If history is any guide, the corrupt activities of the Obama IRS will grow even worse under another Clinton presidency
Under Barack Obama, the IRS has become a tool to harass and intimidate critics of the President.
At the direction of now-former Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status saw their applications stonewalled, and were subjected to intrusive questions.
But that pales in comparison to the illegal activities the IRS carried out under Bill Clinton, whose even more vindictive spouse may be just weeks away from winning the White House.
What kind of illegal attacks, and even false imprisonment, could conservatives expect at the hands of the IRS under President Hillary Clinton?
In 2002, Newsmax reported:
An official with the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, according to court documents made public this week.
“What do you expect when you sue the president?” senior IRS official Paul Breslan told Judicial Watch, the Washington-based legal watchdog group that had filed 50-plus legal actions against the Clinton administration and subsequently found itself in the IRS’s cross hairs…
…Witnesses bearing damaging testimony against the president were a favorite target of the Clinton IRS. Those singled out for audits include:
Clinton paramours Gennifer Flowers and Liz Ward Gracen, sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, and fired White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale…
…the Clinton IRS also went after organizations and even media companies it perceived as politically hostile, including:
The National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, The National Review, The American Spectator, Freedom Alliance, National Center for Public Policy Research, American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Concerned Women for America and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Coalition.
Fox News Channel analyst Bill O’Reilly, a frequent critic of Bill and Hillary Clinton, has also pointed out how the IRS has repeatedly audited him.
The political nature of the Judicial Watch’s audit seems particularly blatant.
“The IRS asked for our political affiliations in the first notice of audit,” [then-Judicial Watch President Larry] Klayman told NewsMax.
The Clinton IRS didn’t audit the President’s critics simply to harass them. Under an audit, even innocent paperwork mistakes could be grounds for felony convictions.
The Clinton IRS had one purpose – to try to arrest and imprison citizens who questioned the President.
Internal memos uncovered by investigators even detailed how officials within the White House directed the IRS to target the Western Journalism Center with audits after the group began reporting on the administration’s scandals.
When former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones accused Bill Clinton of sexually harassing her, her confidential tax returns were leaked to the New York Times as part of a campaign to portray her as a money-hungry opportunity seeker.
And for Hillary, attacking the women Bill sexually assaulted and harassed was a favorite pastime.
There’s no sign a Hillary Clinton Presidency wouldn’t be anything but more corrupt. While she’s never shared Bill Clinton’s ability to win over people, she’s consistently been even more open to criminal corruption.
Just weeks ago her campaign warned reporters to stop writing about her poor health.
Imagine what she’d do with access to those reporters’ tax returns.
After January 20, 2017, it may be reality.