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IRS Scandal

Justice Department Expands Probe To Include Missing IRS Emails

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy. The widening of the investigation was announced as Deputy Atty. Gen. James […]

July 17, 2014

IRS In ‘Bunker Mentality’ As Interest Groups, Media Join Congress In Seeking Information

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Congress isn’t alone in trying to wrest answers out of the embattled Internal Revenue Service. The courts, public interest groups and the media are all struggling with uneven transparency and cooperation from the agency. News that the IRS cannot produce long-sought emails is rekindling complaints that […]

July 9, 2014

Issa: I’ve ‘Never Looked For The White House’ In IRS Investigation

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, GOP watchdog Darrell Issa (R-CA) claimed on Sunday that he’s never tried to link the White House to the IRS scandal. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Issa told host Candy Crowley that, “We have never looked for the White House, other than the White House is not cooperating and continues […]

June 30, 2014

GOP Chases Fake IRS Scandal, But Makes The Real One Worse

With the exception of the 2012 Benghazi attacks, no Obama-era controversy has animated Republican imaginations quite like the one surrounding the Internal Revenue Service. Congressional Republicans’ version of the scandal originally went like this: President Obama ordered the IRS to target right-wing organizations applying for tax-exempt status as non-political “social welfare” groups, leading the agency […]

June 27, 2014

IRS Chief Refuses To Apologize For Lost Emails

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The head of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize Friday for lost emails in the scandal over the improper screening of conservative groups and denied more widespread computer failures. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about why […]

June 20, 2014

Democratic Rep. Mocks IRS Investigation: ‘Have You Ever Been In Benghazi?’ [Video]

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) mocked his GOP colleagues’ conspiracy-minded investigations on Friday, asking IRS Commissioner John Koskinen questions about Benghazi, President Obama’s birth certificate, and even Area 51 during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill. Koskinen was testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee about the IRS’ efforts to recover emails that were lost […]

June 20, 2014

5 Ways Obama And The Liberal Media Have Tried To Distract You From #Benghazi

Former U.S. Representative Allen West broke embarrassing new ground in the politicization of the 2012 attack against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, when he suggested that the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram is somehow a smokescreen to distract Americans from the Benghazi attack. “Are we witnessing an Obama ‘Wag […]

May 12, 2014

What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About The IRS And How It Handles Dark Money Groups

by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. A GOP-led House committee voted Wednesday to seek criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, who used to run the IRS division in charge of tax-exempt groups. In a party-line vote, the committee accused Lerner of unfairly targeting the applications of conservative groups and misleading the office of the […]

April 10, 2014