Paul L. Caron

Monday, July 20, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 802

IRS Logo 2IJReview, New Documents Link Justice Department to IRS Scandal, But How Ted Cruz Reacted is the Big Surprise:

Has Senator Ted Cruz lost his bark?

When the news broke in mid-2013 that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had spent much of the past three years singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny in their nonprofit applications, Cruz was among the first to call for a special prosecutor to investigate the scandal rather than the Department of Justice (DOJ).

But now that a slew of new documents has come to light this week, revealing that the DOJ, along with the FBI, actually played a much more hands-on role with IRS than previously thought, Cruz has gone mum. ...

Since the release of Judicial Watch’s documents, Cruz has not commented on the documents or released an official press statement. Cruz’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on whether the Republican presidential candidate would call for Loretta Lynch, the current attorney general, to appoint a special prosecutor.

A DOJ spokesman told IJReview only that the “investigation into the IRS’ handling of applications by tax-exempt organizations” is ongoing and declined to comment further.

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Mr. sw: For the 296 total political campaign intervention applications reviewed in the TIGTA audit as of December 17, 2012, 108 had been approved, 28 were withdrawn by the applicant, none had been denied, and 160 were open. So if you are going to investigate why 0 were denied, it should a relatively quick and inexpensive investigation. Unless, of course, it is conducted by House Republicans.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 23, 2015 7:28:56 AM

We need to move forward with the investigation of those groups who applied for and did not receive tax exemption to confirm that there was good reason for not granting exempt status.

Posted by: sw | Jul 21, 2015 5:21:55 AM

Its been over 800 days, can't expect Cruz to comment every day. Which is why the stonewalling and cover up is being dragged out as long as inhumanly possible.

Posted by: wodun | Jul 20, 2015 8:32:25 AM