Politics

The IRS Helped the FEC Persecute Conservatives

The IRS scandal is a quagmire that won’t stop growing.

I know that after months of investigations and all of the other scandals that have come down the pike, it’s hard to focus on the specifics of what’s going on and to see the forest for the trees. But fellow conservatives – it’s vital that you keep your eyes and ears open to make sure you are assimilating this information.

The Obama administration has to be coordinating these efforts. It just seems a dubious proposition to think that all of this information can slowly leak out in the manner that it has. It seems that all these leaks must be coordinated to overwhelm and confuse whoever may be paying attention. I think it’s also why we have seen so much media coverage of non-important news over the last couple of months. The media is either colluding with the administration or has become just as overwhelmed with all the scandals as we have.

Again, it’s important we don’t allow ourselves to become consumed by the information, but that we master the information.

Which is why a breaking story that’s hit the news today is so important.

Eliana Johnson at National Review Online is reporting that recently released emails show that the IRS was conspiring with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to target and persecute conservative organizations. The FEC sought private information about the tax-exempt status of certain conservative groups while seeking to investigate them for fraud.

The timing of the correspondence between Lerner and the FEC suggests the FEC attorney sought information from the IRS in order to influence an upcoming vote by the six FEC commissioners… The FEC general counsel’s office — which is prohibited under law from conducting an investigation into an organization before the FEC’s six commissioners have voted to do so — contacted Lerner to investigate the agency’s tax-exempt status.”

What seems to have occurred is that someone at the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) used their connections to the IRS to begin an investigation more than five months before the commissioners voted to do so — an act that is in and of itself illegal. Seemingly, this was an attempt to influence the vote of the 6 sitting FEC commissioners to prosecute these conservative non-profits. However, the action didn’t work – eventually the FEC commissioners would vote unanimously to close the case and not continue investigating the non-profits.

IRS and FECWhat does seem to be clear is that forces within both the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and the IRS worked together and acted out of political motivation to move against conservative groups.

In light of these new revelations, several congressional Republicans are seeking access to all communications between the two agencies.

This new wrinkle in the IRS scandal offers a terrifying picture of what it’s like to live in a country where the government rigs the elections and the actions of the people mean nothing. If the IRS and FEC can work together to persecute conservative groups, we have no chance of winning another national election. It would be impossible. That’s why the impartiality of these two groups is so important.

When the Democrats and the liberal media try to tell us that there is no scandal here, we have to remind them of all of the evidence’s of malfeasance that have popped up over the last few months.

There is a scandal being covered up here, and it’s the job of the media to uncover it.

(UPDATE) When asked which scandals the President considered “phony”, his spokesman Jay Carney pointed to the IRS and Benghazi scandals. Yep… the President thinks the IRS persecution of conservative Americans and their attempts to subvert the democratic process is a “phony scandal.”

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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