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Late breaking developments on our top story we reported earlier in the hour some.
Relic revelations from the IRS today acknowledging that it gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups.
-- the 2012 election -- apologizing for examining.
-- tax exempt status application so closely.
This after the former head of the IRS said just last year.
That the tax agency never played politics in this decision making.
We pride ourselves on being a non.
Political nonpartisan organization.
Absolutely no targeting this is -- the kind of back and forth that happens when people apply for up Bible on -- four status.
That's a former commissioner of the IRS.
And he said his last point that we -- explain that the conservative groups claim tax exempt status under section.
C four of the federal tax code which is for social welfare groups.
Unlike other charitable groups these organizations are allowed to take part in political activities but their primary activities must be social welfare but today.
The news is from the AP.
That a federal watchdogs upcoming report that's about to be released disputes what we just heard from that -- -- -- that the IRS officials knew.
That agents were targeting Tea Party groups is early is 2011 joining us out to new green former president of women's media center -- Fox News contributor DD Becky is a former campaign -- and White House aide to president.
Bush to what's going on here because we heard from the former commissioner last year we don't play politics.
Now we see the the inspector general's report that it cannot say in fact not only do they -- politics but they know about -- -- a -- Hey that's a big doozy of the mistake that.
We have to start by no means that that former commissioner mr.
showman he was a plus appointee.
This was not an appointee by President Obama.
People make mistakes all the time.
This is something that career service government employees -- made a mistake the IRS has owned up to this mistake.
If they were -- to streamline the process and it didn't work clearly they messed up.
Is this something that there's a conspiracy in the Obama administration trying to go after their enemies know but of course Boehner Mitch McConnell they will try to make it that way.
Are conservatives gonna buy this TV that this was an attempt to streamline the process and that.
Doug Schulman didn't know the truth about what was going -- what he testified last year to congress.
Actually appears that the bush appointment or an Obama appointment it's wrong if you really think that they -- -- -- streamline any thing but they are asked to talk about anything streamlined simplified is wrong in that stunning thing.
Obviously they were targeted in the apologize for something they did and then they're trying to blame.
Lower level staffers well witnesses are you -- -- we don't know where you're what -- lower level staffers are doing are we part of that another saying of course at that upper level.
Agents that -- S representatives did know about it so you know there's but I'm going auto -- it sounds like.
And I do think there should be investigation it looks like Republicans probably won't the sport for that and -- Yesterday.
Jay Carney said that while these actions were inappropriate.
And that they should be investigated he seemed content -- The inspector general's investigation that I guess for -- hear more about in the coming days and weeks.
Do you think Americans should be satisfied with it in -- an internal investigation from the EIG -- do you think that perhaps some kind of an outside.
Council should be appointed.
Look into what was going -- here.
I'd given what I know about the situation I don't think an independent prosecutor is necessary I don't think we should be spending our tax dollars and that way.
It's an investigation has been done if they're gonna you know make it clear that this isn't going to happen again.
But we also have to keep in mind that though the waters when you deal with nonprofit status on the left or on the right it is so murky.
I would prefer for the IRS to double down on investigating both sides as as meticulously as they were doing.
For the conservative groups and I think people should be more up in arms.
That the NFL is a nonprofit organization.
Who come on they make nine billion dollars this season there are lots of different issues with nonprofits that should be fixed right.
Well I think you score a point there you know the -- this is not a great week for the White House and now that they godsey hearings and then the emailed the they revisions of the the talking points that came out yesterday morning.
Now we have this IRS story that doesn't directly go or at least not yet to to anybody at the White House but still.
It seems like Republicans who some have said have been treading water a little bit like they finally have some stories that they can.
That they can be telling that maybe get their base riled up.
-- Benghazi is obviously upsetting because -- -- keeps coming out and more and more things are.
Coming to light which you know there was no video and now.
You've got the IRS which no one is gonna defend back to me a bit for -- to defend him at least a little bit but.
The tax code is a problem that IRS it is -- and that needs to be changed and overall -- but for folks to be an RS.
That are that are basically run -- -- and talk about having tax exempt status yeah.
You know that he's been looked at looked a lot -- -- do it -- to -- on that because what it is just let's be welfare.
Organizations that aren't supposed to be overwhelmingly political but what does that mean exactly it's it's really kind of -- -- at the end of this week the white house on its heels bit.
Look I think if the Republican Party is going to.
Survived by only going after investigate says and not -- in an actual vision that.
No the White House isn't on its heels and Democrats are going to be just fine -- twenty mention anything about they think we're eighty and I -- sentiment.
Issues but that can't be.
They're saving grace is going to be investigations.
That that's just not had those inside and water and money you know people are being targeted you know -- Political pawns it's not that easily -- -- that he it was a blitz doesn't think -- I don't doubt that President Obama picked.
-- got the phone call the disappointing and said hey do this for me on the download on -- -- -- Harris.
Nice to see you both thank you for coming and our celebrity you.
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