Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner analyzes the latest revelations in the scandal surrounding IRS efforts targeting conservative and Tea Party groups.

Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner.

But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department of Justice officials about criminal prosecution of conservative and Tea Party nonprofits illegally targeted for harassment.

That would be the same Justice Department run by Attorney General Eric Holder, and that employs Barbara Bosserman, one of President Obama’s loyal, long-time campaign contributors.

Bosserman has a major role in the Justice Department’s “investigation” of the IRS scandal that Obama told the nation found “not even a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS.

The emails uncovered by Judicial Watch suggest the reason Holder’s department found nothing wrong at IRS is the fact DOJ was assisting the IRS in its illegal activities.