The plot thickens: After two long years for those targeted by the IRS, thousands of documents related to the scandal have been located. The targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups who were seeking nonprofit status was swept under the rug by the Obama administration. It took the awesome people at Judicial Watch to finally force the IRS to fork over documents related to the targeting.
REMEMBER BECKY GERRITSON FROM THE WETUMPKA ALABAMA TEA PARTY? Her testimony about being targeted is riveting!
The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them.
The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status.
The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public…
…Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, is calling on President Trump to clean house at the agency.
“The corruption at the IRS is astounding,” Fitton said in a statement. “Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years. President Trump needs to clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible.”
The IRS released the list of groups in June of last year:
The government released names of 426 organizations. Another 40 were not released as part of the list because they had already opted out of being part of the class-action suit.
That total is much higher than the 298 groups the IRS‘ inspector general identified back in May 2013, when investigators first revealed the agency had been subjecting applications to long — potentially illegal — delays, and forcing them to answer intrusive questions about their activities. Tea party and conservative groups said they was the target of unusually heavy investigations and longer delays.
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