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New documents show the targeting of Tea Party groups was directed from Washington D.C. and not from the Cincinnati office.
Writing for Townhall.com, Katie Pavlich’s story, “Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Showing IRS Targeting Came Directly From Washington D.C.,” sheds light on new information from the IRS investigation:
New documents obtained and released through a Judicial Watch lawsuit show the targeting of tea party and conservative groups came directly out of Washington D.C., not a rogue IRS office in Cincinnati.
On July 6, 2012, former Director of the IRS Rulings and Agreements Division and current Manager of Exempt Organizations Guidance Holly Paz sent an email to IRS Attorney Steven Grodnitzky asking for an explanation of how tea party group applications were being handled. Grodnitzky responded by confirming the cases were being handled in Washington.
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