IRS Workers Say Supervisors Directed Targeting

Bias at IRS SC  IRS workers say supervisors directed targeting

WASHINGTON— 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.

Read More at OfficialWire . By Stephen Ohlemacher.

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Comments

  1. Want to get the answers. Immediately stop all funding to the IRS. No more pay or pension payments to anyone associated with the IRS. Immediately put an order through that not one IRS employee can be transferred to another dept. nor get any pay. Want to see the house of cards fall? I wish I had the means to run for Congress.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    Most people realize the people at the bottom of the totem pole would not do the dirty work unless they were ordered to.Cut Lertners money off and she'll name names when her bills don't get paid.

  3. Sherlock Holmes says:

    The lRS collecting for the Fed, and the Fed itself have been Illegal
    since June 4, 1963:
    John F. Kennedy made the Fed iIIegaI so a great majority of the money collected by the lRS for the Fed has also been iIIegaI since executive order # 11110 in 1963 [the exc. Order was never challenged within 30 days, and 11110 is the law of the land, Now!]: http://www.john-f-kennedy.net/executiveorder11110

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