Lerner IRS Emails Revealed: Called Conservatives 'Crazies,' 'Assholes'

Copies of the emails were sent to the Justice Department as proof that Lerner willfully targeted conservatives.


WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday.

Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about some members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane.