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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

House GOP Holds IRS’ Lerner In Contempt, Seeks DOJ Special Prosecutor

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—The House voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. The 231-187 vote attracted just six of the most politically vulnerable Democrats. It was quickly followed by a 250-168 vote calling on […]

May 8, 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

Lawmakers Seek Prosecution of Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A congressional committee asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute a former tax official who’s alleged to have improperly targeted conservative political organizations. On a party-line vote, the House Ways and Means Committee asked the Justice Department to review evidence uncovered by lawmakers to […]

April 9, 2014