Lawsuit to be Filed Against IRS to Stop Targeting of Tea Party Groups
Following Lois Lernerâ€™s Fifth Amendment plea on May 23 before the House Oversight Committee, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) announced that he is going to file a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in order to stop the targeting of Tea Party groups and in the process of discovery determine where the targeting orders originated.
The time line of those orders and some of the IRS officials involved are already known. Lernerâ€™s Fifth Amendment plea only heightens the suspicion that those targeting orders came from higher up, probably much higher up. Wrote Sekulow:
We now know through her own testimony and from the Inspector Generalâ€™s report that Lerner was briefed about this unlawful targeting scheme in June 2011. But nine months later, beginning in March 2012, she sent cover letters to many of our clients, demanding additional information....