RUSH: “New IRS Emails Describe Washington Direction of Tea Party Targeting Efforts.” This is the Washington Examiner, but it’s everywhere now, because Judicial Watch obtained some documents that illustrate active direction from the Washington office of the IRS in targeting Tea Party and other conservative nonprofit applicants during the 2010 and 2012 campaigns. The e-mails obtained by the Freedom of Information Act, a request for that — maybe these House committees ought to go that route rather than demanding the Regime submit documents, just go the Freedom of Information Act route.
So here’s what we know now. The two rogue agents in the Cincinnati office who were acting on their own was a lie; just like a video nobody saw was responsible for the Benghazi attack was a lie; just like “you can keep your doctor and your health insurance policy if you like them” was a lie; just like Dingy Harry saying that Mitt Romney was a tax cheat was a lie.
RUSH: The IRS targeting the Tea Party, the IRS, the Washington office, there was nothing about this rogue agents in Cincinnati thing that was true.
Lois Lerner is hip deep in this stuff. This stuff was going on from the Washington office. “In a July 2012 email, Holly Paz, who was then director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements division, asked IRS lawyer Steven Grodnitzky ‘to let Cindy and Sharon know how we have been handling Tea Party applications in the last few months.’ Cindy Thomas is the former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, and Sharon Camarillo was a senior manager in its Los Angeles office. The email conflicts with claims by Obama administration officials that the targeting effort was done exclusively by the government workers in the Cincinnati IRS office.” And they’ve stuck to that throughout all of this, and this just puts the lie to it. So there’s that big news.