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Thursday
Jul182013

Was IRS persecution of conservative groups a top-down deal?

Snip: IRSThere’s an overriding question in the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting and persecution of conservative groups. Was the agency’s persecution of those groups a top-down deal?

Many conservatives and libertarians believe it was because across the board, Democrats condemned the Tea Party movement from day one.

Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has run interference for his party on this matter. He did the same on Benghazi, claiming security lapses were because of budget cuts. His claims were proven false by the Accountability Review Board report prepared by a commission comprising a number of bureaucrats handpicked by former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.

The Hill reported new information about IRS targeting:

Carter Hull, a Washington-based tax law specialist charged with reviewing the tax-exemption forms, told investigators he was asked to send an application to a senior adviser to Lerner, something that had never before happened. Hull, who worked for 48 years at the IRS, is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday.

The IRS scandal is one of a number of controversies demonstrating critical need for reform of the federal government.

(Filed by Kay B. Day/July 18, 2013)

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