REPORT: LOIS LERNER EMAILS SHOW OBAMA’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASSISTED IRS TO TARGET CONSERVATIVE GROUPS
After a year and a half of investigating, Congress has finally gotten to see a large number of the “missing” emails form IRS administrator Lois Lerner. Some of these emails seem to show that Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) was involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, a Forbes report says.
Despite the government’s refusal to release over 800 pages of Lerner communications, some documents that have been released show that she was discussing the targeting of conservative groups with members of the DOJ two years before the IRS even admitted that its actions were improper.
“Ms. Lerner,” Forbes columnist Robert W. Wood wrote, “met with top officials from the DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch in October of 2010. Although Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the DOJ, the DOJ coughed up dirt only on court order. Even then, the DOJ handed over only two pages of heavily redacted emails.”
The documents show that Lerner worked with the DOJ on targeting conservative groups and even show that Lerner sent the DOJ a “1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations” that contained confidential tax records.
On November 22 it was announced that some 30,000 IRS emails that had previously been deemed “unrecoverable” had been “found” by the IRS Inspector General. The emails extend from 2009 to 2011, when Lerner headed the IRS’s exempt-organizations division.
While investigators have yet to comb through this mountain of information, other key documents were finally revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that the documents show that Obama’s DOJ was “up to its neck in the IRS scandal” and remarked in outrage that the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section, which is supposed to be investigating such abuse of authority, is “now implicated in the IRS crimes.”
“It is shameful how Establishment Washington has let slide by Obama’s abuse of the IRS and the Justice Department,” Fitton said. “Only as a result of Judicial Watch’s independent investigations did the American people learn about the IRS-DOJ prosecution discussions of Obama’s political enemies and how the IRS sent, in violation of law, confidential taxpayer information to the FBI and DOJ in 2010. Richard Nixon was impeached for less.”
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In direct response to a threatening letter let me tell you who to vote for on Tuesday November 4th
The midterm elections are a matter of life and death and the Church must not be cowed out of her power to vote by illegal covenants.
It was a dark day for the Church when the 501C3 clause was created. It is anti-God, anti-American and anti-free speech. In the 1950s, then Senator Lyndon Johnson did not like the way churches were talking about him, so he finagled a way to silence them by attaching this censorship of the church to a preexisting bill. Henceforth any church that wanted Government recognition as a nonprofit Corporation had to agree not to say anything political from the pulpit.
The fact is that the Constitution already recognized the church. No further recognition was necessary. The church made a stupid deal with the devil.
I am prepared to confront it head on! So let me tell you who to vote for.
I have only tepid feelings toward the Republican Party. The established leadership abandoned its Reagan conservative roots for a wishy washy vision. They do not have enough ideas on how to fix our nation. That said, right now they are in my opinion our only choice.
The Democratic Party has declared open war on Christianity, American exceptionalism, marriage, the unborn and Israel. Whatever doubt you may have about this should have been erased at the Democratic National Convention when the convention booed the idea of even inserting the word “God” into their platform.
Obama has abused power again and again. They abused the parliamentary tactic known as reconciliation to force Obamacare down our throats. They did not even know what was in the bill or what it would do to the people. As Nancy Pelosi said so well “We are going to pass it and then we are going to read it” Never in history has a bill that was so sweeping (controlling one eighth of the entire economy) ever passed with all votes from one party.
Today we live in terror of Islamic extremists because Democratic Senators lived in terror of Obama. They will not openly oppose even the most insane behavior ever to come out of the White (Benghazi). They presided over the dismantling of our economy, marriage and freedom of religion. They never stood up to him and his rogue government. As a matter of fact, they offered up the most exasperating excuses and explanations for what is undoubtedly the worse train wreck of presidency we have ever known.
Now they want your vote anyway. Now they are implying they are not like him. Yet, they will still enforce Obama’s policies long after he is gone. For this reason alone they need to go or we will have no chance at all to undo the damage of Obama.
The 2014 midterms have all of the earmarks of a last chance for our nation. The democrats have help make our world dangerous, atheistic, immoral and miserable. This is true whether you are black, white Latino or Asian.
How ironic that at this moment Obama may be the only Democrat who is telling the truth about November 4th. Every democrat running for office says this is not about Obama and now twice Obama has said that this election is indeed about him!
Right now, you Democratic candidates are running from Obama more than you are running for office. But you can’t run. You own your voting record and you own the wreckage of Obama.
Who should you vote for? Go to the polls armed with only one fact in mind…did the candidate vote for Obama? If they did then they need to go!
What about the lukewarm Republicans? Yeah, well I want to give them a chance to lead…not by acclamation but by default.
That is one more reason we need to display outrage in these midterms: Let the Republicans feel the power of national outrage and keep your outrage handy so that the republicans will know we can fire them just as easily as Democrats.
Thomas Jefferson said it best “When the people fear the government you have tyranny but when the government fears the people you have liberty.”
Mario aren’t you afraid that your ministry will be attacked? If it is attacked it will be because I am standing on the Word of God and the Constitution of the United States. I cannot think of a better place to stand.
Man of God: Tell the truth.
By Mario Murillo
Recently a man of God came to me in the same way that Nicodemus came to Jesus at night. I am not Jesus and the subject matter was not about rebirth. The similarity had to do with the fact that wanted to ask me something in private that he did not want to discuss publicly.
He asked me: “Mario, there are many of us who know that you are right about Obama and what our government is doing to the nation and the church. But we do not know how to speak out without losing members or my church our nonprofit status.”
So I asked how he felt about his silence. “I feel sick” he said. I asked, “How sick?” He did not answer but the pain in his eyes showed that he was deeply conflicted. This is a good man who sincerely wants to do what is right. So I made points about why he must speak out.
- A man of honor will never withhold truth because of personal consequence. Claire Delacroix said, “No man of honor avoided what needed to be done, simply because it might not proceed in his favor.” Honor has become cheap. Honor is not hospitality or flattery. It means courage and loyalty to the truth in the face of great personal cost.
Preaching must proceed from the things that are important to God and not the audience. There are issues that are urgent to Him. He must see that you are willing to discern what is important enough to address. How can you expect God to speak to you if He already knows you are going to run His Word through a filter?
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King
- In your silence you are taking other people down with you. Does it ever dawn on a preacher that he is actually damaging his audience when he only says what they want to hear? He is not leading them forward; he is not improving their condition or alerting them to danger.
The decision to do this can be because the preacher has given into fear and no longer believes that God can change society so the best he can do is mouth soothing words. David faced the temptation to speak out of defeatism. In Psalm 73:15 He says, “If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to your people.”
- There is still time to save the country. This is the biggest reason to speak out. The ongoing destruction of freedom of speech and of religion has happened because God haters marketed a great lie to the masses. That lie is wearing thin and slowing down the takeover of our freedoms.
Now is the time to hold their feet to the fire. We have not yet been driven underground. We are not yet being forced to draw fish symbols in the dirt or huddle in catacombs.
Audiences are ready to listen to common sense preaching. We must seize the moment. Jesus said I John 9:4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
You should never speak out on certain controversial issue unless the Spirit of God compels you but you are asking too much when you say that God has not moved your heart to speak out about our government’s overreach and persecution of Christians. Oh and by the way, the IRS does not want to enforce the 501C3 gag order on Churches because they know it will lose in the Supreme Court.
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