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Fox News alert on a bombshell admission by the Internal Revenue Service.
The tax agency is apologizing today.
-- unfairly targeting conservative political groups.
For additional reviews that during the 2012 election they admit they did it.
27 of the groups targeted by the agency.
They admit they did it because you force them to admit they did it tell us how it started.
It started with the number of them what they call information request coming into.
All over thirty of these Tea Party groups and conservative organizations and they came out fairly simultaneously.
Megan they asked for the list of the contributors.
Who the donors were who the members were.
What -- conversations they had with individuals.
So all of this going on the -- what's called information request and when we got these which of course -- before the elections as everything was heating up.
We sent back a series of letter briefs saying that the Supreme Court is already held at this information is not subject inquiry -- You don't tax exempt organizations.
And the IRS is doing this under the auspices well we'll just see if you deserve to be tax exempt.
Well there and they also -- now of course that they were targeting groups that have been named Tea Party and it or patriot which of course is also.
But what everybody -- understand is we've been battling with the IRS for over a year on this and it was about a year and a month ago.
That then head of the IRS said these -- Tea Party investigations we're not anyway partisan there was no partisan involvement whatsoever now of course they come out saying well.
-- not acknowledging the partisan but they will say was targeted to individuals with those names Tea Party groups and that they mishandled it was handled incorrectly and they apologized well but you know that's wonderful -- got about.
Thirteen hundred a legal hours in these cases as you can imagine your lawyer with.
Is this a lot of cases so the apologies wonderful we've got fourteen to these resolve -- and demanding that they are it's close these other ones out to get those.
Exemption letters immediately this is -- is absurd.
And it that would Darrell ice is call import needs that to happen its oversight here and there also were saying.
By the way meg which -- -- that it was one group of agents out of Cincinnati at somewhere out.
I'll tell you.
I don't -- is initiated by low level workers in Cincinnati.
-- -- personal low level these are Internal Revenue Service agents.
So this is not -- -- that signed off by their group manager I was an IRS prosecutor I worked for treasury so that's nonsense and by the way Megan.
I've got letters from California.
Cincinnati the District of Columbia and on and on it goes so this was.
-- being coordinated by different offices but this idea of laying us off at -- low level employees is nonsense we brought this to the commissioner's attention.
And we finally are getting result -- this is what the -- figures outrageous.
So now I still wants oversight and -- senator Mitch McConnell has called on the Obama administration for.
A government wide review and in response to what he says an -- that admission of -- harassment.
Are we gonna have somebody overseeing them quickly Jake to make sure this -- -- have another yeah.
Or if there needs to -- government oversight here of why this happened who let it happen why what was -- by the top but it was going on that they didn't stop it -- -- --
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