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IRS to Target Health of Conservatives?

At the same time the Internal Revenue Service was targeting Tea Party groups last year to help boost Barack Obama’s reelection chances, the Congressional Black Caucus, Attorney General Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett were assisting hundreds of black pastors and churches on how best to participate in the 2012 election. The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a training session at the U.S. Capitol which was attended by black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches, Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman and Peter Lorenzetti, who was a senior official in the agency’s exempt organizations division, which was at the heart of the IRS scandal. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, (D-MO), chairman of the CBC said, “We’re going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there. We’re […] → Keep reading