September 4th, 2013
10:58 PM ET

IRS Official at the center of scandal remains silent amid investigation

CNN is learning new information about the IRS official who became a political lightning rod for her role in the tax targeting scandal.

Lois Lerner admitted her department at the IRS wrongly sought out conservative groups, like the Tea Party. But she clammed up when she was subpoenaed to testify about it.

As part of a special week-long OutFront investigation, our Drew Griffin looks into whether Lerner's actions were political or just the result of an overzealous IRS official.

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  1. Susan Serna

    Leave it to capitol hill to blame being too big and powerful the cause of the IRS's problems. Last I heard it is the congress that passes laws not the IRS. A cutback staff are left to interpret and wade through pages and pages of legalese in order to determine non-profit status.
    When it comes to how the tax law works in this country, there are groups who benefit the most from it's complexities and it isn't the everyman or woman.

    September 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "In all fairness to extra IRS scrutiny, the Tea Party groups did name themselves after an illegal tax revolt." (@GSElevator on Twitter)

    September 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Reply

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