Democratic Senate investigators criticized a watchdog for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Friday for “inaccurately and unfairly” damaging public confidence in the tax agency’s political impartiality.
Republican investigators disagreed, defending the job done by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) last year in reviewing the IRS’ handling of tax-exemption applications received from political groups.
A starkly split, 222-page report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations displayed continued partisan discord over an affair that burst into view in May 2013 and quickly enmeshed the IRS in its worst scandal in decades.
Hmmm…this is “its worst scandal in decades”? I was told by the Leader of the Free World that it is a fake scandal. IT’S ALL SO CONFUSING.
Except that it isn’t.
Democrats are beyond frustrated that they can’t just wish this away. A lot of that has to do with all of this happening in the social media era (see, it does have some value), which means they don’t have the the Soviet-like control over the narrative anymore.
The rest of it has to do with the fact that, despite the Democrats’ protestations to the contrary, there is, and was, definitely something fishy going on.
Unless, of course, you believe in a lot of coincidence.