Personal tax records of politicians and donors improperly accessed at the IRS, No DOJ inquiry

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The instances being reported happened in 2006, so before the Obama administration. If these allegations are true they serve as yet another instance of an agency which is too powerful and which may have a culture which needs to be examined closely.

(From The Washington Times)

In a written response to a request by Mr. Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary CommitteeMr. George said a review turned up four cases since 2006 in which unidentified government officials took part in “unauthorized access or disclosure of tax records of political donors or candidates,” including one case he described as “willful.” In four additional cases, Mr. George said, allegations of improper access of IRSrecords were not substantiated by the evidence.

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