Kirsters Baish| The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally admitted after placing conservative groups under illegal scrutiny for political purposes, that their treatment was wrong. This week, a federal judge approved a settlement that was being disputed between the IRS and hundreds of groups formed by the tea party. The agreement stated that the IRS must pay out $3.5 million to those affected.
For former President Barack Obama, this is catastrophic. What goes around really does come around.
The mainstream media and liberal America has been accusing President Trump of petty nonsense compared to what unfolded during Obama’s time in office. The man refused to out the IRS for their political bias. He lied to the American people. What kind of President is that?
Obama used the IRS as a tool to target his political enemies. The mainstream media ignored the whole thing. Clearly their intentions were to cover up Obama’s actions. It seems that Obama is now getting what he deserves. A federal judge has ruled that the IRS pay the tea party groups $3.5 million.
From Fox News:
A judge this week approved a settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, in which the federal agency agreed to pay out $3.5 million, reports said.
The conservative groups were the subjects of illegal and unwarranted scrutiny by the federal agency for political purposes, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
“It shows that when a government agency desires to target citizens based on their viewpoints, a price will be paid,” said Edward Greim, a lawyer who led the class-action case in federal court in Cincinnati, according to the Washington Times.
Fox reported that the tea party groups who were affected were granted a “sincere apology” from the Internal Revenue Service. The government has stated in a declaratory judgement that “it is wrong” to take issue with a tax return based on a taxpayer’s name or political belief.
“I’m not frankly aware of any other class-action lawsuit against the IRS for anything where the IRS paid money,” Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self Governance, who funded the class-action suit, told the Times a few weeks back when the final settlement was submitted.
Former Senior Executive of the IRS, Lois Lerner, reportedly “put in place new processes that guaranteed even more delay” Greim explained to the Times, mentioning the tea party groups’ efforts to gain tax-exempt status.
Lerner denied any involvement in the biased targeting. A U.S. Justice Department review actually cleared Lerner, calling her one of the “heroes of the saga.” The newspaper reported that the review actually claimed that Lerner had tried to stop it.
The Times reported that litigation for Wednesday’s settlement lasted roughly five years.”
Fox News wrote, “The decision over whether Lerner’s deposition explaining her behavior would be shielded from public view is still being argued in court, the report said.”