(November 4, 2014) - Last evening, The Daily Caller broke a bombshell memo pointing to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen conspiring with White House insiders on the IRS targeting scandal. The article yields breaking news that Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama's political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Conservative groups here are outraged at a memo that surfaced hours before the polls open—a memo that suggests that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) personally coordinated with the IRS’s Lois Lerner to use the tax agency’s power to target conservative groups.
Yesterday, my colleagues and I at the ACLJ filed a new lawsuit against the IRS in federal court in New Hampshire. The facts of the case are simple: On June 18, 2014, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for all communications between Senator Jeanne Shaheen or Representative Carol Shea-Porter and key IRS officials, including Lois Lerner. The request for IRS communications with Senator Shaheen was particularly significant. On February 16, 2012, Senator Shaheen joined a number of her Democratic colleagues demanding that the IRS investigate the alleged “political activities” of tax-exempt organizations. She followed up this demand with a second letter asking the IRS to “immediately change the administrative framework for enforcement of the tax code as it applies to groups designated as ’social welfare organizations.’”