FLASHBACK: When Obama’s IRS Targeted Billy Graham

For liberals, President Donald Trump’s assertion that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama administration sounds crazy.

But they clearly have a short memory!

Todd Starnes reminds us of when they targeted Billy Graham:

“The Obama Administration engaged in eight years of political payback and heavy-handed bullying that specifically targeted their ‘political enemies.’

They used the Internal Revenue Service to wage an ugly campaign of bullying and intimidation to silence Tea Party groups and Christian ministries. 

In 2013 President Obama’s minions sent IRS agents to bully the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.”

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USA Today reported at the time: 

“In a blistering letter to President Barack Obama, the Rev. Franklin Graham said the IRS targeted the two non-profits he heads with an audit last year after the organizations took out ads urging people to support biblical principles on marriage and in choosing political candidates.

In the letter, dated Tuesday, Graham said in light of recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups with “tea party” or ‘patriot’ in their names, he does not believe the audit was ‘a coincidence — or justifiable.’ Graham, son of famed Christian evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, now heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association based in Charlotte, N.C., and Samaritan’s Purse, a worldwide relief organization headquartered in Boone.

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‘I am bringing this to your attention because I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,’ Graham concluded in the letter. ‘This is morally wrong and unethical — indeed some would call it ‘un-American.’

Graham noted that Obama said earlier this week that the IRS ‘operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way’ is ‘outrageous’ and contrary to the country’s traditions.”

If the Obama Administration did this to Billy Graham, is it a stretch they would wiretap Trump?


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