Judge sides with IRS in search for Lerner emails

by Bernie Becker, The HIll
August 9, 2014

A federal judge on Thursday delivered an early setback to a conservative group’s lawsuit against the IRS, denying a request to allow an independent expert to search for former agency official Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court in Washington ruled that the conservative group, True the Vote, had provided no evidence that the IRS had already intentionally destroyed evidence or would do so in the future.

He added that approving True the Vote’s request could jeopardize the confidentiality of taxpayer information, and complicate the efforts of an inspector general currently investigating what happened to Lerner’s emails.

67 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • conservocop says:

    What an outrageous oxymoron by a liberal moron !!! True the Vote could ” jeopardize the confidentiality of taxpayer information ” ??!! I think the liberal assholes in the IRS have already destroyed any hope of confidentiality a conservative taxpayer could expect from these charlatans !!! As for the I,G. investigating the IRS – that would be akin to Satan investigating Satan !!!!! GRRRRRR !!!!!!!

  • Charles90210 says:

    Where corruption lurks, ever unwinding loose ends accumulate. Then the task is to identify whose names and what crimes commingle.

  • SAMKD1 says:

    What can you expect out of the liberal????

  • defiant1 says:

    Hey, Obama has been packing the courts with Marxists for a while now, all the better to help him along on his journey of corruption and destruction! Not surprised and have been waiting for this to start–welcome to Obama’s Marxist land. We must get this trash out of politics.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Is this another one of Obama’s appointments?

      1. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

        No but it’s one of his Bros!

        1. I Seigel says:

          How do you figure that? Republican judge. Dem prez.

  • James Maxwell says:

    surprise, surprise, wonder who appointed this mental giant to the bench?

    1. I Seigel says:

      google him and find out

  • Pete Bundy says:

    Maybe it is time for some social disobedience-seems to for for all the other groups

  • edgineer says:

    What a hoax. The judge is as crooked as the Democratic Party. Wonder who appointed him?

    1. I Seigel says:

      Look it up and find out for yourself. His background is public record.

      1. edgineer says:

        Interesting. Kind of like Eisenhower. He said after leaving office that his biggest mistake while President was appointing Warren. Well, same thing here.

        1. I Seigel says:

          He was appointed to courts THREE times by Republican presidents, and to another court by John Roberts, a Republican appointee. If he was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, you think he could have fooled them all, for 30 years?

          Another possibility is that the judge made his ruling based on the LAW and not on an ideology. Doesn’t sound very “activist” to me.

          1. edgineer says:

            Yes I do. And he is not the first or last “sleeper” the Left has planted to usurp our freedoms.

          2. I Seigel says:

            And he’s just revealing himself now, after 30 years, to rule on this HUGE case? I don’t think so. That’s an awful long time to “sleep”, for such a inconsequential payoff. Now, if he was deciding an election, or Obamacare, maybe I’d believe you.

          3. edgineer says:

            Why did your Daddy give you hemorrhoids?

      2. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

        Man you are smart I bet you made it through grammar school. Who would have thought to look it up.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Sounds like you’re implying that those people who didn’t think or couldn’t be bothered to look it up don’t have a grammar school education. There’s probably a few folks here who would disagree with you on that.

  • G M says:

    Wow, I see I Seigel is another plant, so IGNORE!!!

    1. I Seigel says:

      Planted to do what?

  • wmagg says:

    lets face facts, this judge is bought and payed for. there is absolutely no chance that info would be released and this request would in no way effect the one sided so called investigation that is NOT being performed by the current criminal administration. This criminal in robes is doing nothing other than violating the rights of the people and perpetuating the criminal acts of this corrupt administration. Thus proving that there is no reason for the people of this nation to abide by the decisions of the nations courts or the so called government.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Bought and paid for by whom? By those that appointed him to be on the court? I assume that’s what you mean.

      1. edgineer says:

        By the Democratic Party.

  • savage24 says:

    Federal judges tend to side with federal agencies, somebody has to keep the government corruption operating at it’s present rate.

  • Patti King says:

    if we can ever take all three branches, recall of activist judges is possible isn’t it? or is it impeachment of judges who rule politically instead of by the law. we have to do something about judges that are corrupt or idealogues. the gay movement search for those judges before they sue… they know who will rule their way no matter what.

  • John Henry says:

    Judges can no longer be trusted to do what it is that they were installed to the bench to do. They have become activist who work to further an agenda.

    Judges were suppose to be non political, and were suppose to follow the laws that Congress, State, and local elected lawmakers make, they were not suppose to make law from the bench.

    Instead what we have are appointed toadies who are working for someone other than We The People.

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  • ed28 says:

    True the vote will have to prove it’s point much better. I agree with the confidentiality aspect of the decision.

    The irony is that the IRS has never had any problem with breaking confidentiality when it suited their collective’s needs.

  • Toodumtu says:

    Yup the lib-turd judge Reggie Walton just carrying out the orders from across the street.

  • jfedwards says:

    One of obama’s judges.

    1. I Seigel says:

      One of Cruz’s idiots.

  • ijohnc1 says:

    WOW! What a surprise that a progressive judge would do that, liberal socialist judges rule the bench these days, hang on folks we are in for a long hard battle to right our ship of truth, justice and the American way.
    “Question everything, do not trust your government”…..Thomas Jefferson

    1. I Seigel says:

      I’m not sure you could be any more of an idiot. Judge Walton was appointed first by Reagan, then by Bush 1, then by Bush 2. He was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by John Roberts. Hardly a “progressive judge”. Just one that understands LAW and is not blinded by your ideology.

      1. ijohnc1 says:

        Der Siegel here’s a hint Never wrestle with a pig in the mud, you both get dirty, now bug off, I will not wrestle you.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Instead of wrestling, spend the time reading and educating yourself. Maybe you’ll actually learn something, instead of just echoing the crud that comes from Sean, Bill, Rush et al.

          1. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

            You appear to me as a KNOW IT ALL and don’t know $hit with your 3rd grade education!

      2. ed28 says:

        Still at it eh? Starting off with insults? You are a sorry individual.

        1. I Seigel says:

          No time for airy politeness. Too much idiocy and moronic thinking here that could be so easily avoided by the simplest reading of the guy’s resume. But no – no willingness to actually LEARN anything. Just a knee-jerk reaction to anything that doesn’t fit your conspiracy-infested, narrow view of the world

          1. ed28 says:

            You know nothing about me or my views of the world. But, go on insulting your way through life. It is quite amusing. Sad, but amusing.

          2. I Seigel says:

            I actually DID agree with one of your earlier postings in this thread. What I know about you comes from what I read of your posts. No other way.

            And my adjectives were meant for ijohnc1, not you. You have to admit, it’s pretty astounding all the things people here have said about this judge, when even the most elementary web search would reveal that their pre-conceived ideas of the guy are just plain wrong. But they go on posting their biases, rather than actually trying to LEARN something. Astounding and depressing.

          3. ed28 says:

            Really? Comments were meant for ijohnc1? You didn’t just write a bunch of insults to me? Really? All that BS and I still find you insulting and amusing.

            Oh well, some things never change.

          4. I Seigel says:

            I guess insulted and amused is better than astounded and depressed.

          5. ed28 says:

            Not as good as apathetic about your insults and elated that your insults will never win you a convert.

          6. I Seigel says:

            Your elation is wasted. I’m not trying to win any converts. I have no need of them. I’m just trying to provide some actual honest facts instead of just the echo chamber bla bla, and let people make up their own minds. I’m only trying to lead them to the water, it’s up to them to decide if they want to drink.

            And I still can’t figure out what the “bunch of insults” you refer to is.

          7. ed28 says:

            My elation is forever lasting as long as you open every post, or close every post, or both, with insults. I see no change in your SOP.

            You are your own worst enemy and your denial is so strong, there is little hope for you, and to me, it is hilarious. You can’t face the truth about yourself, yet you want everyone else to believe you.

            I’m done with you now, but I am sure you will be a pr@ck about getting in the last word. Won’t you?

  • linda7985 says:

    I was watching Greta Van Susteren (FoxNews) comment she knew this judge and had seen him in action. She had nothing but glowing praise for this judge’s “no nonsense” capabilities. Upon hearing her comment I had a ray of hope that Catherine Engelbrecht would soon see rewards for the hell she endured when Elijah Cummings unleashed five government agencies, including the IRS, in an attempt to silence her and her efforts to shine a light on the fraud in our voting system. I googled the name “Reggie Walton” to find out more about this stellar, righteous individual wearing a black robe. The minute I saw he was Black…I laughed at Van Susteren’s comment…not because I am racist, but because I have the eyes to see and the wisdom to understand that tribal instincts will take precedence over America’s rule of law… every time. One more example in a myriad of reasons why the Constitution and the rule of law is ignored by the multicultural and diverse factions that have brought chaos to this once civilized USA.

    1. ijohnc1 says:

      Greta has a very progressive background, she becomes a chameleon too much for me to watch her anymore.

    2. I Seigel says:

      And after you googled “Reggie Walton” and saw his picture, did you actually READ his resume, or did the photo tell you all you needed to know? “Not because you’re a racist”. What a hypocritic joke you are.

      1. linda7985 says:

        Don’t think for one moment that calling me racist elevates you to anything other than a member of the large confederacy of
        fools. Unfortunately you are a product of the dumbed-down, drugged up, Media manipulated society that has been held
        captive by that over-used word, “racist”. Step out of the box and use the grey matter between your ears using your eyes and history to make wise discernment.

        1. I Seigel says:

          And please tell me how you’ve demonstrated that you’ve taken your own advice in your previous posting. I don’t even think you know you’re IN a box, much less know how to step out of it. DID you actually read anything about the judge, or did you just look at his picture. You said, “The minute I saw he was black…” Those are YOUR words. I didn’t put them in your mouth. Sounds like you’re judging a book by it’s cover. Sounds racist to me, and I don’t have to be a “product of the dumbed-down, drugged up, Media manipulated society” to see that. PLEASE show me I’m wrong.

          1. 48jerry says:

            by the way are you black? just wondering

          2. I Seigel says:

            How would that make any difference to the fact that the judge was appointed by 3 Republican presidents?

          3. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

            The reason these 3 Republicans appointed him was because of Affirmative action!

          4. 48jerry says:

            would not make a difference at all but you did answer my question thank you

        2. jpl62 says:

          Right on……..

      2. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

        Why don’t you bug off and enjoy your freebies from Obama!

      3. willieyumm says:

        ISeigel You just don’t like anyone do you, I’ll bet you were lonely in the sand-box-about 6-8 years ago.

        1. I Seigel says:

          I don’t like people who make a point of saying they’re not racist, and then proceed to demonstrate that they are. Just as I don’t like hypocrites in general. Especially the oh-so-pure Christian Conservatives who preach old-fashioned family values and then go off with their mistresses, gay lovers or get busted for coke. Thanks for asking.

          1. willieyumm says:

            Thank you for answering my question !! I really meant it as a statement.Not a question, I didn’t feel you had any knowledge that would be to my benefit & Now you have confirmed that.

          2. I Seigel says:

            And you’ve confirmed it for me, as well. Thank you.

          3. willieyumm says:

            Thank-you for looking down long enough to answer !!

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  • James in Texas says:

    And what did you expect from a Judge of the DumboCrats court?

    1. I Seigel says:

      The only Dumbo here is you, and others who assume that anytime something doesn’t go their way, it’s a “libtard” conspiracy. Get a clue and learn how to do the simplest bit of research before you make a DumboArse out of yourself.

      1. terryhoaglland123@aol.com says:

        You make one of yourself every time you open your mouth!!!

  • bob e says:

    homies gotta’ stick together ..

  • vjimatjijoro says:

    it appears this judge might be a member of the group attempting to bury the truth, we will never know the truth about the irs and it’s lies to the PEOPLE.

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