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All right so now the story is beginning to come together developing inside The Fox Report breaking new details on the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service and it's targeting a conservative groups.
A woman by the name of holly -- a former IRS supervisor based in Washington DC.
-- she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications.
From Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt status.
-- she would be the highest ranking -- official with knowledge of the targeting thus far.
To cooperate with the congressional investigation we knew she had spoken to the house oversight committee chairman -- license.
A California and bipartisan committee staffers on May 21 now we're learning exactly what she said we want to get that from chat program.
Who is our Fox News senior Capitol Hill producer on the phone with us now Chad what details are we learning.
What's interesting here that we're learning from the Holocaust is that -- you know she was looking at a Washington DC and looking over -- you know some of these application.
And that -- penalty application protected them -- And that she looked -- twenty to thirty of these applications that are very early going in this situation.
And what's interesting is that this is conceivably if -- to believe what Holly Hunter -- -- -- this puts this in Washington DC.
There's been a lot of back and forth over who was to -- whether -- -- -- rogue agent and the dramatic.
The couple weeks ago I looked at some of the partial transcripts from tradition that -- that they gave -- interviews with congressional investigators.
I -- user analyst of the pop baker.
They said that you know does that lowest quarter this is the other IRS official in charge the tax exempt -- division here.
But she tried depended so on and -- -- and when they -- -- debuted at eight nuclear strike out.
-- -- in her interviews with congressional negotiators say that it dozens of Tea Party applications.
That for a year and they were waiting for back to.
So again -- bringing listing again if -- to believe what Polly Utley is closer to be pretty that's what's key here that this -- just not something that was emanating out of Cincinnati.
I -- it well.
I'm looking at some of the information that is coming up with this and my question would be.
Has she given any evidence -- or any information that senior IRS officials ordered agents to target.
Conservative groups and and where that order -- come from.
Our bodies and that's what everybody is looking at here how far up food chain this that this potentially -- They can help -- those that -- you know some of these applications that -- you know for more than a year.
And you know and the interviews with it was the -- picture of the -- back in Cincinnati she could be useful.
You can get -- from -- spoke -- about this status with the respect they're -- applications for tax exempt status.
And we're getting no interest whatsoever so -- -- -- applications are listening in limbo this sort of fiscal.
Netherworld between whether or not to they were gonna get -- tax exempt status or not.
Political pop lakers got a long -- negotiate the -- -- -- that's not fair to them and that's the inherent you know problem with this story that people just did know where they could and they would get information.
And that they were targeting these group.
It you know -- -- two things that are interesting to -- -- as -- as I'm reading this coming across the Associated Press wires and and of course be our own reporting tonight.
The -- Tea Party it was really the operative phrase.
Yes if that was something they were looking -- they also looked at.
912 although you know there -- -- not right twelve groups now.
There are some others but according to those Paulo's.
Former -- supervisor based in Washington Tea Party was really which she was keying in on and you know we've heard from those groups saying that they felt like they were languishing.
Waiting for some a word back from the IRS on their tax exempt status it's different when you actually hear coming from -- now.
And when you look at that some of the depositions never give him like -- -- for the most articulate and -- employees -- -- -- -- -- of -- -- lack -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That looked at how that they eat you know adjudicated anybody they came in with CP GA you know just get those initials.
Debate whether or not that was.
There are enough the president never coming up the -- -- you're gonna have this fight back and forth sister who knew what went in Cincinnati or Washington DC.
Steny -- they've minority whip in the -- of represented -- he commented that this week would be -- back to.
It's about this because you could understand it and studying why they would be defensive about this but -- you know again if -- to believe that you know all -- -- of some of this you know -- up to -- Well -- one of the things she seems to talk about the fact that they were looking at politics and that she says that they were looking at all groups.
But not all groups would have the -- Tea Party in there.
And there certainly and that was one of the biggest issues to -- some of these other transcripts I looked at a couple of weeks ago is that it was clear that there were.
Certain groups that are getting more scrutiny and that there were other groups.
I think and then they infected the deposition from -- -- -- -- -- -- a dramatic.
That that they would get applications from progressive or liberal groups.
And that there wasn't any sort of adjudication for them that help to the -- so much the -- mobile scrutiny that they were giving to the Tea Party groups.
You know -- maybe there's no immediate answer to this question but for people watching -- it's almost like.
This is an onion and we've gotten to maybe later three -- 393.
Layers to go.
You wonder how much more we will learn is this somewhat of a smoking gun or -- telegraph this out for us.
Well I think the fact that it that it might draw closer to Washington DC and may -- problem you know command central there.
That could potentially.
-- important to there that this is you know and there's more and more evident that this might not that originated completely flipped completely and -- -- But as well as -- Washington DC.
But if so what immortal Washington DC issues you know that most of the -- you know command structure of the -- And that's what people have been suspect.
You know for some time now.
But -- you know they're continuing to hear from these different -- -- -- higher officials taking these depositions behind bookstores.
We still don't know the status of what that -- ice at the chair of the house oversight committee what he wants to do the slowest learner she remains under subpoena.
And they have left open the possibility of on her back and meantime there's a big shouting match back and forth between -- -- -- And Elijah Cummings Democrat of Maryland the top Democrat on the oversight committees.
About this they're -- more you know it is that there is I had -- has been upset.
That took some of these different equipment and transcripts which have come out in the -- -- interviewed.
And coming could -- to regular police are open to possible.
And generally it's Wednesday.
-- chat program this is breaking on a Sunday night I know you will continue reporting will come back -- -- the news warrants tonight fascinating detail now turn of developments in the IRS scandal.
With a senior -- senior advisor giving us information tonight on the targeting of conservative Americans Chad thank you.
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