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Darrell Issa subpoenas 28 years worth of Lois Lerner’s communications, dating back to her time with the FEC

June 25, 2014

 Lois Lerner’s inter-agency emails regarding the IRS targeting scandal may have conveniently been lost but if this story is true she has a long, sordid history with targeting political opposition–so much so that Darrell Issa has subpoenaed 28 years worth of her communications dating back to when she was with the FEC. 

More than a decade before his 2010 letter to IRS officials urging the agency to target conservative organizations, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s political career crossed paths with Ms. Lerner when she was head of the Enforcement Division of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and directly involved in the 1996 Illinois U.S. Senate race.

Soon after the IRS story broke, Al Salvi told Illinois Review that it was IRS official Lois Lerner who represented the FEC in the 1996 Democrat complaint against him. According to Salvi, Lerner was, without question, politically motivated, and went so far as to make him an offer: “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”

Salvi declined her offer. In fact he ran for Illinois Secretary of State in 1998.

But when he saw Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment before Congress last week, he recognized her. “That’s the woman,” Salvi said. “And I didn’t plead the Fifth like she did.”

  The case against him was eventually dropped. Now, as I wrote above, Darrell Issa has subpoenaed 28 years of Lois Lerner’s communications.

  Here is more:

Today House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) turned up the heat on Lois Lerner and subpoenaed 28 years of Lerner’s emails from 1986 until the present day.
Political Ticker reported:

Expanding his IRS investigation by more than two decades, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, has sent a subpoena to the Federal Elections Commission for all communications involving former IRS administrator Lois Lerner from January 1, 1986 to the present day.

This new search is the broadest-yet for records in a year-long investigation by Issa and congressional Republicans, who are trying to assess why the agency targeted tea party and other political groups for extra scrutiny.

Issa issued the subpoena to Lee Goodman, head of the Federal Election Commission, on Tuesday for communications involving Lerner, who is seen as a central figure in the controversy because she ran the division that executed the targeting.

  What are the chances these communications still exist? Still, I like to think that Lois Lerner is experiencing many sleepless nights right about now.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. zip permalink
    June 25, 2014 9:26 pm

    For sure she didn’t just happen to fall off the ‘rotten apple’ truck just recently! 😶


    • June 25, 2014 9:30 pm

      Nope, she has been at it for a long time. She is a seasoned veteran!


  2. June 26, 2014 5:04 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


    • June 26, 2014 5:43 am

      Thank you.


      • June 26, 2014 5:44 am

        You’re welcome.


  3. lou222 permalink
    June 26, 2014 9:37 am

    I remember this happening here, although I do not remember them naming names, nothing new there! I think if they get enough on her from the past, she might start talking.


    • June 26, 2014 8:52 pm

      Maybe so but the best way to get her to talk is probably by granting her immunity. This may seem repugnant but I believe this goes above her so there may be even bigger fish to fry here.


  4. Petermc3 permalink
    June 26, 2014 11:57 am

    I disagree. If she wasn’t untouchable she would have been hanging out of the back of a paddy wagon a while ago. I mean whose going to put her in cuffs, Buck Ofama’s U.S. Marshals or Eric Holder’s DOJ?


    • June 26, 2014 8:53 pm

      Sadly I have to agree Peter!


  5. lou222 permalink
    June 26, 2014 12:37 pm

    Peter, you just could not let me dream a bit, could you? Did you have to drag me back so soon to reality? /s


    • June 26, 2014 1:03 pm

      Well excuuuuuse me! : )


      • lou222 permalink
        June 26, 2014 1:50 pm

        OK, just this once! We have to admit, for this woman to get as far as she has, she has to be a cold, calculated witch! Seems to be a lot of that in this administration!


    • June 26, 2014 8:55 pm

      Look at the bright side Lou; if she is granted immunity she could lead us to bigger fish!


  6. lou222 permalink
    June 26, 2014 3:54 pm

    I have Cspan on, Obama is in Minnesota giving a talk in a park. I bet security is pretty high there. Just heard him talking about gun control, as usual,you can imagine it was not in favor of the 2nd amendment. I am curious, he has his watch on the left wrist, he is left handed, right? I am a lefty and every other lefty I know puts a watch on the right wrist. Wonder what is up with that?


    • June 26, 2014 8:56 pm

      Interesting, I know righties wear their watches on the left wrist. Is he even lying about that?



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