…More than a decade before his 2010 letter to IRS officials urging the agency to target conservative organizations, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s political career crossed paths with Ms. Lerner when she was head of the Enforcement Division of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and directly involved in the 1996 Illinois U.S. Senate race.
Soon after the IRS story broke, Al Salvi told Illinois Review that it was IRS official Lois Lerner who represented the FEC in a Democrat complaint against him. According to Salvi, Lerner was, without question, politically motivated, and went so far as to make him an offer: ‘Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.’
Salvi declined her offer, and ran for Illinois Secretary of State in 1998.
But when he saw Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment before Congress last week, he recognized her. ’That’s the woman,’ Salvi said. ‘And I didn’t plead the Fifth like she did….’
Although the case against Salvi was dismissed in federal court, the FEC, 7th U.S. District Court of Appeals appealed the case was after which Salvi and anyone close to him endured levels of harassment and intimidation similar to that which non-Progressives are experiencing today under Obama’s regime today.
During that time, other conservative groups such as the Christian Coalition were also under assault by the FEC.
As pointed out by Gateway Pundit,
Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. She harassed the Christian Coalition for three election cycles. Eventually, she lost her case. At one point Lerner even asked a conservative if Pat Robertson prayed over him. (Sound familiar?)
What more proof do we need America to see that the fish rots from the head down?