While Breaking The Law, Lerner & Treasury Department Conspired To Change IRS Rules

Yep, there was nothing nefarious going on at the IRS… They were simply hiding what they were doing—not letting anyone know—but… hey… people do that all the time when they’re acting appropriately… don’t you hide it when you’re doing the right thing? You wouldn’t want anyone to know you were just doing your job… earning your paycheck… here to help.

From the Daily Caller:

The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.

The rules place would place much more stringent controls on what would be considered political activity by the IRS, effectively limiting the standard practices of a wide array of non-profit groups.

“Don’t know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off -plan) in 2013, I’ve got my radar up and this seemed interesting…,” Treasury official Ruth Madrigal wrote in a June 14, 2012 email to Lerner and others obtained by Ways and Means and provided to The Daily Caller.

Ways and Means chairman Rep. Dave Camp blasted the off-the-record plan during a hearing Wednesday with IRS commissioner John Koskinen, and called for the administration’s newly proposed 501(c)(4) rules to be halted until criminal investigations into the IRS targeting scandal are complete.

This woman’s picture should be up in Post Offices across the nation, along with tons of her colleagues, but… hey… wasn’t it just yesterday we learned that her friends and co-workers at the IRS were going to get millions in bonuses for all of that “good work” they were doing?