Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014

IRS head doesn’t comply with Congress, Lois Lerner emails could take years

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen rejects the assertion his agency is ‘slow rolling’ requests for Lois Lerner’s e-mails by a House panel investigating allegations that the agency targeted Tea Party, conservative and religious groups seeking tax exemption.

Lois Lerner is still at the epicenter of the IRS scandal

Lois Lerner is still at the epicenter of the IRS scandal

In his testimony Wednesday, John Koskinen, the IRS commissioner since December, pushed back against Issa, calling his slow-rolling claim an “improper characterization.”

Koskinen indicated in his testimony that the IRS has been trying to prioritize its delivery of documents to the House oversight committee according to relevancy.

The committee’s document request – which goes far beyond Lerner’s e-mails – is so broad, Koskinen said, that it could take years, not months, to fulfill.

In a March 7 statement, Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp (R) of Michigan said that from Lerner documents it has received, the committee knows that it was the IRS head office in Washington, and not a branch office gone rogue, that “orchestrated” the targeting of conservative groups seeking or having tax-exempt status, and that the D.C. headquarters formed the proposed tax rules “designed to push conservative groups out of the public forum.”

A March 11 report on Lerner, issued by Issa’s committee staff but not signed off on by Democrats, concludes that Lerner “created unprecedented roadblocks for tea party organizations.” She also, “worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama administration regulations that curtail the activities” of such groups.

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