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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Roosevelt Island's Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney On Alleged IRS Tea Party Scandal - Tells Treasury Inspector General "You're Audit Was A Smear" During July 18 House Oversight Committee Hearings

During July 18 House Oversight Hearing, Roosevelt Island's Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney told Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George, who conducted the audit regarding allegations of improper IRS monitoring of Tea Party Groups:

... You're Audit Was A Smear...
According to Raw Story:
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) ripped into Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George on Thursday for releasing an audit on the IRS that focused narrowly on tea party groups.

Holding up documents at a House Oversight Committee hearing, Maloney said a training manual clearly stated IRS screeners should be on the lookout for both liberal and conservative groups.

“So they were training, according to their own training manual, that they were to look for ‘progressive’ when they were looking for this quote political activity,” she continued. “I think it is very clear that in their training manual they were saying look for political activity — Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, and tea party and progressive. Did you have this training manual? Did you ever see this training manual?”

George said he only received the document last week. He said he was concerned the IRS had not provided his investigators with other important documents. George refused to say whether the IRS had treated progressive groups the same way they tax agency treated tea party groups, but it was under investigation...
 Click here for entire Raw Story article.

Here's C-Span video of Ms. Maloney questioning Mr. George

and more from Ms. Maloney on the issue during June 6 Cspan interview. More from C-SPAN of the July 18 House Oversight Committee meeting here.

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