House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said that after months of discussions with the Internal Revenue Service on producing documents pertaining to the committee’s investigation of the IRS scrutiny of political groups and subsequent issuance of 501(c)(4) rulemaking, the IRS will turn over emails and documents from the former head of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit, Lois Lerner, to him.
“The IRS has decided to finally make Lois Lerner’s documents and emails available to the Committee. This is a significant step forward and will help us complete our investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups,” Camp said in a statement last Friday. “From the few Lerner documents we have received, we know that Washington, D.C., orchestrated the targeting of groups applying for tax-exempt status, surveillance of existing tax-exempt groups and formed the proposed 501(c)(4) rules designed to push conservative groups out of the public forum. The remaining documents are key to determining the level of wrong doing and deception committed by this agency.”
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