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Running from reporters now run out of -- job you.
Officials at the center of the iris targeting scandal may be getting near the boat but that's not stopping conservatives from slapping the agency.
With the suits -- next -- says she became the subject of an audit after trying to get tax exempt status for her group.
Catherine angle breakfast president of true to vote.
And is one of the first to file a lawsuit against the -- thanks for joining us can you take us through what happened -- -- -- for how long did you did you eventually get tax exempt status.
No now here we are nearly three years later and no further along and when we started in place so when you hear lawmakers on the hill either -- -- the right hand taking -- pleading the fifth.
Not when he discussed how all this came about as a make you feel.
Well it strikes me as ironic that they can take the fifth.
When after three years they've been trying to keep me from taking the first.
Did you ever find out what was the hold up over three years I mean the way I understand his conservative groups were sent packages and reams of information.
That he did did he filled -- they'd send it back.
And they get pushed back again was at.
Similar to what your case -- Absolutely we went through four rounds of questions that they -- we are still going -- and her four rounds at least.
Of questions but we have answered hundreds of questions we have submitted thousands of documents.
There's really no end -- -- you know I.
I get a knock on the door.
Two IRS agents knocked them at my door my wife was home alone.
Freaked her out.
It's they said that we need to speak your husband as soon as he gets on an important things we need to discuss with them -- -- She called me up almost in a panic and shock almost crying saying what's going on here what's what's happening.
It's this topic do you think that was targeted right I am very conservative views and I'm not I'm more than one bit.
To save them on TV is it possible -- -- target -- I you know what I I think I think -- I think in this environment just about anything is possible.
Are kept and I want to take a listen to this sound that would put together.
From earlier tests in the last week the testimony subs so that they came -- and -- listen to this.
I have not done anything wrong.
I have not broken any laws.
I have not violated any iris rules -- regulations.
And while I would very much like to answer the committee's questions today.
I've been advised by my counsel to assert my constitutional right not to testify or answer questions related to the subject matter of this hearing.
Moved well because she did that she made that statement slowest learner who was at the center of of the -- scandal during the times that they were targeting admittedly targeting.
Conservative -- its conservative groups like -- Schmidt because she made that statement she may have to beat cop called back by -- this committee -- -- Indian when he won here from our.
I'll I like to know.
I'd like to know whose idea was I'd like to know how far the latter goes.
I can tell you that on two separate occasions with two separate analyst that we are working with.
They both reported that they are waiting on marching orders from Washington that Washington was who's telling them what questions to ask and they were just repeating those orders.
I'd like to know how it is that they are -- when we know.
But they've already admitted to releasing confidential documents to other organizations.
There's just an awful lot that doesn't add up right now and I -- -- I'm very much hope that our elected are going to stick with this until we get to the bottom of it.
President Obama when he first said he realized that this scandal was happening this this issue was -- you -- you learned about it on television.
Well many people find it hard to believe because since that first initial assessment.
He -- we've learned that his chief of staff and the White House counsel actually knew about it for months on the bleak present bomb when he says.
He didn't know.
Eight it seems like he doesn't know -- off of awful lie that I am not quite sure.
What they do in the west wing I don't know what they talk about his senior staff meetings -- -- -- -- like this would mean come up a national scandal might might be of interest I don't know my chief of staff my White House counsel knows.
We leave it there -- -- -- thank you very much.
Thanks so much --
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