Posted by Curt on 2 December, 2014 at 12:32 pm. 5 comments already!



Leaking taxpayer information to the White House isn’t new, just as the email shell game in the IRS fiasco no longer shocks. But the discovery of data “lost” on backup tapes may expose the extent of administration guilt.

We recently noted how former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee had been identified as the official who had told reporters “on background” that the Koch brothers “do not pay corporate income tax” through their company, Koch Industries.

Goolsbee could not have made his claim without access to the Kochs’ private tax data, something a White House official is not supposed to have.

We’ve also noted peculiarities in redacted emails provided by the IRS to Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee between Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division from 2009 to 2012, and White House officials, including health policy adviser Ellen Montz and Jeanne Lambrew, deputy assistant to the president for health policy.

Some of the redactions were marked “6103,” referring to private taxpayer information.

“So it was OK for (a) political White House to get the un-redacted version from the same entity that targeted groups who came into existence because they opposed the Affordable Care Act, but Congress can’t get it?” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, pointedly asked Ingram, who went on to run the IRS office responsible for enforcing ObamaCare. “That’s unbelievable.”

Similarly, as Matthew Boyle has reported at Breitbart News, Obama’s re-election campaign co-chairmen used a leaked document from the IRS to attack Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, according to the National Organization for Marriage, a targeted conservative group that opposes the president on gay marriage.

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