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IRS Office Leaked Tea Party Groups' Confidential Info to Media Organization

The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year.

The IRS did not respond to requests Monday following up about that release, and whether it had determined how the applications were sent to ProPublica.

In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed to be made public. (We made six of those public, after redacting their financial information, deeming that they were newsworthy.)

Source: ProPublica. Read full article. (link)

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  • Caleb Turberville||

    Chris Hayes (who I honestly had thought might be an improvement to the MSNBC primetime lineup) tried to flesh out Pelosi's "This is all because of Citizens United!" on his show this evening. Geez, you'd think that waiting until Friday last week to dump this story would have been enough damage control to satisfy liberal hacks?

  • Caleb Turberville||

    "The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year.

    The IRS did not respond to requests Monday following up about that release, and whether it had determined how the applications were sent to ProPublica."

    50 bucks says this goes as high as a cabinet-level position?

  • Sevo||

    "50 bucks says this goes as high as a cabinet-level position?"
    I wouldn't make that bet. Dunno how old you are but it took several years for a press that *hated* Nixon to finally push the scandal to the cabinet level.
    The current circumstance is a press acting as a lap-dog to the oh, so dreamy Obozo, and the ire so far is simply that he (well, some 'lower level officials') grabbed data that requires a response in order for the narrative to continue. Appearing as the lap-dog is too much; being so it fine.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I didn't say that a departmental secretary had to be punished or shamed, only that they would inevitably prove to be responsible or at least knowledgable and negligent.

  • Caleb Turberville||

  • Sevo||

    So Citizens United granted IRS officials protection to use their positions to promote a political view? Is that Pelosi's point?
    I don't recall that being part of the decision.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    It's funny hearing Obama being very apologetic but at the same time hearing Pelosi being very defensive. Maybe the the 12th District's resident dingbat should wait for her boss's approval before opening her mouth?

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