• White House Won’t Release Hundreds of IRS Documents, And The Reasons Are Maddening

    If you thought the IRS scandal was a thing from the past…well think again, because the issue of the Internal Revenue Service’s using their power to target political dissent for the 2012 elections is still being swept under the rug by the least transparent administration in history.

    The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release hundreds of documents related to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups to a Washington, D.C. based newspaper…and the reasons are sure to get your blood boiling.

    Details:

    The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups.

    Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations.

    The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

    The Hill asked for 2013 emails and other correspondence between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The request specifically sought emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and Treasury officials, including Secretary Jack Lew, while the inspector general was working on its explosive May 2013 report that the IRS used “inappropriate criteria” to review the political activities of tax-exempt groups.

    “In its written response to The Hill,” however, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s office claimed that they didn’t acquiesce to the Freedom of Information request because of concerns over “personal privacy.” They also said that divulging such information would interfere with “law enforcement” proceedings.

    The second excuse, as The Hill goes on to state, is baloney — there are currently no criminal actions being taken against Lois Lerner or other IRS officials accused of wrongdoing. And that’s unfortunate, but until there’s a change at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, no real accountability will be sought after.

    But the first excuse — “personal privacy” — is quite something for this administration to get behind, as it was the IRS under Lerner’s supervision that was trampling conservatives’ privacy rights to dust.

    The Hill appealed the Inspector General’s decision but was denied by… the same Inspector General.

    How Convenient.

    The Hill even requested a comment.

    DENIED!

    To sum it all up…

    The Obama administration used his appointed cronies to crush his political opponents to help win the 2012 race. When caught, he promised that there wasn’t “a smidgen of corruption“, even though the White House is now stonewalling any inquiries into the matter.

    Since we all know that Lois Lerner is not available for comment, I wouldn’t hold your breath for this corrupt President to be held accountable for anything that’s happened under his watch.

    But at least The Hill is trying, which cannot be said about most of the DC media.

    FLASHBACK: Watch Lois Lerner try barging into a neighbor’s home to evade questions


    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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