What Difference Does It Make? Documenting the IRS Scandal

February 6, 2014

Testimony this week by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow before the House subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs documents both the IRS abuse of power and the administration’s denials of any wrongdoing (e.g., President Obama’s “not a smidgen of corruption”).

The initial IRS defense turned on three fundamental misstatements: First, that the misconduct was localized to low-level employees in one IRS office, in Cincinnati.[5] Second, that the misconduct was unrelated to the political point of view of the targeted groups but was merely a misguided effort to respond to a “big increase” of 501c4 applications.[6] And third, the misconduct had been identified and stopped. These assertions were all false. – Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow

You can read his full testimony and citations here. In related news, the IRS is proposing new rules that may codify the very targeting they are being criticized for in these hearings.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “What Difference Does It Make? Documenting the IRS Scandal”

  1. […] the IRS scandal, the agency targeting Conservative non-profits for “review” while ignoring Progressive […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: