WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Democrat on the
House's watchdog committee says a self-described "conservative
Republican" has told investigators that no one at the White House directed
the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups.
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings Sunday released a transcript online
Sunday of the House Oversight Committee investigators' conversation with a
manager from the IRS' Cincinnati office. During that interview, the
unidentified manager said he was unaware of any political motivation in giving
extra scrutiny to tea party groups' applications for tax exempt status.
The manager was interviewed Thursday and says
workers in Cincinnati instigated the applications' reviews. The manager says he
has no indication of White House involvement.
have suggested tea partyers were targeted because they disagree with the
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