Breaking: Trump ORDERS DOJ to Bring Charges Against Barack Obama – HE IS DONE!


Donald Trump’s administration scored a major victory this week when it finally settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration. This is huge since it came after years of litigation.

Fox News reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning that had reached settlements with Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.” These settlements reportedly involved payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.
This scandal made headlines in 2013, when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. Sessions said that groups that had names involving “Tea Party” or “Patriots,”were subject to “inappropriate criteria” to “screen” applications.
“The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred,” Sessions said in a statement Thursday. “It is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.”
Court documents show that the IRS offered an apology to the conservative groups.
“The IRS admits that its treatment of Plaintiffs during the tax-exempt determination process, including screening their applications based on their names or policy positions, subjecting those applications to heightened scrutiny and inordinate delays, and demanding some Plaintiffs’ information that TIGTA determined was unnecessary to the agency’s determination of their tax-exempt status, was wrong,” the IRS said in court documents. “For such treatment, the IRS expresses its sincere apology.”
An attorney who represented the conservative groups said that this was “a great day for the First Amendment,” but noted that day “was too long in coming.”
“The Government’s generous settlement with the Class Plaintiffs fully vindicates their claims that the IRS targeted Tea Party and conservative groups based on their viewpoint,” lead counsel for the conservative groups, Eddie Greim, told reporters. “However, like Lois Lerner’s stated apology back in 2013, any recent so-called ‘apology’ by the IRS has little value. That is because the Service continues to suggest that its targeting was really just ‘mismanagement.’”
“This story was dismantled in our case. For taxpayers to be truly confident that the IRS has changed, it needs to be truthful about its past abuse of power,” he added.
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