Lois Lerner attorney: The case is over now

Patrick Howley The Daily Caller 3/5/2014

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s attorney Bill Taylor held a press briefing Wednesday after his client pleaded the Fifth Amendment at a House Oversight hearing, prompting Oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa to adjourn the hearing. It remains unclear whether Issa will seek to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress.

Taylor […]

IRS Hearing: Trail Leads to Washington, Not Cincinnati ‘Rogues’

Joel B. Pollak Breitbart.com Big Government 18 Jul 2013

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform resumed hearings on the IRS scandal Thursday, featuring two key witnesses: Cincinnati-based IRS employee Elizabeth Hofacre, and Washington-based IRS lawyer Carter Hull, who recently retired after 48 years of service.

While both said they were unaware of any […]

IRS employee in bombshell congressional interviews about tea party targeting: ‘Washington, DC wanted some cases … I sent seven’

David Martosko The Daily Mail [UK] 2 June 2013

Interviews with IRS employees have established that the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service was engaged in targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for unfair levels of scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

Rep. Darrel lssa, chairman of powerful House Committee […]

IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show

Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella and Talesha Reynolds NBC News 5/28/2013

Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. […]

IRS Directed to Lock Down All Agency Data

Eliana Johnson The Corner Nation Review Online 5/28/2013

The Internal Revenue Service is in the process of locking down all computer data across the agency, a sign that investigations into the scandal-plagued agency may be taking a broader sweep than initially anticipated.

Agency employees last Thursday received an e-mail alerting them, “This is a late breaking top […]

Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: ‘Everything comes from the top.’

Sean Higgins The Washington Examiner 5/19/2013

A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.

The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as […]