Friday, July 19, 2013

IRS watchdog says he received documents about scrutiny of liberal groups last week

By SUSAN CRABTREE | JULY 18, 2013  
The internal government watchdog who investigated the IRS's targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups said he received documents about scrutiny of liberal groups only last week.
J. Russell George, Treasury's inspector general for tax administration, said the IRS never gave him evidence of the agency singling out "progressive" or groups with "occupy" in their names while he was working on his investigation that resulted in his May report.
The IRS gave him documented evidence that liberal groups were singled out only last week when he received minutes from a July 2010 IRS workshop in a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, D-Calif. The minutes indicate that some liberal groups' applications for tax-exempt status were sent to the same office that handled Tea Party applications…..To Read More…

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