Washington IRS official who oversaw targeting is a registered Democrat

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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Carter C. Hull, the Washington-based Internal Revenue Service lawyer who oversaw improper targeting of tea party groups, is a registered Democrat.

Hull, a resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, is a registered Democrat, according to the Real Voters Database.

As The Daily Caller reported, Hull instructed Cincinnati-based IRS employee Elizabeth Hofacre to target tea party groups and provided her a copy of a letter he wrote to a conservative group requesting additional information in an audit. Hull signed a May 12, 2010 letter to the Albuquerque Tea Party grilling the group on the recent content of its newsletters and its website.

“I was essentially a front person, because I had no autonomy or no authority to act on [applications] without Carter Hull’s influence or input,” said Elizabeth Hofacre, an employee of the Cincinnati IRS office, according to an interview with congressional investigators.

Hull is retiring from the IRS this summer, and he recently took down his Facebook page.

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