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Thanks the acting IRS commissioner says the agency's targeting of specific groups was wide ranging and lasted longer than officials first revealed.
And it's not only conservative groups but also targeting liberal ones using keywords progressive and occupy.
This leaves in question accusations that -- employees were trying to tip the election in favor of Democrats.
-- were -- -- acting commissioner says he has found no evidence that any staffers intentionally did anything wrong.
Or that anybody outside the IRS took part in the targeted.
But he reminds us the investigation is continuing.
Carl Cameron with a -- rest of the story live from DC.
I Shep you know how these things go they say mistakes were made people are being held accountable and changes are under way.
The IRS did say today that they have halted the be on the look out -- bowl lists that they were using to target groups for greater scrutiny as you say it wasn't just conservatives.
They admit they were targeting a variety of groups including the likes of religious and even foreign policy organizations.
The report was released in a conference call not on camera.
Well fact gathering is still under way we have not found evidence of intentional wrongdoing by anyone in the IRS.
Or involvement it matters by anyone outside the furthermore.
There's no current evidence of the use of inappropriate screeners or other types of criteria.
And other -- operation.
-- -- the Republican chairman of the house committee that's investigating the virus call the report's assertion that there has been no evidence of intentional wrongdoing quote premature.
Five people have been replaced in the IRS's leadership command at several oversight -- reform measures are under way.
The targeting of more than conservative groups has been alleged for years.
-- -- and -- pro Israel group was denied its tax exempt status and was told by an IRS agent it was because their policies differed with the administration.
She sued way back in 2010 and is still waiting for justice.
I'm really disappointed.
That not enough people are saying this is not acceptable I don't.
It's not enough just to have a congressional hearing and then close the books -- move on we need to find out what went wrong and why.
The IRS did take one big step today saying those groups that have been delayed or backlog for more than -- 120 days can now quote self certify.
That would mean that they would agree to Obey the law and then get an immediate tax exempt status.
Not much consolation for groups that wanted to take part of the last election -- Carl Cameron live.
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