Tea Party Group: White House Hiding Truth By Refusing To Release IRS Documents

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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The tea party organization FreedomWorks blasted the Obama administration for “hiding the truth” after it refused to release thousands of documents pertaining to the White House’s role in the IRS scandal.

The Daily Caller reported Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, formerly White House chief of staff, withheld more than 2,400 pages of documents that chronicle investigations into the White House’s coordination with the IRS during the conservative targeting scandal. (RELATED: Obama Administration Refuses To Release White House IRS Scandal Documents).

The documents will not be released by the Obama administration pursuant to the legal advocacy group Cause of Action’s lawsuit against the Treasury Department inspector general. Lew is claiming “possible” Title 26 liability: essentially, releasing confidential taxpayer information like the kind released by the IRS to the White House would be illegal.

FreedomWorks released a statement following TheDC’s report blasting the White House for hiding the truth.

“The Obama administration, after promising to be the most transparent in history, is once again hiding the truth. Apparently warrantless surveillance of American civilians is an acceptable federal practice, while documents that potentially show illegal activity between the IRS and the White House hide under the veil of privacy and disclosure laws,” FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe stated. “The White House should step out of the shadows and volunteer these documents- if they have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear.”

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