IRS doubles down, says in hearing that inspections were not political

The House Ways and Means Committee on Friday held its first hearing into last week’s revelations that the Internal Revenue Service had unduly applied stricter scrutiny when reviewing and granting 501(c)4 applications from conservative groups as far back as spring 2010.

Steve Miller, the Acting IRS Commissioner who was ousted on Wednesday, and the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George were both grilled by House members for hours with both Republican and Democratic members expressing outrage.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Due Diligence political reporter Dmitriy Shapiro to discuss the story.


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