ALG - Testimony: IRS D.C. office, not Cincinnati, ordered tea party targeting

Special Counsel must be appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder

June 3, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement in response to new testimony by IRS employees stating "Washington, D.C., wanted some cases" on the tea party and calling the two "rogue" agents explanation "impossible… the chance of two agents being rogue and doing things like that could never happen" and affirmed that the purpose of the targeting was to go after conservative groups:

"The original story given to the American people that the IRS scandal originated with two 'rogue' employees in Cincinnati is unraveling rapidly. Now that testimony from IRS employees has revealed that it was the Washington, D.C., and not the Cincinnati office that requested tea party applications be flagged, it is becoming increasingly clear that a special counsel must be appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to the bottom of this of this gross misconduct.

"This is an extraordinary case of political viewpoint discrimination by the agency. To assure the American people that politics will not interfere with the outcome of the investigation, an independent, special prosecutor is required."

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