Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal.
When the IRS was targeting conservative groups seeking tax exempt status for special scrutiny, they demanded the list of donors supporting those groups in 17 cases. Despite assurances from the agency that the lists had been destroyed, a search requested by Congress revealed that at least 3 lists had survived.
- And of the donors on those lists, fully 10% of the individuals had been audited.
- The rate of audits for ordinary Americans is about 1%.
Now, the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee is demanding that the Government Accountability Office investigate the IRS to see why so many Tea Party donors were audited.
The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: