IRS Scandal’s Next Question: Who Received The Information From The Conservative Groups?

The mounting problems facing the IRS continued to expand on Monday.  News outlets disclosed that IRS employees and officials outside of the Cincinnati office sent inappropriate requests for information to conservative nonprofit groups and that high-level IRS officials were apparently briefed on the program or aware of its existence earlier than previously disclosed.  ABC News also published a timeline of events that appears to come from the Inspector General’s report that is scheduled to be released sometime this week.  Each new disclosure focused on who sent the request for information, which office sent the request, and when the request was sent to the conservative group.  Eventually, however, someone needs to begin asking questions about who received the information that was submitted by the conservative groups in response to inappropriate IRS requests for information during the application process.  Put simply, someone needs to follow the information. 

Listed below are some of the recent articles covering the IRS scandal:

ProPublica, IRS office that targeted Tea Party also disclosed confidential docs from conservative groups

The Atlantic, Congress put pressure on IRS to investigate conservative tax exempt groups

Washington Post, IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups

National Journal, A guide to the IRS sacandal — what happened and when did it happen

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