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Thursday, May 30, 2013

House panels to interview Cincinnati IRS employees

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.

Two of the interviews will take place this week with the second pair of interviews happening next week

CNN first reported on the expanded House investigations Thursday. (Continues)

1 comment:

Alessandro Machi said...

Target conservative groups for what? Were they audited? Were they rightfully denied non-profit status by being a political group?

Unless something substantial is revealed soon, this could go down as the republicans most embarrassing moment replete with fines for accepting donations under the guise of being victims.