The audits of the President’s political enemies are so numerous that no benefit of the doubt remains.
This type of harassment has replaced what used to be knows as a S.L.A.P.P. lawsuit. The acronym means Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. Wikipedia defines it well:
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff’s goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate. A SLAPP is often preceded by a legal threat. The difficulty is that plaintiffs do not present themselves to the Court admitting that their intent is to censor, intimidate or silence their critics.
The Washington Times:
The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit.
Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” announced via press release Tuesday that he is being audited for the first time ever.
“I had never been audited before I made this movie,” he says in a YouTube video. “There seems to be a pattern here.”
The news comes one month after the conservative Breitbart News announced that it, too, was being audited and that the action was probably politically motivated.
Mr. Clements‘ movie makes the case that Obamacare will eventually lead to socialized medicine like Canada.
In the video, he says the IRS is demanding a “ridiculously long list” of documents, including “a detailed description of all transactions related to all prior year returns and supporting documentation.”