Paul L. Caron
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Monday, May 18, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 739

IRS Logo 2Fox News, GOP Has Waited Two Years for Info on IRS Correspondence with Dem Senators:

Washington Republicans said this week that their requests to the IRS for correspondences between the agency and congressional Democrats remain unfulfilled after two years, raising questions about whether the Obama administration is trying to withhold information for a third-straight election cycle.

“Instead of holding the IRS accountable, Democrats are trying to cover-up their involvement in the IRS targeting scandal,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said Friday.

The group, which focuses on getting Republicans elected and reelected to the Senate, provided documents earlier this week showing 10 letters in which the IRS has asked for more time to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests since May 21, 2013.

"On January 14, 2015, I asked for more time to obtain the records you requested,” IRS tax law specialist Denise Higley wrote NRSC lawyer Megan Sowards on April 29. “I am still working on your request and need additional time.” Higley also said she would contact the NRSC by July 6 if she needs more time. ...

Republicans and others have also speculated about whether the administration is stalling on providing information until Obama retires from office after the November 2016 elections.

Thursday will mark the second anniversary of the requests.

The agency could not be reached Saturday for additional comment.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/05/the-irs-scandal-1.html

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Comments

It's very clear. They are stonewalling in a way that would have made Nixon proud. The difference between Nixon and Obama is that the media HATED Nixon and worked hard to uncover his scandals. Obama? Not so much.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | May 18, 2015 8:07:36 AM