One-time GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s staff director met with Lois Lerner and asked her to audit conservative groups so as to be “financially ruinous.”
It’s never been a secret that McCain cares only about himself and is not a real conservative.
Until now, we didn’t know that he and his staff had a hand in the Deep State attack on the conservative grass roots!
Remember the 2013 Obama-era IRS attack on conservatives? John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Harry Kerner, to “audit” us.
JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW… Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that’d be financially ruinous.https://t.co/Pbr04tNC1w pic.twitter.com/wqZFEcllKi
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 6, 2018
Conservative transparency and accountability outfit Judicial Watch has obtained bombshell meeting notes from April 30, 2013:
“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”
“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”
“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”
“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”
Unreal. More investigation is clearly needed.
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