Lois Lerner's Obsession With Analyzing Your Prayers
Back when this IRS scandal first broke, Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Division, was defended as an upright public servant.
The Daily Beast, for example, published an article headlined "IRS Scandal’s Central Figure, Lois Lerner, Described as ‘Apolitical.’"
Yesterday, though, the Washington Post wrote up a series of her lies, which you can read about in "A bushel of Pinocchios for IRS’s Lois Lerner."
And now it turns out that that, as my husband writes, "IRS's Lerner Had History of Harassment, Inappropriate Religious Inquiries at FEC."
You have to read the piece for the details, but I actually had my mouth agape while reading the late 1990s exchange between the FEC and Oliver North about prayer.
The Christian Coalition was ultimately absolved of any FEC wrongdoing in 1999, and Lerner was promoted to acting General Counsel at the FEC in 2001 before eventually moving on to the IRS. Bopp, who's all too familiar with the aggressive and inappropriate tenor she set leading the FEC's Enforcement Division, says he became concerned about what would happen as soon as Lerner joined the IRS. "When she left the FEC, I thought, 'Wow, this means the not for profit division is gearing up politically,'" he said. "It didn't bode well, because of the way [the FEC] approached cases."