IRS Admits to Intentional Targeting of Conservative Groups

By Heather Clark
Christian News Network

Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has admitted to intentionally targeting conservative groups that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their tax exempt status applications.

Approximately 75 groups were reportedly subjected to strict scrutiny during the 2012 presidential election simply because of certain key words in their applications, and were sent tedious questionnaires to dig further into their operations. In some cases, the IRS also requested lists of all donors and members’ names.

“It was an error in judgment, and it was not appropriate, but that’s what they did,” said Lois Lerner, department head for tax exempt organizations. “I think they were insensitive, or less sensitive than they should have been.” Click here to continue reading.

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