Don’t lie to the IRS but they can lie to you! Seems the IRS told Congress that is never targeted conservative groups. Further, the video show (shown below) reveals that when non-profit political activities are looked into, three high level employees are required to review the issue.
The AP has an exclusive story that states the IRS knew the Tea Party was targeted in 2011 – IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011
FLASHBACK: IRS Commissioner Shulman Tells Congress IRS Is Not Targeting Conservatives
In 2012, conservative groups complained that the IRS was targeting them for audits. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views.
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), its operations and budget, and the 2012 tax return filing season on March 22, 2012. Chairman Boustany questioned IRS Commissioner, Douglas Shulman, on whether or not Tea Party groups’ and other groups’ tax-exempt status are being targeted due to their political views.
Nixon Tapes: Are we looking into their Tax Returns?