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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Judicial Watch - Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose names, reasons
Lay it on the
line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names,
reasons Source: The
federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees
the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and
said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting. Judge Reggie B.
Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38
groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they
are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment.
Judicial Watch today
announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain records relating to the
agency’s “preservation and/or retention” of the email records of
officials who have left the agency since January 2010. (Judicial Watch v.
Internal Revenue Service (No.1:17-cv-00596)). The suit was filed as part of
Judicial Watch’s continuing efforts to gain information about the IRS’
targeting of conservative groups and citizens during the Obama
Judicial Watch today
released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used
“inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications
of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS was going
to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged
political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their
Judicial Watch announced
today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported to a U.S. District
Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially
responsive records” relating to a 2015 Judicial Watch Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Obama IRS targeting scandal. The
FOIA lawsuit at issue sought records about the IRS selection of individuals
and organizations for audits based upon applications requesting non-profit
tax status filed by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations
(Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).