Michael Gaynor
Would Bob Bauer join Lois Lerner in pleading the Fifth Amendment?
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By Michael Gaynor
June 25, 2014

Bauer singled out True the Vote, headed by Catherine Engelbrecht, target of multiple federal agencies since she took an active role in the pursuit of election integrity.

Lois Lerner's critical email isn't hiding in plain sight, but the October 2012 Obama Biden memorandum by former Obama White House Counsel Bob Bauer is readily available online at http://secure.assets.bostatic.com/pdfs/BauerMemo/BauerMemo.pdf,

In that memorandum Bauer charged that there was a "Republican assault on voting rights....with deep roots in the party's history and politics" led by the Republican National Committee "aided by organizations closely associated with the party and its goals, such as True the Vote."

That's right, Bauer singled out True the Vote, headed by Catherine Engelbrecht, target of multiple federal agencies since she took an active role in the pursuit of election integrity.

Engelbrecht did not name Engelbrecht by name, but he demonized True the Vote in his partisan six-page, single-spaced memorandum.

According to Bauer, True the Vote was "assisting the effort [to disrupt] the voter registration process" by purporting to train and deploy to polling places around the country 'poll watchers' on the watch for 'fraud'...."

Section IV of Bauer's memorandum, devoted to True the Vote, begins, "Since the 2010-midterm elections, Texas-based True the Vote (TTV) has been an outspoken member of the voter fraud community and is the social group focused on ending 'vote fraud.' It is the first group since the Karl Rove inspired American Center for Voting Rights was discovered to be a Republican front in 2007."

WOW!

Are we supposed to believe that the harassment of True the Vote and refusal to approve its tax exempt status application before Election Day 2012 and until the Internal Revenue Service was required to answer a legal complaint by True the Vote in a federal court and the sudden interest in Engelbrecht's personal taxes and business by the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Occupation Health & Safety agency were all in the regular course of business?

Are we supposed to believe that Bauer gave a pass to True the Vote, which he apparently considered the greatest threat to Democrat election prospects since Karl Rove's Americam Center for Voting Rights, until he wrote that memorandum?

Only people who believe that then presidential candidate candidly and completely described his relationship to ACORN in the last 2008 presidential debate could be so gullible or brainwashed to believe that!

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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