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Topic - Elizabeth Hofacre
The Treasury Department auditor now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to talk to former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with new facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups.
The Treasury Department watchdog now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to re-interview former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with emerging facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups.
It turns out the "rogue agents" at the Internal Revenue Service field office in Cincinnati weren't quite so rogue after all. Democrats had hoped some low-level minion at the agency would serve as the fall guy in the expanding snooping scandal.
Who is Gary Muthert? He is the Internal Revenue Service officer in Cincinnati who gathered applications in 2010 - presumably from the Tea Party and other conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status.
An IRS supervisor working in Washington told congressional investigators that she personally reviewed applications from groups for tax-exempt status, in testimony that appears to show the agency's scrutiny of conservative groups extended beyond the confines of the office in Cincinnati.
One of them, Elizabeth Hofacre, said she took her orders from Carter Hull, a tax law specialist based in Washington.
"I was tasked to do tea parties, and I wasn't — I wasn't equipped or set up to do anything else," Ms. Hofacre said.