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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ways and Means Chairman: IRS Targeting Conservatives Didn't Start In Ohio

By Susan Duclos

As Congress continues to investigate the IRS's targeting of conservatives, information revealed to investigators is that despite claims to the contrary and that "low level" Ohio employees were responsible, the targeting did not originate in Ohio, according to the bipartisan interviews conducted, says House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).

But the Michigan Republican did not elaborate much further and said there were still plenty of unanswered questions about the IRS’s treatment of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

“We know it didn’t originate in Cincinnati,” Camp said after speaking at an event hosted by Baker Hostetler and the Federal Policy Group. “We still don’t know who did originate this.”

“We have a lot of work to do,” the Ways and Means chairman added. “We’re not anywhere near being able to jump to conclusions. And there are a lot more people we have to talk to.”

This is the first time Camp has said the targeting didn't originate in Cincinnati since the top Republican and Democrat on the House Oversight panel began bickering over the issue.
Investigators from House Ways and Means and House Oversight have sat down with at least five IRS staffers as they look into how and why the targeting began.

 Full Wake up America coverage on the IRS scandal can be found here.