IRS Targeting of Conservatives: Still Happening

IRS targeting of conservative groups is still going on according to Darrell Issa.

Issa is not the only one claiming that the IRS is engaging in criminal acts.

What Judicial Watch claimed they have discovered in IRS emails has been confirmed by a House Congressman: The IRS has been targeting conservative donors.

According to the Washington Examiner, “House chairman: Documents prove IRS ‘political targeting’ of conservatives.”

The chairman of the top House committee probing the IRS political witch hunt of President Obama’s foes said documents prove that the agency targeted conservatives and then tried to destroy the evidence and he promised “news” on the panel’s investigation next week.

“I promise you – there will be news on the IRS side as early as next week. So stay tuned,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Chaffetz this week detailed elements of his panel’s probe in an address to the Ripon Society in Washington, accusing the IRS of violating a House subpoena in destroying evidence and mocking President Obama’s claim on Jon Stewart’s Comedy Channel show that “the real scandal around the IRS” is underfunding the agency.

“Probably the biggest thing our committee is looking at is the IRS,” said the Utah lawmaker. “You have political targeting that is factual at this point. There are no ifs, ands or buts. You had groups within the IRS who were politically targeting conservatives and impeding their First Amendment rights,” he added.

Chaffetz seemed to have his own evidence for his claims. He assured his audience that they would soon see charges not only about IRS targeting of conservatives but also of the destruction of evidence.

I dearly hope the Congressman is not exaggerating what evidence he possesses against the IRS. I also hope he and others are going to be able to make criminal charges against the perpetrators within the IRS. Otherwise, the fact that we know the IRS committed crimes won’t matter. If they can get away with them then they will commit those crimes again.