DOJ Offers Tea Party Groups Apology. IRS Remains Silent

Oct 27, 2017

Attorney Jeff Sessions announced settlements with more than 450 groups targeted by the IRS during the Obama administration. Under the agreement, “the government admitted that the IRS forced tea party groups into illegal delays and unconscionable scrutiny, including questions about their political beliefs, plans to run for office and names of financial backers.” Attorney General Sessions said, “There is no excuse for this conduct. Hundreds of organizations were affected by these actions, and they deserve an apology from the IRS.” The Obama administration made up a story about Lois G. Lerner as “being a hero who tried to stop the targeting . . . “ Under the settlement, “The Justice Department and IRS now say she failed to stop her employees and hid the bad behavior from her bosses for two years.” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will be leaving the IRS in early November. “[H]e mislead Congress about the destruction of Ms. Lerner’s emails. . . “ So far the IRS did not join with the Justice Department in offering an apology to the Tea Party groups.