May 26, 2014

IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Lawmakers Seek Details on IRS Targeting From Justice Official. “Two committee leaders investigating the IRS targeting scandal, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, yesterday asked Attorney General Eric Holder to make available the chief of Justice’s Public Integrity Section for a transcribed interview. Issa and Jordan said in a letter to Holder that investigators want to talk next week to Jack Smith, the section head. The request, they said, came after they learned that a Smith deputy met in October 2010 with then-IRS official Lois Lerner at Smith’s direction ‘to discuss how the IRS could assist in the criminal enforcement of campaign-finance laws against politically active nonprofits.’”