REVEALED: IRS Leadership Conspired with Holder Justice Department to Imprison Political Opponents

Continuing its stellar track record of investigative journalism, JudicialWatch today announced it had unearthed emails between Lois Lerner of the IRS and Eric Holder’s DOJ that suggested they had explored methods to prosecute and imprison conservative groups for the temerity of opposing the Obama administration.

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.

The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities.

Writing at PJ Media, Bryan Preston well summarizes the implications of this horrifying scandal that makes Nixon look like a shoplifter at the Dollar Store.

The implications of today’s email disclosure are stunning and terrifying.

Lois Lerner intended to use her position atop the IRS’ tax exempt approval office to coordinate the prosecution of political speech. The Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder had at least tentatively bought into that. The Federal Elections Commission was being roped in as well. Lerner’s emails prove that beyond doubt.

Democrats in Congress were involved. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) appears to have led the anti-constitutional attack on free speech in the House. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led it from the Senate.

Two days before Lerner was forced to publicly disclose the scandal, she was moving forward with an insidious plan to stamp out conservatives and Tea Party activists’ ability to organize and raise money, by working with the IRS commissioner’s office and the Department of Justice. At the same time, there was no plan for any government crackdown on groups who agreed with President Obama. The traffic was entirely one-way. It was nakedly political, and everyone involved knew it. They also had reason to believe that they would succeed, or they would not have engaged in it. DOJ would serve two roles: Prosecute conservatives, and protect the bureaucrats who were pushing those prosecutions.

But, “nation of cowards” and “racism”, y’all.

Any conservative who sits on the sidelines in 2014 bemoaning candidates that aren’t to his or her liking is effectively a co-conspirator with the Democrats in the active destruction of this Republic.

We have a President, an Attorney General, a ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, the IRS, the FBI, and heaven knows what other alphabet soup agencies conspiring to jail political opponents. Our country has been reduced to something akin to Venezuela, only with craploads more debt.

That, my friends, is fascism, straight up.

So when you sit out the next election because you couldn’t find the perfect Republican candidate, don’t act surprised when this corrupt, lawless, totalitarian Democrat Party comes after you and your group.

So you can mobilize to stop this, or you can echo Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his masterful The Gulag Archipelago. It related to the greatest regret of those in the slave labor camps:

What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? –Part I The Prison Industry, Ch. 1 “Arrest” (p13, The Gulag Archipelago, Collins 1974)

The radicals in the Obama administration today attack us confident that the Republican “leadership” will do nothing to stop them. That is why the lesson of Cliven Bundy is so crucial: Democrats must be reminded at each turn that their safety will vanish if they turn to violence.

Therefore we must smash them politically in November before that horrible line is crossed.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Ted Cruz: Holder must be impeached if Lerner isn’t indicted

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Nation

Ted Cruz: Holder must be impeached if Lerner isn’t indicted: BPR
Obama, Holder both whine about treatment to Al Sharpton: Ace
Chilling: Cliven Bundy, Surrounded by a Military-Style Army: Sara Noble

Democratic Budget Exposes New Obamacare Lie: Phil Kerpen
Dems need to hate the Koch brothers: LI
The Unforgivable Sin: Sebelius Caused `Lasting Damage to Obama Legacy’: TR

The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment: Dana Loesch
Cruz: ‘Scared Senate Democrats Demanded Sebelius’ Head’: FNI
House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor: Tim Alberta

BREAKING: 90% of NY Gun Owners Refuse to Register Guns: ConTrib
Sebelius’s farewell speech derails because … it’s missing a page: Hot Air
Nancy Pelosi: Matt Helm with osteoporosis: Ace

My Foolproof Plan to Stop Common Core and Amnesty: ConHQ
Sebelius’s Dangerous Legacy of Incompetence and Deception: Jonathan Tobin
The Democrats’ Fake Problems : Jim Geraghty

Scandal Central

The Definition Of, “Not A Smidgen,” Revealed, When Democrats Shriek Witch Hunt: Blogmocracy
The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus: Kimberley Strassel
Obama Refuses To Meet With Survivor From 2009 Ft. Hood Terror Attack: WZ

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim’s Request for Meeting With Obama: ABC
Federal judge slams Holder for ‘unprecedented instruction’ he had ‘no authority to establish’: Caroline May
Senator Harry Reid: cattle rustler for Communist China: James Simpson

Climate & Energy

White House Goes Squishy On Keystone XL Deadline: RWN
Desperate to Sell Volts, Government Motors Cuts Cost by Putting in Even Weaker Batteries: MB
Are Baked Beans Bad For “Climate Change”?: RWN

Media

NY Times issues a huge correction, ruins an entire afternoon of MSNBC programming: ConIntel
Stephen Halbrook’s Masterful History of Nazi Gun Control Measures: PJM
Video: Democrat’s “War on Fox News” turns into hilarious rout: Hot Air

Dana Loesch: If Bundy Cows Were Illegal Aliens They’d Get EBT Cards and Obama Phones: GWP
Multiple Reports Of Cell Towers Near Bundy Ranch Being Shut Down: WZ
59% of GOP Voters Say Republicans in Congress Out of Touch with Party’s Base: Rasmussen

Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda: The Week
Obama Tells Us What The Real Voter Fraud Is: Cove
Don’t Go There, Buddy!: MOTUS

World

Putin Declares All-Out Cold War on America: Kim Zigfeld
The Wretched Jelly-Spined Nothing Eunuchs of Brandeis: Mark Steyn
Breaking: White House denies visa to Iranian hostage-taker: Hot Air

CAIR Attacked Ayaan Hirsi Ali Because They are Islamic Supremacists with Links to Terrorists: PJM
Want proof they won’t stop with your guns?: LI
Degrees of Separation: Mark Steyn

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Public Sites Affected by Heartbleed: Mashable
NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years: Bloomberg
Why Gamification Matters: Samuel Greengard

Cornucopia

New Michelle Rolling Stone Cover: iOTW
Alleged Bus Bully Learns the Hard Way : Blaze
#BundyRanch: Western Rifle Shooters

Image: White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim’s Request for Meeting With Obama
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QOTD: “Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia has declared all-out cold war on the United States, and is threatening a hot conflagration in Ukraine as well. In response, Barack H. Obama is dithering, poking his head ever deeper into the sands of cowardice, and leading America down the same dead-end street followed by James E. Carter.

On April 10th, the Putin regime shut down the Voice of America radio broadcasts in Russia, calling them “mere spam in our frequencies,” and it evicted the American Councils, which is responsible for organizing student exchanges between the USA and Russia. The same day, it was revealed that the Kremlin had willfully withheld critical information about the Boston Marathon bombers from U.S. security forces, in other words playing an important role in helping the bombings to go forward. We learned that Russia had been ritualistically violating its nuclear arms treaty obligations, and Russia announced as well that it intended to flout U.S. sanctions against the terrorist rogue regime in Iran…

…Yet Obama continues to bite his fingernails and watch as Putin gorges himself on Eastern Europe. A big part of the reason, of course, is that he’s afraid Americans will start remembering his “reset” policy, where he lectured Republicans about having misunderstood Russia and assured us that if treated with proper respect Russia would be a valuable partner in international affairs.” –Kim Zigfeld

Doug Ross @ Journal