IRS upper management requested info on targeted conservative groups

If you were to throw a pebble into the well that is the IRS scandal, you would still be waiting to hear the stone hit water. The scandal has yet to bottom out and every revelation gives the lie to the original narrative that a couple of "rogue" IRS employees at the Cincinnati office are solely responsible. NBC is reporting that letters obtained by counsel for groups who were targeted show senior management at the IRS intimately involved in requesting information on conservative groups: 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. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in ...(Read Full Post)