IRS Chief Counsel Conspired IRS to Target Pro-Life, Conservative Groups
by Mathew Staver LifeNews.com – In newly uncovered evidence, four GOP leaders now assert that the office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS is likely to have conspired in the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
In prior testimonies, the IRS maintained that Chief Counsel William Wilkins, an Obama appointee, and his office had no involvement in the review and decisions regarding the applications of conservative groups.
But it is now being alleged by these GOP leaders, based on a recent testimony, that Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official who earlier took the Fifth Amendment before Congress, put out instructions in the agency for applications to be reviewed by the Chief Counsel’s office.
This allegation is certainly contrary to the IRS official testimony and once again reveals the potential of higher level involvement than has been previously admitted.
Additional IRS employees will testify today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in that committee’s effort to uncover how high up the chain of command the orders originated to target conservative groups – and how the employees were directed to comply with their superiors’ wishes.