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June 06, 2013

IRS Staffers Say They Were Directed to Scrutinize Tea Party From Washington

WSJ is subscription-blocked, but WSJ India lets you see the story.

"Following instructions," they say. Higher-level officials "had a lot of input," they say.

Hot Air has excerpted the print story.

Transcripts of the interviews, viewed Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, appear to contradict earlier statements by top IRS officials, who have blamed lower-level workers in Cincinnati.

Elizabeth Hofacre said her office in Cincinnati sought help from IRS officials in the Washington unit that oversees tax-exempt organizations after she started getting the tea-party cases in April 2010. Ms. Hofacre said Carter Hull, an IRS lawyer in Washington, closely oversaw her work and suggested some of the questions asked applicants.

I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” she said, according to the transcripts.



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