Lerner failed to disclose crucial information concerning the IRS’s inappropriate targeting of some conservative 501(c)(4) organizations during the course of a Subcommittee investigation into how the IRS enforces the 501(c)(4) law, leading to an incomplete account of the full operations of her unit.

Since March of last year, the Subcommittee has been examining whether the IRS adequately and appropriately enforces tax code provisions and implementing regulations regarding the extent to which tax-exempt 501(c)(4) groups may engage in political campaign activity. The Subcommittee asked the IRS why it was not enforcing the 501(c)(4) statute which states that social welfare organizations should be used “exclusively for the promotion of social welfare” and instead enforcing the more lenient IRS regulation which states that a social welfare organization may be used “primarily” for social welfare. It also asked the IRS about how they reviewed applications filed by certain Democratic and Republican leaning 501(c)(4)s. Our investigation has included a year’s worth of correspondence between the Subcommittee and the IRS, as well as document productions and repeated consultations with IRS staff.

On April 30, 2013, Ms. Lerner and seven IRS colleagues spent six-hours being interviewed, on a bipartisan basis, by Subcommittee staff. That interview covered, among other topics, how the IRS determines which groups to review, what actions are taken in connection with the IRS reviews, and how the laws and regulations are used to examine those groups. Ms. Lerner failed to disclose the internal controversy over the search terms used by the Cincinnati office to identify 501(c)(4) groups for further review, the actions taken by that office in reviewing the identified groups, the investigation and imminent findings by the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA); and TIGTA’s conclusion that the IRS had used inappropriate criteria to target Tea Party and other conservative groups. Ms. Lerner also failed to disclose that she was fully aware of these issues as early as June 2011, and, according to TIGTA, had been personally involved in reviewing questionable actions taken by the Cincinnati office.

Given the serious failure by Ms. Lerner to disclose to this Subcommittee key information on topics that the Subcommittee was investigating, we have lost confidence in her ability to fulfill her duties as Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS. Ms. Lerner’s continued tenure in the office she holds, where she is responsible for overseeing 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations, would erode public trust and confidence in the IRS and its professional integrity. We believe that the immediate removal of Ms. Lerner from office would be a vital step in helping to restore public trust in the agency.

Sincerely,
John McCain
Carl Levin


Reginald C Perrin
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
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Why she is innocent she said so, then dropped the 5th bomb and strutted out the door yesterday?


Exactly, this is nothing more than pre-emptive damage control to try and get ahead of the game and limit the damage she can cause. Levin is offering her up as a sacrifice right now hoping it is enough to put this all to bed

Republicans better not take this "deal".


CptBengal
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
McCain may be the biggest assclown in DC.


GumboPot
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Bipartisan request submitted to (disgraced) acting head of the IRS, Miller.



So this makes everything okay and we can stop the investigation?

Is Issa now getting to close to the WH? Hmmmmmm?


NC_Tigah
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Link?
Was on CNBC.

Here's a link though. ( LINK)


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NHTIGER
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Levin has blood on his hands with this whole issue and I think he bears some of the responsibility for this scandal.



memphis tiger
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
Wasn't Levin and that fool from SNL openly calling for the IRS to discriminate against conservative groups.


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darkhorse
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seems we have found our escape goat.




CHSgc
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
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So this makes everything okay and we can stop the investigation?

Is Issa now getting to close to the WH? Hmmmmmm?


There is zero evidence that this is connected to the White House. The IG - a Republican appointee w/ a solid work reputation - testified last week that his investigators uncovered no corruption and no political involvement.

Lerner has to go, though. She's caused nearly irreparable harm to her agency.


DeltaDoc
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
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McCain may be the biggest assclown in DC.


It is arguable that he has done more damage to the GOP than any man in history, including George W. Bush.

He is the very definition of what is wrong with Washington on many levels.

Even his bi-partisanship bull shite is just a DC-Blueblood protective measure in most cases.
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CptBengal
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a Republican appointee w/ a solid work reputation - testified last week that his investigators uncovered no corruption and no political involvement.


no he didnt clown. Did you listen to the hearings?


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NC_Tigah
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re: Lois Lerner Just Removed - Administrative Leave - Response to bipartisan request
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The IG - a Republican appointee w/ a solid work reputation - testified last week that his investigators uncovered no corruption and no political involvement.
You're talking about the guy who used to date Michelle Obama?


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memphis tiger
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There is zero evidence that this is connected to the White House. The IG - a Republican appointee w/ a solid work reputation - testified last week that his investigators uncovered no corruption and no political involvement.


He also testified that this was an audit and they really did not look beyond the IRS itself. He did not say that he investigated and found no link.


DeltaDoc
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He also testified that this was an audit and they really did not look beyond the IRS itself. He did not say that he investigated and found no link.


+1...he must have read the Media Matters talking points incorrectly.


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darkhorse
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He also testified that this was an audit and they really did not look beyond the IRS itself. He did not say that he investigated and found no link.


Yes but no link was found right???


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