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February 12, 2016

Fundraising Starts for Lois Lerner’s Legal Bills

A fundraising effort has started to help pay the legal bills of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner.

On May 7th, the House of Representatives approved a contempt citation against Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, for “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.” Lerner handled matters relating to the tax-exempt status of organizations.

This week’s fundraising letter was addressed to former employees of the Federal Election Commission, where Lerner worked prior to the Internal Revenue Service. The letter, states, in part:

“We are quite concerned about the heavy financial burden (not to mention the psychological burden) these partisan actions have imposed on Lois. She has lost her job, been subjected to death threats, and has been forced to incur significant costs in retaining legal counsel. Hence, we’ve decided that we must do what we can to help her. Clearly, we cannot get Lois her job back or stop the hate mail. However, we can reach out to others to seek help in defraying her legal defense expenses.”

The letter was signed by two former employees of the Commission.

Editor’s note: This letter was received by the post’s writer, who is a former FEC employee.

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  • bubba_shawn

    Will Lois Lerner’s donor list be made public?

  • George B

    She should have to pay back her salary from the time the conservative targeting started and lose her pension.

  • gthog61

    what scummy people

  • Hadris Ellsberg

    Today’s coercion is most often found as a labyrinth of complicated restrictions and regulations that restrain action to the point that any remaining freedom is essentially useless.

  • jbowen43

    Come on righties that’s no way to treat a career republican bureaucrat. How many of you know what the law that passed the Congress that she was enforcing said before it was changed by the republicans in the fifties?

  • octagon999

    I want to know every single person supporting bureaucrats who use the power of the Federal government against it’s citizens. Daylight please.

  • octagon999

    Paragraphs and lower case are your friend.
    “Because everything was in CAPS that convinced me!” — Said no one ever.

  • 1IreneFlick3

    Said the paid troll who forgets which party holds the Senate and the White House.

  • JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    The FEC should be INVESTIGATED !! This whole scenario is scary stuff if you believe in the principles on which this country was founded. Wake up Amerika !!!

  • AmFirst

    Really? I mean really. Are you really that niave. 6 years the democrats have been in control and things have gotten worse for the poor. Lois Lerner needs to be in jail, and all those who used IRS to target americans need to be in jail with her.

  • AmFirst

    I’ll tell you what they are going to do. They are going to give out 100,000 more visas as Harry Ried wants and give amnesty to the 30 million illegals in this country. And as Mexico’s economy slows then we can give them amnesty to them to.

  • maryrose2

    Seriously, she should be held in jail for her lying to congress! Corrupt as they come, she deliberately put the dogs on the conservatives for her boss the White House Obummer!

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