BREAKING: Dem Senator sought DOJ and IRS criminal prosecutions of conservatives in 2013

BREAKING: Dem Senator sought DOJ and IRS criminal prosecutions of conservatives in 2013
Sheldon Whitehouse

Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of Department of Justice documents revealing email conversations between Department of Justice officials and the staff of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) regarding the criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for alleged violation of IRS rules.

The conversations were in preparation for a briefing by Justice Department officials for Sen. Whitehouse’s staff and for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on April 9, 2013. One internal agency email exchange indicates Sen. Whitehouse’s interest in seeking criminal prosecution of groups targeted by the IRS:

From: Erb, William (OLA)

Sent: Monday, April 08,  2013 4:54 PM

To: Raman, Mythill (CRM) [REDACTED] (CRM);Wroblewski, Jonathan (CRM); Hulser, Raymond (CRM); Smith, Jack (CRM);   Burton, Faith  (OLA);  Levine, Doug  (OLA);  Suleiman,  Daniel (CRM); Lenerz,  Daniel J. (CRM); Shatz, Eileen M. (TAX); OBrien, Paul (CRM); [REDACTED] (CRM); [REDACTED] (CRM); Cimino, Ronald A. (TAX)

Cc:  Buretta, John (CRM): Agrast, Mark D. (OLA); [REDACTED] (CRM)

Subject: RE: New Whitehouse question regarding Campaign Finance Investigation and Prosecution

Importance: High

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