‘Caught Red-Handed’: Sekulow Details New ‘Smoking Gun’ IRS Emails (+video)

Photo Credit: Fox NewsJay Sekulow, chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, testified before a House committee yesterday on the IRS scandal. He’s representing 41 of the conservative groups that say they were illegally targeted by the IRS.

During his testimony, he pointed to emails sent by former IRS official Lois Lerner that appear to contradict the administration’s assertions that the targeting was not a coordinated effort from Washington.

The emails were released by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of its probe of the IRS scandal. Sekulow explained that the emails show Lerner in contact with the IRS’ chief counsel and other top lawyers at least a year before the scandal became public. He said that Lerner wrote about coming up with new rules to restrict non-profit groups.

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  • Stealth

    Obumma, and ALL his liberal-disease brained socialists are LIARS!!!! And as always…thank you to the many liberal women in our once great country who voted for them all!

  • James

    Enough talk about what we already knew. What we want to know
    is when these people are going to be charged criminally and how much prison time are they going to get. As it is now they are retired and drawing a nice pension. Maybe if they had to pay their pension to the groups they targeted the others in the other agencies would quit doing it.

  • pFeather

    But I thought Obama said that Fox News was just stirring things up and there was no scandal at the IRS? Oops, I guess Obama is lying again. Lerner took the 5th and Obama thinks she isn’t hiding her crimes. Get real people Obama and Lerner are both corrupt.

  • gracentruth

    Jay is a fighter for truth and liberty. God bless him and his lawfirm. Peace,

    • Janice Dyer White

      Several years ago I make a donation to his organization and he was victorious in defeating a law that I thought was persecuting Christians. As conservatives, we need to send donations regardless of the amount to the American Center for Law and Justice. We want him to be able to continue his work and know that we support him and are thankful for his service to true Americans.

  • howler1968

    Please note……as with Benghazi the mainstream liberal media is not covering this.
    They did however report over and over on the “not a smidgen of evidence” remark.

  • disgusted

    This is not new, just validation of what we already knew. Corruption, big time.

  • akprayingmom

    So the next question is: when will Obama, Valerie Jarret, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, and Lois Lerner be indicted for High Treason against the USA and the American People? Everyone of these traitors should be held to the highest extent of the law, then deported and exiled from all American shores for life.

  • Bob

    Jay Sekulow is right on top of this. He’s sharp, honest, unafraid. This is obviousily an illegal ploy by the Nobama administration—yet another one! This boob needs so badly to be impeached & jailed!

  • amiciLatinae

    Good work. Keep digging. The IRS needs to be defunded and tax collections need to be switched to a Committee under the oversight of the House of Representatives. Every two years people will be able to vote to keep or change the people who are not careful with tax dollars, frivolous in expenditures, and carry out corrupt mafia-style attacks on the US citizens. As it stands the IRS has become a political boxing glove against the very people who are still able to pay taxes. And that kind of distrustful and destructive behavior warrants its demise. B.O. wants a czar-like overhaul of the tax system, but that is like letting the fox watch the hen house. How will you vote, America?

  • BenDoubleCrossed

    From 1791 to 1886 1st Amendment freedoms of speech, press and assembly were the sole rights of flesh and blood citizens. The New York Times had the right to print because it employed people.

    Then, after Watergate, campaign laws were passed to protect the public from the appearance of corruption.

    • Media corporations were exempted from campaign laws. This created a royal, State approved press. Is it any wonder news media are among the biggest promoters of campaign law?

    • Regulations limited how much citizens can donate to politicians and made it less likely challengers, who would benefit more from large sums from a few, can defeat incumbents with established war chests and support networks.

    • Lawyers benefited from a new branch of law. They are currently getting rich demanding conservative non-profits not be more restricted or vetted than liberal non-profits.

    So it is no wonder elected Senators and Congressmen, news media and attorneys have not attempted to restore the electorates 1st Amendment rights.

    But freedoms of speech, press and assembly are inalienable rights not privileges government may lawfully license and restrict. The first amendment denies congress authority to dictate how people associate, pool money or organize to pay the cost of communicating their shared political opinions.
    The 1st Amendment is not a loophole in campaign law. Campaign laws are abridgements of 1st Amendment rights!

    Taxes should exist only for funding the legitimate cost of government not manipulating the politics of people or business.

    Our focus should be restoring first amendment rights rather than defending 501 c or 527 privileges or equal restrictions on conservatives and liberals.

    A “free press” is the right to use a printing press to communicate political ideas without a license from government. Other than who pays for it, there is no difference between an editorial, slanted news story and a political ad? They are all expressions of opinion and it should be left to the citizens to decide.

    We should insist that congress recognize and restore our First Amendment rights. Start by calling your Senators and Congressmen and demanding they amend 2 U.S.C. 431 (9) (B) (i) to include every citizen and group of Citizens in the “press exemption”!