Sure, we can believe the IRS, right? It’s not as if they’ve ever been suspected of any underhanded behavior, right?
The IRS says that none of its employees willfully and inappropriately accessed a political donor or candidate’s tax records, following questions from a GOP senator and an inspector general.
Russell George, Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration, told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) recently that his office found one case over the last seven years in which a political candidate or donor had their tax records willfully accessed.
Grassley is now pressing Attorney General Eric Holder over the situation, after George said the Justice Department declined to prosecute the case.
George did not specify whether it was an IRS employee, another federal employee or a state employee that wrongly accessed the records.