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Hill focus turns to disciplined IRS leader
« on: June 16, 2013, 08:59:42 PM »
Via Politico:

A senior IRS official coming under increasingly close scrutiny by congressional investigators was aware in 2011 that the agency was inappropriately targeting tea party groups but blamed “inconsistency” and “miscommunication” for the failure to quickly stop the practice.

Interviews conducted by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and reviewed by POLITICO show Holly Paz, a former Washington-based manager in the IRS tax-exempt unit, knew that a handful of groups with ties to the tea party and other conservative causes might not merit the extra scrutiny they were being given when applying for a tax exemption.

I did see some that were really just lobbying organizations,” she told committee staff in a recent interview.

Most of the tea party groups were seeking 501(c)(4) status, which allows them to lobby without limits.

In September 2011, Paz instructed two employees to review the groups and they told her as many as 10 “could potentially be approved at the time.” But the applications languished.

The release of the transcripts to some news outlets is likely to further fuel partisan tensions surrounding the investigation into the embattled IRS.

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So under the bus she goes.
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