House investigators will interview four Internal Revenue Service employees over the next two weeks, POLITICO has learned.
The House Ways and Means and Oversight committees hope the four front-line employees from the agency’s Cincinnati office will help lawmakers better understand how the IRS targeting of conservative groups first began.
A committee aide declined to name the employees to be interviewed. But
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa
(R-Calif.) said earlier this month he wants the IRS to make available
five employees for transcribed interviews including John Shafer, a
screening group manager, Gary Muthert, a screener in the tax-exempt
division, Liz Hofacre, a former case coordinator from April to October
2010, and Joseph Herr, a former advocacy group manager.