Inspector General Russell George says targeting conservative groups “not illegal”

Inspector General Russell George says targeting conservative groups “not illegal”

Russell George, the inspector general responsible for investigating the IRS, agreed with ousted IRS commissioner Steven Miller that no laws were broken when the conservative groups were targeted by the IRS. “It is not illegal, sir, but it was unusual,” George said in response to a question during his testimony in front of Congress. House Speaker John […]

Internal Revenue Service Under Fire for Picking Winners and Losers

Internal Revenue Service Under Fire for Picking Winners and Losers

The IRS enjoys the status of an independent and impartial entity. As revelations emerge, which calls into question its screening of tax-exempt groups, it is clear this agency faces a turbulent future. The IRS has been accused by Republican lawmakers – as well as by Tea Party and other groups – of targeting Conservative organizations […]

Holder orders investigation after learning IRS was scrutinizing Tea Party

Holder orders investigation after learning IRS was scrutinizing Tea Party

Furor has taken hold throughout the country since word broke that the IRS was scrutinizing Tea Party organizations. Republican and Democrats have been calling for a criminal investigation into the matter. Well they got their wish as Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that there will be a criminal investigation into the matter. “I have […]