The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:
- At least 292 conservative groups
- At least 5 pro-Israel groups
- Constitutional groups
- Groups that criticized Obama administration
- At least two pro-life groups
- A Texas voting-rights group
- Conservative activists and businesses
- At least one conservative Hispanic group
- IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
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The Obama FBI will not file charges against the IRS for targeting conservative groups.
And the FBI never interviewed a single conservative group before closing the case.
American Center for Law & Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow joined America’s Newsroom today to discuss the government’s IRS Tea Party targeting scandal. Sekulow told Bill Hemmer not one of his clients had ever been contacted by the FBI.
“None of our clients were ever interviewed by the FBI. So the reported crime that Eric Holder talked about that may have been committed, the victims of that crime were never interviewed… Some people are asking how the investigation is going. I don’t think it ever got off the ground. It took eight months before we had the first contact by an FBI agent. When we did have the contact they were already closing the file. I think it was a sham from the beginning. Eric Holder is closing a file before talking to a purported crime. I don’t know when that’s ever happened before in our history.
“We’re representing 42 groups. There were hundreds. I think the number is around 290. I have not found one liberal group that has gone through the same targeting process as these conservative groups.