The House Oversight Committee has uncovered a series of emails between the White House and IRS Obamacare officials that show the White House was given confidential taxpayer information on groups suing the government.
Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits federal employees from “disclosing any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee.” Federal employees who illegally disclose confidential taxpayer information can face up to five years in prison for their actions.
The emails show that Sarah Hall Ingram, a top IRS Obamacare official, was in contact with White House officials and Lois Lerner discussing the IRS scandals.
Oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) “has requested unredacted copies of the emails, citing a prohibition from misusing Section 6103 ‘for the purpose of concealing information from a congressional inquiry.’ Ingram headed the scandal-ridden IRS office responsible for overseeing tax-exempt nonprofit groups before leaving to head the agency’s office in charge of Obamacare implementation.”
These emails are proof that not only was the White House being kept abreast of the IRS investigation, but that they were given illegal access to confidential taxpayer information.
We better start seeing administration officials brought up on charges soon. If these were lower level officials involved in the release of confidential taxpayer information, they would have already been fired, and charges would be pending. The fact that they serve in the White House does not make them above the law. If justice is not done in this situation, we risk proving to the rest of the world that we are not the paragon of law, justice and liberty we make ourselves out to be.
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