The Internal Revenue Service had targeted hundreds of conservative groups with names like, “tea party,” or “patriots,” from 2010 to 2012 as discovered in 2013. It was learned that the government agency flagged and audited these groups. A watchdog group, Judicial Watch, filed a Freedom of Information Act about the scandal.
Now the IRS has “discovered” almost 7,000 documents regarding the targeting of tea party conservatives, and what they contain will be damning for former President Obama’s and his administration.
Last week is was reported by the Judicial Watch that the IRS announced it had located 6,924 documents that could potentially point back to the IRS targeting conservative groups. These documents are not part of the records of the congressional database that the IRS created in 2013. That database was formed for inquiries into the scandal.
Although the IRS has admitted targeting American citizens to suppress their First Amendment freedoms of association and speech, the new documents contain even worse assaults on American freedoms.
The IRS made a statement to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. It was as follows: “At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents. The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis.”
Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton said the discovery was a “significant breakthrough,” as reported by the Washington Examiner. Fitton said, “The corruption at the IRS is astounding. Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years.”
“President Trump needs to clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible,” Fitton stated. The timing of this “discovery” highlights how the Obama administration abused its power.