FEBRUARY 11, 2015
The Hill recently had their FOIA request seeking more than 500 pages about the IRS scandal denied by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The Hill appealed their request but TIGTA claimed personal privacy and interagency communication exemptions in response to that. TIGTA included these documents in their May 2013 report, and Judicial Watch obtained some of these documents as a result of a FOIA lawsuit. Read more about the latest IRS scandal documents Judicial Watch obtained from its FOIA lawsuit here.
Here is a snippet from this article underscoring why TIGTA denied The Hill’s appeal:
At issue is who knew what, when? There is no doubt the administration hid the targeting scandal from Congress and the people until after the 2012 election. Some of those documents being withheld may shed light on the decision making process that led to slow walking the investigation through TIGTA so that it was a full 7 months after the election before the public got an inkling of what the IRS was up to. This, despite the IRS investigation into Lois Lerner’s activities beginning in June of 2012.