Report: IRS, White House exchanged confidential taxpayer info

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lerner22Remember the “phony scandal” that involved the IRS purposefully targeting Tea Party groups, Christians and anyone else who disagreed with Barack Obama?  Turns out, according to a report at the Daily Caller, IRS Obamacare officials discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Daily Caller reported:

Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an email alongside White House officials that contained confidential information.

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Ingram attempted to counsel the White House on a lawsuit from religious organizations opposing Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Email exchanges involving Ingram and White House officials — including White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz and deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew — contained confidential taxpayer information, according to Oversight.

The emails provided to Oversight investigators by the IRS had numerous redactions with the signifier “6103.”

Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code forbids a federal employee from “disclos[ing] any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee.”

Federal employees who illegally disclose confidential taxpayer information could face five years in prison.

We can only hope…

A post at the Gateway Pundit gives the reader some idea of the scope of the problem:

Remember, we were told this was done by just a couple rogue agents in Cincinnati.  Turns out that’s not quite so.

Moreover, the IRS isn’t talking about the issue, citing the government shutdown — seriously.  The Daily Caller added:  “An IRS voice mail message declined to comment on any media inquiries during the government shutdown, citing law.”

Even scarier, this is the agency that will be overseeing Obamacare.


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