Despite the narrative that Democrats and liberals are trying to push, the IRS did not target liberal or progressive groups like it did conservative or Tea Party groups.
This was confirmed in a letter this week from IRS Inspector General Russell George.
In a letter to Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, George wrote the following: “Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012.”
The Inspector General went on to confirm that 100% of groups labeled “Tea Party,” “patriots” and “9/12” were flagged for extra scrutiny.
Acting IRS Chief Danny Werfel was back in the Congressional hot-seat this week. When asked if there was a coverup on the political targeting of conservatives, he answered, "I don't know the answer to that question.”
These IRS employees are proving less than helpful in their testimonies. This week we had another IRS employee plead the Fifth in another case related to him helping a friend win a $500 million IT contract with the IRS.