Featured Photo Image: U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’ names, why tea party groups were targeted for extra scrutiny and how the IRS has tried to prevent a repeat. (Associated Press/File)
By Amy Moreno August 18, 2017
The investigation into the targeting of Tea Party members by Obama’s IRS is back on.
On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the names of the people who the agency says targeted Tea Party groups members.
The judge then went on to say that the IRS must prove, via documentation, that they STOPPED the targeting.
“Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Thursday, August 17, 2017
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting.
Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38 groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment.
Judge Walton approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’ names, why the groups were targeted and how the IRS has tried to prevent a repeat.
At a hearing earlier this week, Judge Walton said it was time to get everything on the table.
True the Vote Wins Ruling Against IRS in US District Court. IRS Forced to Turn Over Evidence of Targeting Seven Years After it Began.
13th of April 2017
Judge Reggie Walton, of U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia just issued a critical order in True the Vote v. IRS case. The order compels the IRS to submit to discovery and depositions, giving True the Vote a long-awaited opportunity to expose the full scope of the discriminatory practices used by the Internal Revenue Service to target and abuse organizations and individuals who expressed political views in opposition to the Obama Administration.
“This is a huge step forward,” said TTV founder, Catherine Engelbrecht. “For years, the Internal Revenue Service has tried to cover up the role they played in suppressing True the Vote. Thanks to Judge Walton’s Order, we will finally have an opportunity to expose the truth of what really happened inside the IRS offices in Cincinnati, all the way to the West Wing of the Obama White House. We want to ensure that no American will ever again be targeted for viewpoint discrimination by a weaponized government.”
Judge orders IRS to clear tea party application backlog within month
By Stephan Dinan Washington Times – Sunday, October 16, 2016
A federal judge has ordered the IRS to finally clean up the tea party targeting mess, giving the tax agency less than a month to decide on a handful of applications that are still pending more than three years after officials first admitted they were targeting the conservative groups and subjecting them to intrusive scrutiny.
The IRS also must file a brief detailing the steps it has taken to prevent further targeting and to make sure the tea party groups don’t face any more fallout from the stigma of having been singled out in the first place, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said in an order issued late Friday.
Judge Walton ordered final decisions on two applications that have been pending for years and said four other groups that had withdrawn their applications amid the unconstitutional targeting can resubmit and the IRS must decide on those, too, by Nov. 11.
EXCLUSIVE: One-Two Punch as Two Federal Judges Pose Double Trouble for IRS This Week
By Sidney Powell 07/08/2014