Connection between IRS’s Lerner and Wisconsin politico linked to ‘John Doe’ attack investigations?

Connection between IRS’s Lerner and Wisconsin politico linked to ‘John Doe’ attack investigations?

[Ed. – Whoa.]

The two most egregious examples of government interference in recent elections may share a link. …

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board noted a link between Lerner and the otherwise-unrelated John Doe probe, and argues that it demonstrates a project on the part of progressives to shut down political speech:

Former IRS tax-exempt director Lois Lerner ran the agency’s policy on conservative groups. Kevin Kennedy runs the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) that helped prosecutors with their secret John Doe investigation of conservative groups after the 2011 and 2012 recall elections of Governor Scott Walker and state senators.

Emails we’ve seen show that between 2011 and 2013 the two were in contact on multiple occasions, sharing articles on topics including greater donor disclosure and Wisconsin’s recall elections. The emails indicate the two were also personal friends who met for dinner and kept in professional touch. …

The editorial also alleges that multiple sources have told the WSJ that John Doe investigators provided tips to Lerner’s tax-exempt unit about one of its targets. That would strongly suggest an attempt at coordination between the IRS and the GAB.

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