Top IRS officials knew of political targeting, report says

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Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 May 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

Yesterday, the IRS apologized for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if those groups were violating their tax-exempt status.

The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.

The Associated Press obtained part of the draft report.

That report says the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups learned that groups were being targeted in June 2011. It does not say whether Shulman was notified.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/natio...

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 May 11, 2013
For years we had Barry pegged as the black Jimmy Carter when in reality he's the black Richard Nixon.

If this goes all the way to the top, it's as impeachable as Benghazi.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#3 May 11, 2013
The NYT was rooting this on.

In earlier days, their offices would have been torched for that.

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Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#4 May 11, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.
The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.
Yesterday, the IRS apologized for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if those groups were violating their tax-exempt status.
The Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.
The Associated Press obtained part of the draft report.
That report says the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups learned that groups were being targeted in June 2011. It does not say whether Shulman was notified.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/natio...
Funny thing, this is a federal crime oddly.

No doubt Eric Holder will be all over this.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#5 May 11, 2013
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Funny thing, this is a federal crime oddly.
No doubt Eric Holder will be all over this.
If Boehner had balls, he would have impeached Holder
Neutral Party

Louisville, KY

#8 May 11, 2013
This just smells of a government out of control. Where are the watchdogs? This is what occurred in Germany under Hitler.

Another sign of America in decline. Sad.

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