Unearthed emails show embattled IRS official knew her agency was secretly targeting conservative groups

By  David Martosko In Washington PUBLISHED: 18:00 EST, 12  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 18:18 EST, 12 September 2013   Emails released this week by congressional  investigators show that an embattled former IRS manager was directly involved in  targeting conservative nonprofit groups for special scrutiny beginning at the  height of the 2010 midterm election season. Lois…

IRS lawyer says scandal was overseen by D.C., names names

Posted By Patrick Howley On 9:32 PM  07/17/2013 In Politics Top IRS officials in Washington, D.C. planned and oversaw the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups, according to the 72-year old retiring IRS lawyer who will testify Thursday before the House Oversight Committee. Retiring IRS lawyer Carter C. Hull implicated the IRS Chief Counsel’s office,…

IRS published online thousands of Social Security numbers

Published time: July 08, 2013 19:41                                                                             AFP Photo / Karen Bleier The Internal Revenue Service mistakenly exposed as many as 2,319 Social Security numbers by posting them on the Internet, which a California-based archivist discovered last week. The IRS has already come under scrutiny for targeting  conservative political groups more frequently for audits and  …

IRS accused of granting $500 mln in suspicious contracts to a small business called Strong Castle founded in 2011

Published time: June 26, 2013 16:47                                                                             Women walk out of an Internal Revenue Service office in New York (Reuters) A Virginia IT company inappropriately secured $500 million worth of IRS contracts based on false statements and ties to an agency official, according to a congressional staff report released on Tuesday. The House Oversight and…

IRS spent more than $121 million on travel charge cards for employees and ‘leniently’ disciplined those who abused them: Report

Report finds that more than 1,000 IRS  employees abused their government-issued charge cards IRS officials demonstrated a pattern of  being overly lenient when  punishing employees who misused charge cards, or who  failed to pay their bill on time By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:50 EST, 14  June 2013 |  UPDATED: 13:50 EST, 14 June 2013…

Records: Top official in charge of embattled IRS visited the Obama White House far more than any cabinet official

Douglas Shulman made 157 visits to the Obama  White House, while his boss, the treasury secretary, was there only 43  times Congressional staffer on ‘best-case  scenario’: Shulman gave the White House  ‘a heads-up about the possible illegality of what they were doing’ White House visitor records may shed new  light on how much the Obama…

Report: Michelle Obama once dated inspector general at the center of IRS investigation into anti-tea party political favoritism

By  David Martosko PUBLISHED: 15:33 EST, 22 May  2013 |  UPDATED: 19:45  EST, 22 May 2013   A young Michelle Robinson, the future first  lady of the United States, may have dated Treasury Department Inspector General  J. Russell George at Harvard Law School, a new report claims. George, 49, has testified in two congressional hearings…

White House knew extent of IRS scandal in April, says report

Wall Street Journal says counsel learned of targeting of conservative groups on 22 April, 18 days before president   guardian.co.uk,              Monday 20 May 2013 12.33 EDT President Barack Obama has been under pressure in recent weeks. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Barack Obama‘s hopes of moving beyond the scandals that have dogged his administration were dashed…

Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank

Ex-IRS examiner charged with naming whistleblower Posted 2012/09/28 at 10:20 am EDT WASHINGTON, Sep. 28, 2012 (Reuters) — A former U.S. Internal Revenue Service examiner was arrested on Thursday and charged with exposing an IRS whistleblower and interfering with the audit of an international bank, said the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New…