Paul L. Caron
Dean


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 534

IRS Logo 2Letter From Dave Camp (Chair, House Ways & Means Committee) to Jacob Lew (Secretary, U.S. Treasury Department) (Oct. 22, 2014):

Some of the key questions remaining in the investigation into the IRS' targeting of conservatives groups are: who at the White House knew what was going on; when did they know it; and, what action did they take upon learning about it? Your office is now refusing to make available until after the election the very person that could unlock that mystery. This is completely unacceptable , especially for an Administration that once pledged to be the most open and transparent ever.

On September 16, 20 14, five weeks ago, I first requested that you make available for an interview Hannah Stott-Bumstead, a Treasury Department counsel, who, based on transcribed interviews ofIRS perso1mel, appears to be the first person at Treasmy to be told by the IRS that it had lost Lois Lerner's emails. Notwithstanding President Obama 's pledge to "work with Congress as it performs its oversight role ...[a]nd...make sure that we are working hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed," to date your Department has refused to allow the Committee to directly question Ms. Stott-Bumstead. 1 In addition to reiterating my request to interview Ms. Stott-Bumstead without delay, I am requesting additional information about what Ms. Stott-Bumstead and others at Treasury did with this information, including how the White House was informed, and why the decision was made to not infonn Congress until months later.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/10/the-irs-scandal-12.html

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Comments

Why the Republicans aren't on this I'll never know. Perhaps it's because the IRS was targeting people who Republicans believed were a threat to their jobs too!!

Posted by: bflat879 | Oct 25, 2014 9:51:02 AM

Any coverage of this in the MSM???...I didn't think so.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Oct 25, 2014 10:23:47 AM