Monday, October 7, 2019
Conservative Review, House Republicans Push Back Against Renewed Dem Efforts to Diminish Obama’s IRS Targeting Scandal:
It appears that the House Oversight Committee may soon find itself in a renewed fight over the Obama-era IRS targeting scandal, according to a letter from a key House Republican.
In a Tuesday letter sent to U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), obtained by Blaze Media, House Oversight Committee ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, criticized a pair of House Democrats for renewing a years-old effort to second-guess findings of wrongdoing in the scandal. ...
[E]arlier this month the Democratic duo sent TIGTA a letter requesting an unredacted copy of a 2014 response the office gave to the federal body that oversees the inspector general. The response in question was to a complaint the pair authored in 2014 calling for an investigation of TIGTA’s bombshell report on the IRS’s targeting practices.
“In 2013, TIGTA issued a report finding that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofit groups for additional scrutiny and delay based on their political beliefs,” Jordan’s letter explains. “Almost immediately following this report, Democrats sought to downplay the wrongdoing” it found.
“Continuing five years of partisan assaults, Chairman Connolly and Rep. Cartwright asserted in their recent letter that the TIGTA report was ‘partisan’ and ‘fundamentally flawed,’ and accused TIGTA of providing ‘incomplete, inaccurate, and misleading responses’ to Congress,” Jordan writes. “The [Oversight] Committee’s independent investigation found no support for Chairman Connolly and Rep. Cartwright’s allegations” citing a 2014 report.