More news this week on the IRS scandal. First, Tax Analysts has sued the IRS. “On May 21, Tax Analysts sent a FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] request to the IRS seeking all materials used since 2009 to train IRS personnel in the IRS exempt organizations determinations office in Cincinnati.” The IRS extended the deadline on June 25th to July 10th, and then to August 9th, and then to September 20th. Tax Analysts had enough…and they sued to force the IRS to comply with the FOIA request. The IRS may be overwhelmed with FOIA requests, but the law only gives the IRS a certain amount of time to comply.
Lois Lerner is now accused of sending files from her business email address to her personal email address. Eliana Johnson discussed this on CNBC’s Kudlow Report:
Ms. Johnson notes that this appears to be quite intentional targeting, and those involved knew it was wrong. One certainty at this point, the meme that this was a case of bad judgment or it was four rogue agents in Cincinnati is dead.