Darrell Issa charges Washington involvement in IRS scandal
“As late as last week, the [Obama] administration was still trying to say there was a few rogue agents from Cincinnati, when in fact the indication is they were directly being ordered from Washington,” the California Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union” shortly before the panel released the partial transcripts.
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The Oversight panel did not release the full transcripts from the interviews and did not identify the two IRS employees who spoke with the committee. In addition, the transcripts do not identify who in Washington was involved or the specific office. The question and answers in the transcripts mostly refer to “Washington, D.C.” rather than a specific person or office.
In one instance, an interviewee complains about “taking all my direction” from “EO Technical,” or the IRS’s Exempt Organizations office in Washington.