Exclusive Interview: Henry Kerner Disputes Charges of Tea Party Targeting by John McCain’s Staff


Henry Kerner, Special Counsel in the United States Office of Special Counsel

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch reported on Thursday that Senator John McCain’s former staff director Henry Kerner urged the IRS, including the corrupt liberal Lois Lerner, to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS conservative targeting scandal involved HUNDREDS of Tea Party and conservative groups.

In May 2018, years after the initial targeting of conservative groups, a judge awarded $3.5 million to a tea party groups that were targeted by the Obama IRS.

The Conservative Treehouse reported more on Henry Kerner on Friday.

Henry Kerner currently serves as the Special Counsel in the United States Office of Special Counsel.

Judicial Watch accused Henry of urging the IRS to engage in financially ruinous targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.

This afternoon The Gateway Pundit spoke with Henry Kerner.

Henry told us the report is inaccurate. The Tea Party targeting occurred before the 2012 election and the report in question by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was published in September 2014. Henry’s name and Senator McCain’s name were on the report but the Republican minority at the time refused to sign Carl Levin’s report and released a report of their own.

Henry worked for Rep. Darrell Issa and was a member of the Harvard Republican club. Henry currently serves as head of the Office of Special Counsel.

Henry disputes this week’s reports. He says the IRS targeting scandal was strictly a Democrat endeavor.

Henry Kerner agreed with The Gateway Pundit that Judicial Watch is an excellent organization.

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