Question: Was Rep. Steve Stockman victimized by the Department of Justice?

Question: Was Rep. Steve Stockman victimized by the Department of Justice?

WorldTribune, August 5, 2019 This month, we introduce ‘Question of the Day’. Send your responses here [world@worldtribune.com] or comment on Facebook, and we’ll publish the best. Question of the Day, August 5, 2019: Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman is serving a 10-year prison sentence. He exposed multiple instances of political corruption in the Obama administration […]

DOJ spent millions prosecuting Texan who pressed for action against IRS, Lois Lerner

DOJ spent millions prosecuting Texan who pressed for action against IRS, Lois Lerner

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2019 The U.S. government went hard after a former member of Congress who exposed “many instances of high-level corruption by Obama officials,” including disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner. Former Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Republican, is currently serving a 10-year federal prison sentence after what the government’s own key witness against […]

After minuscule IRS settlement to tea party groups, Lerner’s testimony remains under seal

After minuscule IRS settlement to tea party groups, Lerner’s testimony remains under seal

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2018 A U.S. district judge last month awarded what amounts to $17,000 each to more than 100 tea party groups illegally targeted by the IRS for political purposes before the 2012 elections. Judge Michael R. Barrett, who called the $3.5 million settlement “fair, reasonable and adequate,” also allowed the testimony […]

Top McCain aide urged IRS to audit conservative groups until ‘financially ruinous’

Top McCain aide urged IRS to audit conservative groups until ‘financially ruinous’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2018 A top aide on Sen. John McCain’s staff recommended that the IRS target conservative non-profit groups until they were financially unable to continue operating, a government watchdog group said. Judicial Watch released internal IRS documents revealing that Henry Kerner, McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security […]

Flashback: As FBI director, Mueller declined to act on a number of major scandals

Flashback: As FBI director, Mueller declined to act on a number of major scandals

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2017 Special counsel Robert Mueller, described as “utterly incorruptible” by major Washington, D.C. political and media players, appears to be leaving no stone unturned in his investigation of Russia, the Trump team and the 2016 election. Recent leaks indicate that Mueller is even looking into one of President Donald Trump […]

FBI called complicit in Justice Department’s exoneration of IRS official Lois Lerner

FBI called complicit in Justice Department’s exoneration of IRS official Lois Lerner

by WorldTribune Staff, September 11, 2017 The FBI’s damage-control role discouraged the Justice Department from prosecuting former IRS official Lois Lerner in the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, a watchdog group said. The decision not to reopen the Lerner investigation “comes as no surprise considering that the FBI collaborated with the IRS and is […]

Judge orders IRS to explain delays, name names in targeting of conservatives

Judge orders IRS to explain delays, name names in targeting of conservatives

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2017 The IRS must name the specific employees it blames for targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny and must prove it has halted the targeting of the groups, a federal judge ordered last week. Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain why the IRS delayed extending non-profit status to 38 […]

Watchdog group calls for criminal inquiry of IRS for Obama-era abuses

Watchdog group calls for criminal inquiry of IRS for Obama-era abuses

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2017 Government watchdog group Judicial Watch, citing a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, said the Obama-era IRS’s practice of “losing” or “destroying” documents demands a criminal investigation. House Republicans in April called on the Justice Department to reopen the investigation into Lois Lerner and the […]

Released emails: Democrat in Senate pushed for prosecution of conservative groups

Released emails: Democrat in Senate pushed for prosecution of conservative groups

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island pushed the Justice Department to prosecute conservative groups he alleged were violating IRS rules, according to email conversations obtained by Judicial Watch. “The conversations were in preparation for a briefing by Justice Department officials for Sen. Whitehouse’s staff and for a Senate […]

‘Smoking-gun documents’ show IRS knew about targeting of conservatives before 2012 election

‘Smoking-gun documents’ show IRS knew about targeting of conservatives before 2012 election

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2016 Top IRS officials knew the agency was targeting conservatives because of their ideology and political affiliation two years before disclosing it to Congress and the public, according to a Judicial Watch report released on July 28. “Senior IRS officials knew that agents were targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny […]