Tuesday, September 24, 2013

IRS Scandal goes quietly into the shadows

One of the "Conservative Agencies" that the IRS targeted in order to suppress the 2012 elections was quietly given a victory yesterday when the Dept. of Justice told the Judge the IRS would issue the 501(c)(3) status it has sought for over three years.  Of course the damage has already been done to its ability to advocate politically, like so many others, during the last election.

True the Vote is the nations leading voting rights advocates so you can see they were not small fish that was silenced.  The Dept of Justice issued their press release and asked the Judge to dismiss the case as a result.  The Obama Administration believes that the case is now moot as a result of their magnanimous decision to allow the IRS non-profit status.

True the Vote disagrees

"Cleta Mitchell, lead counsel in the litigation, and a partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP in Washington, DC, responded to the DOJ filings by noting, “While we are glad the IRS has realized TTV’s tax exempt status should be granted and is now moving to rectify its failure to do sooner, this case is far from moot. There are still many questions to be answered, such as:

* When is the IRS going to actually issue its letter granting tax exempt status to True the Vote?
* What about the costs and damages incurred by True the Vote for the past three years while the IRS unlawfully delayed issuing the letter of recognition?
* What about all of the confidential and proprietary information sought and demanded from True the Vote that the Treasury Inspector General has stated was not necessary for determining True the Vote’s eligibility for exempt status, and which is now apparently going to be made public?
* What about the violation of True the Vote’s constitutional rights by the IRS and its agents and employees during the course of these last 3 years?
“This lawsuit is about getting to the truth and we are not going to stop until we find out the answers to these and many other questions,” added Ms. Mitchell."

Meanwhile, back at the ranch......

Lois Lerner has quietly retired and is no long drawing a tax payer funded paycheck.

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