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New Judicial Watch Release Shows IRS Targeted Groups Based on ‘Party Affiliation’

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

We all knew that the bottom line of the IRS scandal was that the agency was engaging in viewpoint discrimination, targeting groups whose philosophy differed with the Obama administration. Now thanks to Judicial Watch we have proof…from their own hands.

The latest release from the watchdog group announced it had received 1593 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from its Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit against the agency. Included in the pile of documents were handwritten notes from a 2011 interoffice meeting that revealed a top IRS official admitting the famous Cincinnati office was targeting organizations requesting tax exempt status based on ‘guilt by association’ and ‘party affiliation.’ According to former IRS Director of the Office of Rulings and Agreements Holly Paz, “they think they know what the org is really doing, rather than looking at actual activities.”

Included in the newly obtained IRS documents were handwritten notesfrom an unidentified source at an interoffice meeting in the Washington headquarters, which apparently took place in or around August 2011. According to an IRS court filing provided to Judicial Watch by the IRS, the notes were part of information taken from “four Chief Counsel employees (Victoria Judson, Janine Cook, Susan Brown, and Don Spellmann), Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division employee Nalee Park, and former IRS employee Sarah Hall Ingram.” The notes reveal Paz’ concerns about the Cincinnati office’s targeting of groups based upon ideology and party affiliation…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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