IRS LOIS LERNER EMAIL TARGETS REPUBLICAN SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY

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Below is from FNC Chad Pergram:

Urgent: IRS emails find that Lerner targeted Sen. Grassley

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

 

Fox has learned that in the email dump (of the messages they do have) to the Hill, that former IRS employee Lois Lerner apparently targeted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and referred his tax returns to the Exams Unit at the IRS for further scrutiny.

 

Apparently Lerner, somehow, got an invitation for a speaking event intended for Grassley. Grassley had been invited to speak somewhere (not sure where yet) and they offered to fly him and put him up. It is not known at this point whether Grassley took them up on the offer.

 

Rather than just ignore the invitation or send it to the appropriate people because it was not intended for her, Fox is told that Lerner then referred Grassley for further tax scrutiny as a result of the invitation. It is unclear how deep an inquiry into Grassley’s taxes went.

 

What is striking here is that Lerner would go after a sitting U.S. Senaator.

 

Developing.

 

 

Chad Pergram

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

FOX News

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