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IRS Scandal’s Central Figure, Lois Lerner, Described as ‘Apolitical’

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by Caitlin Dickson
May 14, 2013


Lois Lerner is in the eye of the IRS–Tea Party firestorm. Caitlin Dickson reports on the ‘apolitical’ director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division—and whether she could have averted the scandal.

One woman sits at the center of the developing—and utterly confusing—Internal Revenue Service scandal. It was Lois Lerner, director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division, who let slip at an American Bar Association meeting on Friday that, between 2010 and 2012, conservative nonprofit groups were improperly scrutinized by the IRS. And it is Lerner who has since become the target of a number of accusations and conspiracy theories, lobbed from both ends of the political spectrum. As the media waits impatiently for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to release an investigative report detailing who knew about the IRS’s inappropriate practices and when, it seems crucial to get to know the main character in this unfolding drama and the core issues swirling around her.

Lerner was appointed as head of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division during the Bush administration, in 2006. She served as director the IRS Exempt Organizations Rulings and Agreements Division for four years before that. A graduate of Boston’s Northeastern University and Western New England College of Law in Springfield, Mass., Lerner began her legal career as a staff attorney in the Department of Justice’s criminal division before joining the Federal Election Commission as an assistant general counsel in 1981. She spent 20 years at the FEC, where she was appointed head of the Enforcement Division in 1986 and then acting general counsel for six months in 2001.


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No wonder Ms. Lerner has been the center of the IRS scandal.
 

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IRS Colluded with FEC Against Conservative Organizations
No wonder Lois Lerner has taken the Fifth.

In an exclusive obtained by Eliana Johnson, we are now learning that at least twice, Lois Lerner colluded with a lawyer from the Federal Elections Commission to try to influence the record before the FEC.
IRS Colluded WIth FEC Against Conservative Organizations - Carol Platt Liebau

the targeting wasn't political Ya right tell me another one
 

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IRS Colluded with FEC Against Conservative Organizations
No wonder Lois Lerner has taken the Fifth.

In an exclusive obtained by Eliana Johnson, we are now learning that at least twice, Lois Lerner colluded with a lawyer from the Federal Elections Commission to try to influence the record before the FEC.
IRS Colluded WIth FEC Against Conservative Organizations - Carol Platt Liebau

the targeting wasn't political Ya right tell me another one

Now we have information that Ms. Lerner has used her private E-mail to transmit private and restricted IRS information to the FEC. Tch, Tch, Tch.
 
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