Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Shitstorm Cometh

It looks like the formerly great New York Times is doing some hard journalism for a change:

But the inspector general made clear that effort did not reach the attention of high-level I.R.S. officials until 2011 at the earliest.
The inspector general gave Republicans some fodder Friday when he divulged that he informed the Treasury’s general counsel he was auditing the I.R.S.’s screening of politically active groups seeking tax exemptions on June 4, 2012. He told Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly after,” he said. That meant Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
The disclosure last summer came as part of a routine briefing of the investigations that the inspector general would be conducting in the coming year, and he did not tell the officials of his conclusions that the targeting had been improper, he said. 
Treasury officials stressed they did not know the results until March 2013, when the inspector presented a draft.
This article is a must read if you are at all concerned about the IRS Political kerfluffle. 

Update:  But wait.  There's more!

Recall that I said the formerly great NYT.  

1 comment:

bob said...

Liberal groups were screaming during W's second term about pretty much the same thing. Doesn't make it right, but I'm just sayin'.

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