September 27, 2013
IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: The Hill: Camp presses IRS over donor lists.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is pressing the IRS over whether conservative donors have been singled out for extra scrutiny.
The IRS acknowledged months ago that it had inappropriately asked for donor lists from some of the conservative organizations that it targeted.
But Steven Miller, the former acting IRS commissioner, also said those lists had been destroyed, and that the agency hadn’t used them to scrutinize Tea Party groups.
Camp said Wednesday that the IRS had handed over donor lists as part of the congressional investigation into the agency’s targeting, including as recently as last week.
“The agency testified that donor lists were destroyed, when in fact those lists are still being retained in IRS files,” Camp said. “I am concerned that donors may have been targeted for further scrutiny. I expect the IRS to get to the bottom of this issue and provide us with credible information that lay these concerns to rest.”
That’s not quite what I expect.