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-- and another scandal seems to be widening new reports that IRS officials in Washington.
Were also involved.
In the targeting of conservative groups this showing the effort reach well beyond that one branch in Cincinnati that was initially been -- -- my Callaway.
Live in Washington in covering this Doug Peta members of the Tea Party -- have long suspected that this went much higher up the chain of command -- -- Yeah that's true Reagan in that fact that portends that higher ups within the IRS may be in for a lot of trouble.
Co-founder of the Tea Party patriots expresses what many members of congress now believe the -- I don't know whether it came from the top more than are our night.
What I know is that there's no way it was just a couple of low level employees at a Cincinnati Ohio said this much influence he can affect so many groups across the country.
Literally it was -- case for.
It appears from a growing body of evidence that she is right even members of congress who are now calling for investigations into the -- -- Knew for years that this was not a problem of low level employees.
In 2010 senator Max Baucus chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wrote the IRS commissioner showman quoting now.
I request that you and you -- agency's survey of major 501 C 45 and six organizations involved in political campaign activity to examine.
Whether they are operated for the organizations intended tax exempt purpose.
And to ensure the political campaign activity is not the organization's primary activity.
But the IRS when about implementing that requests in a politically one sided way it was not that representative Darrell -- You use constitution bill of rights patriot.
Or Tea Party you were likely to have a very rough time were apparently views progressive or move on you were not.
And this kind of targeting is what we knew before the election and now we have proof.
A baucus -- office told Fox News that in regard to his letter to the IRS commissioner that quote.
Chairman baucus of course expected this oversight to be thorough and equitable and administered a cross the -- It appears that it was not great what's the latest on on the congressional investigations.
That the Senate Finance Committee and the house Ways and Means Committee are both funny investigations as early as this week in addition the and by the IRS inspector general is expected to release his full report on the issue at any time.
In the meantime other members of congress are calling for swift action regardless of any investigation senator Marco Rubio.
Writing a letter to the Treasury Secretary Jack -- that said quote I strongly urge that you and President Obama.
Demand the IRS commissioner's resignation.
And in -- USA today piece today acting IRS commissioner Stephen Miller.
Offered this explanation for the scandal quote between 2010 and 2012 the number of applications for 501 C four status more than doubled he said.
While centralizing cases for consistency made sense he said the way we initially centralize them.
That's the latest -- well abuse of power in line to congress both our federal crimes of this main -- -- to a special prosecutor we'll have to wait and see.
Doug MacCallum live in Washington thanks very much -- now.
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