- ‘Optionally piloted’ Black Hawk helicopter clears tests; future missions to go ‘fully unmanned’
- Vice News reporter kidnapped in Ukraine is freed after being beaten, blindfolded
- FCC’s new ‘net neutrality’ proposal sparks outrage among consumer advocates
- Families of ferry’s lost confront South Korean officials
- 2-week truce for Sriracha hot sauce maker, California city
- NYC’s de Blasio seeks to ban wood-burning fireplaces
- Residents angry Obama mispronounced town’s name during mudslide visit
- Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
- Netanyahu’s driver accused of raping girls under age 12
- Putin calls Internet ‘CIA project’ that must be controlled
Facing fire, ousted IRS chief apologizes for tea party targeting
House GOP leader says White House may be to blame
But on Friday, Mr. Miller suggested the House committee his agency would implement all of the recommendations.
“There’s no air between us on the recommendations,” he said.
The scandal broke open May 10, when Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups, admitted organizations were singled out if they had “tea party” or “patriot” in their titles. In one more revelation from the hearing, Mr. Miller acknowledged that a question had been planted at an unrelated American Bar Association seminar last Friday to allow Ms. Lerner to “break” the news just days before the IG report was released.
In some cases, Ms. Lerner acknowledged. groups were asked for their lists of donors, which usually violates IRS policy. Attorney General Eric H. Holder said he launched an investigation the same day.
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday will hold the next hearing on the scandal. A witness list wasn’t released as of Friday.
The following day the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a hearing on the scandal, with Mr. George, Ms. Lerner, former IRS Commissioner Shulman and Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal S. Wolin all scheduled to testify.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Sean Lengell covers Congress and national politics and can be reached at email@example.com.
- GOP tests Democrats on college loan issue
- Lawmakers outside intelligence loop get miffed about briefing structure in Congress
- John Boehner: Time is right to bring latest farm bill to House floor
- Supreme Court nears rulings on key voting rights cases
- John Boehner demands answers on NSA, phone records
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
- In its hunt for Senate, Republican candidates campaign against Harry Reid
- Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front
- 'Top Gun' for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy's approval
- List Hillary Clinton's successes? State Dept. spokeswoman flubs answer
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- 'Conservatives' should feel exposed by Bundy's racist comments: Scarborough
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- Sold out: Ukraine's leadership swapped best military weapons for cash
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- Opposition rising to Colorado gun control laws
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Celebrity deaths in 2014