The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | June 9, 2014 | 54 Comments

Ho-hum — another day, another Nixonian revelation:

The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to documents obtained by a House panel.
The information was transmitted in advance of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s meeting the same month with Justice Department officials about the possibility of using campaign-finance laws to prosecute certain nonprofit groups. E-mails between Lerner and Richard Pilger, the director of the Justice Department’s election-crimes branch, obtained through a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder, show Lerner asking about the format in which the FBI preferred the data to be sent.
“This revelation that the IRS sent 1.1 million pages of nonprofit tax-return data — including confidential taxpayer information — to the FBI confirms suspicions that the IRS worked with the Justice Department to facilitate the potential investigation of nonprofit groups engaged in lawful political speech,” Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, and subcommittee chairman Jim Jordan wrote in a letter to IRS commissioner John Koskinen. . . .

(Via Memeorandum.)



  • cmdr358


    I went to a website claiming to count down the Great and Powerful Ob’s days left in office.

    Now you tell me that I’ve an extra 11 weeks?

  • Adjoran

    Hey, I ‘m not happy about it either!

    Track it to the minute at

  • cmdr358

    Oh sure! And really draw it out?

    I’m thinking cryostasis. 955 days you said?

    Well I am in a union so could probably still get paid…

  • Adjoran

    Well, 954 and change, now.