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White House, IRS show interest in Watchdog in January

Barack Obama’s executive staff reviewed Watchdog’s news website in record numbers at precisely the moment when Internal Revenue Service visits to the same site spiked,’s analytics show.

A similar report reveals that the Executive Office of the President and IRS were the source of a similar January traffic spike on the website of, the online news network of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

The White House has said that IRS reviews of conservative nonprofits were procedurally “inappropriate on the part of fairly low-level agents.

This new data suggests at least a coincidence of interests in Watchdog. 

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