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IRS Agrees to Turn Over Lerner Documents to Camp
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that after months of discussions with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding producing documents pertaining to the Committee’s investigation of the IRS targeting of conservative groups and subsequent issuance of 501(c)(4) rulemaking, the IRS will turn over Lois Lerner emails and documents to the Chairman.
“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. From the few Lerner documents we have received, we know that Washington, DC 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.”
February 24, 2014, Chairman Camp wrote to IRS Commissioner Koskinen warning that if the IRS did not comply with the repeated requests for all Lerner documents, he would be forced to consider subpoenaing the information.
The Ways and Means Committee investigation has uncovered that: