IRS Knew Tea Party Was Targeted in 2011

Posted by on May 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.

The IRS apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. The agency blamed low-level employees, saying no high-level officials were aware.

But on June 29, 2011, Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, learned at a meeting that groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog’s report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with “Tea Party,” ”Patriot” or “9/12 Project” in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says.

The 9-12 Project is a group started by conservative TV personality Glenn Beck.

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One Response to “IRS Knew Tea Party Was Targeted in 2011”

  1. it's those darn kids. on 12/12/13 at 1:25 pm

    So, we all stand around with our dicks in our hands while the IRS specifically targets Conservative groups and Jews without any action by the President or any other “leadership”.

    The blatancy of dictatorial jihad and growing subversion by leftists in our country against anyone who falls out of line cannot be anymore obvious.

    What does Obama and the administration need to do before the country snaps awake?

    Sorry for the graphic statement, but it really is quite disturbing. Time to wake up from the Soma, folks!