New Audit: IRS Targeted Pro-Border Security Groups For Illegal Scrutiny

There seems to be no end to the outrages committed by the IRS. Not only were Tea Party groups targeted by the agency, we now learn they also targeted groups that are for border security.

The Washington Times reports:

IRS targeted pro-border security groups for illegal scrutiny: Audit

The IRS singled out pro-border security groups for intrusive scrutiny along with tea party, conservative, Occupy movement and progressive organizations, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new audit Thursday that says political targeting went even deeper than first suspected.

Dozens of liberal groups were snared by the scrutiny from 2004 through 2013, and so were groups that dealt with specific issues such as immigration, health care or marijuana legalization, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said.

They faced delays in having their nonprofit status applications approved. Many also were subjected to intrusive questions about their political beliefs, donor lists and even their activities at their regular jobs, the audit said.

The targeting wasn’t as severe as the tea party, with the number “significantly less” than the conservatives who faced scrutiny, investigators said…

“This report reinforces what government watchdogs and congressional investigators have confirmed time and time again: bureaucrats at the IRS, such as Lois Lerner, arbitrarily and haphazardly administered the tax code and targeted taxpayers based on political ideology,” said House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, Texas Republican.

When is someone going to be held accountable? When is anyone going to jail?

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