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Of course: While Hillary was steering donations to the Clinton Foundation, Lois Lerner wanted to focus on… Bristol Palin

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By Doug Powers  •  August 6, 2015 09:58 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

While Hillary Clinton was at the State Department serving as the ringleader for the Clinton Foundation’s “pay to play” cash circus, Lois Lerner at the IRS instead considered focusing on a different tax-exempt organization because of the last name of one of the people involved:

Lois Lerner, the key figure in the controversy over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups for added scrutiny, once considered opening up an audit into Bristol Palin’s compensation from a teen pregnancy charity, according to a new Senate report.

The Senate Finance Committee released the results of its two-year investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups Wednesday, with revealing looks at Lerner’s emails.

One email, cited by Chairman Orrin Hatch as an “example of Lerner’s interest in conservative organizations,” asked whether the IRS should open an audit of Candie’s Foundation, which paid Palin $332,500 in compensation to be a celebrity spokesperson. Lerner was concerned that the salary figure could violate IRS rules against charitable groups being for the private benefit of individuals.

While Hillary was secretary of state she approved $165 billion in arms sales to Clinton Foundation donors and the organization’s tax filings were full of more holes than Bill’s late night alibis, but those red flag warranted just a smile and a wave from Lois Lerner, who is now comfortably retired on the taxpayers’ dime(s).

**Written by Doug Powers

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