IRS Investigation Complete in May 2012, Report Inconvenient Prior to Election, Hidden from Congress until 2013Posted: May 22, 2013
IRS Completed Internal Investigation Into Tea Party Targeting Matter in May 2012; Hid Report from Congress
Seems this Administration didn’t want much news at all coming out between May and November of 2012.
But all of this just happened. No one’s to blame. Maybe some policies.
Just yesterday the committee interviewed Holly Paz, the director of exempt organizations, rulings and agreements, division of the IRS,’ Issa said. ‘While a tremendous amount of attention is centered about the Inspector General’s report, or investigation, the committee has learned from Ms. Paz that she in fact participated in an IRS internal investigation that concluded in May of 2012 – May 3 of 2012 – and found essentially the same thing that Mr. George found more than a year later.’
At the Hearings: Democratic Representative Matt Cartwright is pushing the “caseload doubled” falsehood, and is claiming that the problem is that the poor overburdened IRS just didn’t have enough money (aka “resources”) to carry out its tasks without resorting to political targeting.
[Update – Andy] It will, of course, shock you to learn that the above-mentioned Holly Paz donated $2,000 to Obama’s 2008 campaign.
via Ace of Spades HQ
- IRS Kept Quiet About Inappropriate Targeting For a Year (nationalreview.com)
- IRS internal investigation ended 6 months before ’12 election, was hidden from Congress… (redflagnews.com)
- IRS brass concealed abuse of power scandal for a year (humanevents.com)
- IG to conduct new IRS probe (politico.com)