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IRS Workers Say Supervisors Directed Targeting
« on: June 07, 2013, 03:24:40 PM »
Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the agency’s Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status, a contention that directly contradicts claims made by the agency since the scandal erupted last month.

The Cincinnati agents didn’t provide proof that senior IRS officials in Washington ordered the targeting. But one of the agents said her work processing the applications was closely supervised by a Washington lawyer in the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status, according to a transcript of her interview with congressional investigators.

Her interview suggests a long trail of emails that could support her claim.

The revelation could prove to be significant if investigators are able to show that Washington officials were involved in singling out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny. IRS officials have said repeatedly that the targeting was initiated by front-line agents in the Cincinnati office and was stopped once senior officials in Washington found out.

A yearlong audit by the agency’s inspector general found no evidence that Washington officials ordered or authorized the targeting. However, the inspector general blamed ineffective management by senior IRS officials for allowing the targeting to continue for nearly two years during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

I don't doubt it, but who is the "Washington lawyer" who "closely supervised" the applications? Lerner? Is that why she took the 5th?

Please note this report is from CBS. These scandals are getting legs.
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Re: IRS Workers Say Supervisors Directed Targeting
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 05:05:08 PM »
Carter Hull, who is retiring in July.


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