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-- again the chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel and today's congressional testimony to be much.
Break -- -- members of congress want people held accountable following the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS and lavish spending.
The -- acting commissioner promised action as he admitted damage has been done.
These failures have undermine the public's trust in the IRS's ability to administer the tax was an affair.
An impartial manner.
Acting commissioner Daniel were full who's charged with reviewing targeting of conservative groups that the IRS faced a house Appropriations Subcommittee.
The agency stands ready.
To confront the problems that occurred hold accountable those who acted inappropriately.
The open about what happened.
And permanently fix these problems so that such missteps do not occur again.
-- were full as new on the job the subcommittee's top Republican said he wants answers for the conservative groups that received extra scrutiny they were harassed.
They were intimidated.
They were bullied.
This went on for almost three years and no one spoke up.
We know that but there's a lot that we don't know.
And it's time for the IRS to come clean.
There's also heat about spending at the IRS with the inspector general did a report the tax collection agency doled out nearly fifty million dollars -- more than 200 employee conferences.
In more than 92 million dollars in bonuses were given to IRS employees since 2009.
Ahead of the hearing the appropriations chairman said it's time to tighten up on the agency.
We will among other things probably have to put them in -- straight jacket.
And make their funding conditional on them complying with the request of the congress.
Transcribed interviews conducted by the house oversight committee with Cincinnati IRS employees reveal they were not acting unilaterally targeting conservative groups and employee told investigators quote.
It's impossible as an agent we are controlled by many many people.
We have to submit many many reports so the chance of two agents being Rogan doing things like that could never happen.
Crenshaw says that sounds credible.
It's hard to believe that these are just a bunch of road.
Folks in Cincinnati that some they decided hey let's just go.
Give extra scrutiny to people that have a conservative political philosophy that's hard to believe it.
And those employees in Ohio say they're being scapegoated quote.
I still hear people saying we were a low level employees so we were lower than dirt according to people in DC.
So take it for what it is they were basically throwing -- underneath the bus.
Lawmakers pressed worked -- to see if he's ready to.
Rough for heads roll -- -- higher higher -- clean house he says he's not take anything off the table.
Did not guarantee firings but says he will hold people accountable Brett.
I think a lot on the hill Mike thank you.
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