As you are well aware, John McCain absolutely hates the Tea Party. Now we find a direct link between his office and Lois Lerner. One of the biggest scandals to rock the Obama administration is the targeting of Conservative nonprofits…
Particularly Tea Party groups leading up to Obama’s reelection campaign. They were intentionally and effectively taken out of 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections but not approving their nonprofit status. But, now we find that John McCain’s office was involved and I find it impossible to believe it was done without the consent of McCain himself. Henry Kerner not only told the IRS to bankrupt the Tea Party groups, he helped McCain acquire a copy of the Hillary dossier that McCain gave the FBI.
“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”
“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”
“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”
Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.
John McCain was never a conservative or even a Republican, so this should not come as a shock to anyone. What do you think?