FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently declined The Hill’s FOIA request seeking more than 500 pages of documents pertaining to the IRS scandal. The Hill sought government documents on how conservative groups seeking non-profit status were targeted and scrutinized by the IRS. TIGTA denied the request on the basis of personal privacy and interagency communication exemptions. The Hill appealed TIGTA’s decision, but TIGTA declined the appeal. Meanwhile, Judicial Watch is continuing to pursue its legal efforts revealing the truth of the IRS scandal. You can read more about the latest developments of their FOIA lawsuit here.
Here is a fact to note in regards to The Hill’s FOIA request, as quoted in this article:
Some of the documents that The Hill requested were released to Judicial Watch last year after a judge ruled in favor of the conservative group’s lawsuit.