A Very Slow Lerner

Carol Platt Liebau
Posted: May 23, 2013 9:47 PM

Just a day after arriving on Capitol Hill and insisting that she had done nothing wrong, Lois Lerner is again being proved a liar.

This time, the evidence comes in the form of this post by Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ, who has represented 27 Tea Party organizations in 17 states.  He notes she sent 15 intrusive letters to four of his clients, including during the March-April 2012 time frame when Douglas Shulman was assuring Congress that no inappropriate targeting was going on.  The IG report states that Lerner was briefed on the inappropriate criteria in June of 2011. That means she had to have been aware of what was going on -- and actively participating in it.

In addition, as Sekulow points out, contrary to claims by the administration, the harassment and abuse of Tea Party groups did not end in March of 2012.  See the intrusive questions on this letter (2nd in grouping), dated May of 2013!

It is hard to overestimate the arrogance of Lois Lerner.  There is no other viable theory except that she thought the IRS could lie to Congress and dissemble with the inspector general . . . and they'd never get caught.  Makes you wonder what else has gone on that no one knows about . . . yet.