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The IRS Intimidation Campaign against the Tea Party

In the annals of implausibility, the IRS’s Lois Lerner is a hall-of-famer. She would seriously have us believe that the IRS’s specific targeting of organizations with the words “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names — and subsequent demands forthose groups to disclose everything from donor lists to the names of family members — was a series of procedural snafus. 

On the home page:

The IRS denies having conducted a partisan witch-hunt against tea-party groups in the run-up to the 2012 election, arguing that its improper targeting of conservative groups was the result of a series of procedural errors rather than a political attack with malice aforethought.

But the IRS is keeping the relevant evidence secret, so you will just have to take the agency’s word for it.

One of the reasons I have so little trust in the federal government is the fact that its minions are so untrustworthy.

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